- 1 LG 75-inch 8K UHD NanoCell Smart TV with HDR
- 2 Samsung Galaxy Watch
- 3 Apple Watch Series 3
- 4 Sony a7R IV Mirrorless digital camera body
- 5 Lenovo IdeaPad 3i gaming PC
- 6 Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- 7 Jetstream smart home starter kit
- 8 More Prime Day 2020 anti-Prime Day deals
Amazon’s Prime Day is a key event for shoppers looking for bargains and gifts ahead of the holiday period — even in a time where the COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe economic disruption and delivery capacity problems — but the e-commerce giant is no longer the only vendor seeking to capitalize on the shopping season.
Other US retail giants including Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, Target, and Best Buy are also offering a variety of deals and flash sales on mobile devices, gaming consoles, smart home products, and more.
Below you will find ZDNet’s top picks from vendors other than Amazon. Check back frequently as we will be updating when new bargains and deals appear.
LG 75-inch 8K UHD NanoCell Smart TV with HDR
If you’re in the market for a serious television set upgrade over Amazon Prime Day, Walmart is offering the 75-inch LG 8K UHD NanoCell Smart TV with a discount of $1400 off its usual $4,996 price. The 2020 TV model offers 8K UHD resolution, smart features, an LED backlight, and four HDMI ports.
$3,296 at Walmart
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Another anti-Amazon Prime Day deal of note is over at Walmart. The Samsung Galaxy Watch, available for $90 off, is a Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch that can be connected to a smartphone, used to track exercise, make digital payments, and more.
$189 at Walmart
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple devices and accessories generally appear during online shopping events, and this year, Best Buy is offering $20 off the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS). This particular model contains all the features of watchOS — including connectivity to an iPhone and activity tracking — and comes with a white sports band.
$179 at Best Buy
Sony a7R IV Mirrorless digital camera body
An incredible anti-Prime deal of note to photographers is the Sony a7R IV Mirrorless digital camera body. Available at Target, the mirrorless camera, complete with 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP Exmor R CMOS image sensor and eye tracking, among other features, is on sale with a $500 discount. Only the body is included, however, so you will need to invest in compatible lenses.
$2,998 at Target
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i gaming PC
Another anti-Prime Day deal over at Walmart is $170 off the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i gaming PC. This laptop is equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage. The laptop runs on Windows 10 Home.
$749 at Walmart
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Over at Target, you can pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite tablet for a substantial discount. This budget-friendly tablet operates on Android and includes a 10.4-inch screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 5MP front-facing camera and 8MP rear-facing camera, as well as an S-pen stylus.
$249 at Target
Jetstream smart home starter kit
Over at Walmart, you can pick up an entry-level smart lighting kit for a decent discount. The Jetstream smart home starter kit contains two smart plugs and four smart bulbs that can be set to different colors and brightness by controlling them through a mobile device. The kit is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
$25 at Walmart
More Prime Day 2020 anti-Prime Day deals
Here are a few other noteworthy anti-Prime Day deals we spotted on other platforms:
- Walmart: Lenovo Chromebook S330 for $199 ($100 savings)
- Walmart: Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15-inch laptop for $429 ($70 savings)
- Best Buy: Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 for $179 ($100 savings)
- Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1 for $1199 ($200 savings)
- Best Buy: Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch HD touchscreen laptop for $599 ($200 savings)
- Best Buy: Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch, latest model for $899 ($100 savings)
- Target: Acer Predator Helios 300 for $1799 ($450 savings)
- Target: Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop for $1079 ($420 savings)
- Newegg: ASUS ZenBook 14 for $769.99 ($130 savings) [further price cut]
- Newegg: ASUS ROG Strix G gaming laptop for $899 ($400 savings)
- Newegg: ABS Master Gaming PC for $1099 ($400 savings)
- Walmart: Holy Stone HS720 drone for $249 ($50 savings)
- Walmart: Jetstream Blizzard Foldable Wi-Fi 4K Camera Drone for $59 ($20 savings)
Appliances, televisions, entertainment:
- Walmart: Samsung 49-inch Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart QLED TV $599 ($200 savings)
- Walmart: Samsung 65-inch Class 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart QLED TV for $898 ($100 savings)
- Target: TCL 65-inch Roku 4K UHD HDR Smart TV for $469 ($130 savings)
- Target: LG 70-inch 4K UHD Smart LED HDR TV for $599 ($250 savings)
- Target: Element 50-inch 4K UHD Roku TV for $199 ($80 savings)
- Best Buy: Samsung 70-inch 6 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV for $529 ($220 savings)
- Best Buy: LG 65-inch GX Series OLED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV for $2599 ($400 savings)
- Best Buy: Samsung soundbar with Dolby Atmos / DTS:X and Alexa Built-in for $1399 ($400 savings)
- Walmart: Roku Streaming Stick+ for $37 ($12 savings)
- Walmart: ionVac Robot Vacuum for $99 ($80 savings)
- Walmart: Dyson V8 Animal+ Cordless Vacuum for $199 ($80 savings)
- Target: Anova Sous Vide Wifi Precision Cooker for $139 ($60.99 savings)
- Best Buy: Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise-canceling headphones for $199 ($100 savings)
- Best Buy: Turtle Beach Recon 200 Amplified Gaming Headset for $29.99 ($30 savings)
- Target: Educational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot for $21 ($21.50 savings)
Accessories and other gadgets:
- Walmart: Netgear 4-Stream AX1800 Wifi 6 router for $89 ($60 savings) [limited stock available]
- Walmart: Apple Watch Series 3 GPS for $169 ($30 savings)
- Target: Fossil Gen 4 smartwatch for $99 ($176 savings)
- Walmart: Nixplay Smart Digital Photo Frame 10.1 for $133 ($46 savings)
- Target: Microsoft Designer Bluetooth desktop keyboard for $85.95 ($14 savings)
- Best Buy: HyperDrive 7-Port Universal USB-C Hub, docking station for $55 ($24 savings)
- Best Buy: Dell 32-inch LED Curved QHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR for $349 ($100 savings)
- Best Buy: Google Nest thermostat E for $129 ($70 savings)
- Best Buy: Arlo Pro 3 4-Camera Indoor/Outdoor home security system for $499 ($300 savings)
- Target: Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer for $49.99 ($30 savings)
- Newegg: WD Black 6TB desktop hard disk drive for $160 ($89 savings)
- Walmart: Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy A20, 32GB, prepaid for $149 ($80 savings)
- Walmart: Google Nest mini (2nd gen) for $29 ($20 savings)