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Jul 15, 2019 19:08:27

Amazon Prime Day

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Brandon Wilson

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Today marks the start of another completely made-up "holiday" christened solely for the purpose of separating you from your hard-earned cash. 
The first Amazon Prime Day I made out like a bandit. I remember getting quite a few deals. The past few years, however, have been a different story. Either last year or the year before the website kept going down and I just gave up. Sometimes there is nothing but junk or 5% off, which is supposedly a "deal."
This year I approached Amazon Prime Day cautiously. I didn't want to get my hopes up. The best case scenario is finding deals on items that I was planning to buy anyway. Or perhaps finding deals on non-perishable household items that I can always use.
I am happy to say this year things have gone well. I've gotten some excellent deals--we're talking 30-50% off the Prime price. This year you can also get 6% cashback if you use the Amazon credit card, which I do. It's amazing to see how much that adds up. Of course, it only makes sense to use it if you're going to pay off the balance every month otherwise the finance charges eliminate any cash back or potential savings.
Has anyone else had any luck with Amazon Prime Day this year?

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    @brandonwilson Thanks! I'm going to give it a try. Signed up for a course by Amazon for Alexa Skills (free) last night. Figure with that and the like $12 course I purchased on Udemy, I can get a good, quick grasp of it and see how it goes for a few months. Also looked into rooting the Fire tablets if I need to remove Alexa lol.

    Macario James avatar Macario James | Jul 17, 2019 12:03:50
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    @brandonwilson I made some pretty good deals on stuff I wanted to buy anyway. Sometimes it is a good opinion just to wait for Black Friday or the Cyber Monday week if you want to buy some more expensive items.

    Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 16, 2019 07:24:37
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    @brandonwilson I bought two Fire 7 tablets. Saved $50 total off normal price. Not a fan of Alexa tracking/spying, but with the huge increase in demand for Alexa Skills -- and a strong endorsement by Mark Cuban! -- i'm using it as a professional investment to get started developing said Skills.

    Macario James avatar Macario James | Jul 15, 2019 22:01:08
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      @macariojames I am with you about the Alexa tracking, so I choose not to have any Amazon devices. It sounds like your professional investment approach is a sound one.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 16, 2019 18:23:25
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    @brandonwilson - Some have heard of deals. They are glad to still be hearing about them.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 15, 2019 19:49:24
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