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5 weird Amazon Prime Day deals that are worth buying


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Here are five cool and weird Amazon Prime Day deals that you didn't realise you needed.

Donald Rumsfeld once said: "These are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the things we don't know we don't know." We like to think he was talking about Amazon Prime Day deals.

With over one million deals slated to appear over 66 hours, Amazon Prime Day contains plenty of products you won't find on the front page of its website. With that in mind, here are five hard-to-categorise products that you probably didn't realise existed until now.

Think of them as the unknown deals you didn't know you needed.

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Celestron Travel Scope

Imagine camping beneath the stars and casually pulling a telescope out of your bag like some astronomical Mary Poppins. The Celestron Travel Scope makes this fanciful scenario possible. It's a 70mm f/5.7 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit that comes with its own tripod and backpack. Amazon Prime Day has it for $145.64. It's currently going for $92.77, which is around $50 off the RRP. (There's also a larger 80mm version available at the same link.)

Buy it for $92.77

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Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector

We've all noticed that weird guy at the beach who combs the sand dunes with a futuristic metal detector in tow. Do these guys ever actually discover anything of value? Maybe it's time we found out. With the Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector, you can become that weird person at the beach. The unit features a 0-99 numeric target identification display and two search modes: all-metal and discriminate. Normally retailing for over $690, it's now down to $310.65.

Buy it for $310.65

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BigBlue 21W Solar Charger

This outlandish contraption is essentially a solar panel for your gadgets. Foldable and waterproof, it comes with two USB ports and is compatible with most major phone and tablet brands. The BigBlue 21W Solar Charger usually retails for $89.99 but Prime members can currently get $18 off. If you regularly go hiking or camping, this product starts to make a lot more sense.

Buy it for $71.99

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Stranger Things Edition Polaroid camera

Do you love the Netflix series Stranger Things? How about charmingly retro (and terrible) instant photography? The Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 VF - Stranger Things Edition is definitely up your crooked alley, then. Normally priced at around $179, it's going for $145.64 during Amazon Prime Day.

Buy it for $145.64

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Kurgo Dog Car Seat Cover

The Kurgo Dog Car Seat Cover is literally a car seat for your dog. It takes up roughly half of the back of your car and blocks your pet's access to the front seat. There's also a built-in child seat divider so Fido doesn't get all up in your kid's face. The product comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. You can currently get it for 20% off the RRP.

Buy it for $72.50

The Amazon Prime Day sale finishes at 11:59pm on Wednesday 14 October. However, you will still be able to snap up US deals via the Amazon Global Store until 6pm on Thursday 15 October. You can head to Amazon's website to see all offers.

Don't miss Prime Day bargains! Check out all the offers in our full Amazon Prime Day guide and learn more about how Amazon Prime works.

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