Can Amazon's Prime Day sales impress this year? (CNET's Open_Tab)
Can Amazon's Prime Day sales impress this year? (CNET's Open_Tab)
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Can Amazon's Prime Day sales impress this year? (CNET's Open_Tab)

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[MUSIC] You recall Amazon Prime Day. It is the one day of the year that Amazon sort of came up with a self-declared holiday if you will. Offering thousand of thousands of sales on their site, exclusive to members. Prime Day Take Two is happening July 12th We know a little bit about it. We know that they are focusing on TVs and toys. Toys is super big, I don't know what the hell that means. Some deals are rolling in ahead of the sale itself. They're calling them Countdown Prime Deals. What do you think about Prime Day? Are you psyched, are you tepid? What's the deal? Last year was kind of disappointing. It was really bad. They had this big build-up. It's going to be bigger than black friday and it kind of fell over in a heap. I don't know, I didn't take advantage of any of the sales. I didn't get anything. It was hard to find anything. I bought a dust buster. And then I found out I saved, like- 78 cents. Right. And I was like what the hell, I didn't really need to do that. I guess because with Black Friday you have people like us who can count down the deals and are calculating it all. Sure. And all the news outlets are. Prime Day is kind of it's own thing and it's harder to catalog and point to where the good stuff is. Yeah. For me, I get it. I know why Prime Day exists. And for what it's worth, it did real well last year. Amazon killed it on Prime day, even though there was inexplicable sort of understanding of what was on sale and what wasn't. It made sense that they would do this again. I don't know. Did you buy anything last year, John? No, I didn't buy anything. Yeah? No. No, it has to be really good to force me to purchase something like when I'm not planning on purchasing it. But, I didn't see anything. There was nothing that really impressed me. I mean, the last thing I think I bought, like pre-ordered, was the Echo. Okay. So what do you think about like- And the Fire TV stick when it was 21. And you've got to imagine all their first party stuff is going to be on sale. Right. When I see Kindles go on sale, everything goes on sale. [SOUND] For me, it's just like the navigation was kind of twisted up. I felt like I had a really tough time understanding what was the deal. They were having these flash sales- Right. I was just like, this, I need to, like research. I have to, like, draw the map. Right. And that's what they don't want you to do- Yeah. Because they kind of have the monopoly on debt or insight so. Right They can control what is highlighted. For sure. It seems a little counter-intuitive. But hey, obviously going to Amazon helps. I just like, just check it out. Right, but hopefully it's gonna be good. Yeah, hopefully. Well, the nice thing for people now is they don't have to pay for the full year. They can just do the monthly subscription. they gonna wanna slip in and check out the film out and be out. You're not going to be- Speak for yourself. Yeah, that's cool. Cuz if you come in and that month is disappointing you, you don't expect to paying that's whole hundreds for the whole year. Don't forget, it's only good for a prime member Members. That's July 12th and I guess we'll have a postmortem. There are two types of Prime members. There's the monthly and the annual. Yeah, we'll have a postmortem on Prime day next week. Okay. [MUSIC]

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