You don’t need us to tell you Amazon is one of the biggest online retailers in the UK, selling everything from phones and tablets to smart kitchen gadgets, appliances, TVs and random tech toys. With so many products it’s also one of the cheapest places to buy – but which products are worthy of your attention?
Amazon’s Hidden Gems sale is now live, ahead of its countdown to Black Friday deals from 18 November and its Black Friday sale which starts on 22 November, and there are some great deals to be found, as we’ll outline below.
But sometimes it doesn’t pay to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday: Amazon has excellent deals all year round. In this article we point you in the direction of some of its best tech deals right now, and offer top tips to ensure you get the most value for money.
Amazon’s Hidden Gems Sale
Until Tuesday at midnight Amazon is offering up to 25% off a wide range of consumer tech. Check out some of these great offers:
Best Amazon deals of November 2019
Here’s our pick of the best deals from across Amazon right now.
1. Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-gen)
Now: £34.99 (£15 off)
Get the Echo Dot 3 with 30% off. It’s not the cheapest we’ve ever seen it, but it’s a great deal if you want to buy one today.
2. Amazon Echo Dot With Clock
Now: £44.99 (£15 off)
3. Zendure A3PD (10,000mAh)
Now: £42.49 (£7.50 off)
For the fastest charging look for a power bank with power delivery support – the A3PD from Zendure is a 10,000mAh bank capable of charging a Nintendo Switch and other thirsty devices, thanks to its 18W output.
4. Motorola Moto G7
Now: £219.99 (£19 off)
5. Huawei MediaPad M5 (10in, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
Now: £299.99 (£50 off)
A significant saving on one of Huawei’s great 10-inch media-centric Android tablets. Read our review of the similarly-equipped ‘Pro’ model.
6. Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite
Now: £166.71 (7% off)
The MediaPad M3 is compact and portable featuring a Full HD screen, Harmon Kardon speakers and a fingerprint scanner.
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Now: £439 (£160 off)
8. Anker SoundCore
Now: £22.49 (£17.50 off)
If you need something cheap but long lasting, this Anker is undrer £30 but lasts 24 hours.
9. Fitbit Ionic
Now: £208 (£41 off)
Fitbit’s high-end GPS fitness smartwatch is perfect for both the multi-sports enthusiast and the casual get-fit user.
10. Garmin Vivoactive 3
Now: £149.99 (£150 off)
The excellent Vivoactive 3 GPS-laden smartwatch is now available on Amazon with £150 removed from its original asking price.
11. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (2019)
Now: £169 (£30 off)
You could buy the 2019 Airpods with the wireless charging case directly from Apple, but it will cost you more. Right now, Amazon’s price knocks over £30 off.
12. Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless NC Headphones with Alexa
Now: £250.09 (£80 off)
These Sony smart headphones with Alexa have £80 off right now.
13. Sennheiser HD 4.50 Special Edition
Now: £119 (£30 off)
Excellent over-ear headphones with active noise cancelling.
14. Nespresso EN550 Lattissima Touch Automatic Coffee Machine
Now: £187 (£93 off)
Get a great deal on this Nespresso machine that’ll do cappuccinos and lattes too.
15. Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum
Now: £347.50 (£51.49 off)
Get £51 off Dyson’s V8 vacuum.
16. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Now: £55.43 (£14.56 off)
17. Garmin Forerunner 235
Now: £175 (£24.99 off)
This Garmin sports smartwatch with GPS received 4 stars out of 5 in our review and can now be had with over £25 off the RRP.
How to get the best Amazon deals
Apart from Prime Day, Amazon unloads many of its best deals during Black Friday and Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a discount now.
Amazon hosts excellent deals throughout the year and updates its Deals of the Day every day. Deals of the Day tend to be discounted products that Amazon has a significant amount of stock for, but you’ll still want to grab them quickly as the best ones will fly off the shelves, especially as we approach the Christmas shopping season.
Even more tricky to grab before they’re gone are Lightning Deals. There are lots of them every day, and they last for a very limited time with very limited stock. This year for Prime Day Amazon did Featured Lightning Deals, which go even quicker.
To make sure you don’t miss out, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon Prime. You can get a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime, or sign up for a year for £79 or £7.99 per month. In the US it’s $119 per year or $12.99 per month.
Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime gets you more than just early access to deals. You’ll also get free next day delivery (sometimes items are even delivered on the day you order them), access to Amazon Prime Video (a TV and movie streaming service that rivals Netflix and Now TV) and more. Check out all of the Prime features on Amazon’s website.
If you’re a student, you can get Amazon Prime for free for six months. After that it’s only £3.99/$6.49 per month, or £39/$59 annually, which is half the price of a regular subscription. Click here to sign up for Amazon Prime Student.
The top Amazon deals we’ve listed here are across the entire range of products that the company stocks, but Amazon often offers incredible deals on its own products too. You can see the best Amazon Echo deals from across the web in our round-up here.
Look out for Echo bundle deals, especially on new products. Choose the product you’re looking to buy and you’ll see the bundles available beneath the colour options. You may also spot that buying two Echo devices can get you a discount. Details of those deals will be shown beneath the price.
Amazon isn’t the only place you can buy its products, though. Retailers including Argos and John Lewis also sell Amazon devices.
Amazon Warehouse deals
We’ve not included Warehouse deals in our top deals from Amazon, but it’s well worth having a look there. Amazon Warehouse items can be incredibly cheap, but they are open-box and returned items. Amazon will have ensured that the product is in working order, and will price it based on quality. You’ll find everything from laptops and phones to video games and toys available there.
Visit Amazon Warehouse by clicking here.
Amazon certified refurbished devices
Another place worth checking if you’re looking for one of Amazon’s own devices is its certified refurbished offering. Amazon repairs and tests all of its refurbished devices rigorously and provides a one year warranty – which means you can rest assured that the device will work just as new.
See all certified refurbished Amazon devices here.
For our pick of the best Amazon deals, see the list below.