Amazon Prime Day: Top hacks for Australians in the 2021 sales
From when to shop to how to split the cost of your purchase, we've got you covered this Prime Day.
With less than a week to go until Amazon kicks off its mega Prime Day sales, Aussie bargain hunters may want to familiarise themselves with the event.
While Australians will have access to major offers in both the UK and the US, they'll also have 48 hours' worth of their very own deals to shop.
When is Amazon Prime Day in Australia?
The Australian Prime Day sales will kick off at 12am (AEST) on Monday 21 June and will run until 11:59pm on Tuesday 22 June.
Deals from the UK and US sites will then be available through the Amazon Global Store until 5pm (AEST) on Wednesday 23 June.
How to shop Amazon Prime Day in Australia
With both local and international deals available, it can be difficult for Australians to decide just when to shop.
While both Prime Day events offer some great deals, the international sales typically see a much larger volume of shoppers vying for the same discounts.
Due to this, the offers often sell out much quicker than their Australian counterparts, making them difficult to snap up.
However, you can also find truly massive discounts on the global store, particularly when it comes to electronics.
Whichever sale you're looking to shop, here are some things to keep in mind ahead of time:
- Create an account. While a small number of deals may be available to regular shoppers, Amazon Prime Day is first and foremost a members event. If you haven't already, you'll need to sign up for a Prime membership. A membership comes with a free 30-day trial period, making Prime Day the ideal time to try it out.
- Get in early. Amazon usually drops deals at various times over the Prime Day event, but most will kick off as soon as the sale starts. If you're looking to get the best of the offers, you're better off shopping as early as possible.
- Have a plan. As with all sales events, it's always a good idea to have items in mind beforehand. For instance, if you need a new pair of headphones, be sure to check out those deals first before moving on to deals on products that aren't as essential.
- Have a budget. With millions of available deals on offer, it can be easy to get carried away. By working out a reasonable budget ahead of time, you can easily avoid overspending.
- Consider buy now pay later options. Amazon currently offers both Zip Pay and Zip Money, which means you can split the cost of your purchase into more manageable chunks. While the site doesn't officially offer Afterpay, you can also use the service with this clever workaround.
Amazon Prime Day Australian deals
While Amazon is yet to reveal its Australian Prime Day sales, a range of early offers have already started. These include:
- Save 50% on Amazon Echo Auto: Buy it for $39, down from $79.00.
- Save $100 on Echo Studio: Buy it for $229, down from $329.00.
- Save $70 on Ring Video Doorbells: Buy it for $229, down from $299.
- Save $50 on Instant Vortex Mini Air Fryers: Buy it for $99, down from $149.99.
- Save $30 on Echo Show 5: Buy it for $99, down from $129.
- Save 34% on Echo Dot (3rd Gen): Buy it for $39, down from $59.
- Up to 50% off Lego Art sets: Prices start at $99.
- Save $20 on Kindle Paperwhite: Buy it for $179, down from $199.
- Get $70 off Echo Show 8: Buy it for $159, down from $229.
- Take $20 off Echo Dot with Clock: Buy it for $79, down from $99.
- Save $20 on Ring Stick Up Cam Elite: Buy it for $236.95, down from $256.95.
You can see the full list of early deals here.
We also took a look at the available offers from last Prime Day to predict which deals we're most likely to see next week.
You can view our predictions by category below: