Amazon Warehouse: what to expect during the Prime Early Access sale

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Amazon Warehouse deals offer discounts on quality pre-owned, used and open box products, and the Amazon Prime Early Access sale could spell even bigger savings. Amazon has announced a second Prime sale event this year to take place in October, and if it's anything like Prime Day in July we can expect some special deals on Amazon Warehouse products.

Hidden in plain sight, Amazon Warehouse deals can often be the cheapest way to buy many tech items – including sometimes very new products. They include discounts on pre-owned products but also open box products that may have only just been released. 

Read on for everything you need to know about finding Amazon Warehouse (opens in new tab) Prime Early Access deals. And if you're looking for tech deals in general, make sure you're following our main Amazon Prime Early Access sale 2022 and our Amazon Prime Early Access Apple deals roundup for all of the best savings from the new sale event.

All you need to know about Amazon Warehouse Prime Early Access deals

When is the Amazon Prime Early Access sale?

Amazon has announced a new, second Prime sale event for 2022. The Amazon Prime Early Access sale will be held over two days from Tuesday 11 October at midnight Pacific Time in the US (8am in the UK) until 11.59pm (PT) / 7:59am (BST) on Thursday 13 October.

What is Amazon Warehouse?

Amazon Warehouse is a section of the Amazon online store that offers savings of up to 50% on pre-owned and open-box products. These bargains are products that are often still in good condition but can't be classed as 'new' since they've either been used or at least their boxes have been opened. 

Amazon checks each item and uses a series of descriptions to define its condition: 'like new', 'very good', 'good' and 'acceptable'. The products usually come in their original packaging, they're eligible for Prime delivery and are covered by the usual 30-day return policy. You can read about the Amazon Warehouse terms (opens in new tab) for full details. 

The most difficult thing is finding Amazon Warehouse deals since they're available only in limited quantities. That means you have to do a bit of digging, but we've linked to all of the different Amazon Warehouse categories below.

Will there be Amazon Warehouse Prime Early Access deals?

In short, we don't know. The Amazon Prime Early Access sale is a brand new addition to the sales calendar, so we can't know for sure what Amazon has planned. That said, everything that Amazon has communicated suggests that the Prime Early Access sale will be very similar to Prime Day, which was held in July. If that's the case, then we would expect it to include Amazon Warehouse deals as well as deals on unboxed products. 

During Prime Day in July, Amazon ran a special Prime Day Amazon Warehouse discount offering an extra 20% off all Amazon Warehouse products. The discount was applied automatically at checkout. If Amazon does run the same deal during the Prime Early Access sale, we'll be sure to let you know here. For the moment, here are the best pre Prime Early Access Amazon Warehouse deals that are live at the moment. You can browse by category or scroll down further to find highlighted deals.

Do I need to be a Prime member to get Prime Early Access Amazon Warehouse deals?

If Amazon does run Prime Early Access Amazon Warehouse deals, they will probably be for Prime members only. The good news is that you can sign up for a no-strings-attached 30-day free Amazon Prime trial (opens in new tab). You can always cancel the trial after the sale.

What Prime Early Access Amazon Warehouse deals should I look out for?

Amazon Warehouse offers deals on almost every category of product that you can find on Amazon, so that means there are changes to find savings on everything. As for the Prime Early Access sale, it's possible that Amazon Warehouse may run discounts on specific open-box products, in which case we'll link to best deals on this page. However, Amazon might also offer a flat percentage discount across all Amazon Warehouse products, in which case the discount would probably be applied automatically at checkout for Prime members.

How can I find Amazon Warehouse Prime Early Access deals

The best Amazon Warehouse deals are unpredictable. They come and go quickly with only limited numbers available because these are generally items that people have returned unwanted, usually because they ordered the wrong item, because the item wasn't what they expected or because it was the wrong size or didn't meet their requirements. That means that the offers are often one-offs. 

Amazon Warehouse may pop up if you're searching for a specific item on Amazon, but if you specifically want to take advantage of Amazon Warehouse deals, you're best going to the main Amazon Warehouse page (opens in new tab) or browsing via the links below.

Amazon Warehouse: Browse by category

  • Automotive (opens in new tab): Car accessories, parts, tools and equipment for less
  • Baby (opens in new tab): Big savings on bottles, clothing, safety equipment and more
  • Books (opens in new tab): Save on every topic of book your mind could possibly think of
  • Computing (opens in new tab): Save big on desktops, laptops, tablets and printers
  • Electronics and photo (opens in new tab): Cameras, headphones, wearable tech at low prices
  • Garden & Outdoors (opens in new tab): Low prices on garden furniture, mowers and more
  • Health & Personal care (opens in new tab): Dental and hair care, wellness and nutrition for less
  • Home & Kitchen (opens in new tab): Money off home appliances, bedding, linen and more
  • Home Improvement (opens in new tab):  Get your house in shape without spending a fortune
  • Musical Instruments (opens in new tab): Save big on karaoke equipment and wind instruments
  • Office Products (opens in new tab): Spruce up your home work space for less
  • Pet supplies (opens in new tab): Reduced treats for your furry friends
  • Shoes & Bags (opens in new tab): Discounts on all manner of bags and organisers
  • Toys (opens in new tab): Save money on your kid's Christmas presents this year
  • Video Games (opens in new tab): Cheap Nintendo Switch, Playstation, XBox and games

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia started her freelance career working for CB in 2018, and since then has worked across the site on news, ecom, SEO content... basically anything and everything. Georgia is a slave to the style guide, a logo geek and loves all things London Underground (its branding history, and not at rush hour). 

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