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It’s important that we know other people like a product before we buy. Market research shows that even during the lightning-fast deals of Amazon Prime Day, shoppers will slow down and read reviews to make sure they’re plunking their money down on a worthy product.
Ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2019, we’ve compiled a list of items that are highly rated and are already discounted ahead of the two-day shop-a-thon that runs July 15-16. Amazon doesn’t reveal what they’ll offer deals on ahead of time (though we can make some predictions based on past Prime Day sales), but these top-rated items are worth watching when the madness begins.
1. Intex Inflatable Water Float
Prime Days is a July event, after all, so you might be looking for some bargains on summer fun. This 53-inch Intex River Run I Sport Lounge inflatable water float could be the innertube you need in your life. It’s typically $41.99 but is discounted to $17.49 right now. It’s rated an average of 4.3 stars with 70 percent giving it a 5-star rating. One customer’s review said it could hold a heavier person without concern.
2. Apple iPad in Gold
Have you been waiting to pick up an iPad at the right price? The original price of this latest-model 32-gig iPad is $329, but it is already discounted to $249 and includes free shipping. It’s rated an average of 4.7 stars with a whopping 89 percent giving it a 5-star review. Users leaving reviews said it has a “crisp” screen. Some said it is great for those who need it for producing digital art.
3. Compact 8×42 Monoculars
These Emarth 8×42 monoculars are waterproof, and the description says they’re also shockproof … though the price seems shockingly low. This item was originally priced at $33.66 and is currently $25.21. It’s rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 80 percent of reviewers giving it a full five stars. Buyers seem to like them for everything from wildlife watching to travel to observing planes overhead.
4. Gas Fire Table
The original price on this awesome-looking Legacy Heating outdoor fire table is $464.99, but it is on sale for $284.99. The table is 56-by-21-by-42 inches, and it garnered an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars with 65 percent of reviewers giving it a full 5 stars. One reviewer noted that assembly was easy, and that it has maintained its shine, even after dropping a heavy metal tool on it.
5. HGTV Magazine Subscription
A one-year subscription to HGTV’s magazine is typically $39.99, but shoppers can now find it for $9.99 if they sign up for auto-renewal, which happens two months before the end of the first year. It has an average rating of 4.4 stars with 70 percent of reviewers giving it 5 stars. One review says, “HGTV is full of content you can actually use.”
6. Key Smart Garage Kit with Door Opener and Cloud Camera
Deals on smart-home tech were popular on past Prime Days, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see huge savings on this product. The Key Smart Garage Kit, which comes with a myQ smart garage door opener and an Amazon cloud camera, is going for less than $100. Prime Day shoppers may get an even better deal on this combo set, which was originally more than $187. It’s reviewed at an average of 3.7 out of 5 stars.
7. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
AirPods are all the rage, and the latest model of these popular earbuds is discounted 10 percent right now. They are $179.99 and rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 75 percent of reviewers giving the product 5 stars.
8. Eight-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
This D-Link eight-port gigabit ethernet solution was designed with small- and medium-sized business in mind. (Who says you can’t shop for deals for your business during Prime Day?) It was originally $44.99 and is now discounted to $29.99. The D-Link port has an average of 47. stars out of 5 with 86 percent of reviewers giving it a full 5 stars.
9. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition
Someone in your life (maybe you!) needs Amazon to offer a screaming deal on this during Prime Day, because the current discount isn’t cutting it. The wildly popular Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition was originally $556.27 and is currently discounted to $534.99, plus free shipping. It’s rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars with 79 percent of reviewers giving it 5 stars. Reviewer Elodie wrote, “Been a Smash Bros fan for a very long time, and I am very impressed. Everyone will know what you are playing when you’re out in public. Get ready to be challenged on the go!”
10. SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset
If you need an over-ear gaming headset that does it all — including not breaking the bank — this might be the one to look for during Prime Day. The 2019 SteelSeries Arctis 3 all-platform gaming headset works with your PC, Xbox One, Playstation, Nintendo Switch or your mobile device. It was originally $69.99 and is on sale at $49.99 on Amazon right now. It has an average of 4 out of 5 stars, with 57 percent of reviewers giving it 5 stars.
Are you ready to shop Prime Day like a pro? Share your Prime account with family members, and don’t forget to sign up for alerts for items you’re watching for a Prime Day sale.