Prime Day live blog – finding all the best deals this side of Black Friday

Amazon's Prime Day Early Access Sale is now on day 2, and it's delivering Black Friday price cuts

Amazon Prime Early Access Sale

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Welcome to Amazon Prime Day. It‘s the second and final day of what Amazon are calling the Prime Early Access Sale – snappy title, huh? Think of it as the start of the Black Friday deals and sales season, and your first chance to snap up some pre-Christmas savings. As usual, there’s offers on coffee machines, air fryers, SSDs, laptops, some rare console deals and everything else you could conceivably want. Oh, and Amazon devices of course. If you’re after an Echo speaker or Fire TV streamer or Ring security system, today is a good day to get stuck in. 

The Prime Day Early Access Sale runs  until 11.59pm on Wednesday 12th October. Only Amazon Prime members can take advantage of these deals, but don’t worry; it’s not an exclusive club. If you're not already a member, you can always sign up to a 30-day free trial

Prime Day Amazon devices deals

Prime Day best deals on tech and home gear

Amazon may well largely see Prime Day as a great time to flog Kindle, Fire and Echo devices but the savings don't end there by any means. Here's our pick of the best tech and home deals we've found so far from brands owned by people other than Jeff Bezos…


Insignia Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TVs get early discounts in the US and UK

In the US, Amazon Fire TVs are already discounted ahead of the main sale event. Insignia Fire TV models are up to 38% off. The best deal though is on the Insignia 55-inch model, now $279.99 down from $449.99. 

In the UK, the JVC 32-inch Fire TV is now £199.99, down from £249.99.

Samsung QN800B Neo QLED 8K TV

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Samsung 8K TV deal

Talking TVs, here's an excellent deal for anyone looking to upgrade to an 8K TV. Right now this Samsung 55-inch Neo QLED 8K TV is £1,799 down from £2,449.99. That's a 27% saving on the list price and not far off the price of many top 4K models. The 55-inch model is the smallest of the range but there's also savings on the larger models too, such as 32% off the 75-inch model, taking that down to £3,399. 

Amazon Prime Early Access TV deals

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Ok, now let's surface some great TV deals on offer right now in the Prime Early Access sale. T3's TV expert, Mat Gallagher, has hand picked some of the best TV offers available, with models from LG, Samsung, Panasonic and JVC on offer.

Prices start at just £145, and there are also discounts on the very well rated LG C1.

Fitbit Versa 4 deal

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Prime Early Access has great deals across every product area you can imagine, and our fitness expert, Matt Kollat, has dug out the best Prime Early Access deals on Fitbit fitness trackers.

There's four price cuts of note, including cost carves on the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Charge 5. The biggest price cut is on the Fitbit Versa 2, which sees a whopping £43.99 sliced off its cost.

Many of these Fitbits feature in T3's best Fitbit buying guide, so you're buying quality.

Thrustmaster T300 RS GT Force Feedback Racing Wheel

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In the market for cheap video games and accessories? Then Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is definitely worth checking out, as it is stuffed with great gaming discounts.

There's cost carves on gaming headsets, gaming controllers, steering wheel and peddle combos, games for every major platform including PS5 and Xbox Series X, and even console offers.

For example, the Xbox Series S is now 13 per cent off! Be quick to avoid disappointment.

Philips Hue sale, smart lighting deals, smart home deals

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We love smart home products here at T3 and, when it comes to smart home lighting, Philips Hue is the market leader.

So it's great news that the Prime Early Access Sale is stuffed full of Philips Hue discounts, with a wide variety of products reduced in price.

From light strips to wake-up lights, standard bulbs and onto up-lighters and starter kits, Amazon is a great place to shop Philips Hue right now.

Philips Hue has won T3's Best Smart Lighting Award countless times over the past 5 years at the T3 Awards, so its quality is beyond doubt. Well worth checking out if you want to bring some smart, colour-changing light to your home.

Garmin fitness tracker

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Garmin smartwatches are among the best in the business, and the Prime Day Early Access Sale has plenty of great Garmin products discounted, as surfaced by T3's fitness watch expert Matt Kollat.

For example, the Garmin Instinct Solar is cut from £319.99 to £144.99, while the Garmin Edge 130 Plus is down to £109.99 from £169.99.

For even more great Garmin products, be sure to check out T3's best Garmin watch buying guide.

Amazon Prime Day Early Access sale

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When we say there is good deals on in the Prime Day Early Access Sale we really do mean it, with a large amount of 5-star rated products discounted.

Indeed, T3's Reviews Editor Yasmine Crossland has rounded up a number of 5-star products that are currently discounted at Amazon.

These products include Sony's superb WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones, the OnePlus Nord 2 Android smartphone, the Amazon Echo Show 10 smart home hub, and the Razer Hunstman V2 gaming keyboard.

