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Amazon Prime Day 2020: When is it and all the best deals to expect

Amazon Prime Day 2020
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Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member?

In order to get all the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member. The good news is Amazon offers this service free for the first 30-days, with no strings attached. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial and cancel any time within that period with no charge. 

Amazon Prime Day usually takes place in July, but like many things in 2020, it's been postponed. There have been a lot of rumours about the shopping event flying around, and while Amazon is yet to confirm this year's exact date, everything suggests (including a new leak, more on that in a second) that Prime Day 2020 is still very much happening, and there will be great savings to be had.

Of course, Prime 'Day' may be a misnomer if last year is anything to go by. Amazon Prime Day 2019 running across not one but two days on 15 and 16 July, and Amazon has already confirmed that Prime Day 2020 will be a two-day event.

So when is Amazon Prime Day 2020? Well, the exact date is still yet to be confirmed by Amazon. However, with September nearly at and end, and November traditionally dedicated to Black Friday & Cyber Monday, everyone seems to be betting to Prime Day taking place in October.

A recent post on CNET reports Amazon Prime Day 2020 to be taking place on 13-14 October. However, Amazon has neither confirmed nor denied the leak. An Amazon spokesperson said: "Stay tuned for more details on Prime Day. Customers can also say 'Alexa, keep me posted on Prime Day." If customers do make such a request, Alexa will notify them when Amazon officially announces Prime Day dates and when the event begins. For more information, see the when is Amazon Prime Day 2020 section

But just because we don't know for sure when exactly Amazon Prime Day 2020 is happening, doesn't mean you have to wait for a great deal. Below, we've compiled some great pre-Amazon Prime Day deals that are happening right now. Just use the links below to head straight to the items of most interest on Amazon, or scroll further down to see a more detailed roundup of the deals. Then check out how to avoid an Amazon Prime Day 2020 fail.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Laptop deals

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If you're looking to buy a new laptop, it's well worth waiting for the best Amazon Prime Day deals. Last year we saw a number of huge savings on popular devices for creatives, including the MacBook Pro, Surface Laptop, Lenovo and Dell devices. Granted most of the deals were on older models, but these are still highly capable laptops in their own right. If you're not bothered about the most recent model, Amazon Prime Day is a great time to pick up an amazing laptop bargain.

If you can't wait for Amazon Prime Day to come around before you buy, here are some of the best laptop models for artists and designers available now, at the lowest prices. 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Tablet deals

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There are a number of powerful tablets on the market, many of which saw incredible discounts last Amazon Prime Day. There were huge savings to be had on Apple's iPad and iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and 7, in particular. With Apple having just released two new iPads, we expect to see even more impressive reductions on some of their older, but still very capable, devices. So if you're in no immediate hurry, it's worth holding on to see what Amazon Prime Day has in store this year for these powerful tablets. 

If you need a new tablet now, there are some great offers available. Also check our Apple Amazon Prime Day hub for more on Apple devices.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Monitor deals

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If you're on the hunt for a new monitor, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is one of the best times to get your hands on a top model for less. Last year saw some incredible savings on monitors from leading brands including BenQ, Asus, Samsung and Dell, and with the amount of people now working from home, we expect the demand and discounts to be bigger and better than ever. 

We'll add details of all the biggest savings right here as they land. In the meantime, take a look at our best USB-C monitors, best monitors for MacBook Pro and best ultrawide monitor articles to help you decide which is right for you. And if you can't wait for Amazon Prime Day to get a new screen, here are the best monitor deals around now:

Amazon Prime Day 2020: TV deals

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Amazon Prime Day is always a great time to grab a bargain on a new TV. Last year, saw popular brands including LG, Samsung and Sony drop their prices by a huge amount, with one of the best deals being a 55-inch, 4K Smart LG TV for less than £450. This year we expect to see similar, if not better deals, with incredible reductions on everything from 55-inch to 75-inch TVs. So no matter what size or style you're after, you're sure to find amazing Amazon Prime Day deals this year. 

