Amazon's Prime Day is off to a red hot start, despite glitches

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Amazon Prime Day Sales: Top deals on smartphones, TVs, Amazon Echo and more

There have also been widespread calls on social media for shoppers to boycott Amazon during Prime Day, which this year began Monday afternoon and continues through Tuesday.

There are deals on Coleman grills, Utopia mattresses and Bluetooth wireless headphones.

The big win for retailers on Prime Day is when a shopper sees something they want on Amazon, and then finds the same thing for less on a competing site.

Ebay is offering deals up to 60 percent off electronics. Under the upcoming deals, members can click on the "Watch This Deal" button and Amazon will send a notification when the deal for that specific item goes live. That airspace is considerably more crowded today as its rivals jockey to grab deal-hungry online shoppers.

Amazon says the response to the first Prime Day in Australia has been bigger than expected. 30% discount on Fire TV Stick only.

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Amazon also faced labor issues.

"Members across the country have snapped up the thousands of deals during the shopping event reserved exclusively for Prime members - and it's not over".

The Spanish Workers' Commissions (CCOO) and General Workers' Union (UGT) said almost 80 percent of workers left their positions at Amazon's largest packing and distributing centre in the country.

Amazon's invented July shopping holiday, Prime Day, got off to a less than epic start. But now, some question its legitimacy. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including,, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Many are shopping successfully - in the first hour of Prime Day in the US, customers have ordered more items compared to the first hour a year ago.

The Echo, which is priced at Rs 9,999 also gets Rs 3,000 discount, and you can buy it for Rs 6,999. In a bid to distance the event from the Amazon brand, some companies are calling the day "Black Friday in July". It costs £7.99 a month but you can sign up to a 30-day free trial right now to take advantage of all the deals and discounts across Amazon over the next two days.

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