Amazon Prime Day starts with technical glitches

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Now here's the interesting bit: The Best Price Guarantee is valid for Amazon Prime Day deals (provided the same product is available on eBay for a higher price.) This means you can score an extra 5% off the huge Amazon Prime Day discounts. Amazon Prime Day 2018 began at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Amazon is expected to do an eye-watering $3.5 billion in sales today (more than three times the $1.1 billion in sales it does on an average retail day), and this year Whole Foods will be in the mix too. Exclusive to Amazon Prime members, the sale is Amazon's version of a "Black Friday in July" sale and offers a variety of discounts on everything from its Echo devices to gaming consoles, kitchen gadgets and more.

Amazon's Prime Day "presents a tremendous opportunity for other retailers if they know how to take advantage of it", said David Bassuk, global co-head of the retail practice at consultant AlixPartners. In addition to this, an instant discount of 10% is given to the using HDFC Debit and Credit cards and straightway 10% cashback for those using their Amazon Pay balance to make their Prime Day purchases.

Past year retailers who actively competed on Prime Day saw online traffic increase more than 30 percent.

The best bets for 2018's Prime Day are Amazon's own devices, Dengler said.

In addition, Kindle users will also receive 50 per cent cashback on e-books they purchase during Amazon Prime Day.

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Shoppers who spend more than $100 on Target's website will get a free six month membership for same day delivery via Shipt. However, it should be noted that these deals will be open exclusively for Prime members only.

Prime Day is inching closer day by day, and with it comes the chance to snag some great gaming deals.

Just 10 minutes into its 36-hour bonanza of deals, Amazon was getting glitchy.

Some saw an error page featuring the "dogs of Amazon" and were unable to enter the site, while others could not enter specific product pages.

Amazon recorded $900 million in sales its first year, according to Coresight.

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