There's loads more, too, and each one has been awarded our maximum 5-star score on test, so you know you're buying quality.

Roomba S9+

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Roomba robovac with 35% off

If you'd rather leave the whole vacuuming process to robots, there are some big discounts in the robovac department too. The iRobot Roomba S9+ is a top-of-the-range model that features an automatic emptying dock and a squarer front design with corner brush to get right into those hard-to-reach edges. While the list price is a whopping £1499.99, right now it's down to £969, which is a £530.99 discount.  

Browse all Robovac deals in the Amazon Prime sale

Friends Trivial Pursuit

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Board games for less

Taking time away from the live blog, Dep Ed Rob Jones has put together this great list of cheap board games in the Amazon Prime Sale. As the nights are drawing in, it's the perfect time to break out a board game and you'll find a range here for both kids and adults. 

I'm a big Trivial Pursuit fan myself, and I've just spotted this Friends Trivial Pursuit Quiz Game with 60% off. This is a bite-sized version of the full game and features 600 questions on everyone's favourite 90s coffee bar-based TV show. 

View all board game and card game deals at Amazon

Waterpik flosser

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Waterpik Water Flosser 39% off

I've recommended this product before and I'll do so again as it's not only a great product but it also has a decent discount. The Waterpik Ultra Professional Water Flosser is now £54.99, which is a 39% discount on the regular price. You can get either the white or black version for this price (the blue and grey models are still full RRP). I find it much better than the handheld versions. 

Sony WH-1000XM5

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Sony 5-star headphones 21% off

The Sony WH-1000XM5 are T3's best wireless headphones and right now you can pick them up for £80 less. That's the WH-1000XM5 for £299 in either white or black. A very good-looking, and great sounding pair of headphones, now for less. 

Browse all headphones deals in the Amazon Prime Sale

Air fryers, anyone?

Young man cooking with modern air fryer to cook healthy food without using oil at home in kitchen

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Mic check, one TWO. I'm Duncan Bell and I will be your deals spirit guide for a while now, until I get bored and hand it back to Mat G, in the place to be. 

Now, whether you have a swanky kitchen, like this guy, or a crap kitchen, unlike this guy, an air fryer is this year's hottest culinary upgrade. Of that there is no doubt. The best of the bunch in the Amazon Prime Day sale is the Tefal Actifry Genius XL 2in1 – as the name suggests, it's large, it has two cooking zones, and it's genius. It's also nearly half price, but probably not for long!

There are also deals on air fryers from popular budget brands Tower and Cosori and also Scandinavian brand Princess, Tristar and Bear. Furthermore, there's money off Instant Pots, including their Pro Crisp which is both an Instant Pot and an air fryer!

Come to my pad

Belkin charging pad

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Some products are born great. Other achieve greatness by getting a bloody great price drop. No offence to Belkin, but its BoostCharge Wireless Charging Pad definitely fits that category. One of these things for 45 quid in a cost of living crisis? Thank you but I rather think not. For £10, however? Now you're talking my language baby – and I like it. 

The Belkin BoostCharge Wireless Charging Pad 7.5W Special Edition, Wireless portable charger with AC adapter included, Qi-Certified Wireless Charger for iPhone,... to give it its full name is available for next-day delivery and is 78% off its usual price. The 10w model is down to £15 (from £20), while the 15w one remains obstinately at £30.

Take in an Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show 8

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Amazon devices have been on sale for a few days already with the pick of the deals being up to 42% off the Echo Show models. The best of the best is the Echo Show 8 (second gen) with is down to just £69.99. This features an 8-inch HD screen and a 13MP camera, making it a great choice for video calls and controlling your smart home devices – including a Ring doorbell. Scroll down at high speed to see more Amazon devices deals. Quick, before the page refreshes again – oh, too late.

Run, don't walk for these deals

running earbuds deals

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After a new pair of earbuds for the gym or running? Fitness freak matt Kollat has a guide to the very best Prime Day running headphones deals, which I have summarised here.

Robot vac prices gone wild!

Yeedi Robo Vac 2 Pro

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Robot vacs are one of those things everyone would like to try, but then you look at what they cost and think, 'Nah'. However, there are some excellent robo vacuum deals on in this Prime Day sale, so maybe today's the day. Ecovacs has up to £600 off its various models, while Yeedi has £140 off its affordable Vac 2 Pro. Be sure to click the box marked 'apply £30 voucher' to get the full saving on that one!

Nintendo Switch OLED mega deal!

Nintendo Switch OLED with Lego Harry Potter

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Looking to buy a Nintendo Switch OLED? Also love Lego Harry Potter? You're in luck! Amazon has bundled the Switch OLED with the Lego Harry Potter Collection of games for £291.95. That's a 15% saving on the RRP of the two items, or £53 off. 

