Prime Day deals: 10 things you should buy, and 4 to avoid

UPDATE: 2:13 p.m. ET

| July 12, 2023

Amazon Prime Day is here and it brings lots of deals on Apple products. All of the following devices have fallen to record low prices:

Prime Day takes place on July 11-12. Stay up to date on the latest Prime Day deals!

Prime Day can be overwhelming. Amazon’s big discount holiday – which began Tuesday, July 11 and lasts through Wednesday, July 12, includes so many products and categories that it can be difficult to keep track of what’s going on.

You don’t want to get beyond your skis and buy everything in sight, but when there’s a good deal on something you need you don’t want to miss out either. It helps to know what to buy and what to avoid. Mashable’s has a Prime Day coverage hub that gives you in-depth analysis of everything you can think of, as well as a live blog of what’s on offer throughout the day.

But to get straight to the point, here are a few quick tips on what to buy and what to avoid during Prime Day.

10 things to buy

Mashable has a lot of recommendations, but in general it might help to think about a bigger purchase already necessary. Don’t spend much only because It’s on sale – buy something you needed and get it cheaper. Here are some ideas.


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1.Apple MacBook Air

A lot of people need a new laptop and a lot of people use Apple. So it would make perfect sense to buy a 13-inch device from 2020 MacBook Air currently discounted by $249.01(opens in a new tab).

2. An Amazon Fire TV

It’s just a really good deal. A 43-inch TV for under $100(opens in a new tab).

3. Xbox Series S

Game consoles are bloody expensive, so A renewed model for only $256.99 is a pretty good deal(opens in a new tab)if you are looking for a new console.

4.Lodge Dutch Oven

Cooking is my biggest hobby and a good casserole is an absolute must. It’s a versatile tool, perfect for making soups, braising meat, or even frying. Lodge manufactures high quality Dutch stoves and they’re on sale for $59.99(opens in a new tab)which corresponds to a whopping discount of 25 percent.

5. Pet Supplies

As the proud owner of the best dog in the world, I know how expensive pet accessories can be. There is a Whole section on Amazon for Prime Day deals on pet items(opens in a new tab). Even if you don’t need food or medication right now, know that eventually you will. stock up!

6. Top Offers

That’s just a general tip, but who wouldn’t be happy to get something at a whopping discount? Amazon deal tracker CamelCamelCamel(opens in a new tab) Sorts the top price drops of the day by both dollar amount(opens in a new tab) And percentage(opens in a new tab). In it you can search for anything you like.

7. iRobot Roomba j6+ (6550) Self-Draining Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The popular robot brand’s vacuum cleaner is on sale for $399.99(opens in a new tab)which corresponds to a price reduction of 50 percent.

8. DJI Mini 3 Pro

DJI’s mini drone is currently 20 percent off(opens in a new tab) for $729.99.

9. Philips Sonicare 5300 rechargeable electric toothbrush

You have to keep that pearly white, well, pearly white. The Philips electric toothbrush is available for $59.95(opens in a new tab)down from about $110.

10. Fitbit Inspire 3

Fitbit’s simple but wonderful model is available for $79.95 instead of around $100(opens in a new tab). It’s a great tracker for people who want an unobtrusive product that still logs their workouts.

4 things to avoid

While there are some good deals on Prime Day, keep an eye out. Mashable has covered in detail the things to avoid, but here are a few quick tips.


What not to buy on Prime Day, from third party scams to ring cams

1. Third Party Providers

In general, you can trust the products shipped by Amazon, while third-party providers may not be as reliable.

2. Video Game Systems

I know, I know the Xbox Series S was listed above. But that was a good deal for a refurbished model. However, there are usually better deals on gaming systems around the holidays.

3. Prime yourself

Listen, if you don’t have Prime, you might not need to buy the service just to access Prime Day deals. If you’re entitled to a free trial, it might be worth it, but really think twice before shelling out the $139-a-year Prime.

4. Anything you don’t need

As mentioned, it’s best to take advantage of Prime Day to get something you need at a good discount. What is not so advisable is buying things only because. Something you don’t need or don’t want to use is still something you don’t need or don’t want to use, no matter how good the offer is.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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