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Prime Day deals start early with Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle discounts

Prime Day deals start early with Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle discounts

Amazon's Prime Day event doesn't technically kick off until 3 PM Eastern this afternoon, but the company is getting the ball rolling on some deals a little early. More specifically, many of Amazon's devices have already been discounted, so if you're looking to pick up something like an Echo or a Fire TV, there's no need to wait for Prime Day to actually begin. This is probably the lowest we'll see many of these devices go until at least Black Friday, so it might not be a bad idea to hop on these deals while you have the chance.

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eBay summer deal offers TVs, wearables, cameras and more at $119

eBay summer deal offers TVs, wearables, cameras and more at $119

Summer means Internet retailer deals and eBay isn't going to be left out this year. Starting later this week, the company will launch a special promotion that offers 100 different items at the flat rate of $119 USD including shipping. That rate is a discount over the regular price for these items, which includes fitness trackers and smartwatches, televisions, digital cameras, and more.

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Walmart 3D Virtual Tour brings interactive shopping to retailer’s website

Walmart 3D Virtual Tour brings interactive shopping to retailer’s website

Walmart is adding a 3D virtual shopping tool to its website, enabling users to engage with potential purchases in an interactive way. The tool can be used directly within an Internet browser, though it also supports generic / cardboard VR headsets so users can look around as if they're standing in the 3D space. Many items within the tours are clickable with additional information.

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Prime subscribers have some good news at Whole Foods this week

Prime subscribers have some good news at Whole Foods this week

Amazon Prime savings are rolling out across all Whole Foods stores in the US as of mid-week, Amazon has confirmed today, whether you shop in-store or using Prime Now. The discounts were one of the big promises Amazon made to shoppers back when it announced it would be acquiring Whole Foods, linking its Prime subscription with the brick & mortar grocery chain.

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Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling

Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling

A surprise Supreme Court ruling could make your next online shopping spree more expensive, after deciding that states can impose sales tax on internet purchases made from out-of-state retailers. The issue had been pushed to the fore by South Dakota, which had argued that its recent law insisting on applying tax even to purchases made online beyond the state's borders should be upheld.

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Amazon’s Hub delivery lockers go nationwide to solve apartment headache

Amazon’s Hub delivery lockers go nationwide to solve apartment headache

Amazon is rolling out Hub by Amazon across the US, after its apartment building delivery system began accepting packages in a limited roll-out last year. The computerized lockers are the private version of Amazon Locker, intended to be installed in apartment communities so that deliveries can be secured even when recipients aren't home.

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Google expands its shopping clout with JD.com partnership

Google expands its shopping clout with JD.com partnership

Still don’t think Google is out to get Amazon? Just take a look at its most recent “strategic partnership”. The search giant has just inked a deal with one of China’s biggest e-commerce companies, JD.com. While most of what ‘s involved with the transaction is buried in marketing-speak, one thing is clear: Google wants in on JD.com’s empire, which practically means penetrating markets still free from Amazon’s grasp.

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Amazon Map Tracking lets you GPS track your package in real time

Amazon Map Tracking lets you GPS track your package in real time

For as great as online shopping is, it delays the feeling of instant gratification you get from buying something you want from a brick and mortar store. As a result, many of us fall into cycles of constantly checking tracking information for the stuff we order online, especially on the day we know it's scheduled to be delivered. If you've ever wished your tracking information would tell you more about when you can expect your package to arrive, then Amazon is launching a new tool that is perfect for you.

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Amazon Prime members get a cheaper Whole Foods basket

Amazon Prime members get a cheaper Whole Foods basket

Ever since Amazon bought Whole Foods in the middle of last year, it's been doing pretty much everything it can to get more people in the doors. Almost immediately, these efforts materialized as across-the-board price cuts, making Whole Foods much more competitive with other grocery stores. Amazon has also been rolling out a number of perks for Prime users who choose to do their shopping at Whole Foods, and today, it's adding another one to the list.

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Heads-up: Amazon Prime price hike lands tomorrow

Heads-up: Amazon Prime price hike lands tomorrow

Last month, we told you about an incoming price hike for Amazon Prime. That increase is nearly upon us, as it goes into effect tomorrow, May 11. That means today is your last chance to get a year of Amazon Prime at its current rate, which is $99 annually.

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Prime Book Box is a return to Amazon’s roots

Prime Book Box is a return to Amazon’s roots

Amazon is adding yet another Prime service for subscribers, and this time it's all centered around getting kids to read more. Dubbed Prime Book Box, this monthly subscription will send a box to your door with age-appropriate books for your child, as curated by Amazon's staff. Prime Book Box is scheduled to launch later this year, but interested Prime subscribers can sign up for an invite starting today.

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This Amazon PC gaming sale is a one-day wallet opener

This Amazon PC gaming sale is a one-day wallet opener

Amazon is starting the week off with a bang. Today's deal of the day is all about PC gaming hardware and accessories, so if your rig could use a bit of an upgrade, you might want to have a look at what's on offer. Sadly, the deals are mostly limited to storage and peripherals, so you won't be finding discounts on things like GPUs and processors.

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