Amazon Prime Day Competition: Target Deal Days, eBay Crash Sale, WalMart - Jul (14) 15-16
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On Prime Day, which started in July 2015 as a way to mark the company’s 20th anniversary, Amazon Prime members can buy highly discounted products. The deals are applied to most of the goods Amazon sells, and many items will sell out within minutes, creating a sort of Black Friday scramble where people are trying to buy things as quickly as possible.
Amazon said last year’s Prime Day was its biggest ever, topping a record in 2017. And so it’s plausible this year could be even more successful since it runs longer. Amazon’s own products, like the Echo, have typically been bestsellers. And this year, for the first time, Amazon said customers in the United Arab Emirates will be able to participate.
Target is having “deal days” on July 15 and 16, where it said it will have thousands of deals on items including on its in-house apparel and home-goods brands. It’s also touting the fact that shoppers can pick up their items ordered online on the same day, at Target stores. And no membership is required to shop the special deals, as is the case with Amazon’s event. Customers can also receive 5% in savings when they use a Target credit card.
Target Deal Days offers include rarely-on-sale, exclusive home, apparel and toy brands, discounts on hundreds of thousands of items and new deals each day. These deals are on top of Target’s already low everyday prices and, as always, guests can take advantage of 5% off using their Target REDcards. Specific offers will be shared at a later time.
Amazon rival eBay, meanwhile, is holding what it calls a “crash sale.” It said it will start offering some deals as early as July 1. But on July 15, it will be offering deals on major brands including LG, Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid and Garmin. And it said it will drop more deals if Amazon’s website crashes, as it did last year at the start of Prime Day.
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Target Teacher Prep Sale will overlap with Target Deal Days…
Walmart joins the Amazon Prime Day sale fray:
"Like eBay and Target, Walmart is hoping to steal some of Amazon’s thunder by kicking off its sale a day before Prime Day, which will start July 15. Walmart said Wednesday that it’ll release thousands of special buys and Rollbacks on Walmart.com during an online sale that begins July 14 and runs through July 17.
Walmart promises savings on electronics, video games, home items, fashion and toys. Some of the items already revealed include the HP 15.6-inch HD Touch Display laptop computer for $429 ($150 below list) and the Dyson Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum for $154 (a savings of $125).
Customers whose orders are greater than $35 will receive free two-day shipping or free NextDay delivery without a membership, depending on eligibility and the buyer’s location."
Walmart introduces Free Next Day Delivery on orders of $35 or more for eligible items with no monthly fee. Find out if Walmart NextDay is available in your area today.