Amazon’s Prime Day is a key event for shoppers looking for bargains and gifts ahead of the holiday period — even in a time where the COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe economic disruption and delivery capacity problems — but the e-commerce giant is no longer the only vendor seeking to capitalize on the shopping season.
Other US retail giants including Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, Target, and Best Buy are also offering a variety of deals and flash sales on mobile devices, gaming consoles, smart home products, and more.
Below you will find ZDNet’s top picks from vendors other than Amazon. Check back frequently as we will be updating when new bargains and deals appear.
If you’re in the market for a serious television set upgrade over Amazon Prime Day, Walmart is offering the 75-inch LG 8K UHD NanoCell Smart TV with a discount of $1400 off its usual $4,996 price. The 2020 TV model offers 8K UHD resolution, smart features, an LED backlight, and four HDMI ports.
The shopping season is a great time to upgrade your lounge entertainment systems, and over Amazon Prime Day, Best Buy is offering a Samsung 2.1 Ch 290W soundbar together with a wireless subwoofer for $129.
Wireless earbuds have risen in popularity over the past few years and you can now pick up everything from budget-friendly to premium designs. At Target, you can grab a bargain pair of Bose SoundSport Free True wireless earbuds for $149.
Another anti-Amazon Prime Day deal of note is over at Walmart. The Samsung Galaxy Watch, available for $90 off, is a Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch that can be connected to a smartphone, used to track exercise, make digital payments, and more.
Apple devices and accessories generally appear during online shopping events, and this year, Best Buy is offering $20 off the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS). This particular model contains all the features of watchOS — including connectivity to an iPhone and activity tracking — and comes with a white sports band.
An incredible anti-Prime deal of note to photographers is the Sony a7R IV Mirrorless digital camera body. Available at Target, the mirrorless camera, complete with 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor and eye tracking, among other features, is on sale with a $500 discount. Only the body is included, however, so you will need to invest in compatible lenses.
Another anti-Prime Day deal over at Walmart is $170 off the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i gaming PC. This laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home.
Over at Target, you can pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite tablet for a substantial discount. This budget-friendly tablet operates on Android and includes a 10.4-inch screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 5MP front-facing camera and 8MP rear-facing camera, as well as an S-pen stylus.
Over at Walmart, you can pick up an entry-level smart lighting kit for a decent discount. The Jetstream smart home starter kit contains two smart plugs and four smart bulbs that can be set to different colors and brightness by controlling them through a mobile device. The kit is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
More Prime Day 2020 anti-Prime Day deals
Here are a few other noteworthy anti-Prime Day deals we spotted on other platforms:
Appliances, televisions, entertainment:
Accessories and other gadgets: