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Even if you’re not an Amazon Prime member, July 15 is shaping up to be a day of epic online sales. Along with Amazon’s fourth annual Prime Day sale, competitors like Target, Walmart, and eBay are all getting in on the action and hosting their own rival sales.
Because Amazon’s servers crashed last year, eBay is calling them out by dubbing their 1-day sale on July 15 a “Crash Sale.” If Amazon experiences another technical glitch that takes them offline like what happened last year, eBay says they will respond by offering shoppers numerous additional “too-good-to-be-true” deals on their site.
The special deals would be in addition to their already announced discounts, like free shipping and 50% off of Apple and Garmin products and appliances from LG, Samsung, and KitchenAid. You don’t even have to wait until July 15, either. eBay will be kicking off on July 1st with three weeks of deals leading up to the Crash Sale.
These include July 4th Savings from July 1-7, featuring deals on summer essentials, appliances and more. eBay says the sales include stand mixers, cookware, robotic vacuums, outdoor items such as camping gear and toys, and more — at up to 85% off.
Hot Deals for Hot Days takes place on eBay July 8-22, with two weeks of new deals that will launch every day. Get tech and smart home devices, home appliances and more at prices up to 80% off. Shipping is always free at the retail site.
“eBay is primed to deliver exactly what shoppers want during this year’s crash (sale),” said Jay Hanson, VP and COO of eBay Americas, in a statement. “July has become a massive shopping season, and our summer sales include blockbuster deals that will not disappoint.”
Meanwhile, Amazon’s sale will feature over 1 million deals spread across two days this year, Walmart claims they will offer thousands of discounts ranging from electronics to toys, and Target’s two-day “Deal Days” sale will feature thousands of discounts as well, including on apparel and home goods.
“Last year’s Target.com One-Day Sale was one of our biggest days of the year for online sales,” Mark Tritton, Target’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, said in a press release. “This year, we’re giving guests more discounts across even more of our assortment with two days to save on hundreds of thousands of items and offering the best options in retail for delivery and pick up on their terms, including same-day.”
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