Prime Day and Black Friday are no longer enough for Amazon. This year it has come up with a new sale season: Amazon Big Deal Days. It’s a sort-of October Prime Day and Black Friday warm-up sale just for Prime members.
Today’s your last chance to grab a bargain, as there are just two Big Deal Days this year, October 10 and October 11.
We’ve dug through the tens of thousands of deals on Amazon UK to find the true bargains and discard the duds.
Below you’ll find a selection of our favorites. These are the tech buys we think are both great deals and products actually worth owning, including some WIRED Recommends picks.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE OLED monitor for £1,300 (£100 off)
Candidate for the most immersive gaming monitor out there, the LG 45GR95QE is an ultra- (ultra-) wide 32:9 display that curves around your face to more fully engulf your vision. It’s 45 inches across and uses a 240Hz OLED panel, for perfect blacks in dimly lit rooms. Yes, it’s pricey, but this is also £100-400 less than you’ll pay elsewhere. Want something more sensible? Its 27in flat (but still OLED) sibling is also on sale at around £55 off.
Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen) for £45 (£85 off)
Amazon sales are always the best time to pick up Amazon’s own products. Here’s one you may have missed. The second-generation Echo Buds wireless earphones picked up a WIRED Recommends badge back in 2021. Wiping two thirds off the cost easily makes up for two years of missed progress. These earphones sound good and have active noise cancellation. It’s not as hot as Bose’s or Sony’s, but just look at that price.
Garmin Forerunner 255 for £215 (£85 off)
Top-end Garmin watches inluding the Fenix 7 and Epix 2 are available during Big Deal Days. The Forerunner 255 and smaller Forerunner 255S may be the most sensible buys for the average runner. They have advanced features like suggested workouts, recovery stats and metrics on your overall training load, for a similar experience to what you get with the priciest Garmins, minus on-watch maps.
Panasonic 48 inch LZ800 OLED 4K TV for £730 (£70 off)
48-inch TVs have an annoying habit of ending up as expensive as 55-inch ones. Not here. This is Samsung’s last-generation set, but ideal for those who want a smaller OLED TV. It sold for £799 before the Big Deal Days, but has cost as much as £1399. It’s one of Panasonic’s entry-level 2022 sets. There’s no Master OLED tuning, but image quality remains spectacular. The 55-inch set is also available for £950.