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Amazon Prime Day Kicks Off On October 13, According To Report

The annual sale was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic


After multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon Prime Day is happening in just a few short weeks. Prime Day will begin on October 13, according to a report from GameSpot sister site CNET. So if you've been waiting to find great deals on tech, gaming, entertainment, and much more, you won't have to wait much longer.

Amazon hasn't officially confirmed the date, but the retailer tends to wait until the last minute to announce sale dates. It's unclear at this time how long Prime Day will last, but 2019's iteration of the sale took place over 48 hours. As usual, we'd expect all of the best deals to sell out before the sale ends, so you'll want to browse Amazon first thing on October 13.

Since its debut in 2015, Prime Day has always been hosted in July. The coronavirus pandemic slowed all aspects of manufacturing and shipping to a crawl, which necessitated pushing back the sale. Amazon had initially planned to only delay the sale until August, but then wound up pushing it to September and then again to October. Now we have a finalized date, and hopefully the delays will lead to robust stock for all of the most sought-after products.

For more on the big sale and the types of deals we might see, check out our Prime Day roundup. To take advantage of the deals, you have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. Prime memberships cost $119 per year or $13 per month. If you haven't subscribed before, however, you can get a 30-day free trial.

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