The Amazon Prime Day PC deals will start in July, and the event’s a great time to get a good price on games, PC components, peripherals, and general gaming tech. If you’ve been holding off getting the best graphics card you can afford, or just considering upgrading your gaming monitor, Prime Day 2019 is an ideal time to do it. The exact date for the start of the Amazon Prime Day deals isn’t yet known, but we’re early indications are that it could begin on July 15 and run until July 16. In previous years, Prime Day PC deals have run from midday on the first day until midnight on the second, so that’s actually about 36-40 hours of sale. Will Amazon boost the length even further this year? That remains to be seen.
Amazon – the best deals right now
If you’re just window-shopping right now, here are the best deals currently available at Amazon. It’s worth a look because you don’t necessarily have to wait for Prime Day to save money on PC kit.View Deal
What are we expecting from the Amazon Prime Day PC deals? Well, plenty of the stuff you need for your gaming PC. It’s likely we’ll see some of the best SSDs for gaming at their lowest prices ever, thanks to the fall in cost of storage, and you’ll likely be able to get a cracking deal on GPUs, given how saturated the market is right now, and how prices are slowly falling on Nvidia’s 20-series cards.
In terms of actual games, you’ll likely see big savings on the likes of The Division 2, Resident Evil 2, and most other high-profile games of late 2018 / early 2019. While there won’t quite be the same range of .choice as the Steam Sales, you’ll still get a good deal on some triple-A games.
The Prime Day deals will also include savings on the best gaming headsets, and a bunch of top keyboards and mice. These are less critical purchases, but something you definitely want to save a little money on. Here’s the other key info you need to know about Prime Day 2019.
Amazon Prime Day PC deals: When do they start in 2019?
While Amazon is yet to reveal an official date for Prime Day 2019, we it’s likely to be in the second or third week of July, potentially Monday July 15 through Tuesday July 16. In 2018, Prime Day took place on 16-17 July, so the same may happen again (start on the 3rd Monday of the month, and continue for two days).
Last year saw Prime Day’s PC deals run for 36 hours, as the sale kicked off at 12 noon on the Monday (local time wherever in the world you are) until 12 midnight on the Tuesday. Given the success of last year’s Prime Day, we wouldn’t be surprised to see 2019’s event offering 48 hours of savings, or at least starting at 9am on the Monday. Remember, Black Friday almost lasts a full 2 weeks now, so Amazon will be looking to expand Prime Day as much as possible.
All the latest leaks and rumours suggest that we’re heading for a start date of July 15, but don’t take this as fact until we actually hear from Amazon. There are also rumours that it’ll last longer than two days, with some products being on sale all week, so that would be a much bigger event than previous years.
Amazon Prime Day PC deals: Is Prime Day just Amazon?
No, actually. While Amazon Prime Day is the name of the event itself, most other online retailers like to take advantage of the fact people are looking to spend money on tech. In the US, retailers like NewEgg, Walmart, BestBuy and loads more have historically had their own sales on PC gear – although because Prime Day is still a relatively new concept in Australia, only a handful of local retailers initiated their own parallel sales last year. That said, we’ll be keeping an eye on all online PC retailers with sales around Prime Day, and calling out the best PC gaming deals wherever we find them.
And while Prime Day is likely to be a 36-48 hour sale, some other retailers may offer savings all week, and perhaps even beforehand, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to pick up a bargain.
Amazon Prime Day PC deals: What deals are available right now?
While we don’t currently have masses of PC gaming deals on Amazon Australia, there are a couple worth looking at right now. Obviously, during Amazon Prime Day 2019, we’ll see hundreds of deals on the site, so you’ll have more choice. What’s below represents deals we’d recommend looking at right now, because they may only be matched (not bettered) during Prime Day 2019.
We’re expecting big savings on the likes of SSDs, monitors, peripherals, and a few choice laptops during the Amazon Prime Day PC deals event. Components are a little trickier, as they’re subject to market forces, but you’ll likely find RAM and hard drives discounted, with a few key savings on GPUs.
Amazon Prime Day PC deals: How to access them
To take advantage of Prime Day you have to be an Amazon Prime member. If you’re not yet, you can still take advantage of the deals by signing up for a free 30-day Prime trial. You won’t need to pay the $59/year fee, and you’ll still be eligible to get the exclusive deals. (And on some deals, that discount may even be big enough to pay for the Prime membership itself.)
Prime gives you free delivery on all eligible Amazon purchases while you hold a membership, and you also get access to services such as Prime Video, which is nice. It isn’t Netflix nice, but it’s just fine. The Expanse is on there, which is badass.
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