We Want to Know! What Do You Think About Prime Day 2016?
Prime Day is here again! Last year, Amazon promised the event would have more deals than Black Friday. There was a lot of disappointment surrounding Prime Day 2015, but this year it's supposed to be better. So we want to know: what do you think of this year's Prime Day deals?
Prime Day 2015 FAIL
There was a ton of backlash directed towards Amazon for Prime Day last year. Many complaints focused on items that were gone in the blink of an eye, but the majority of moans arose from Amazon's selection of items.
Some Amazon devices were obviously included in the savings, but there were also some seemingly random products. Some "deals" included plates of ham and family packs of brass knuckles. The (understandable) disappointment launched a handful of related hashtags on Twitter, including #PrimeDayFail. According to some, those tweets generated more entertainment than the sale itself.
Our Take So Far for 2016
This year, Amazon is taking Prime Day one step further by hosting a week's worth of deals. So far, there's been a better selection (read: things people might actually want), including watches, jewelry, DVDs, high-end blenders, Amazon devices, and more. Plus, we even saw deals like Audible memberships and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. Maybe Amazon is listening to customers after all?
Of all the Amazon deals we posted last week, approximately 14% were Editors' Choice picks. As of this writing, about 43% of Amazon deals from Monday and Tuesday have earned the distinction. By comparison, only 32% of Amazon's deals last year during the same two-day period were Editors' Choice.
One of the most noteworthy deals so far has to be shopping via the Alexa app, which could save you $10 off a purchase of $20 or more. The eligible items are pretty great, including a camera drone for $15, a Cuisinart griddler for $30, and an Amazon Tap for $69.
What Do You Think?
Readers, we want to know what you think about Prime Day 2016. Check out the deals we've posted so far, and leave your thoughts here throughout the day. And let us know what kinds of deals you're finding!