Home Home Tech Amazon's first-ever Aussie Prime Day deals down under doing good so far

With Amazon's Prime Day deals well underway, prompting competitive moves from the likes of eBay and Kogan, Amazon's Aussie country manager has shared some thoughts.

Interested in some top stats from Amazon's first ever Australian Prime Day thus far?

The company's country manager for Australia, Rocco Braeuniger, said: "We have been humbled by the response from Prime members to Prime Day in Australia, with demand exceeding our expectations, and sales surpassing Boxing Day on the first day.

"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."

Braeuniger continued: "Prime Day deals continue until midnight on 17 July across all 23 categories, from toys and gaming consoles, to fashion and books, with deep discounts continuing throughout the day.

"This is in addition to the great range of other shopping and entertainment benefits we’re excited to bring to Prime members in Australia.”

So, what have been some of the top sellers?

We're told "top sellers so far include Echo devices, Huggies Nappies, PS4 Pro 1TB Console with Bonus Fortnite Content, Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones and Kindle Paperwhite".

In addition, the "Nintendo Switch was snapped up by customers in under a minute yesterday. Responding to the overwhelming customer demand, a new Nintendo Switch Lightning Deal will go live later today, allowing more members to access the great deal".

Now, if you're not a member of Amazon Prime, you'll notice that the links below show higher prices than those quoted below.

That's because you need to be a member of Amazon Prime to claim them, something that is possible on a trial basis if you want to give it a go before committing - and why the event is called the Prime Day event, being just one of the many benefits of being a Prime subscriber.

So, here are some deals that would have gone live and will go live throughout the day (17 July, if you're reading later, this is what you missed out on):

To see more deals, go to the Amazon Prime Day site here.


With 4 keynotes + 33 talks + 10 in-depth workshops from world-class speakers, YOW! is your chance to learn more about the latest software trends, practices and technologies and interact with many of the people who created them.

Speakers this year include Anita Sengupta (Rocket Scientist and Sr. VP Engineering at Hyperloop One), Brendan Gregg (Sr. Performance Architect Netflix), Jessica Kerr (Developer, Speaker, Writer and Lead Engineer at Atomist) and Kent Beck (Author Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development).

YOW! 2018 is a great place to network with the best and brightest software developers in Australia. You’ll be amazed by the great ideas (and perhaps great talent) you’ll take back to the office!

Register now for YOW! Conference

· Sydney 29-30 November
· Brisbane 3-4 December
· Melbourne 6-7 December

Register now for YOW! Workshops

· Sydney 27-28 November
· Melbourne 4-5 December



Australia is a cyber espionage hot spot.

As we automate, script and move to the cloud, more and more businesses are reliant on infrastructure that has the high potential to be exposed to risk.

It only takes one awry email to expose an accounts’ payable process, and for cyber attackers to cost a business thousands of dollars.

In the free white paper ‘6 Steps to Improve your Business Cyber Security’ you’ll learn some simple steps you should be taking to prevent devastating and malicious cyber attacks from destroying your business.

Cyber security can no longer be ignored, in this white paper you’ll learn:

· How does business security get breached?
· What can it cost to get it wrong?
· 6 actionable tips


Alex Zaharov-Reutt

One of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.


Popular News




Sponsored News