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Prepare Now for Amazon Prime Day

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[Editor's Note: Even though article is about Amazon Prime, it's actually most useful for people who aren't already, and don't intend to become, Prime members.]

Last year Amazon had a Prime Day that was, by all measures, enormously successful. I think I picked up $200 in electronic deals (the highlight being a very cheap Kindle Fire.) If I hadn't already owned an Amazon Echo, I would have bought one. Then again, I run an Amazon Echo fan site, so that's to be expected.

Prime Day this year is July 12th, next Tuesday. This year Amazon says it is going to have 100,000 deals. I'm sure that like anything else, there will be some really good deals and some that are questionable as to whether they are deals at all. However, with that many deals, there's bound to be a few things that are worthy of your dollars, right?

To participate in Prime Day, you have to be an Amazon Prime Member. (Makes sense, right?) If you aren't a Prime member, you can use this link for a FREE trial. (You'll want to set your calendar to cancel it before you are billed.)

I recommend taking them up on the trial now as Amazon's leaking some deals early.

And if you do sign up for Amazon Prime, you can watch Room for free. That's been on Mrs. Lazy's "to-watch" list since it was nominated for four academy awards.

Aside from Prime Day, Amazon has really been surprising me with good deals of late. I wanted to write about one in particular that caught my attention, but it didn't seem worth for its own article. So here goes...

Amazon has released a few new discounted cell phones. You can save an extra $50 or so off of the best price elsewhere. The catch? You'll have to agree to Amazon's advertisements and lock screen offers. I have these on my Kindle Fire, and they've never bothered me. I don't even notice the ads except for the lock screen, which I quickly ignore. So it seems like a good way to save a little cash.

If you are looking for a discount low-end phone, here's a BLU R1 HD for $59. For $179, you can get the latest generation Moto G which is an above average phone for the money.

I've been thinking of picking up the $59 one and putting in a FreedomPop sim chip I have that comes with free data. I have no practical reason to have another phone, but the tinkerer in me thinks it could be a good project.

Posted on July 6, 2016.

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2 Responses to “Prepare Now for Amazon Prime Day”

  1. KB says:

    Hey LM. It looks like i need to start paying attention to your emails. I missed this one. I’ll start paying attention.

  2. This sounds really good, I’ll have to consider signing up for Prime. Looks like it’s better than Black friday hehe

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