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From strikes and hot deals: What you need to know about Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day began Monday, with deals and strikes grabbing the headlines.

This is the earliest time of year Prime Day has ever happened. It was moved up to accommodate the Olympics next month.

Many people were excited for one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. Video caught a plane spelling “Amazon Prime Day” in the sky over Brisbane Australia.

But there are others who voiced their opposition to the shopping holiday. A German trade union called on workers at seven Amazon warehouses to go on strike.

The union said it was organizing the strike to get better pay and working conditions. They have been doing this at various German Amazon locations since 2013.

In addition, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday “a perfect day not to shop Amazon”.

“It’s a perfect day to keep it local, to buy from neighborhood stores,” Mayor de Blasio said.

Jimmie Johnson: NEW VIDEO SHOWS A PLANE WRITING “AMAZON PRIME DAY” IN THE SKIES ABOVE BRISBANE AUSTRALIA.
THE MESSAGE HELPED KICK OFF THE RETAILER’S ANNUAL EVENT…WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS BIG SAVINGS ON ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES. BASICALLY A SUMMER-TIME CYBER MONDAY.
BUT NOT EVERYONE IS EXCITED FOR THE TWO-DAY EVENT.
A GERMAN TRADE UNION IS TELLING WORKERS AT SEVEN AMAZON WAREHOUSES TO GO ON STRIKE…AS THEY DID IN 2013.
AND NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO SAID PRIME DAY IS QUOTE “A PERFECT DAY *NOT TO SHOP AMAZON.”
BUT IF YOU *ARE LOOKING TO GET THE BEST DEALS — SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER…
YOU NEED AN AMAZON PRIME ACCOUNT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PRIME DAYS.
AND YOU’LL FIND THE BIGGEST STEALS…ON AMAZON-BRANDED PRODUCTS.
THOUGH MAYBE THE BIGGEST TAKEAWAY FROM PRIME DAY…AMAZON ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE OFFERING SAVINGS.
LOTS OF OTHER RETAILERS WANT TO COMPETE FOR YOUR BUSINESS, SO PLACES LIKE WALMART, TARGET, AND BEST BUY ARE JOINING IN ON THE DISCOUNT DAYS AS WELL.

Amazon Prime Day began Monday, with deals and strikes grabbing the headlines.

This is the earliest time of year Prime Day has ever happened. It was moved up to accommodate the Olympics next month.

Many people were excited for one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. Video caught a plane spelling “Amazon Prime Day” in the sky over Brisbane Australia.

But there are others who voiced their opposition to the shopping holiday. A German trade union called on workers at seven Amazon warehouses to go on strike.

The union said it was organizing the strike to get better pay and working conditions. They have been doing this at various German Amazon locations since 2013.

In addition, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday “a perfect day not to shop Amazon”.

“It’s a perfect day to keep it local, to buy from neighborhood stores,” Mayor de Blasio said.

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