Rumours have been pouring in over the course of the year around Amazon's Prime Day 2020 shopping event, the date it may land on, and whether or not it would even go ahead due to the global pandemic.
Recently, a leak pointed to an October 13 start date to the online shopping spree, and now that's been substantiated, with Amazon finally announcing that Prime Day 2020 will officially span October 13 - 14 in Australia.
As with last year, Australians will have access to a full 66 hours of deals, as the savings begin at 12am AEDT on Tuesday October 13 and won't end until 6pm AEDT on Thursday, October 15, with Aussies being given access to a selection of US-based deals that will technically push the shopping event well into a third day.
As with other regions, we'll still be seeing 48 hours of local deals (those end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 14) and any savings and discounts you score in the following 18 hours will be from products that ship from the US.
As has always been the case, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to make the most of the event, with offers only available to members. Thankfully, you can sign up now and get a 30-day free trial, plus access to a lot of other Amazon services, including Prime Video, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming (previously called Twitch Prime).
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Amazon Music Unlimited
As a special offer for any Amazon Prime members (new or existing) that haven't yet tried out the Amazon Music Unlimited streaming platform with its 60 million songs, Amazon is offering four months of the premium tier for just AU$0.99 (opens in new tab), after which it returns to AU$11.99 monthly.
Early Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals
Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones (opens in new tab) | AU$445 (RRP AU$549; save AU$104)
Sony's industry-leading, five-star headphones haven't been available for all that long, but you can already score a AU$104 discount on the WH-1000XM4 at Amazon Australia. Or, if you aren't as desperate on the latest model but are still keen for some of the best headphones around, you could score the WH-1000XM3 for just AU$325 (opens in new tab) instead.
Fire TV Stick Lite + 3rd-gen Echo Dot (opens in new tab) | AU$89 (RRP AU$138; save AU$49)
Just last week, Amazon announced that it was launching its Fire TV Stick Lite in Australia, and it's already discounted! Along with a pre-order of the Fire TV Stick Lite (shipping October 6), you can bundle it with the Echo Dot and save AU$49 on the total cost. Just add the Echo Dot to your cart from the box on the right of the page before checking out.
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