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Amazon Prime Day is coming!

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Amazon Prime Day is coming!

Amazon Prime Day is July 16 (afternoon)-July 17 (all day). If you're thinking of buying any electronics (or anything), I'd advise waiting for Prime Day. If you don't have Prime, this would be a good time to sign up for a free trial.

Two years ago I got a Fitbit for my daughter at half price. I've also gotten a refurbished TV, a Dell refurbished laptop, HDMI cables, and other electronics at a fraction of the regular price on Prime Day. Some deals go really fast (Fitbits), so look early!

Because of my arthritis, I'm a heavy Amazon user. Why haul a 40 lb box of cat litter out to my car, then take it out of my car and lug it up the steps when Amazon will bring it right to my doorstep for cheaper? I also buy paper products and cleaning products 3 times a year with Prime Pantry, where you fill up a huge box for $5 shipping, which more than pays for itself with the super cheap prices available only on Prime Pantry items. As a scholar, I buy tons of books, almost always used, for next to nothing. LOL, my mail carrier hates me. The other day when he was lugging a fairly heavy shelving unit I bought and 4 40 lb boxes of cat litter (will last 6 months) up the steps, he told my daughter, "Tell your mom there's help for Amazon addiction!"

ANYWAY...my point is, if you're considering some electronics purchases, wait for Prime Day!
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Distinguished Professor III

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@debbie.jean.bro wrote:
Because of my arthritis, I'm a heavy Amazon user. Why haul a 40 lb box of cat litter out to my car, then take it out of my car and lug it up the steps when Amazon will bring it right to my doorstep for cheaper? 

My folks and I just started using Chewy for our pet products.  It's much easier than having to drive 27 miles to my vet to get my cat's prescription food or my folks having to drive 20 miles to a store that carries their dog food.  And though, at least in my case, the cat food is about the same price, it's nice having it delivered for free.  

 

I haven't ordered litter from Chewy yet, but the next time either I, or they, place an order and it's over $50, or the litter would help to bring it to over $50, I might very well do so.  Smiley Happy  

 

As for Prime Day, I didn't realize it was coming.  I just signed up for the free Prime trial on June 20th, and had I known Prime day was coming I would have waited to order my Raspberry Pi Zero W instead of ordering it on Tuesday.  Smiley Sad  Still, it's not like it was terribly expensive.  If it was I would REALLY be kicking myself right now.  Smiley Tongue 


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Associate Professor

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...if only you poor poor people knew what Prime Day does to the employees.  I HATE Prime Day with a passion... Almost as much as Peak Season... -.-

Professor

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Must be a pretty crazy time for employees. I have Prime but Prime Day has never appealed to me. 

 


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

...if only you poor poor people knew what Prime Day does to the employees.  I HATE Prime Day with a passion... Almost as much as Peak Season... -.-


 

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First this is only my opinion. Not meant to insult anyone. All the online shopping is making people LAZIER than they normally are. If we continue we won't have any mortar stores left. end of rant.  Thank you & have a great day.

 

Reggie

Professor

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No offence taken here --- but for me, shopping online saves me time, gas,  and money, and allows me to get things that I can't find at local stores. So I'm very grateful online shopping is available. 

Distinguished Professor III

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@maratsade wrote:

No offence taken here --- but for me, shopping online saves me time, gas,  and money, and allows me to get things that I can't find at local stores. So I'm very grateful online shopping is available. 


For me, not only is it easier and more convenient, like it is for many, it's also the wider selection and seeing what other people think of the product that make it more appealing.  


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Some of those comments are planted... but they are interesting.

 

I'm currently waiting for an order I placed on the 1st to even ship. Standard free shipping is so hit-or-miss.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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@GabeU, I agree, wide selection is also another advantage of online shopping.  I would have to drive all over town to get only a fraction (if that) of what they have available, and I may not find what I'm looking for after spending time and gas on the search.  

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I only use online shopping like I use Hughesnet as a last resort. I believe  in supporting my local stores. Before

I get in my truck I do my research, find the store that has what I need.

 

Online shopping is fine if you don't care for quality. I prefer holding what I'm buying in my hands to inspect the quality before buying.

 

JMHO.

 

Reggie