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Amazon Prime Day, July 11

abasketabasket Registered User Posts: 16,746 Senior Member
One year ago (july 12) my life changed with the purchase of an Instapot on Prime Day. What will be this year's "gotta have it" item??? ;)

Any one get in on any of the pre-day sales? Something special you might be looking for on Prime Day? I have a busy work day July 11 so that may be good to keep me from wasting too much time looking for stuff I need/don't need.
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Replies to: Amazon Prime Day, July 11

  • gosmomgosmom Registered User Posts: 1,622 Senior Member
    @abasket, if you are working, https://camelcamelcamel.com/ is your friend. Monitors and alerts you to price drops for items on Amazon.....
  • silverladysilverlady Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    It starts at 9 PM eastern time on July 10th!!
  • prospect1prospect1 Registered User Posts: 1,428 Senior Member
    Sigh. I just spent an hour of a beautiful day scrolling through "right now" and "upcoming" deals. Resisting the temptation to buy stuff I don't need just because it's X% discounted...
  • CIEE83CIEE83 Registered User Posts: 539 Member
    I'm always a little suspicious of Prime Day and the like. I just looked at the Instant Pot and it's selling around $130, near where it has been for months. But very recently the price shot up to list -- I assume so they can boast of a price drop. Bought my dtr a laptop from them once right before Black Friday. I bought it a few hours before, as a matter of fact, thinking I would cancel and redo it if the price dropped. But what actually happened is the price went UP, and never came down again till after the holidays. I 'm sure there are a few loss leaders, but mostly it's a rip-off.
  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner Registered User Posts: 32,746 Senior Member
    The InstaPot was a great deal last time. $69 if I recall that correctly.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 32,790 Senior Member
    I used prime day last time to buy a bunch of cleaning supplies and other small things for the house. I looked up the last few months prices to make sure things didn't shoot up in order to be "discounted"

    I'll be doing the same this year I assume.
  • cobratcobrat Registered User Posts: 12,285 Senior Member
    There's a current promotion from Amazon cash in which if one deposits $20 cash, one gets an added $10 off one's next Amazon order. Good till July 31 I believe.

  • CIEE83CIEE83 Registered User Posts: 539 Member
    Well, I already have a pressure cooker, but if the sell the Instant Pot for that, I will buy it for my daughter. Her housemate has a stovetop pressure cooker-- I feel like instant pot would be safer!
  • apraxiamomapraxiamom Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    I'm thinking of school supplies and teaching supplies...and of course books!
  • CIEE83CIEE83 Registered User Posts: 539 Member
    @BunsenBurner -- which instant pot was it? Apparently there are 4 models with current prices ranging from $79 to $159.99.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 32,790 Senior Member
    If anyone has the prime credit card, some items give an additional 15% cash back.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,206 Senior Member
    I posted an instant pot on sale at kohl's for $71 in the good buys thread.
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 14,468 Senior Member
    And $50 Master Chef version of instant pot at Home Depot.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 32,790 Senior Member
    Oh reminder everyone! Be sure to use smile.amazon.com
    If you're going to spend money, might as well get a few cents kicked to an org of your choice. (Yes, I completely know it's only a few cents but anything is better than nothing.)
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