Amazon Prime Day 2022 will take place on July 12 and 13

Amazon’s annual shopping event, Amazon Prime Day, will officially begin at 3 a.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 12 and run through Wednesday, July 13, the company announced today. We knew it was going to be July, thanks to an earlier earnings call, but now Amazon Prime subscribers know when to set their clocks.

This year’s Prime Day takes place a few weeks later than it did last year, but it maintains daylight saving time, as opposed to the peak of the pandemic in 2020, when Amazon delayed the event until October. And if you’re looking for toys, tech, home goods, or just about anything else, now might be one of the best times to save money outside of the Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday holiday shopping season. It’s almost a guarantee that we’ll see some of the lowest prices yet on Amazon’s own products, plus discounts on an assortment of other tech. The first deals begin June 21, when Amazon will offer up to 55% off a range of Amazon devices, including the latest Kindle Paperwhite, fourth-generation Echo Dot and a number of other products.

Amazon didn’t provide exact details on what will be on offer, but it said the 48-hour sale will feature “the lowest prices ever” on select products from Beats, Bose, Sony, iRobot and a a number of other products. – well-known brands. If past years are any indication, however, we can expect plenty of deals to come in the form of robot vacuums, noise canceling headphones and 4K TVs, as well as other types of electronics. Amazon will also be running a host of additional promotions during Prime Day, including free games through Prime Gaming, discounts on services like Amazon Music Unlimited, and more.

As in previous years, Prime Day deals are available to Prime members living in the United States as well as a number of other countries, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland and Sweden. Amazon also says it plans to hold Prime Day events in India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt later this summer.

Despite the positive fanfare surrounding the event, Prime Day comes at a turbulent time for the company. Since the massive influx of online shopping during the pandemic and during Prime Day and the 2021 holiday season, there have been numerous reports of the appalling working conditions faced by warehouse workers and delivery drivers. from Amazon. Now the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) is working to unionize more warehouses as Amazon continues to face greater scrutiny from the New York state government over its treatment workers.

The harsh reality is that while Prime Day will most certainly bring a deluge of deals and discounts, it will also increase the workload of warehouse workers and delivery drivers, who are notorious for skipping breaks to meet deadlines. quotas. We’ll just have to wait and see if this year is different, especially with New York edging ever closer to Amazon’s production quota crackdown.

Updated June 15 at 1:47 a.m. ET: Updated with additional information regarding the specific offers Amazon plans to offer, as well as the various promotions it will be running.


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