Help Me Hank takes closer look at top Amazon Prime Day deals

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Amazon Prime Day Sales: Top deals on smartphones, TVs, Amazon Echo and more
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18 July, 2018

Amazon Prime Day, now in its third year, is a special day in which Prime members - who fork over $119 annually - can get deals on items and gifts cards offered through the e-retailer.

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As part of Amazon Prime Day 2018, Prime users will be able to save on purchasing the Echo series of devices. Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than a year ago. Shoppers have lots of options because many other chains have offered sales and promotions to try to capitalize on the Prime Day spending. Chains like Macy's, Nordstrom, Best Buy, Walmart and Target to roll out their own promotions, said Charlie O'Shea, lead retail analyst at Moody's.

Amazon created Prime Day in 2015 to mark its 20th anniversary, and its success has inspired other e-commerce companies to invent shopping holidays. If that threshold is achieved, it will make July 17 the biggest shopping day ever for Amazon in terms of revenues, ahead of Cyber Monday 2017. Just don't forget that in order to enjoy Prime Day, you have to be an Amazon Prime member.

Amazon Prime membership has surpassed 100 million members as of April 2018, with many shoppers signing up for a Prime subscription during Prime Day previous year.

Customers reacted to the site issues with anger and confusion, with some even going as far as to threaten to cancel their Prime memberships.

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The official back-story of the mascot states that he is an aspiring football player who is "charming, confident and social". The forward has been criticized by Henry in the past, but he said there were no hard feelings - just his hunger to win.

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The game has limped on after such a rapid start, but neither of these sides have done enough to hit the front just yet. It wouldn't have done if not for Kasper Schmeichel .

So get ready for one of the biggest online shopping days of the year and good luck finding all the deals you're looking for.

Amazon acknowledged the technical glitches in a tweet Monday at 1:59 p.m. PT.

Amazon's annual 36-hour shopathon, an important marketing tool as well as a boost to business, had been expected to drum up US$3.4 billion of spending - up more than 40 per cent from previous year - as bargain-hunters chase promotions and discounts.

The Verdi union also said workers in Spain were staging a three-day strike, while Polish workers were staging a work to rule.

The Ver.di services union said workers at six German sites went on strike Tuesday to protest a lack of health benefits. Currently, Amazon is selling at $1,840 per share.


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