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:

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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.”

Are these the top 25 TV shows of 2014/2015?

Indiewire ranks Amazon’s “Transparent” as the year’s best TV show. Are they right?

Carrie Coon, star of "The Leftovers," meets fans along with show runner Damon Lindelof at the 2015 ATX Television Festival. The HBO drama was chosen by Indiewire as the ninth best show of the 2014/15 television season. DALE ROE/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Carrie Coon, star of “The Leftovers,” greets fans along with show runner Damon Lindelof at the 2015 ATX Television Festival. The HBO drama was chosen by Indiewire as the ninth best show of the 2014/15 television season. DALE ROE / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The folks over at Indiewire’s The Playlist have compiled their list of the 25 Best TV Shows Of 2014/15.

A growing market of content providers continues to exert its influence in the rankings; five of the site’s top picks are streaming/download offerings, while basic and pay cable make up the bulk of the list. Only a trio of broadcast network programs made the cut, and none cracked the top ten (“Parks and Recreation” landed at number 12).

Newcomers commanded almost half of the slots. “Bloodline,” “Fortitude,” “Babylon,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” are included, along with “You’re The Worst,” the Duplass brothers’ “Togetherness,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul,” Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers,” “The Nick” and “Transparent.”

There are some glaring omissions, though. Where is “Veep”? How about “The Flash” or “Empire”? And who do I grill to find out why “Bob’s Burgers” couldn’t fit somewhere into the order?

Here are Indiewire’s Top Ten (check out the complete list here). Did they get it right? Which of your favorites are missing? Tell us in the comments below:

10. “Better Call Saul”
9. “The Leftovers”
8. “Mad Men”
7. “The Americans”
6. “Justified”
5. “Orange is the New Black”
4. “Rectify”
3. “Broad City”
2. “The Knick”
1.”Transparent”