Amazon Australia’s Prime Day event is now live. This annual event offers Prime members savings across 66 hours on tens of thousands of products. Aussie-based deals run for 48 hours (until 11:59PM AEDT on Wednesday, 14 October), with Prime Day deals from the U.S. available on Amazon.com.au through Amazon Global Store for another 18hrs. Come 6pm on Thursday, 15...
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