Can't wait that long? Here are the best TV deals available now:

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Copic Marker deals

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Prime Day 2019 was a brilliant year for Copic Marker deals, with huge savings across a range of sets. And you won't be surprised to hear they flew off the shelves. One of the best offers we saw was on a 36-piece Copic Marker set, which was reduced by over £80! This super-popular art tool is a best seller all year round, but if you can hold off buying any for a little longer, it could well be worth it when Amazon Prime Day arrives. Here's hoping we see even better deals this year. 

If you're quick, you can grab one of these amazing Copic Marker set deals already running. Hurry, these are only available while stocks last, and at these prices, we don't expect them to hang around for long. 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Mattress deals

Best mattress Amazon Prime deals

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We all sleep, and better sleep at night often means a better creative brain during the day. Creatives eager to get the best laptops, tablet or stylus might also want to pay attention to some of the fantastic deals that mattresses get in the Amazon Prime Day deals. 

Last year we saw discounts on reliable brands such as Casper, eve and Silentnight, on all the range, from single top king size. 

As Prime Day deals start rolling in, we'll be adding the very latest savings, but until then, here are a few great deals happening right now over at Amazon. 

Up to £140 off eve mattresses at Amazon
Save up to £140:
eve is a new mattress brand making a name for themselves at the moment. With amazing memory foam with five intelligent layers plus climate controlled material, this is a quality mattress with a great saving attached.
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Up to 27% off Silentnight mattresses at Amazon
There's good reason Silentnight is instantly recognisable in the mattress world – it offers quality mattresses at good prices. And there are already good savings to be had over at Amazon. View Deal

Amazon Prime Day 2020: External hard drive deals

Best Amazon Prime Day: external hard drive

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If you're a creative who works with big digital files, and you need to save them securely yet retrieve them at the drop of a hat, you'll need an external hard drive. External hard drives are also perfect for those of us that have moved all our cherished media to digital. Here are some great deals on trusted brands. 

Samsung T5 500 GB | £178 | £87 at Amazon
Save £90:
This is a fantastic saving on one of the best external hard drive brands out there. A huge saving of nearly £100 and you'll get 500GB of storage plus super fast USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity. View Deal

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Like with any event right now, predicting when Amazon Prime Day 2020 will happen is not an exact science. A recent leak on CNET revealed Amazon Prime Day 2020 dates to be 13-14 October, however that has not be confirmed by Amazon itself. 

There have been some more whispers regarding an actual date, with an email reportedly sent to third-party sellers. Apparently, the week of the 5 October has been marked as a "placeholder date", but since Amazon's response emphasised that there hasn't been an official announcement, this isn't definite yet. 

Since there's been no official word from Amazon either way, both dates are still just speculation at this point. But there's very rarely smoke without fire and so we're very much expecting the Amazon Prime Day 2020 sale to start very soon. 

What will be the best deals on Amazon Prime Day 2020?

An April article by Reuters reported that the decision to delay Amazon Prime Day 2020 would mean the company has a huge backlog of extra devices (approx 5 million), and so if the event does go ahead, we expect to see the absolute biggest discounts across the Amazon device board that we've yet seen. 

Last year saw a number of incredible deals for artists and designers across a range of categories, but the most popular were hardware (including a certain fruit-themed company), creative software and art supplies. We think this will be the same for 2020, with even better discounts. 

Items including the Microsoft Surface Pro, Apple iPad Pro, Copic Markers, Adobe Creative Cloud, memory cards and power banks all saw significant reductions, with some prices dropping to a record low. 

What can we expect from Amazon Prime Day 2020?

If Amazon Prime Day 2020 does go ahead, we expect it to be unlike any other so far. Amazon will almost certainly push its own products and Alexa-compatible products, but how the ongoing Covid-19 crisis is affecting the world at the time may well inform where we see the best offers. 

In general we’d expect to see some good deals on home office equipment, garden furniture, mattresses, outgoing console generations, Windows laptops – especially high-spec ones – and on peripherals, plus the usual selection of kitchen gadgets and bits and pieces. And for creatives, we’d expect very similar deals to the ones we’ve detailed above, including even more deals on various iPad and Microsoft Surface models. 

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