The weirdest deals from Amazon’s Prime Day

A United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped “Prime Day” sale on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, but some shoppers were disappointed by the offerings. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

A United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped “Prime Day” sale on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, but some shoppers were disappointed by the offerings. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Amazon celebrated their 20th anniversary on Wednesday with “Prime Day,” a 24-hour sales event catering to Amazon Prime members.

For $99 a year, Amazon users can sign up for Amazon Prime, a service which offers free 2-day shipping, free video and music streaming and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The online retailer proclaimed that they would be celebrating the big two-zero and thanking Prime subscribers by hosting “a global shopping event, with more deals than Black Friday.”

But when July 15 rolled around, Prime Day didn’t wind up delivering.

Many of the deals being offered to Prime members were just…weird. From discount ham to industrial-sized barrels of personal lubricant, we rounded up a few of the strangest online steals below:

Despite the online disappointment directed at Prime Day, Amazon called the event a success. Greg Greeley, Amazon Prime Vice President said they retailer will “definitely be doing this again.”


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