There are lots of options here actually. You can choose between the Neon Red/Blue  and white editions of the Switch OLED and a choice of other games, including Splatoon 3, Lego Star Wars and Bayonetta 3. There's also a bundle which includes a Turtle Beach Recon headset, but all cost a little more than the Harry Potter one. 

Of course, if you just want the console, you can buy the Switch OLED model on its own for £292.99 – but seeing that's more expensive than with the Lego Harry Potter game collection, you might as well buy that one. 

If you love Lego and Harry Potter you might also want to check out our round-up of  Harry Potter Lego set deals

Cheap booze and sex

Spirits on Amazon Prime

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Two of the first things most people think of when a sale is on are cheap booze and cheap sex toys. Or is that just me? Anyway, you can tuck into both right now, courtesy of Mat Gallagher's guide to the best cheap spirits of Prime Day. There's also our run-down of the best adult pleasure implement deals, courtesy of Emily Cox. 

Buying up a load of cheap but high quality spirits now will save you plenty when Christmas parties start, while stocking up on cut-price sex toys now will be very useful for those other parties. You know what I'm talking about. 

The best Nintendo Switch game deal of the day

Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Legends Arceus T3 deal

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Matt Forde has a great Switch OLED deal for you. For a trifling £299, you can pick up the console and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. That is no mean feat, since the console on its own usually costs £310. It's highly unlikely we'll see a better deal than this before Black Friday or indeed, before Christmas. This isn't the only Nintendo Switch deal out there right now though. Check this out. 

Good news! You can get two Nintendo games for just £20!

Not quite so good news! The games in question are Rayman Legends and Immortals: Fenyx Rising! Cheap deal, though. 

Smyths Toys has a similar offering. The choice of games is larger, meaning you can pick from Rayman Legends, Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Risk: Global Domination, Trivial Pursuit and Wheel of Fortune. Come on, it's only 20 quid, don't look at me like that.

I'll get my coat

Waterproof jacket deals

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Bit murky out, innit? Luckily, Pat Kinsella has assembled a guide to the best waterproof jacket and coat deals of this rainy and cold Prime Day. From North Face to Jack Wolfskin, there's an anorak to suit every occasion, a cagoule for every cause and a Souwester to wear everywhere. 

Hisense washing machine

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In a spin

Welcome to day two of the Amazon Sale – sorry, Prime Early Access Sale. Remember deals will only last until midnight, so if you have items sat in your basket, make sure you checkout before then. 

Did you know Amazon sell washing machines? Well, they do and there's discounts to be had on them as well. This Hisense 8KG front-loading washing machine is 27% off, now £313.65 down from £429.99. 

Browse all home appliances in the Amazon sale

Oral B brush heads

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This will make you smile

One of the downsides of an electric toothbrush is that the replacement brush heads can be pretty pricey, so any chance to buy them at a discount is good news. Right now you can bulk buy 10 Oral B brush heads for £21.99 – that's a 49% saving on the list price and brings them down to the price of a regular toothbrush. It might not be the sexiest deal today but it's a good money saver. 

Browse all oral care products in the Amazon sale

Air fryer deals are back, back, back

Tefal air fryer

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Mic check. Hello? Sorry this live blog hasn't been very 'live' this morning, we had some technical issues, now resolved. Now, here at T3, all we ever think about is air fryers. And we know that you, the population of the world, feel the same. The Prime Day air fry deals in the UK are a little disappointing, but T3's resident little chef Rob Jones has one particular air fryer bargain in his sights – it's a Tefal that stirs your food for you and knows when it's ready to serve. The only human input required is to push the odd button, and then eat the results.

Also at a great price is this Instant Pot, which works as both a pressure cooker, slow cooker, oven, yogurt maker etc and etc and an air fryer. At just £130, that is a whole lot of cookin' for not a lot of spendin' money. Instant Pots are always really well made, too. 

Crack the code – the discount code

One way to turn every day into Amazon Prime Day is to use an Amazon discount code. Bethan Girder-Maslen and her team of helpful bots have put together an exhaustive list of Amazon voucher codes to help you save money and live you best life. Why, they're the best codes since Da Vinci's! 

This deal will make your hair fall out! 

Amazon Prime Day Early Access sale, Philips Lumea IPL Prestige deal

In a good way though!

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IPL machines are great for removing unwanted hair. I used one on my head and now it doesn't grow back: result. If you also want to remove unwanted hair via blasting it with a laser from a kind of depillatory 'ray gun', you're in luck on Amazon Prime Day, because the price has plunged on one of Philips' finest IPL devices – it's now at its lowest ever price!

If you are old-fashioned and prefer to remove hair with a sharp blade instead of with light, Philips and Braun have umpteen deals going on razors, shavers, beard trimmers and so forth. Phew. Things were looking hairy for a moment there, but now everything is going smoothly.

