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Tuesday marks the start of Amazon Prime Day, a two-day shopping event Amazon created in 2015 to bolster its Prime subscription service, which is required to shop most (but not all) of the discounts available during the promotion, and help gin up sales during a typically slow period for online shopping.
To be clear, Amazon remains a behemoth that has done (and continues to do) many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many things worthy of criticism, and Prime Day itself tends to be loaded up with a particularly high number of offers on junky products and misleading “discounts” that don’t make products significantly cheaper than they usually are.
Nevertheless, even if only a fraction of Prime Day’s offers are genuine deals, the overall selection is massive enough for that fraction to make this one of the better shopping days of the

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