It’s the most wonderful time of year for online shoppers. Amazon Prime Day is a massive sales event that’s exclusive to Prime members. You can find deals on millions of products sold by the retailer from small businesses to big brand names. In particular, you’ll be able to save big time on smart home gadgets. And there’s no better way to get ready for Prime Day than by searching online for the latest deals.
There are tons of gadgets that can upgrade your home into a smart home. From doorbells to robot vacuums to virtual assistants and beyond, you have a lot of options. Search online to find out which smart home gadgets are expected to see low prices on Prime Day.
When is Amazon Prime Day?
In 2020, Amazon Prime Day will be a two-day event taking place on October 13 and 15 — though it doesn’t usually take place this late in the year. Prime Day is typically hosted mid-July to celebrate the company’s anniversary. That didn’t happen as expected, so it was rescheduled to take place this fall.
To take advantage of the deals, you’ll have to buy a Prime membership which costs $119 annually. And you’ll gain more perks than just Prime Day. This includes free shipping, Prime Video streaming, Amazon Music access, and exclusive savings.
Look Out For Deals on Home Gadgets
There are tons of home gadgets that can make life easier, but they can also be overly expensive to buy when it’s regular price. But there is no better time to splurge on home gadgets than Prime Day. You can find major discounts that aren’t offered year-round or by other retailers. And one of the biggest product categories on Prime Day is smart home technology.
While there isn’t an exact list that details the Prime Day deals, we know what to expect based on sales from last year. So many smart home products have become available to consumers. This competitive market can hopefully drive prices down further, especially during a sales event like Prime Day.
When shopping on Prime Day, you shouldn’t necessarily go for the latest models on home gadgets. Look for a previous generation instead. As brands release updated tech, the older versions are more likely to see price drops.
Here are some expected home gadgets we’re expecting to find deals on for Prime Day.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to protect your home. The SimpliSafe Home Security System is easy to customize and hook up yourself. On last year’s Prime Day, the 10-piece package was sold for $50 under the retail price for $385. We could see discounts like that again this year. Keep in mind there are different sets you can get that include as little as five or up to 12 pieces.
If you’ve always wanted a Roomba, then Prime Day might be the best time to invest in one. This robotic vacuum can clean both carpets and floors by itself. You can also control it using the iRobot Home app or with voice commands. As of now, it’s already $70 off the original retail price and is an “Amazon’s Choice” item that could see further reduction on Prime Day.
Last year, the August Smart Lock Pro 3rd Gen was priced at $160.99 on Prime Day — that’s almost $70 below the retail price. This item allows you to lock and unlock your door right from your phone and it can easily fit over your existing deadbolt. Right now, the item is at a discounted price of $213.55. Keep your eye on the item during the Prime Day event to see if it gets further discounted.
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Something that’s almost guaranteed to be on sale for Prime members if an Echo Dot. This is a smaller version of the Amazon Alexa that’s cheaper year round. It originally retails for $49.99 but was priced at just $22 on Prime Day last year. Right now, it’s priced at $39.99 so make sure to check into the website to see if the price drops again.
Learn More About Prime Day Online
Until last year, shoppers only had one day to buy on Prime Day — but it’s been extended to 48 hours, and that timeframe is continuing for 2020. If you’re a Prime member, then you could save money on tons of products by shopping on October 13 and 14.
There are also deals popping up leading up to the big sale. Find out about the latest sales by going onto the Amazon Prime homepage everyday. Make sure to check out Amazon’s own products when shopping on Prime Day, which may be more likely to see big discounts. This includes the Amazon Alexa and related items that can be connected to this device.