The 10 Things Our Readers Bought Most on Prime Day 2019

Get ready for the 2020 shopping holiday by studying last year's top sellers

Prime Day
Amazon's biggest shopping event of the year, Prime Day, begins Oct. 13
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Amazon’s Prime Day even, which actually last two days, begins on Oct. 13.

It’s the biggest sale of the year for the shopping giant, featuring up to a million deals, updated constantly and spread out through dozens of categories and over several mediums (Amazon’s site, Amazon Live, the app, Alexa devices, etc.). 

It’s a lot of information, and we’ll be there covering the worthy deals when they happen — and, to make it more complicated, some deals are already popping up early. You can use our “What Is Prime Day” guide to give you a rough layout of what to expect, though we’ll be doing updates as the actual shopping period gets closer.

Prime Day

A few new things and some highlights this year:

  • Amazon will offer a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on items sold by select small businesses in Amazon’s store
  • As always, anyone can join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at to participate in Prime Day
  • Now through October 31, eligible Prime members who apply and are approved for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card will instantly receive a $100 Gift Card.
  • This year, Walmart’s pitched a competitor: Big Save, which launches Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. ET. 
Echo Show
Amazon devices like the Echo Show will be the top sellers again this year

A look at last year’s bestsellers (from InsideHook readers) doesn’t offer a ton of surprises. Amazon products dominate the list, taking five of the ten spots. Gillette did take the top, and you guys seem to like tools, wireless chargers and … nail clippers.

Basically, you’re thinking small, and that’s good! That’s where the deals are centered, particularly if you like Amazon-owned tech products (Echo, Fire TV, etc.)

The top 10 buys from IH readers in 2019 on Prime Day are below. Right now almost none of these products currently have a discount, but it seems safe to assume they will.

(*Denotes a “currently unavailable product” though most likely a similar or newer style is available.) 

1. Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Men’s Razor Blades Refills, 12 Count, Mens Fusion Razors / Blades
2. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player
3. Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player 
4. Victorinox Swiss Army Nail Clip 580 Swiss Army Knife, Red
5. $50 Gift Card in a Black Gift Box (Holiday Globe Card Design)
6. Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa – Charcoal
7. Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471]
8. iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging
9. Goodthreads Men’s 5-Pack Patterned Socks, Assorted Blue/Yellow/Grey, Shoe Size: 8-12
10. myCharge Wireless Charger Portable Charger Power Bank Dual USB 10W/2.4A/10000mAh Dual Qi Certified for Apple (iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8, 8 Plus)

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