I don't know whether to be happy with Amazon or angry. See, I've been eyeballing the Black Friday sales were just around the corner. And, sure enough, the Echo Show 8 dipped to $100 ahead of Black Friday, then went as low as $80 until just a couple days ago. (As of yesterday, it was back up to $100.)since it was announced back in September. Of course, I wasn't about to pay the $130 list price, not when
And, now, this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the Echo Show 8 and a 3rd-generation Echo Dot smart speaker for $79.99. You can choose from any of the four available Dot colors, but note that Amazon currently shows an in-stock date of Dec. 20. So you should receive these in time for Christmas, but there's always a chance you might not.
So, basically, this is a return to Black Friday pricing on the Echo Show 8, plus a free Echo Dot for good measure. The latter is, unsurprisingly, the version without the clock. Even so, , which sounds good for its size, pairs easily with larger, better speakers and performs all the usual amazing Alexa tricks.
As for the Echo Show 8, it's "hands-down the best Amazon smart display, period." (Read thefor more details.) And that was based, of course, on the $130 list price.
That's a price you should never pay, by the way. Amazon gear goes on sale all the time, even when it's not Black Friday or pre-Christmas or Prime Day.
This deal, though -- it's truly one of the best smart-home bundles I've ever seen. Don't need another Dot? You could probably turn around and sell it for $25-30 and net an even lower cost on the Echo Show 8. Either way, huge win.
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