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Old 07-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #21
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Well, DH found something. Complete Lord of the Rings Blu-ray DVD extended version for $28, normally $80. It's like 15 DVDs. Definitely for a rainy day with no internet. Probably for our visitors, actually.

Probably just hype to get more folks to sign up for Amazon Prime.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #22
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As someone mentioned: "The upside is that no one got trampled" at this Black Friday sale.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:15 PM   #23
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It looks like the inventory 'bots decided to put whatever bins were overflowing in the warehouses on sale. Weirdest collection of random sale items I've ever seen. Absolutely nothing of interest to me. It's like a badly over-hyped flea market.
You said it. Only useful promo I found was the $10 credit with $45 gift card pack and $20 off $100 with Amazon Rewards Visa.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:54 PM   #24
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Quite a sale. I bought a kindle version of a book that cost more than the paperback
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:09 PM   #25
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There were some good sales on memory last night. Probably as teasers, before the Prime sale kicked off. A 128 GB flash drive was available for $23.


Yikes, I missed that.


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Been wanting a Kindle fire to replace my Nexus 7 (that was ruined by the latest upgrade). Got it for $79 but shipping is the middle of Sept? Oh well I'll watch the prices and may just cancel it.
Yeah, I put one in my cart but then saw the ship date. Thanks but no thanks.
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I also agree that it's a ploy to gain new Prime members as well as clean shelves for the ACTUAL items that they will want to sell in a few short months when Christmas 'deals' start in earnest. I was able to pick up a Fire stick on sale...not a great deal, but cheaper than they normally sell and I did need one.

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I logged on to amazon, saw it was all hype and garbage, then logged on to my trading account and bought 10 puts on the stock.

I will probably spend my profits on amazon though.
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I might spring for a multi-pack gift card and get $10 credit on a future purchase.
Realize that the $10 credit must be used by the end of August 2015 I believe or else it will turn into a pumpkin. I am not a fan of expiring deals like this.

Also, the specific 3-pack of cards for $45 that I ordered had all sorts of negative reviews related to fraud -- ie they tried to use the cards and were told that they had already been redeemed.

Given these two items, I went ahead and cancelled the order before it shipped.

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Nothing recent on my wish list dropped in price, so I guess I'm not buying anything!
Same thing here, so didn't buy.
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Looking at the Echo, which a friend got for $99, the price is $129 during this sale, but Amazon is not taking any more people on the wait list (and I'm a Prime Member?).

What a waste of time this has been.
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Calling BS
Crucial SSD on sale was old model, new model was available at a cheaper price.

Really?
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Man I'm a little annoyed. The hype around Prime day got me curious.

I go on the site and see some Bose headphones, definitely not something I need or will probably use a lot but nice to have and 40% off a good deal. Put it in my cart.

Spend another 20 minutes browsing didn't find anything else I really want and go to buy the headphones and the sale had ended and they are back to full price..
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Much ado about nothing. I had expected to find items I had searched for, or put on my wish list, or related to previous purchases, on sale. Instead there was nothing at all of interest to me.
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Walmart is supposed to offer competing deals today as well, but a quick check on their web site revealed the usual flea market crap they normally sell there. Nothing special.
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I'm not a Prime member, so I checked the WalMart site, as they were supposedly competing. I even did a little research ahead of time on a product, so I could pull the trigger if tempted.

I didn't spend much time there, but I'll guess they got the message that they didn't really have to do much to compete with Amazon. Not tempted on anything.

Amazon seems to be getting pretty soundly trashed that this did not live up to expectations. That's a little surprising for Amazon. Just a swing and a miss, or does it indicate they are off their game?

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Old 07-15-2015, 05:32 PM   #37
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I didn't get anything. For one, I don't like being rushed to buy with a countdown clock ticking. Two, the closest thing I want is a tablet, but there were too many choices (pros/cons) that I decided to choose paralysis by analysis .
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I've made 3 Amazon.com purchases this week, none of them today "Prime Day". I just buy what I need/want whenever I need/want it. All were smaller, inexpensive items. Replacement shaver blades, spray lube/cleaner for my Remington shaver, and a replacement ballast for the kitchen flourescent light. We are Prime members, and take advantage of the free shipping when we can. Also, we get the free video streaming, and my wife's downloads of free & greatly reduced books to her Kindle more than pay for the Prime membership.

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Crucial SSD on sale was old model, new model was available at a cheaper price.

Really?
I Noticed two items like that.

OH well. Didn't need to spend money to day anyway.
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Not much there but I did pick up an electric pressure washer.

Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM Electric Pressure Washer, 14.5-Amp

$159 vs. $200 regular price.

I've got to clean the house (not too bad) and then paint the siding etc. (no fun at all). Part of the "spruce the house up for sale" pre-retirement activities. Getting a new roof next week...
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