Everyone loves a bargain, and no one does a sale better than Amazon. During Amazon Prime Day last year, more than 175 million items were sold to bargain-hungry humans. Amongst that haul was music-friendly gear like Apple Airpods and headphones, to home brew and vinyl.
With Coronavirus still causing havoc, the usual July slot for Prime Day was, understandably, postponed, but it’s now been confirmed that Amazon Prime Day 2020 will take place over two days on October 13 & 14.
This page is your place to find the very latest Prime Day 2020 news, dates and the most up-to-date Prime Day music deals.
The best pre-Prime Day music deals right now
You may not need to wait until Prime Day itself to take advantage of some great offers on music gear and services.
Motorhead 1979: Was
£190, now £142.50
This package not only gathers together Motorhead’s classic Overkill and Bomber albums, it also features live cuts, b-sides, a 7-inch single, booklet, sheet music, a tour programme and five badges!View Deal
When is Prime Day?
When is Prime Day 2020?
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Amazon Prime Day is usually a July event. Last year it ran from July 15 to 16 (eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that Prime ‘Day’ is actually a 2-day event), offering 48-hours of mega deals, sales and discounts.
For 2020, Amazon has officially confirmed that Prime Day will take place on 13 and 14 October, stating: “Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is back in time for the festive season, taking place on 13th and 14th October. The two-day shopping event delivers Prime members incredible savings and deep discounts on over one million deals globally across every category. Prime Day kicks off at 00.01am on Tuesday, 13th October and runs through to 23.59pm on Wednesday 14th October, for Prime members in the U.K, U.S., U.A.E, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, and – participating for the first time this year – Turkey and Brazil.”
Do you need a Prime subscription?
Do I need an Amazon Prime subscription?
The short answer is yes. In order to take advantage of Amazon’s best Prime Day deals you need to be a Prime subscriber. While we’re not condoning this behaviour, we’ve heard that you can sign up for a free trial nearer the event, bag all the bargains you can handle, then cancel once you’re satiated. But you didn’t hear that from us…
Amazon Prime Members get faster delivery of orders, exclusive deals and access to Prime Video, so if you’re a regular shopper, it could be worth signing up anyway.
As of right now, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription will cost you £7.99/$12.99 (which can be cancelled at any time) and a yearly option is £79/$119.
But it’s worth noting that not all the action takes places on Amazon, with plenty of non-Amazon retailers slashing prices and making the most of the buzz surrounding Prime Day. You might not needed that Prime membership after all.
Will there be many Prime Day deals for music fans?
If you’re a music fan (if not, you’ve clearly landed on Louder in error) then there will be countless deals to sink your teeth into. Whether you’re after a new pair of budget wireless headphones, you’re planning on upgrading your turntable, stocking up on vinyl or you’ve got your eyes on a new smart speaker, it’s definitely worth putting some budget aside for a bargain once Prime Day rolls around.
Amazon devices sell super well around Prime Day, so if you’re in the market for an Amazon Echo Studio – our pick for the best smart speaker right now – or one of the all-new Echo Dots, then you’ll be sure to find the best prices come Prime Day.
One of last year’s deal highlights was a monster discount applied to the Guns N’ Roses Locked N’ Loaded box set so we’re excited to check out the best Prime Day vinyl deals for 2020, too.
What else should I look out for on Prime Day?
With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, it’s likely you’ll find money off Amazon’s own products. So, if you’ve been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Echo device, Prime Day could be the time to get a big discount. We’re hoping to see big money off the fantastic-sounding Echo Studio, in addition to the compact Echo Dot. Last year Amazon was running deals on its smart speakers with bundles that included free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service, too.
2019 Prime Day highlights
Last year’s best Prime Day deals
Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones
£199.95, now £109.95
The ultimate in airport fashion, these bad boys from Bose remain the travellers’s favourite, and at this price they were an absolute steal on Prime Day.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones:
£450 now £225
The H9is are an updated version of the Beoplay H9s which are known for their ace battery life and luxurious design – the new limited edition H9is look are even more luxurious, with a travel-inspired design.View Deal
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones: was £249.95, now £142.99
Dr Dre might not be an actual doctor, but he knows a thing or two about ear furniture, as the huge success of the Beats range demonstrates. These were available on Prime Day 2019 with over 100 quid off. View Deal
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Was £169.99, now £104.97
It’s easy to control your tunes via Alexa and blast out 360-degrees of rich audio with this Bluetooth speaker. And if you weren’t a fan of black (really?) you could pick one up in yellow, green, blue or white for the same price.View Deal
B&O Beoplay A1 Portable Speaker Was £230, now £134.99
Another quality mini-speaker deal was this from Bang & Olufsen. Our sister mag What Hi-Fi said: “the A1 does stand out in the smorgasbord of quality that is the portable Bluetooth speaker market, with good (and practical) looks, generous battery life and a clear, full-bodied sound. It may bring B&O’s entry-level price down, but doesn’t drag its hardy reputation down with it.”View Deal
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug
£64.98, now £31.99
Amazon was offering smart speaker bundles complete with a smart plug last year, meaning you could get all the benefits of the Echo Dot plus add voice control to any electrical socket: schedule lights, coffee machines and other appliances using your voice.View Deal
Sony PSHX500 Turntable:
Everything about this turntable screams class, from the sturdy tonearm for accurate tracking, to the ability to record your vinyl as high-res audio. It supports phono and line output, too. Last year it could be yours for well under 300 notes.View Deal
Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack: was £36.00, now £18.99
In 2019 you could bag almost 50% off this upmarket JD. While Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 might be more iconic, don’t miss this premium version of the famous Tennessee whiskey. It’s more robust than what we’ve come to expect from the distillery and, as a result, this has more depth of flavour.View Deal
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch, WiFi + Cellular 256GB:
If you wanted a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with cellular connectivity, this was a pretty sweet deal, serving up a tasty 13% saving.
Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Speaker: was $299.99, now $184
This portable, lightweight speaker is ideal for life on the go. With two 3/4″ domed tweeters and a meaty 4″ woofer, there’s nothing lightweight about the sound.View Deal
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September 28, 2020