You know you've reached a certain stage of life when your friends are social-media bragging about discount Instant Pots — and you're jealous.
If your Facebook feed was full of Prime Day references Wednesday, welcome to adulthood. Amazon announced that sales for this year's shopping spree eclipsed those of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The 30-hour sale, which featured price slashes exclusively for Prime members, saw a 60% growth compared to 2016.
Hundreds of thousands of deals were available for Prime members, though some proved to be more compelling than others. These are the top-selling products that we all went crazy for this year.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon is surely thrilled that its Echo Dot was the top-selling item, at $34.99 on Tuesday (originally $50). Other Amazon products like the Echo, Kindle devices and Fire tablets saw record sales in the U.S. and across the world. The Echo sold for 50% off at $89.99, while Prime members saved up to $50 on Kindle devices.
Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot's popularity continues to soar. Amazon Prime members bought more than 215,000 of the multi-use pressure cookers during last year’s sale, and this year it ranked at no. 1 in the kitchen and dining category, reduced to $89.99 from its original $129.99 price.
23andMe DNA Tests
Reigning supreme in the health and household category was the 23andMe DNA Test, which sold for $99.99 (50% off its original price). The kit produces online personalized genetic reports through a home saliva test, spitting out results in 6-8 weeks.
TP-Link Smart Plugs
More than 50,000 of the TP-Link Smart Plugs were sold at $20, half off their original price. The plug allows you to remotely control power usage of devices connected to it from your smartphone. You can also schedule devices to turn on and off at certain times in the day.
PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console – Uncharted 4 Bundle
Prime members saved $71 on the Sony PlayStation 4 bundle package, which was a top-seller in the U.K. The bundle includes one DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
And while Prime Day 2017 may be over, it’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s event. Get ahead of the game by checking out our pro tips for scoring the best Prime Day deals.