Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

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

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

The sale launched at 3 p.m. ET and the Amazon app and site instantly crashed for some users, reported USA Today.

If you're looking for noise-cancelling headphones that won't break the bank, you won't go wrong with this pair from Sony. Eighty percent of online sentiment about Prime Day conveyed anger or sadness, according to Crimson Hexagon, which monitors social-media feedback.

Amazon is all set to kick start its annual Prime Day Sales in India.

In an email to The Associated Press, it said "many are shopping successfully" and that in the first hour of the 36-hour Prime Day in the USA, customers ordered more items than in the same time frame past year.

Shoppers, meanwhile, have lots of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending.

Site highlights each day to your inbox. Deal or dud? Track price historyMake sure you're getting a deal, not a dud, on Prime Day. Among the latest notable deals to pop up is one on the Oculus Rift VR headset; you can get a Rift with two Touch controllers for only $350, which is as low as we've ever seen this go on Amazon. In addition, smart home products enabled by Amazon's Alexa will also be on sale with big discounts. The Prime Day sale lasts for 36 hours this year with deals coming to an end at midnight on Tuesday.




There are tons of other deals across the store for Prime members to take advantage of, and if you aren't a member right now but want in on the action you still have until 3 P.M.to sign up to the free 30-day trial.

Three years ago, Amazon.com Inc. created a summer shopping holiday out of thin air for its most loyal customers. "It's much bigger than that".

Prime Day features discounts on more than 1 million products.

Amazon are also offering its Prime members four months of Prime Music for just 99p!

Select TV brands are also eligible for a 100 per cent cashback for Prime users buying the Fire TV Stick as well, when both purchases are made from Amazon Pay balance. According to Amazon India, a large part of its ambitions to increase the number of members is focused on tier-2 markets this year.

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