Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2018

Billy Bommer ·
Audio & Travel Writer

Prime Day was launched four years ago to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary and call attention to its membership service. This year, the 36-hour sale starts at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, July 16 and runs through Tuesday night, July 17. Amazon is offering more than one million deals for Prime Members, and our staff will be combing through them looking for the best discounts on home and electronics products.

Some vendors offer deals to all shoppers on Prime Day, but most of the discounts are reserved for Prime subscribers. A Prime membership gives you access to Amazon’s streaming video service, Twitch Prime, Amazon Music and free two-day shipping on over 100 million products. Amazon recently increased the membership price from $99 per year to $119, or $12.99 for a monthly membership. Amazon offers a discounted membership rate to college students, and students also get a longer trial period – 6 months instead of 30 days.

Prominent retailers like Walmart and Best Buy also participate in this summertime Black Friday event, so keep this page bookmarked because we will be scouring the web for the best home and electronics deals.   

Top Deals from our Deals Editors

  • Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD

    Samsung's speedy, 2.5-inch SATA III drive is a great upgrade for any system. It offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively. It's now the cheapest it's ever been.

    $109.99 $72.99 @ Amazon
  • Here's a Rare Deal on an Amazing Laptop

    We gave the Huawei MateBook X Pro a near-perfect rating for its 10-hour battery life, Apple MacBook styling, surprising array of speedy hardware, and USB ports both Type-A and Type-C!

    1499 $1,349 @ B&H
  • 10-inch Galaxy Tab A Tablet for All-Time Amazon Low

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is two years old, but it makes for a great backup tablet for someone who likes to watch 1920 x 1200-pixel TV/movies on a device that's bigger than a phone. 

    $157.99 @ Amazon
  • Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Camera w/ lens

    The full-frame Sony Alpha a7IIK Mirrorless Camera is rarely seen below $1,300. However, Amazon has this top-rated mirrorless camera bundled with a 28-70mm lens on sale.

    $1,498 $998 @ Amazon
  • Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera

    The Sony a6000 is a feature rich midrange mirrorless camera that offers fast continuous performance and top-notch image quality. This bundle comes with a 16-50mm zoom lens.

    $648 $448 @ Amazon
  • Atari Flashback 8 Gold: HD Classic Console

    The Atari Flashback 8 Gold console includes 120 built-in classic Atari 2600 games. Take a trip down memory lane with games like Missile Command, Asteroids, and Millipede. It's currently $12 off. 

    $69.99 $57.89 @ Amazon
  • Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Bundle

    The Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Bundle includes an Xbox One S console with 4K UHD support, a dull game download of Minecraft, and a wireless controller. For a limited time, it's $100 off. 

    $299 $199 @ Wal-Mart
  • Amazon Fire TV Recast

    The Fire TV Recast connects to an HDTV antenna, and then streams content via Wi-Fi or Ethernet to any connected Fire TV-enabled device. Both the 500GB and 1TB model are on sale for the first time.

    $229.99 $179.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube

    The Fire TV Cube has built-in Alexa and can dim lights and control all your A/V gear. It supports 4K at 60fps as well as HDR content. It's now the cheapest it's ever been.

    $119.99 $59.99 @ Amazon
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

    The 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K offers the perfect balance of functionality, price, and performance. This is the first time it's on sale. It also makes for an excellent stocking stuffer.

    $49.99 $34.99 @ Amazon
  • Sony PSVR Astro Bot Bundle

    Step into the world of virtual reality with the Sony PSVR Astro Bot Bundle. Explore environments with enchanting creatures in this 360 degree action-adventure puzzle game. Get it now for $100 off. 

    $299 $199 @ Wal-Mart
  • Sony 65-inch 4K Smart TV w/ Google Home Mini, $50 GC

    BuyDig has the Sony 65-inch 4K Smart TV bundled w/ a $50 Visa GC and free Google Home Mini for $998. Amazon has it for $998 sans the freebies.

