UPDATE: It may not be June 21 just yet, but there are already a number of great early tech deals popping up ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2021. We've added a number of great discounted items below in the lead up to Amazon's big sales event, so scroll down to find out what's been marked down!
Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost upon us, with the online retail giant set to slash prices on a wide variety of products this month. We now have official confirmation that the next Amazon Prime Day will be happening kicking off on June 21 and will end at midnight on June 23.
Some deals will last the entire two days, while others (known as Lightning Deals) will be gone within the hour of posting. With that in mind, we'll be keeping you updated with the best Amazon Prime Day sales as they happen so that you don't miss out.
The only way to maximise your savings during the Prime Day sale is to become a Prime member. Click on the link below to sign up in the lead up to Prime Day 2021 and you'll 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)
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So, if you're keen for an awesome bargain, keep your eyes peeled and on this page , because we'll be updating it frequently with the best discounts we can find, as soon as we find them!
All you'll need to take advantage of this year's sales event is an Amazon Prime membership, which you can try for free for 30 days.
Amazon Prime Day 2021: best early deals
Amazon Prime Day 2021 is still several days away, however, the world's largest online retailer has already started discounting a number of great tech items ahead of the event's kick-off date of June 21, 2021.
We've already started rounding up the best early Amazon Prime Day deals leading up to the official start date, which you can check out below.
It's also worth noting that Amazon SG is offering an additional SG$30 off your purchase when you spend SG$200 or more on selected items in the PC and Electronics categories.
The promotion applies only to products from Amazon SG sellers and will be applied at checkout. The offer can only be redeemed once per checkout and will expire at 23:59 SGT June 20, 2021.
Beats Solo Pro (Light Blue) |
SG$429 SG$199 (save SG$230)
The Apple-owned brand Beats is well known for its larger-than-life style and aggressive bass-driven sound profile, however, the company went for a more balanced approach with its Beats Solo Pro headphones, offering audio that delivers great highs, mids and lows in equal measure. Along with having a subdued single-colour design, these wireless ANC headphones also offer terrific comfort and surprising durability. Was SG$429, now only SG$199 – that's well over half off!View Deal
Looking to pay more attention to your general fitness? Fitbit's Charge 4 activity tracker will do just that, allowing you to track active zone minutes, oxygen saturation (SpO2), skin temperature and more! You also have 24/7 heart rate tracking and a built-in GPS to accurately display your pace and distance in outdoor runs. Comes with S and L wristbands. Was SG$248, now only SG$138.View Deal
Logitech G815 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard |
SG$299 SG$199 (save SG$100)
Logitech's excellent G815 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has had its price slashed ahead of Amazon Prime Day. Offering a low profile and programmable lightsync RGB keys with approximately 16.8 million colours, this wired unit is now only SG$199 – that's a saving of SG$100!View Deal
What is Amazon Prime Day?
It all began in the US back in 2015 as a celebration of Amazon’s 20th birthday. Prime Day then offered more deals than Black Friday and, since then, has become Amazon’s mid-year sale event when the company thanks its Prime members by offering exclusive discounts on a wide range of products.
Another reason why Amazon hosts Prime Day each year is so it can shift staggering amounts of stock while giving eager shoppers a reason to spend their money.
While it began as a one-day sale, by 2018 it was extended to 36 hours and, in 2019 it was 48, even in Singapore.
Prime Day isn’t just about selling Amazon-branded products – several brands and third-party sellers also save their best deals for Prime Day as they know thousands of extra shoppers will be hitting the online marketplace, looking for anything from groceries to electronics and clothes.
To participate in the Prime Day shopping spree though you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member. If you haven’t already signed up, then you can do so now and you’ll be entitled to a 30-day free trial before you need to start paying the monthly fee.
What does Amazon Prime offer Singapore shoppers?
Singapore has one of the cheapest Prime memberships in the world. After the 30-day free trial, you’ll be paying just SG$2.99 a month and this gets you a few perks, the biggest being free and fast delivery on products labelled ‘Prime eligible’.
