Amazon Prime Day(s) 2019

allisolm

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FeuerFrei

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Keep an eye on prices of items in your wish lists. I've seen Amazon raise a price a couple weeks in advance, then drop it to original level for Prime Day, and pretend you're getting a hot deal for a limited time. Yeah, you, lucky dog Prime member, pay the price everyone paid 3 weeks ago.

(Monitor prices any way you wish. Wish lists just facilitate monitoring.)
 
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IIRC it's been a while since I got any particularly good deals on Prime Day.
 

pete6032

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Hoping for a good deal on a Kindle paperwhite.
 
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Amazon day is always a disappointment. There are only a few genuinely amazing deals but they're so poorly stocked that they sell out basically instantly. If you aren't botting, you're probably getting taken for a ride.
 
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Amazon day is always a disappointment. There are only a few genuinely amazing deals but they're so poorly stocked that they sell out basically instantly. If you aren't botting, you're probably getting taken for a ride.

Sadly this had been my experience as well. :confused:

Really until I can afford to build a new gaming PC the only thing I'm really interested in is an upgraded Chromecast but I have serious doubts that's going to happen.
 
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2 years of kindle unlimited is $143 now. It's a good way to read a lot of authors that you normally wouldn't.
 

Stopsignhank

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The best thing about Prime Day is this video. I know it has been posted before, but I get to revive it once a year.

 
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2 years of kindle unlimited is $143 now. It's a good way to read a lot of authors that you normally wouldn't.

Call me backwards if you want but I still prefer actual books.... amazing battery-life!
 
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Keep an eye on prices of items in your wish lists. I've seen Amazon raise a price a couple weeks in advance, then drop it to original level for Prime Day, and pretend you're getting a hot deal for a limited time. Yeah, you, lucky dog Prime member, pay the price everyone paid 3 weeks ago.

(Monitor prices any way you wish. Wish lists just facilitate monitoring.)
this is why https://camelcamelcamel.com/ is worth its weight in gold if you purchase alot from amazon.
 
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Hoping for a good deal on a Kindle paperwhite.
I dunno for sure but I'd guess that they'll have a decent deal on a Paperwhite. They seem to do that with their Amazon-produced stuff.

I'll check out some deals but I'm not expecting anything great. There's usually just a few actual great deals and they can sell out real quick. I guess I'm not really looking for something specific anyway. So I'll probably just browse a bit.
 
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I wonder if our podunk library has started carrying ebooks yet.
I like real books, but ebooks are just far more convenient.
 

Exterous

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I'm with you but $10 for a paperback hurts my feeling and then what do I do with them? @Exterous had to buy a new house over it.:p
It wasn't the books you sent. It was all the....items in the packages that arrived from you after
 
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It wasn't the books you sent. It was all the....items in the packages that arrived from you after
I think we have another member that's the newest recipient of ....gifts.

Damn, I'm generous. One of you effers if getting 55 gallons....

:p

Hey, where's shorty? Coronary or hooters parking lot?

edit: @DigDog
 
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rh71

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Keep an eye on prices of items in your wish lists. I've seen Amazon raise a price a couple weeks in advance, then drop it to original level for Prime Day, and pretend you're getting a hot deal for a limited time. Yeah, you, lucky dog Prime member, pay the price everyone paid 3 weeks ago.

(Monitor prices any way you wish. Wish lists just facilitate monitoring.)
Always check camelx3 first...
 
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Hoping for a good deal on a Kindle paperwhite.
Such a great device it's mind blowing, so much better than my previous Kindle. What they make their money on is the content. Most of my Kindle paperwhite library is free stuff. Search for "free Kindle books." They send me emails all the time. I had my pick of I think literally hundreds of books. I have so many I haven't read that I don't bother to look for more these days. Most of the emails in the titles tout romances and I'm not interested in those.
 
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Such a great device it's mind blowing, so much better than my previous Kindle. What they make their money on is the content. Most of my Kindle paperwhite library is free stuff. Search for "free Kindle books." They send me emails all the time. I had my pick of I think literally hundreds of books. I have so many I haven't read that I don't bother to look for more these days. Most of the emails in the titles tout romances and I'm not interested in those.
There's Project Gutenberg as well.
 
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There's Project Gutenberg as well.
True, IIRC free Kindle downloads. I've done a few of those from Project Gutenberg, I think. You can also put your own files on your Kindle, PDFs for one. One of the great inventions for sure. Battery life on the Paperwhite is fantastic!
 

FeuerFrei

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this is why https://camelcamelcamel.com/ is worth its weight in gold if you purchase alot from amazon.
I'm under the impression that site is owned by Amazon. I have a hard time believing Amazon is THAT transparent about pricing history. While I've been known to rarely check it, and give it the benefit of the doubt, I don't consider the graphs as ... how to put this ... authoritative evidence of price fluctuation.
I'd be more comfortable if Amazon was at odds with the site's owners. heheh

Feel free to reassure me all you want.
 
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I'm under the impression that site is owned by Amazon. I have a hard time believing Amazon is THAT transparent about pricing history. While I've been known to rarely check it, and give it the benefit of the doubt, I don't consider the graphs as ... how to put this ... authoritative evidence of price fluctuation.
I'd be more comfortable if Amazon was at odds with the site's owners. heheh

Feel free to reassure me all you want.
I dont see how amazon has to be transparent about anything, if you scrape the site daily or even hourly to record price data they you are creating your own dataset you dont need amazon to do anything for you.

Also, if they were relying on amazon for historical prices then when their server crashed a few months back they would have been back up alot sooner with prices but as it was it took them over a month to fully restore the backups and get the pricing data back, most things on their site had no historical pricing for weeks-month after the crash.
 
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I'm under the impression that site is owned by Amazon. I have a hard time believing Amazon is THAT transparent about pricing history. While I've been known to rarely check it, and give it the benefit of the doubt, I don't consider the graphs as ... how to put this ... authoritative evidence of price fluctuation.
I'd be more comfortable if Amazon was at odds with the site's owners. heheh

Feel free to reassure me all you want.
I'm curious where you developed that impression.
I've used it quite a lot, and don't believe I've ever noted any discrepancies.
 

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