Best of Amazon Prime Day

Eloise Marshall
July 18, 2018

By about 4:30 p.m., many Prime Day links were working, and Amazon said later Monday that it was working to resolve the glitches.

While it pales in comparison to Black Friday or even Boxing Day, Amazon's Prime Day offers customers enrolled in Amazon's Prime membership program access to a variety of exclusive deals.

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For what remains of Prime Day, Amazon is giving 20% off anything in its Warehouse to its Prime members.

Megan Quinn, general partner at Spark Capital, tweeted that Amazon's cloud competitors at Google should be delighted: "Diane Greene is the only person celebrating Amazon Prime Day so far", referring to Google's cloud chief. Thousands more Amazon employees in Poland and Germany are expected to walk off the job on Tuesday, the second day of the 36-hour sale, for similar reasons. Currently, Amazon is selling at $1,840 per share.

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Spanish workers are on a three-day strike, while Polish workers will stage a work slowdown, known as work-to-rule, according to Reuters. And if you're wondering what everyone is buying, we've got a list of Amazon's early top sellers. It's not flawless, and some of those skills need to ironed out, but it's trying to do more in one device than any of the rest of Amazon's lineup.

Amazon Prime Day is already off to a roaring start, despite a few bumps in the road.

This week's strikes have also inspired widespread calls for shopper boycotts on social media platforms such as Twitter. Retail think tank Coresight Research predicted that sales will reach $3.4 billion this year, about $1 billion more than last year.

"Prime only recently launched in Australia yet we were thrilled to see the number of Australian members visiting to make the most of the great savings available to them on Prime Day", said Rocco Braeuniger, Amazon Australia's country manager.

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