Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be held on July 12 and 13

Today, the company announced that Amazon’s annual shopping event, Amazon Prime Day, will officially begin at 3 AM ET / 12 AM PT on Tuesday, July 12, and run through Wednesday, July 13. We knew it was going to be July, thanks to an earlier earnings call, but Amazon Prime subscribers now know when to set their watches.

This year’s peak day comes a few weeks later than last year, but it’s maintaining its daylight saving time, unlike the pandemic’s peak period in 2020 when Amazon delayed the event until October. And if you’re in the market for toys, tech, household goods, or just about anything else, it could be one of the best times to save money outside of the Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday holiday shopping season. It’s almost a guarantee that we’ll see some of the lowest prices yet on Amazon’s own products, as well as discounts on a variety of other technologies. Early deals begin June 21, when Amazon will offer up to 55 percent off a range of Amazon devices, including the latest Kindle Paperwhite, the fourth-generation Echo Dot, and a number of other products.

Amazon didn’t give exact details of what would be on offer, but said the 48-hour sale will offer “the lowest prices ever” on select products from Beats, Bose, Sony, iRobot and a number of other devices. well-known brands. However, if past years are any indication, we can expect many deals to take the form of robotic vacuums, noise-canceling headphones, 4K TVs, as well as other types of electronics. Amazon will also offer a slew of additional promotions during Prime Day, including free games through Prime Gaming, discounts on services like Amazon Music Unlimited, and more.

Like previous years, Prime Day deals are available to Prime members who live in the United States as well as a number of other countries, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, and Sweden. Amazon also says it plans to hold Prime Day events in India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt later this summer.

Despite the positive hype surrounding the event, Prime Day arrives at a turbulent time for the company. Since the massive influx of online shopping during the pandemic and during the 2021 peak season and holiday season, there have been numerous reports of the terrible working conditions that warehouse workers and delivery drivers at Amazon are facing. Now, the Amazon Workers’ Union (ALU) is working to create more union repositories as Amazon continues further scrutiny by the New York state government over its treatment of workers.

The harsh truth is that while Prime Day will certainly lead to a deluge of deals and discounts, it also increases the workload of warehouse workers and delivery drivers, who have been known to skip breaks to meet quotas. We’ll just have to wait and see if this year is different, especially with New York close to cracking down on Amazon production quotas.

Update June 15th 1:47AM ET: Updated with additional information regarding the specific deals Amazon plans to offer, as well as the various promotions it will be launching.

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