Amazon Echo Dot takes top spot as best-selling product this Prime Day

As packages stream out of warehouses, Amazon has released some figures for Prime Day, as they do every year after the big sales event. While last year’s big achievement was simply surpassing the previous year’s Prime Day in sales, this year’s Prime Day surpassed even last Black Friday and Cyber Monday in sales, making yesterday the biggest sales day ever in Amazon history.

Last Prime Day, the best-selling item was the Amazon Fire TV Stick for $24.99 (37% off), but since Fire TV device’s didn’t go on sale for Prime Day this year in the US, the Amazon Echo Dot at $34.99 (30% off) was the best-selling product of the day across Amazon globally. However, the Fire TV line didn’t stay completely out of the limelight, since the Element 55″ Fire TV Edition television at $399.99 (38% off) was the best-selling TV deal in Amazon history, even though it sold out in under 4 hours.

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What did you buy on Prime Day?


With just a few hours left in the day, Amazon’s 3rd annual Prime Day is starting to wind down. What did you buy? Let’s hear about the deals you snagged in the comments.

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Top Prime Day Deals on TVs — UPDATED WITH NEW SAMSUNG DEALS

Since the Prime Day Fire TV Edition television deal has sold out, and doesn’t look like it’ll be returning anytime today, here is a collection of the best Prime Day TV deals that have already gone live. I’ll be continuously updating this throughout the day as new deals go live. Read more ›

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Today’s Fire Tablet deals are great, but the killer savings come with the Fire Tablet Variety Packs

Today’s Prime Day Deals on Fire Tablets are lower than any of these tablets have ever been in the past, but the real killer deals come with the available Fire Tablet Variety Packs that Amazon is offering. In the past, there was usually no point to buying the tablet packs because you would end up spending the same amount whether you purchased a pack of tablets or if you purchased them individually. This Prime Day however, Amazon has done tablet packs right and stepped up the savings for buying 2 or 3 Fire tablets at a time. The 3 pack of Fire 7 Tablets is $79.97, which is a savings of $10 over buying them individually at today’s $29.99 sale price. The 2 pack of Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablets are $119.98, which is a savings of $20 over buying them individually at today’s $69.99 price. The 3 pack of Fire HD 8 Tablets is $119.97, which is a savings of $30 over buying them individually at today’s $49.99 sale price. Lastly, the 2 pack of Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablets are $149.98, which is also a savings of $30 over buying them individually at today’s $89.99 price. If you’re buying any of the Fire Tablets today, consider buying the multi-packs to get that extra savings. You can try to find a friend or family member to split the tablet pack with, or just save the extra tablets to give as gifts later in the year.

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Top Prime Day Deals on Bluetooth Speakers – UPDATED

If you’ve picked up a new Amazon Echo Dot for the new all time low price of $34.99 today, or if you already have one, one of the best accessories to have is a Bluetooth speaker. Whether it’s just a little mini speaker for when you want a bit more volume than the Echo Dot can produce, or if it’s a higher end speaker with room filling sound, the Echo Dot becomes much more useful with an available Bluetooth speaker nearby. Here’s a rundown of the top Prime Day Deals on Bluetooth speakers. I’ll be updating this list throughout the day as new deals go live and old ones expire. Read more ›

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Amazon promo code takes $5 off a book purchase over $15

Amazon is running a promotion for Prime Day where you can instantly take $5 off any phyisical book purchase of $15 or more by using promo code PRIMEBOOKS17 at checkout. The book just needs to be marked as “sold by Amazon.com” on the product detail page. Digital e-books do not qualify for this promotion. Check the list of all books on sale for Prime Day to maximise your savings. If you’re still nto sure what to use the promo on, check out Amazon’s list of best selling books and list of hot new releases.

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Get $5 promo credit for buying a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Amazon is offering Prime members a free $5 promo credit for buying a $25 Amazon gift card. To cash in on this deal, just click this link here and then click the button on the page that says “Click to qualify.” The page will display “Coupon Clipped” and you can now use one of the three purchasing option on the page to buy a gift card. The three options are eGift Card, Print-at-Home Gift Card, and Physical Gift Card. It doesn’t matter which you pick. During checkout, you’ll see a message that says “Your first $25 Amazon.com gift card purchase today qualifies you for an Amazon.com credit” to let you know that you’ll received the extra $5 promo credit. The promo credit will be applied to your account in a couple days. If you’d like, you can apply the gift card you just purchased directly to your own account, and you’ll still receive the promo credit.

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Turn your Echo Dot into a portable speaker like the AmazonTap for less than $40

Can’t decide between the Amazon Echo Dot deal for $34.99 and the Amazon Tap deal for $79.99? Well, you can have the best of both worlds for less than the price of the Amazon Tap. That’s because the VAUX Speaker & Portable Battery for the Echo Dot just went on sale for $39.96. It essentially converts the Echo Dot into an Amazon Tap by adding a speaker and rechargeable battery. I’ve never tried the product myself, so I can’t speak to its quality, but it has a great 4.2 star review rating. It claims to have 6 hours of battery life and includes a pair of 52mm Speaker Drivers. While it’s not as small and sleek as the Amazon Tap, it seems like the ultimate option to have portability coupled with the better far field microphone array in the Echo Dot. A look at the device’s price history reveals it has never been on sale before today. Check out the other Prime Day deals that are now live and check back here often because I’ll be posting the best deals all day as they go live.

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Element 50″ 4K Fire TV Edition TV w/ Sound Bar and Antenna on sale for $499.99

If you missed out on yesterday’s great deal on the Element 55″ Fire TV Edition television, this new deal that just went live is your next best bet. On sale is a bundle that includes the Element 50″ Fire TV Edition television, Sound Bar, and Digital Antenna for $499.99. That’s $160 off the regular price of all three items purchased separately. The included 50″ Fire TV Edition television normally sells for $549.99 on its own, so you’re essentially getting the Sound Bar and OTA DIgital Antenna for free, plus saving $50. The previous deal on the 55″ television was one of the fastest things to sell out this Prime Day, so act fast if you’re interested in this deal. Check out the other Prime Day deals that are now live and check back here often because I’ll be posting the best deals all day as they go live.

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Top Prime Day Deals for Alexa Compatible Smart Home Devices — UPDATED

Here is a roundup of the best Prime Day deals on smart home devices that are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. I’ll be updating this list throughout the day, so check back often. Note that most of these Prime Day prices only appear once you add the item to your cart, and sometimes the prices are even less than is listed in this post. Read more ›

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