'Prime Day' - Amazon claims sale will be bigger than Black Friday
Amazon is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a one-day sale that it promises will be bigger than Black Friday, however customers in Ireland will not be able to take advantage of the super-cheap deals.
"Prime Day" starts today, with the company saying it will offer thousands of deals, more than double the number during Black Friday in November last year.
On Black Friday, Amazon said it sold more than 5.5 million items, or 64 a second. While Amazon is claiming that Prime Day will be bigger, it is only open to Amazon Prime subscribers - those who pay the £79 a year for unlimited next-day delivery.
Amazon says it is offering Prime Day to Amazon Prime subscribers in the UK, US, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada. Prime, the priority delivery service that launched in 2007, gives subscribers paying the £79-a-year fee next-day delivery on millions of items, as well as access to Prime Instant Video, Amazon's TV streaming service.
Deals start from midnight on Wednesday morning, and will continue for the next 24 hours. Amazon says it will offer new deals as often as every 10 minutes