Amazon Echo is sold out until next year

Amazon Echo is sold out until next year
Don't bother asking Alexa where you can buy an Amazon Echo device. The cloud based information gatherer would probably tell you that the Echo is out of stock at Amazon until January 21st. There is some good news. Amazon will honor the current 22% sale on pre-orders. This means that you can reserve an Amazon Echo device for $139.99. If you absolutely need to have an Amazon Echo device now, you just might luck out at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Staples, Sears and Toys 'R' Us. Amazon bookstores in Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California and Seattle Washington are also said to have a few units hidden away.

The Amazon Dot, which resembles a hockey puck, will be back in stock on December 27th, priced at $39.99. Still available for last minute Christmas shopping is the Tap speaker, listed at $89.99. Analysts expect Google Home, a product similar to the Amazon Echo in function if not appearance, to get the majority of sales in this space since it is not yet sold out. Google Home reaches Google's voice activated Google Assistant, which allows it to be more conversational than the competition. Orders for Google Home placed today will arrive on December 28th.

Despite the competition, Amazon Echo has been a big winner for Amazon this year. Alexa plays music, gives you sports scores, news and weather. It can also control connected appliances, give you traffic reports, and read audiobooks. About the only thing it can't do is clone itself, which is why you will have to wait until January 21st to order it again.
 

source: Amazon via PocketNow

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4 Comments

1. phldlphn unregistered

I think Google Home will wind up the better of two, considering how close it is to Alexa in functionality with only a couple of months since it was released. Alexa has had two years to mature, and the Google Home's starting price is 10 dollars cheaper than Alexa's sale price.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22106; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wow. This definitely speaks to the popularity of the devices, and the inexpensive price point no doubt helped with the sales of the devices. The Echo line of Amazon devices are good, with more and more features added frequently. Glad I got one before they sold out.

4. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

I have all the Nest products and I will not buy anything Google again. They bought Dropcam and then locked it down. Yes some of the developers have some API's to kind of make Nest products integrate into my Smart Things hub, I will stick with Smart Things and Alexa the Kool aid they serve me doesn't have an Apple flavor like Googles Kool aid.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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