What is Amazon Prime Day? It’s a special 2-day deals event on Amazon. It’s described as 2 days of “epic deals.”
When is Amazon Prime Day in 2019? July 15th and 16th.
Learn More: Amazon Prime Day Landing Page
What Tool Deals Might we See? In the past, we’ve seen deals on Bosch cordless power tools, Dewalt cordless power tools, Wera hand tools, Makita tools, Tekton, and some other brands. I’d all but guarantee that we’ll see deals on these same brands this year.
This year, with Amazon having added a whole lot of new Craftsman tools to their catalog, now including cordless power tools, hand tools, and tool storage, we might expect to see their first Craftsman tools promos.
Prior Years’ Prime Day Tool Deals
Past tool deals might be a good predictor of the types of tool deals we can expect to see this year.
- Prime Day 2016 Tool Deals
- Prime Day 2017 Tool Deals
- Prime Day 2018 Tool Deals
- Prime Day 2018 Wera Deal
- Prime Day 2018 Bosch and Dewalt Tool Deals
How to Prepare? You need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber (or trial member). If you’re not a Prime member and used up your free trial, you could potentially just sign up for the month for $12.99.
Is Amazon Prime Day Worth it?
This is a tough one. I bought a couple of things last year, and I know many readers did as well. There are going to be a whole lot of uninteresting products on sale, but there were some notable tool deals in the past, and I would expect the same this year.
Amazon has been advertising and promoting their upcoming Prime Day 2019 deals event all over their site. Not only that, media coverage of Prime Day has also been full of hype.
Having observed Amazon’s deal trends over the course of many winter holiday seasons, Father’s Day shopping seasons, and Prime Day events, I can say that there’s a whole lot of “nothing good to see here,” but also some very good deals mixed in.
There might be some deals on tools from your wishlist or shopping list, but most deals might be more impulse-buys – tools you didn’t know you wanted until you see them discounted for a limited time.
Prime Day will likely save you money on some good tools. But, there’s a greater chance that it’ll get you to spend money on tools you didn’t plan on buying. I’m sure psychology can explain how tool deals can be “too good to pass up,” even if they’re items we might not have planned on buying. Somehow a good discount can convince us that a tool we never even considered before is now a must-have.
We’ll be analyzing and posting about the more interesting tool deals, and as always will be open to any tips, heads-up, requests, questions, or opinions.
Frankly, I would say that Amazon Prime Day is worth paying some attention to, but it’s not worth going crazy over. Some of my non-tool deal purchases from past Prime Day events worked out great, but there were one or two that didn’t.
A Word of Caution
One thing to keep in mind is that, like ToolGuyd, many magazines, YouTubers, bloggers, websites, and influencers are Amazon affiliates, meaning purchases made through special links or “influencer storefronts” will earn that affiliate some revenue.
Prime Day deals seem designed to encourage you to buy items you might not otherwise purchase, or at least purchase at that time, and most online magazines, digital news sites, bloggers, YouTubers, or others posting about Prime Day deals and promos are eager for affiliate commissions on your purchases. It’s too easy to get caught up in the moment these days.