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October 9, 2020

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Some items to avoid on Amazon Prime Day


Amazon has announced that its annual Prime Day — featuring discounts galore — will be October 13 and 14. During that two-day span, you might be tempted to spend on everything that seems to be even a remotely good deal. However, as The New York Times reports, there are some items you should avoid during Prime Day. Let’s review them.


Retailers will often tempt you with a bundle for a discount during Prime Day. This is often the case with electronics. You’re initially shopping for a wireless speaker, only to see a bundle offer that includes the speaker, a smart plug and a gift card. Don’t purchase a bundle if you’re not going to use every item in the bundle.

Older Model TVs

Amazon generally discounts older model TVs during Prime Day, but think twice before splurging here. That’s because it’s the end of the year, and new model TVs — which typically feature many upgrades over older models — will be here soon. It’s better idea to just wait on a newer model to be discounted than spend on a TV that already has outdated tech.

Older Game Consoles

Just like TVs, you’re probably going to see a lot of older video game consoles for sale during Prime Day. And just like TVs, it’s probably a good idea to just wait on the new consoles. The Xbox Series X will be available November 10 and the PlayStation 5 November 12. Both come with significant tech upgrades, and will provide more bang for your buck than an older, discounted console.



This article was originally posted by Chris O'Shea on

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