Here are the best deals so far in the Amazon mid-year sale

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Forget Click Frenzy. Amazon Australia’s Mid-Year sale is where the real bargains are.

Over the next month, the world’s biggest online marketplace will be slashing the price of thousands of bestselling products – including phones, cameras, laptops, video games, fashion and everything in-between! Here are the best deals so far.

Amazon’s Mid-year sale officially kicks off on 31 May, 9am AEST and ends 30 June. That’s an entire month of deals, with new bargains dropping each and every day!

Click here to see Amazon’s full list of mega deals!

The sale comprises all 29 Amazon product categories, including books, video games, clothing, health & beauty, toys and electronics. Needless to say, there’s a noteworthy deal for pretty much everyone.

Here are a few highlights:

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – Amazon is promising “tens of thousands” of discounted products over the coming weeks. We’ll be updating this article with the best deals so be sure to check back regularly. In the meantime, here are some tips to increase your chances of landing the best bargains.

Get the Amazon app

Amazon offers both Android and iOS versions of its shopping app. You can then go to ‘Today’s Deals’ and ‘Upcoming’ inside the app to see all the deals before they go live. If you spot something you’re keen on, there’s a ‘Watch this Deal’ option so you can keep track of the deals you want to make the most of when the sale has officially started for that item.

Join Amazon Prime

While being an Amazon Prime member isn’t essential for this sale, there are some deals dropping that will be exclusive to Prime customers.

For those who missed the memo, Amazon Prime is a premium membership tier that provides exclusive deals, better discounts and free shipping among other perks. Prime Members also gain access to Lightning deals 30 minutes before everyone else.

If you don’t have a Prime membership, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to take advantage of June’s big sale. Click here for your free trial.

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Know you deal types

Amazon Lightning Deals: In addition to regular deals, Amazon will be adding ‘Lightning Deals’ at various points during the sale. These are promotions that appear for a limited time only and are in extremely limited quantities.

Lightning Deals will be visible on the event page with the scheduled live time, so you don’t have to rely on pot luck. Customers are limited to one purchase per Lightning Deal (so forget about buying in bulk and reselling on eBay, you evil blaggards).

Interestingly, when a Lightning Deal sells out, you might still have a chance to buy it – simply click the ‘Join Waitlist’ button on the product page and Amazon will send you a notification if more stock is released.

Amazon Deals Of The Day: Amazon will be dropping a range of 24-hour Deals Of The Day during the sale. These deals are a cut above Amazon’s usual fare and typically feature big discounts on popular products. Aussie customers can also access US Deals of the Day directly through Amazon’s Global store with free shipping for Prime members.

This article first appeared on Lifehacker Australia. Read the original here.

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