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Around Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale, which started Tuesday, we've scoured the web to find some excellent competing deals on products including laptops, smartphones, home appliances, gaming kits, audio accessories, smart home gadgets, and appliances from retailers, including Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Newegg.
Best Prime Day alternative deals still available: Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and Newegg
These are the best deals overall that we have found at other retailers at the same time as Amazon's October Prime Day event:
For a fantastic deal on a futuristic -- and, certainly, future-proof -- gaming monitor, head to Best Buy. We've spotted a $700 discount on the Samsung Odyssey Ark, a 55-inch, 165Hz curved gaming monitor that can be used horizontally or vertically.
Best Buy has fantastic deals on a variety of Samsung devices, and one we particularly like is available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This high-spec tablet comes with a 14.6-inch display, 12GB RAM, and 256GB storage. An S-pen is included.
If you're a gamer who wants to spend more time and money on games themselves, look no further. The ASUS ROG Strix G15 is a great gaming laptop, built with an AMD Ryzen 76800H CPU and features Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It's on sale at Walmart and now available with $534 off.
An amazing deal we've spotted outside of Amazon's event is for an ASUS ROG Strix desktop tower PC. Available with an $850 discount, this Windows 11 gaming rig has a Ryzen 7 5000 Series 5800X processor (3.80GHz), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD storage, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics.
Amazon's new event, officially known as Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days, takes place on Tuesday, October 10, and Wednesday, October 11.
The 48-hour sales event, which bridges the time between July's extremely successful Prime Day and the upcoming Black Friday week, will run in 19 countries including the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, and Australia.
While Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days is always an exclusive sale for Amazon Prime members and designed to lure more consumers into the Prime fold, if you aren't a member, this doesn't mean you are excluded. You can always sign up for a 30-day free trial.
ZDNET only writes about deals we want to buy -- devices and products we want, need, or would recommend. Our experts looked for deals with solid discounts (or those that are hardly ever on sale), using established price comparison tools and historical price trackers to determine whether the deal is actually on sale and how frequently it drops.
We also looked over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the deals we're recommending. Our recommendations may also be based on our own testing -- in addition to extensive research and comparison shopping. The goal is to deliver the most accurate advice to help you shop smarter.
Where can I find more October Prime Day deals?
ZDNET's experts have been searching through Prime Big Deal Days sales to find the best discounts by category: