I analyze the Academy Award nominated movies and thought I could save money and time watching movies on my computer.
It didn’t work out. Amazon Prime has very few recent movies and fewer yet for free. I paid $5 for several movies and much more for a couple of others.
I did like Amazon Prime at Christmastime. I was able to send last-minute gifts to several people to cheer them up during the pandemic.
Here are things to watch out on Amazon Prime Day:
- Make sure you’re getting a bargain price. Prices on Amazon are often higher, so when they’re marked down they may still be higher than other stores.
- Don’t order things you don’t need. Amazon Prime Day is a huge yard sale to sell stuff Amazon hasn’t been able to sell.
- Don’t be rushed into buying something because the time limit is expiring. You may be able to get it cheaper elsewhere or it may be something you really don’t need.
- Be aware it can be hard to find the best Amazon Prime Day deals. Many of them expire quickly, and new ones appear regularly, often without much notice.
Update: See Consumer Report's article, “How to Get the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals” to help your Prime Day shopping.