When we say “fast”, we do mean “fast”. If you’ve spent SG$60 or more, you can have your Prime eligible shopping delivered to you in two hours! If, however, you haven’t spent that much, you’re still entitled to free delivery for any Prime eligible purchase (no minimum spend), but they will arrive in a day or two.
If you happen to shop for items being imported from other markets, then you’re eligible for free expedited international shipping for purchases of SG$60 and more.
Prime members also get exclusive early access to deals on Amazon and, more importantly, get to shop during Prime Day.
While you’re paying for the privilege of free, swift delivery (although that’s currently being slowed down to make space for the essential items people are ordering), signing up for Prime means you’ll also have free access to Amazon’s streaming services, namely Prime Video and Prime Gaming (formerly known as Twitch). Unfortunately, that’s all the privileges Singapore Prime members are eligible for – other regions, in comparison, get free access to more Amazon services with their Prime subscriptions but they also pay way more for the privilege.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2021 in Singapore?
Official word has arrived, and we now know that Amazon Prime Day will occur over 48 hours on June 21 and June 22.
As always, we'll be on hand to trawl through every single offer on Amazon's Prime Day list and handpick all the best tech deals for you. We'll list them right here, so you can bookmark this page and come to it as soon as the sale begins.
What to expect from Prime Day 2021
With Amazon constantly adding to its catalogue of products, it’s not easy to predict what kind of deals to expect. However, we can make educated guesses based on what happened last year. And we think gamers are going to be in for a treat.
We don’t think Amazon will stop at just Switch consoles, either. Last year, PC components saw a whopping 40% off a wide selection, including cooling fans, motherboards and memory cards from the likes of Corsair and Asus.
Given the worldwide chip shortage, we wouldn't expect many graphics cards to get the discount treatment this year. That said, other PC and gaming accessories will likely be available for less – for example, a HyperX gaming mouse and headset saw a pretty steep 54% price drop during Prime Day 2019, while routers from DLink, Asus and Netgear saw discounts of up to 36%.
If you’re looking for backup devices to save your files, then portable storage from Sandisk, Seagate and Western Digital will also likely be on offer, and hopefully with similar discounts of up to 43%.
Anyone looking for audio gear should also be excited as last year saw selected speakers and headphones from well-known brands like Jabra, JBL, Sennheiser, Klipsch, B&O, 1MORE and Plantronics available for less than half price, and we’re expecting the same again this year. Soundbars from Sonos, Bose and Sony were marked down by up to 55% last year, and we see no reason why Amazon can’t repeat that feat again.
Also keep an eye out for fitness wearables (the Fitbit Blaze got a massive 60% off last year) and vacuum cleaners, including robot vacuums from iRobot and Ecovacs Robotics.
How to shop during Prime Day 2021
1. Check out our deals predictions and, eventually our Prime Day deals list
There are also too many deals available on Prime Day. It's never a problem finding discounts, it's always an issue of figuring out what deals are worth your money. That's why we always set up a curated list during the sales marathon, and you’ll find it right here on this very page.
We spent some good time last Black Friday thinking about smart ways to shop on Amazon – they're still some great Prime Day tips and tricks.
2. Amazon Prime Day has historically required being a Prime member, so be sure to have a subscription on Prime Day
Amazon started Prime Day as a clever way to drive up its Prime subscription count, and this online shopping marathon – conveniently opposite Black Friday – accomplished just that. You'll need to sign up for Prime (you can get a free 30-day trial), which comes with free shipping and Prime Video access.
3. Create a wish list to curate what you want, as there will be loads of deals
You're also going to want to create a wish list ahead of time, which will let you sort out what you want and how much everything costs. This will give you a head start. You'll be able to see which deals dropped in price and which did not.
4. Snap up the best Prime Day 2021 deals before they're gone
We often find the best deals to go in a matter of minutes, at which time Amazon rolls out a waitlist for those who were just behind the curve.