Amazon Prime Day 2020 set to launch on October 13 after months of delays

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Amazon Prime Day is now set to launch on Tuesday October 13 after being delayed for months due to the coronavirus.

Amazon’s flagship sales event which usually takes place in July will now launch in just three weeks’ time, according to a report from CNET.

Four separate sources “with knowledge of Amazon’s plans” leaked the October date, though Amazon has not yet publicly confirmed this.

READ MORE: Amazon Prime day pushed back a third time until October

Amazon has also reportedly prevented its full-time warehouse staff from taking vacations between October 13 and 20, adding further weight to the reports.

Last year’s Prime Day event was extended to over 48 hours for the first time, and while Amazon has remained quiet about this year’s event, these holiday dates suggest we are in for another extended shopping festival.

The leak comes just a day before Amazon is due to launch its annual autumn product launch, in which it is expected to reveal the latest generation of Alexa enabled gear and smart gadgets.

Details of its other major shopping event Black Friday remain unclear, and the far later date of Prime Day could mean shoppers opt to purchase their Christmas gifts even earlier this year.

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