Prepare to welcome Alexa into your home.
You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get a steal on the Amazon Echo. With several third-party retailers offering the device for 50 percent off, today might be the best opportunity to get your hands on one.
Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and Bloomingdale’s, among several others, are all offering the Echo for $89.99. Other Echo sales can be found at B&H Photo-Video Audio, Abt Electronics and Appliances, Shopko, buybuy BABY and PC Richard & Son.
Interestingly, one retailer not offering this blowout sale is Amazon. The creators of the Echo are selling the product for full price ($179.99) and their supply is out of stock until August 11.
There are also deals on other Amazon devices, like the Amazon Tap and Amazon Echo Dot. Originally $129.99, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond are both selling the Tap for $79.99. The two retailers are also selling the Echo Dot for $15 off, with a sale price of $34.99. Bloomingdale’s is offering the Echo Dot for $39.99, $10 less than its full price, $49.99. Meanwhile, Target is selling the Tap for $99.99 and the Echo Dot for $34.99.
These sales come just weeks after Amazon released the Echo Show, which combines the help of voice-activated Alexa with a video screen. This way, users can now watch videos, tune into the daily news, and call their friends and family.
First introduced in 2014, Amazon’s Echo has been a wildly popular addition to homes worldwide. With 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, most customers are thrilled with the hands-free efficiency of playing music, requesting sports scores and more.