EBay throws shade at Amazon ahead of Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2018 sale to start from July 16, here are deals on OnePlus 6, Vivo V9 and others

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There's a good chance that spammers and scammers will latch on to Prime Day much as they have with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so be wary of unsolicited emails or links to deals on social media no matter how legitimate they look: anything asking for card details or login details is a scam.

Of course, the gimmick is another opportunity for Amazon to promote its own products.

The lowest prices will be on Amazon-exclusive collections, which have stealthily been taking over the site. Furniture brands Rivet and Stone & Beam, home and kitchen label Solimo, and women's activewear line Core 10 are among the in-house brands that are being sold at a discount.

Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion, and has steadily been synergizing the brands. This is the first Prime Day since Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, which officially closed in August 2017.

We think that the benefits of Prime membership make that annual fee worth paying, but what if you just want to get the Prime Day deals without paying for a Prime membership? EBay spent $555.9 million on USA advertising in 2017, 8 percent more than 2016, according to Ad Age's Datacenter, which also found that the company doubled its measured media spend to $102.2 million over the same period. However, some of the "discounts" are artificial, so shop discerningly - not impulsively.

Ultra-fast two hour delivery with Prime Now: Prime members in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad will be able to enjoy ultra-fast two hour delivery of consumer electronics, Amazon Devices, everyday essentials and more on the Prime Now app.

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The event seems to expand every year, both in terms of the number of items that get their prices slashed and the duration of the discounts themselves.

While available at Rs 34,999 for 6GB and 64GB variant in India, the One Plus 6 will be available in the Amazon Prime Day 2018 sale at Rs 9,633 with the exchange, the Indian Express reported. It is not yet known whether Amazon will offer a better deal on this model on Prime Day. A May Yahoo Finance survey of 7,000 Prime members found that about half of the Prime member respondents planned to drop the service.

Amazon is back with the second edition of the Prime Day sale event in India starting at 12 noon on July 16, 2018.

Melody Hahm is a senior writer at Yahoo Finance, covering entrepreneurship, technology and real estate.

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