Amazon boasts record-breaking Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day broke records for the online giant as sales surpassed its previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined.

The online goliath has hailed its biggest ever shopping event after its Prime members bought over 175 million products during the 48-hour flash sale earlier this week.

During the two-day sale on July 15 and 16, customers bought a record number of Amazon devices including the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote.

Other bestselling items included the Sony PlayStation Classic Console, Oral-B SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush and the Shark Vacuum Cleaner.

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