Let's get physical

fitness deals

Fitness deals to keep your wallet in shape

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Matt Kollat, T3's man with the chin-up bar, has 'worked out' what the best fitness deals of Amazon Prime Day are. Worked out. You see? 

From a Nordic track treadmill that's £200 off to a cheap Bowflex, there's a fitness aid for every body. 

Shark vac price attack

Shark cylinder vac deal

Shark Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner: can be used by both men and women

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Shark vacuum cleaners are always on sale, but that's no reason to turn your nose up at a Shark bargain, and this is a particularly good one. The brand's top-rated cylinder vacuum cleaner is half price right now. With Shark's patented anti hair wrap tech, it's great for pet owners, hippies, and anyone else with long hair. There's also a 'Flexology' tube for cleaning under furniture, three cleaning modes and a five-year warranty as standard. Amazon users rate it 4.3 stars out of 5 on average. Pretty good!

Time for a coffee break

Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse Coffee Machine

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Rob Jones has been scouring the virtual shelves of Amazon Prime Day and has found the very cheapest cheap coffee machine deals of Amazon Prime Day. It's quality stuff, mind. Top of the list is Nespresso Vertuo Plus. This turns up on sale so frequently, I rather doubt anyone has ever paid full price for it – and if they have, well, they're idiots. Nonetheless, it's an excellent machine. There are also espresso machines and filter/pour over machines, including one with a grab and go cup that costs just £21

Well hello, Halo

Xbox Amazon Prime Day deal

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There are plenty of game and DVD deals on for Amazon Prime Day but a lot of them are a little bit shit. Not this one however: Halo Infinite on Xbox Series X and Xbox One, yours for just £15. Take on the Covenant and new and deadly foes as Master Chef, the big, future warrior who's excellent at cooking. Oh wait, he's actually called Master Chief, my mistake.

Nintendo Switch OLED deal detected!

Switch OLED Lego Harry Potter Amazon Prime Day deal

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Do you like video games, Lego and Harry Potter? Then you'll love this deal. Right now, until midnight at the latest, you can get a Nintendo Switch OLED in the colour of your choice* with the game Lego Harry Potter thrown in, for just £300. The console on its own is usually £310, so that's a good deal for most people and a great deal, so long as you like Harry Potter or Lego or preferably both.

*So long as your choice is white or blue and red

Fitbit Versa 2 is cheapest everrrrrrrrr

Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Premium

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What time is it? Oh, it's deal oh clock! Everyone's favourite fitness tracker, the Fitbit Versa 2, has hit its lowest ever price – retailing for £75.05, which is 62% off its RRP of £199.99. Admittedly, the watch hasn't sold for that for a long time, but even so, this is a real bargain for the lovers of cheap wearables. We have subscribed for Amazon Prime just now to get this deal.

Sporty Spice

Adidas Ultraboost 22

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Who needs a pair of stylish running shoes? We do! Adidas' most popular running trainers are now dirt cheap at Amazon – you can save up to 33% on them. The Ultraboost features the super-soft Boost midsole, a reinforced lace cage, a sock-like upper, and even looks good. Buy now!

Please note: not all colourways are included in the sale.

Kick back and relax in 4K

Samsung TV deal

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If you're hunting for a new TV and you're set on a big screen with 4K then this deal is really going to float your boat. A 65-inch super slim set with Alexa smarts built-in, the Samsung BU8070 is everything you could need and more. The best part? It has never been cheaper than it is right now at Amazon. You could save £250 on it, that's almost a third off! 

You rang, sir?

Nest doorbell deal

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T3's Yasmine Crossland seems determined to upset Amazon on their big (Prime) day.  She's keen to buy a video doorbell but not the one made by Amazon's security subsidiary Ring. No, she's down with this Nest Video Doorbell deal – and Nest is the security subsidiary of Google. That should ruffle some feathers at Jeff Bezos' house! 

Fitbit Versa 2 hits lowest ever price!

Hey, didn't you hear us tell you this about 2 hours ago? Look, we hate to keep going on about this, but the Fitbit Versa 2 is down to its lowest ever price! At just £75, this is an almost insanely good bargain that you would be almost literally stupid to miss out on. The Versa 2 is one of the best fitness bands ever, and also a more than capable smartwatch, which rivals the Apple Watch for looks and practicality, and absolutely murders it when it comes to battery life and – thanks to this deal – price. 

Why are you still sitting there? Go and buy a Fitbit Versa 2 for 75 quid now, or be riddled with guilt at your lack of sales acumen for evermore. 

Massive Bang & Olufsen saving!

B&O Prime Day deal

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The 5-star gaming headset, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal, is at its cheapest ever price for Amazon Prime Day – down to 'only' £260, which is £190 off the original price. You can find out more about this Prime Day B&O gaming deal or head straight over to Amazon and buy one before it sells out. Choice is yours.