Amazon Prime Day 2018: how to grab the best deals next year

Prime Deals Day will happen again in 2018, so make sure you know how to score some of this year's hottest tech

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As this year's Amazon Prime deals day fades into memory, Amazon will no doubt be planning its 2018 Amazon Prime Day deal-a-thon.

Obviously we've Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday to come first and there will be plenty of great Amazon discounts then, too. 

We're no stranger to offering you the best tech deals here on T3.com and we'll be bringing you the very best deals throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well as next year's Amazon Prime Day 2018, when you should expect new deals to start as often as every five minutes.

Naturally, you will need an Amazon Prime account to take advantage of any Amazon Prime deals. Prime is Amazon's premium service which offers unlimited one-day deliver on all your orders, plus access to the Amazon Prime Instant Video service for a fee of £79 per year.

The best Amazon deals around today

What were the best deals last year? 

  • Microsoft Surface Pro - £210 off
  • HDTVs and 4K TVs: up to £100 off
  • Xbox One Guitar Hero Bundle - £105 off
  • Gibson electric guitars - 20% off

Last year Amazon Prime Day was the biggest day in Amazon’s history  - Amazon's traffic was up 36%. 

18,048 pairs of headphones were sold in three hours in the US, while in the UK we bought 600 Trunki suitcases early in the day - who knew there was such an urgent demand for impractical toddler transport? 

Amazon also sold 90,000 TVs and thousands of Kindle Paperwhites, Fire TV Sticks and FIre tablets.  

What are likely to be the best Amazon Prime deals 2018?

Once again the cheapest deals are likely to be on Amazon's own gear. But also expect deals on: 

  • Laptops, as always
  • Kitchen appliances and vacuums
  • PS4 and Xbox One
  • 4K TVs

What was new with Amazon Prime Day this year

  • Deals are Everywhere – Prime members can shop deals on all devices, across all categories, in all Prime countries.
  • 30 Hours to Shop - 24 hours just isn’t enough time to shop all of the great deals, so Prime Day will start at 6pm on Monday, 10th July giving Prime members 30 hours to shop.
  • Explore Deals You’re Into – Find deals organised by the most shopped for themes. From pet lovers to gardeners and techies to artists – find your deals even faster.
  • Toys All Day – Prime members in the UK will find toy deals nearly all day on Prime Day.
  • Watch-A-Deal – Readily track and shop any deal while at home or on-the-go with the Amazon App.
  • Sort by Category – Newly-enhanced deal shopping is designed to help customers swiftly sort deals by category.
  • More Sellers – Twice as many small business sellers around the world are participating in Prime Day this year.
  • More to Watch – Prime members will find unbelievable deals on some of today's top rated TV series and popular blockbuster films to rent or purchase and instantly stream on Amazon Video.
  • Amazon Global Store – Prime members in China and Mexico will be able to shop both local deals as well as select deals from other countries from the Amazon Global Store.
  • Tips – Find helpful advice on how to shop on Prime Day at amazon.co.uk/primeday.

Special Amazon deals for students

Is it worth having an Amazon Prime account?

As well as having free next day delivery, you also get access to numerous other services including the Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service. You can also store unlimited numbers of photos and borrow ebooks. If you live in London or some other major cities you also get access to Amazon Prime Now - a one-hour delivery service on a bunch of esential items. You can also join Amazon Family, which means 20 per cent of nappies if you're into that.

According to Amazon, Prime Day will be the biggest Amazon event ever, with more than 100,000 deals worldwide exclusively for Prime members. Last year Amazon claimed that Prime Day would hve more deals than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the November and December days when pre-Christmas sales peak. It turned out to be a bit of a red herring but Amazon was stung by the criticism and there will be some cracking offers this time around.