Though Amazon Prime Day, the retailer’s annual sale event, did not happen this summer as it has in year’s past, it’s coming on October 13th and 14th. That’s before the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but late enough for you to buy gifts for yourself or others. Whether you’re shopping for instant pots or Amazon Echo speakers, you’ll find significant discounts on mainstream consumer gadgets that day and likely for a few days thereafter.
But what about PC hardware? Though the hottest selling items overall on Prime Day are usually Amazon’s own gadgets, there will likely be some great Prime Day deals on components such as the best CPUs and best SSDs, along with other tech necessities such as keyboards, mice, and monitors. Accessories such as USB hubs, chargers, and power banks are always great to buy around this time, too.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you plan your Prime Day shopping.
But when is Amazon Prime Day 2020?
Normally Amazon Prime Day takes place in July, which allows the company to create a new shopping holiday in the middle of the summer, months before people are thinking about the holidays. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon had to delay Prime Day in the U.S.
Now the day, which is really two days, arrives on October 13th, 2020 and continues through October 14th, 2020.
But is Prime Day just Amazon?
As the top online retailer in the world, Amazon has the power to drive its competitors. In order not to be left out, retailers like Newegg, Walmart, Best Buy, Dell and Lenovo are likely to have their own sales that coincide with Prime Day. They obviously can’t call their sales “Prime Day,” but the deals will likely be just as sweet.
Newegg tends to have a better selection of PC components than Amazon, so it’s possible that it will have some of the most appealing deals on CPUs, RAM, SSDs, and other internal parts.
We will update the website with a list of deals when Prime Day is upon us! Stay tuned