Today is Amazon Prime Day, which is basically an excuse for the equivalent of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales to happen in July for one day…and in this case, one vendor.
It technically started last night US time (9PM EST), but it continues through till today. It’s technically for Amazon Prime members only, though I suspect that’s most of America. But the good news is that it’s also not just an American thing. Rather – Amazon Prime day extends to other Amazon countries, including those European ones.
With the goal of keeping this post short and tidy, I’m just going to get right into the deals. Keep in mind that in almost all cases availability is limited, both in time and quantity. Like, sometimes just a few minutes or at most a few hours. You’ll want to jump on a deal you like.
If you find an Amazon Prime Day deal that’s not listed below that’s sport-tech related, feel free to drop it in the comments! Or, if you’ve got questions on deals, that’s a good place too.
These are from the Amazon US store, but do remember that as of late Amazon.com (US) actually has reasonable international shipping options (they used to suck), so for some purchases it may be worthwhile looking at the numbers.
Also of note in the random category, for those that wonder what automated camera I use for my Facebook Live sessions, it’s the Mevo camera which goes on sale at 1:05PM EST (unknown price). Just today they released a firmware update which adds 4K recording and 1080p streaming to YouTube/Facebook. Woot!
Deals that are still alive the day after:
(Added Wednesday, July 12th, 2017)
Turns out, Prime Day isn’t just a day, but…extra days. Like extra innings in a baseball game, minus the cracker jacks. Some deals are still going strong, so here’s the roundup as of Wednesday afternoon:
Not a huge list, but certainly better than no list!
Most ordered items by DCR readers:
Update – 7:50PM US EST Time: I thought it might be interesting to look at the top items ordered by DCR readers today to date. Note that I don’t see any personal/order information, just a total list of items en mass ordered today…albeit including the handful of folks who ordered sex toys (well played). For everyone else, here’s the top things as of this point:
Amazon Fire HD 8″: Ok, this surprised me. Given I didn’t link to it at all, this is just Amazon doing its magic. But at $39 for an HD tablet (or $49 right now)…even I’ve been tempted to buy one. Damn you Amazon algorithms!
GoPro Hero Session: What’s interesting about this is that it’s not actually the item I linked to initially. I initially linked to the then only available Hero Session bundle, but once this became available for $102-$109, lots of folks hit it.
GoPro floating handle mount: Another item I didn’t link to, but a crapton of you have bought for $21. Given how many times I’ve dropped GoPro’s over the side of a boat, I probably should consider this one.
Amazon Echo Dot: Yet another item I didn’t link to/mention. And also yet another item I was suckered into buying. I don’t have any Echo at all, so for $34 I’m willing to write it up to a nifty experiment.
So there ya have it, a look at what your fellow DCR readers are ordering. Also, a lot of socks. Though not really the same brands/etc, just socks in general. Runners you are, so that makes sense too. Thanks for supporting the site – no matter what you order/ordered!
I’ll try and find these across the different sites, but sometimes it’s tricky. Do keep in mind that in most cases you can order on any Amazon Europe site to any other European country. For example, even though I live in France, I can order from Amazon Italy or Amazon UK. Occasionally there are limitations, but not usually.
DJI Mavic Drone Sorta-Combo Pack: Down to 1099EUR, normally 1,293EUR (Amazon France) – it’s a solid deal, and what I use (Amazon France and Amazon Germany). Note this is not the normal combo pack, but a variation on that theme with 2 batteries instead of three, and not the car charger (but does have the charging hub). It’s not clear if it has the carrying bag.
Do note that for European Amazon pricing, sometimes the ‘normally’ price isn’t super accurate, as that’s the list price that’s never usually used in Europe. But I’m not going to try and track all the street prices everywhere across all these countries – so, your mileage may vary.
With that – thanks for reading, and thanks for supporting the site via the links above! Also, if you plan to purchase anything else on Amazon today (like, a car), using the link at the top (the big Amazon Prime picture) helps the site out, no matter what you purchase after that point.
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