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7 Truly Ridiculous Prime Day Deals You’ll Probably Be Able to Live Without

July 12, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Staff Writer
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If you’ve been within 10 feet of the internet in the past four days, you’ve surely heard the news.

It’s Prime Day — Amazon’s blatant attempt to recruit more Prime members and beat the mid-year slump disguised as a mega-sale “bigger than black Friday.”

To be sure, there are a tons of great deals to nab. And since they roll out intermittently over the course of the day, you can also use it as an excuse to shop online all day long at work. Win-win, am I right?

But some of the stuff you stand to “save” money on is just…

Well, we’ll let you be the judge.

The Best Prime Day Deals are the Most Ridiculous

Since you’ve probably already seen a billion “Favorite Prime Day Deals” lists, we scoured the site to find the most ridiculous items being offered up at a discount.

Here are the seven most hilarious Prime Day “deals” we could find.

1. Segway miniPRO — $699

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Want to go places without moving your legs? Willing to pay a lot of money for it?

Lucky you: This Segway miniPRO is 46% off, bringing the price down from $1,299 to just under $700. Such a deal, no?

It even has a padded knee bar to keep you as comfy as possible and ensure “precision steering.”

It’s totally worth dropping almost a month’s worth of rent on this thing, right?

2. Fast & Furious 7-Movie Collection — $21.99

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Remember when the world decided Vin Diesel was one of the sexiest men alive?

Yeah, I didn’t get that.

But if you did, you’re in luck: You can get about 15 hours of buff, bald-guy action at a steep discount — 73% off the DVDs or 65% off if you want to go Blu-Ray.

I mean, come on, you need to see this in hi-def.

3. iRobot Roomba 614 Vacuum Cleaning Robot — $249.99

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I thought I hated vacuuming.

But apparently, my game is weak, since some folks would pay $250 to not have to clean their floors. And that’s after Amazon Prime Day’s 34% discount — this thing is usually $379.99!

Although an automated, mobile DJ would definitely make my next house party a hit…

4. Microfiber Premium Scratch-Free Wash Mitt — ??

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Unless you own a car wash, I can’t see going through enough of these mitts to make the regular price of $8.79 untenable.

But if you’re a Prime member, hold onto your hat: At 8:30 p.m., you’ll get to purchase these mitts at a MUCH more reasonable price.

You’re welcome.

5. Rust Remover, But Like, a Lot of It — $674.99

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I… just… yeah.

6. Outdoor “Bora Bora” Gray Wicker Sectional Set with Taupe Cushions — $2,634.13

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Is there even enough dry land on Bora Bora for such a thing?

7. Compact Thermal Imaging Camera — $1,195

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Listen. I don’t know what you use this for — and I’m not sure I want to.

But if you need one, you’ll save $300 on this one for Prime Day. It boasts “2% accuracy,” which doesn’t sound very good to me, but I’m certain I don’t know.

Your Turn: What ridiculous “deals” have you found this year on Prime Day?

Disclosure: The links in this post are affiliate links, so if you do decide you need a Roomba, The Penny Hoarder will get a little cut. So… thanks?! Happy Prime Day!

Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder who kind of wants to blow $700 on a Segway. Her writing has also been featured at Word Riot, DMQ Review, Hinchas de Poesia and elsewhere.

by Jamie Cattanach
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