If you looked at the internet this week, it might have seemed like a perpetual advertorial for Amazon Prime and its special self-promotional holiday.
And sure, there are some great deals on lots of different items on Amazon Prime Day (we have a look here and here, but let’s say you’re not a Prime member … or you just want to see what’s out there other than what’s on Amazon (because capitalism/free markets, ya’ll).
We feel ya, so here’s a look at some of the stuff other retailers are doing while, you know, Amazon gets all the attention and love.
CNBC called Target, and this big-box giant says it’s having a back-to-school sale … conveniently, the same week as Amazon Prime Day. This means it’s a good time to buy back-to-school supplies.
Check out a look at Target's deals/an analysis from CNBC here: http://cnb.cx/2uNF6sx
Dell, meanwhile, is having a “Black Friday in July” promotion. This, for the record, is conveniently at the same time as Amazon Prime Day.
What does this mean?
Basically, you can get a pretty good deal on a laptop or computer – which makes sense, because that’s what Dell sells.
You can see a full look here: http://dell.to/2sMS7RD
Real talk: Some people out there call Best Buy “the Amazon showroom.” And now, this brick-and-mortar store is taking its revenge.
Tuesday is Big Deals Day at Best Buy – and it’s claiming you can save $200 on an iPhone, $150 on an iPad Pro, get a hold of some relatively cheap TVs, and – as a real “screw you” to a certain website – get a free Amazon Echo is you buy a Logitech Harmony universal remote.
You can see these deals here: http://bit.ly/2nmDKAu
If you look at the top of eBay right now, you’ll see a little box that says “their Prime Deal is our Everyday Deal” … which appears to be a subtle and eloquent dig at Amazon.
Anyway, eBay does have some anti-Prime Day deals going down, including $28.49 Dolce and Gabbana cologne that you can use to impress someone special, a $250 Diamondback hybrid bike, a really, really nice vacuum for $239.99 and a full-body massage chair.
You can go through the eBay deals here: http://ebay.to/2pJEyES
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