    $1,999.99 $998 @ BuyDig
  • TCL 43-Inch 1080p Roku Smart TV

    TCL's 43-inch (43S305) is a budget TV with Roku's platform as its OS. Though we generally recommend buying 4K, at this price the 43S305 is a solid pick for a bedroom or kid's room.

    $239.99 $219.99 @ Amazon
  • LG 55-inch C8 OLED 4K Smart TV

    The LG C8 4K Smart TV is part of LG's 2018 lineup of OLED TVs. It features ThinQ AI (Google Assistant), which lets you control other compatible smart home devices.

    $2,196.99 $1,696.99 @ Amazon
  • RCA 65-inch 4K HDTV

    This 65-inch 4K RCA (RTU6549) is one of the least expensive big-screen TVs available right now. There's no HDR support and no "smart" capabilities, but it's as inexpensive as 65-inch TVs get.

    $899.99 $399 @ Wal-Mart
  • Google Pixelbook Sale

    The speedy and sexy Pixelbook is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy. All three Pixelbook configs are now $300 off. The 256GB model is $899 and the 512GB model is $1,349.

    $999 $699 @ Amazon
  • Dell G3 Laptop w/ 256GB SSD, GTX 1050

    The Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop packs a Core i5-8300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. Use code "50OFF699" to save $50. That's the best price we've seen for this configuration.

    $849.99 $649.99 @ Dell
  • HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop w/ GTX 1060

    This GTX 1060-based HP laptop is a rare find. Priced at $799.99, it features a 2.2GHz Core i7-8750H six-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB 7200rpm HDD w/ 16GB optane memory.

    $999.99 $799.99 @ Wal-Mart
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 330s

    The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s is a budget laptop with premium parts. It sports a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 1.6GHz Core i5-8250U quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD.

    $449 $349 @ Wal-Mart
  • Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Spider-Man Bundle

    This PS4 Slim 1TB console includes Marvel's Spider-Man game. Create a new account and use code "ELLEN10" to drop it to $189, which beats Sony's and Best Buy's price.

    $299 $189 @ Wal-Mart
  • Nintendo SNES Classic Edition

    A great gift for gamers, the rarely discounted SNES Classic Edition is $10 off at Walmart. Just create a new account and use coupon "ELLEN10". It's the best deal we've ever seen for this console.

    $79.96 $69.96 @ Wal-Mart
  • NES Classic Edition

    Act fast. The NES Classic Edition is in stock and on sale at Walmart. Just use coupon "ELLEN10" to drop the price to $49.99.

    $59.99 $49.99 @ Wal-Mart
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick

    The Fire TV Stick focuses on Amazon apps, which makes it a good choice for existing Amazon customers. It was $5 cheaper on Prime Day, but still a decent deal at $24.99.

    $39.99 $24.99 @ Amazon
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K

    The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the most complete 4K HDR streaming device you can get for the price. It's currently $10 off. But Amazon fans, keep in mind Amazon's streaming devices go on sale Nov. 18.

    $59 $49 @ Wal-Mart
  • WWE 2K18 for PS4

    WWE 2K18 for PS4 packs action, stunning graphics, new game modes, and match types. For a limited time, it's $33 off. 

    $59.99 $22.8 @ Wal-Mart
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Zombies Chronicles

    Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Zombies Chronicles Edition features campaign, multiplayers and zombies modes with 8 remastered classic Zombies maps from previous Call of Duty titles. It's now $33 off.

    $59.99 $34.99 @ Wal-Mart
  • $10 Off $35 or More

    Attention Walmart, shoppers. Create a new Walmart acct and use coupon "ELLEN10" to take $10 off orders of $35 or more. This undercuts Amazon in categories such as LEGO. Coupon ends after 50K uses.

    $20 $10 @ Wal-Mart
  • Amazon Music Unlimited 3 Months

    New to Amazon Music Unlimited? Sign up now and you can get 3 months of Music Unlimited for $0.99. That's $20 off as the first 30 days are usually free and subsequent months are $9.99.

    $19.98 $1 @ Amazon

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