Amazon Prime Day Details - Start, End Dates And Times For 2019

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Amazon Prime Day for 2019 began on Monday, July 15 and is now into its second day of providing tons of deals (and drawing competing sales from other companies). Amazon's sale will run a full 48 hours in all time zones, which means you have until the same time on Wednesday (12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 8 AM BST / 5 PM AET) to snag some of the retailer's best deals--although you should keep in mind that many of them won't run for the full duration of the event.

First of all, to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day 2019, you'll have to be a Prime member. Amazon's annual premium membership comes with a one-month free trial; after that, it costs $119 / £79 a year (or $13 / £8 per month). If you're a currently enrolled student, you can take advantage of Prime Student, which has a six-month free trial and afterward costs only $59 / £39 a year (or $6.49 / £4 per month). Besides access to Prime Day deals, Prime membership has plenty of benefits year-round, including free two-day (or faster) shipping, unlimited Prime Video access, automatic Twitch Prime membership (which offers free monthly PC games and in-game loot), music streaming, and more. If you're not ready to commit to the full package, you can still sign up for a free one-month trial to participate in Prime Day--just make sure to cancel after.

Best Prime Day Deals

Unlike most everyday sales, Prime Day includes a few different types of deals to be aware of before the event rolls around. Most notably are Lightning Deals, which tend to be the best and are available for only a short time and have a limited stock--sometimes, they'll sell out within minutes. We'll keep you updated on the best Lightning Deals via GameSpot Deals on Twitter, so be sure to give that a follow and check back often during Prime Day.

Even though you can't see lines out the door and people shoving their way through crowds to fill their cart, Prime Day is as hectic as Black Friday, which can cause the site to crash and products to sell out faster than you can blink. While we can't predict how Amazon's servers will hold up during Prime Day 2019, we can make your shopping experience a bit easier by curating the best game and console deals so you're aware of all the options. We'll be covering the best PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC game and console deals, as well as discounts on VR hardware, tabletop games, Funko Pops, and more, right here at GameSpot. Whether you're shopping for yourself or getting in some early holiday shopping, Prime Day 2019 will be an excellent chance to grab anything that's been sitting on your wishlist.

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