We’ve had a nice cool down period since 2020’s shopping season, but this year’s major shopping events have been slowly ramping up. That means Amazon Prime Day, and all the huge deals and big bargains it’ll bring, isn’t too far off.
So when is Amazon Prime Day going to kick off in Australia this year, and what kind of deals can you expect during the sale event?
Update 17/6: Amazon has announced a few deals, ahead of the sale event’s official start.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Amazon has recently announced that Prime Day 2021 will be officially kicking off at 12am AEST, June 21 in Australia, and will run until 11.59pm AEST, June 22. However, since Prime Day is a global event, Aussie shoppers will still be able to snag a few deals from the international Amazon branches up until 5pm AEST June 23.
All up, Prime Day 2021 will last for 65 hours.
Don’t forget your Prime membership
To get any of the deals on Prime Day you’ll need an active Amazon Prime membership. Amazon currently offers a free 30-day trial for Prime, which you cancel anytime. So with some strategic timing, you can take advantage of these huge deals and discounts, without having having to pay for a membership.
What deals can we expect for Amazon Prime Day?
Ahead of the sale kicking off, the following deals have been announced:
- Amazon: You can save up to 50% off select Amazon Echo devices, including Echo Dot (4th Gen) and Echo Show 8 (1st Gen). The all-new Fire TV Stick 4K will also be available for the lowest ever price.
- AndaSeat: Save 20% off AndaSeat’s range of Marvel gaming chairs.
- ASUS: Save up on select laptops, along with up to 30% off select networking devices.
- Dell: Save on select laptops and monitors.
- Lenovo: Save on select laptops, tablets, monitors, and accessories.
- Nanoleaf: There will be 25% off all Nanoleaf Shapes starter kits and expansion packs, along with the Essentials smart bulbs and lightstrips.
- SanDisk: Save up to 36% off RRP on select devices.
- Sony: Save on the excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones, along with select bluetooth speakers, soundbars and more.
Depending on your console of choice, there were a large selection of deals for Xbox, PS4 and Nintendo Switch titles during Amazon Prime Day last year. So if you’re looking to bulk up your game library/shame pile and maybe grab that titles you’ve been meaning to play, you’ll want to take advantage of these sales.
If you’re gaming is a bit more PC-centric, Amazon Prime Day is also a great opportunity to pick up some parts and accessories for your rig. So if you’re in the market for a new computer monitor or gaming keyboard, this might be the opportunity to get the peripheral you need while saving yourself a few dollars.
Amazon will also be running lightning deals on the day, which offer massive discounts on certain products. You’ll want to be fast, because these deals have limited stock and are only available for a limited time. So once they sell out or the clock hits zero, they’re gone.
Will there be PS5 and Xbox deals on Prime Day?
Considering how little restock there’ been for this new generation of consoles in Australia, it seems unlikely we’ll see Prime Day sales for the disc and digital editions of the PS5. The same can be said for the Xbox Series X and S.
However, it’s probably not a stretch to suggest we’ll see a few deals related to games or accessories, like controllers and charging docks.
We’ll be updating this article when we have more information about Prime Day. In the meantime, if you’re hungry for a bargain, you can check out Amazon’s daily deals page or Kotaku’s frequently updated list gaming deals.
Follow Kotaku Australia’s coverage of the best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals here.