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Because no one wants a barrel of lube.

By Jonathan Chew
July 15, 2015

If Twitter is anything to go by, the verdict on Amazon’s Prime Day deals has been: they kinda suck.

Everything from “Amazon’s Garage Day Sale” to “one huge troll by Amazon” has been bandied around the Twittersphere, as reaction to the deals offered on a day Amazon had hoped would be a tentpole shopping event that exceeds Black Friday has been tepid.

Some have noted that the products on offer, ranging from supplements to tupperware to a huge barrel of lube, aren’t really on most shoppers’ wish list:

Others have voiced their sense of disappointment after days of hype:

And more have taken to calling Prime Day for what it could really be:

While the day is still young, Amazon AMZN would seem to have a lot of catching up to do to impress shoppers. At least they can point to the fact that Prime Day discounts are indeed better than Black Friday’s.

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