Amazon declares the end of summer with a spectacular sale – Here’s what to buy

Amazon declares the end of summer with a spectacular sale – Here’s what to buy
Amazon’s end of summer sale is in full swing. We’ve found the best deals to shop across tech, home appliances and more from Shark, Samsung, Bose and Simba

It feels as though we’ve barely had the chance to get some sunshine on our pasty pins but, according to Amazon at least, summer is officially over.

Today, the online giant has launched its end of season sale, with great offers on products landing every day until Friday 3 September.

Giving bargain hunters one last chance to snap up a deal before its major Black Friday event, the nine-day sale will have plenty of savings on everything from essential tech to upgrade your living room, to kitchen and beauty essentials and even kids’ toys.

As well as discounts on Amazon’s own-brand devices, such as the Echo dot (was £39.99, now £21.99, Amazon.co.uk) and Fire TV stick (was £39.99, now £24.99, Amazon.co.uk), the sale will see huge reductions on a range of big-name brands like Shark, Samsung, Bose and Simba.

While some offers will last the duration of the event, Amazon will also be launching “lightning deals” and “deals of the day”, which are only available for a limited time and while stocks last. So, you’ll need to act fast if you don’t want to miss out.

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To save you from scrolling, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals worth adding to your online basket. Plus, we’ll be keeping this guide updated throughout the duration of the sale, so make sure to bookmark it and check back as new offers will be added daily.

Echo dot 3rd generation: Was £39.99, now £21.99, Amazon.co.uk

As one of the smallest smart speakers on the market, you’ll want to snap the Echo dot up while there’s a huge 45 per cent off.

Giving you the ability to stream music from Spotify, Apple Music and more, the speaker also comes built with Amazon’s Alexa, meaning you can ask questions and control your home using voice commands.

The fourth generation (£49.99, Amazon.co.uk) of the device was highlighted by The Independent’s technology critic, David Phelan, in our review of the best smart speakers. Praising its impressive performance at such a reasonable price, he said: “Radio, podcasts and audio books all sound good, with clear vocals. Echo devices can make audio calls to one another and these work well, too.”

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Shark anti hair wrap cordless stick vacuum cleaner IZ201UKTSB: Was £399.99, now £249.99, Amazon.co.uk

Usually retailing at £399.99, there’s over £100 to be saved on this vacuum cleaner. It’s cordless so it’s super easy to move around your home and it boasts 40 minutes of run time. It’s a particularly handy model if you have a furry four-legged friend too, as there’s a pet tool included. With its flexible design, it bends so you don’t have to, making it easy to clean under low-lying furniture.

A similar model, won best buy in our list of the best cordless vacuum cleaners, thanks to its versatility across hard floors and carpets. It also comes with an anti hair-wrap brush, which prevents hair (pet or otherwise) from getting tangled in its mechanisms.

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Fire TV stick with Alexa voice: Was £39.99, now £24.99, Amazon.co.uk

The Amazon Fire TV stick is a tiny gizmo that plugs into the HDMI socket on your TV and gives you access to a huge library of movies and TV shows you can rent and buy, as well as access to apps like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Disney+. The 4K version (£49.99, Amazon.co.uk) of the gadget featured in our round-up of the best TV streaming devices, with the reviewer praising its “strong range of original programming”.

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Samsung 75in Q60A QLED 4K HDR smart TV: Was £1,799, now £1,149, Amazon.co.uk

With £650 off, Samsung’s smart 4K display is a seriously enticing proposition for any avid TV watcher or gamer. Built with a powerful 4K processor, it delivers 4K resolution for the content you love and uses the brand’s “Q-symphony” system to synchronise the TV’s speakers and soundbar together to play sound simultaneously from both devices. You can even split your TV screen to enjoy various content at the same time, choosing the size and volume of each one.

Read our round-up of the best TV deals in the UK for August 2021

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Echo show 8: Was £99.99, now £59.99, Amazon.co.uk

Currently available for just £59.99, the Amazon echo show 8 isn’t just your run-of-the-mill smart speaker, with the device also enabling you to video chat, make calls, set alarms, watch movies and more.

The 8in display is perfect for streaming your favourite TV shows or catching up on the news, while access to everything from Prime Video to Netflix means you’re always up to date with the latest releases. Alternatively, you can listen to your favourite radio station on BBC Sounds or immerse yourself in an audiobook from Audible.

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Tower T17039 vortx 5-in-1 digital air fryer oven: Was £119.99, now £74.99, Amazon.co.uk

While the majority of the best air fryers we’ve reviewed stick to what they do best – making chips – this clever piece of kit has garnered a cult following thanks to its many different uses, including that you can make a whole roast chicken in 40 minutes.

Featuring in our round-up of the best air fryers, our reviewer praised the appliance for being one of the most versatile. Its ability to “air fry, bake, roast or dehydrate (for vegetable crisps) three separate mesh racks of food at any one time – fish, shrimp and chips on a weeknight or stuffing, parsnips and roast potatoes for a Sunday roast” really can’t be beaten.

Read the full Towet vortx digital air fryer review

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Oral-B Pro 3 3000 electric rechargeable toothbrush: Was £99.99, now £39.99, Amazon.co.uk

For an affordable electric toothbrush that really delivers on quality, consider the Pro 3 3000, which is currently available for less than £40.

There are two modes to pick from, daily clean and sensitive, to break down plaque to leave your teeth looking whiter with regular use, and a gum pressure sensor to help you maintain the optimum brushing speed. This kit comes with two brush heads, a charger, a li-ion battery with up to two weeks of charge and a portable travel case.

Read our round-up of the best electric toothbrush deals for August 2021

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Bose noise cancelling headphones 700: Was £349.95, now £209.99, Amazon.co.uk

Get ready to listen to your favourite album or podcast without any interruptions thanks to the Bose 700s, which won best buy in our roundup of the best noise cancelling headphones.

Hailed as the “king of ANC”, the reviewer said the noise cancellation capability of the 700s is the best. “Cleverly, input microphones also work alongside the ANC to reject background noise and isolate your voice during phone calls,” wrote our reviewer. “If you’re in the market for lightweight wireless headphones with supreme noise cancellation, you’d be hard-pressed to find better.”

Read the full Bose noise cancelling headphones 700 review

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Simba comfort zoned foam boxed mattress double: Was £350, now £227.50, Amazon.co.uk

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? You may need a new mattress and luckily this one currently has more than £100 off.

Designed with three comfort layers to help you nod off easily, the mattress contours to your body and features cooling foam that help regulate heat at an ideal temperature all night long. The mattress also comes with a 100 night trial and three-year cover.

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Ecovacs deebot N79S robot vacuum cleaner: Was £249, now £149.98, Amazon.co.uk

This innovative device can be operated via voice control using Google Home Voice or Amazon Alexa, and even allows you to customise and schedule cleaning sessions on the Ecovacs app on your smartphone.

There’s four cleaning modes to choose from that can reach all the nooks and crannies in your home, with wide-reaching side brushes and anti-drip and anti-collision sensors. The battery life lasts up to 100 minutes and it’s coated in an anti-scratch finish, so even if it bumps into your furniture accidentally, it’ll still look like it’s fairly new.

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