It’s time to start putting the final touches on your summer shopping wishlist: Amazon’s fourth Prime event is just around the corner. As per usual, the e-commerce giant has been hush-hush about exactly when it will bless the internet with its bargains. But a recent leak suggests it could begin July 16. Regardless of when it happens, expect the TVs, game consoles, and headphones you’ve been drooling over to see some serious markdowns.
Last year, Prime Day kicked off on July 10 and lasted 30 hours — so a little more than a day — and generated a bank-breaking $1 billion in sales. Based on those numbers and the “tens of millions” of Prime members that have since joined, expect this year’s Prime Day to last a similar amount of time at least.
But let’s cut to the chase, here’s some of the tech we expect will be sold for cheap come this July.
Amazon Prime Day 2018: 4K TVs
If you’ve decided you’ve had it after trying to stream World Cup matches on your laptop, this could be your chance to upgrade to a 4K TV in time for baseball playoffs.
During Cyber Monday this past November, a total of eight 4K TVs went on sale. Prices ranged from as low as $329.99 for premium brand 49-inch 4K UHD smart TVs to $2,696.99 for a top-of-the-line LG Electronics, 65-inch 4K smart TV.
Amazon Prime Day 2018: Consoles and Games
Console and video game deals have been a staple of every Prime Day so far, so we expect more of the same this year considering the hype E3 created.
Amazon Prime Day 2018: Wireless Headphones
With the rumors that Apple might ditch the Lightning port, you might want to get your hands on some wireless headphones sooner rather than later.
Luckily Amazon’s day of deals is perfect for picking up some decent cordless earbuds without hurting your wallet. [Last year], these Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones sold for $98, down from $198. Deals on earbuds were even more insane, with these Hussar Magicbuds going for $26.99, when they’re normally priced at $169.99.
But be prepared, these promotions normally last a few hours each. So if you’re itching for a new game console you might want to refresh Amazon every hour or so to make sure you don’t miss your chance.