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Why wait for Prime Day? Amazon has deals now on Echo speakers

The big sale starts in July. But the deep discounting has already begun.


Pick up a second-generation Echo for $80.

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We're now two weeks out from July -- the month during which we expect Prime Day 2019 to fall. In fact, a leaked public relations email says the big sale will kick off this year on July 15. (Amazon didn't respond to our request for comment.)

We're already seeing significant discounts on a variety of Amazon devices. In recent weeks, we've seen a historically low price on the full-size Amazon Echo ($65) and major deals on media streamers and Ring doorbells. And you haven't needed to be a member of Amazon's Prime service to take advantage of any of them. 

Read more: Amazon Prime Day 2019 start date leaked!  

Some of the best deals have evaporated in the wake of Father's Day -- but we expect to see more discounts appear during the run up to Prime Day 2019. So stay tuned.

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Echo Dot for $30 -- save $20

Amazon's pint-size smart speaker sounds great, provides easy access to the Alexa virtual assistant and was already a solid deal at $50. A $20 discount off that already-low price makes this one a no-brainer.

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Echo (2nd generation) for $80 -- save $20

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Amazon has retreated from its $65 low for the second-gen Echo -- but $80 is still a decent price for this full-size smart speaker. 

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Echo Show (2nd gen), Echo Dot and Philips Hue Bulb for $230 -- save $50

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Amazon halved last week's discount on this bundle -- but it's still a deal. You get this Alexa-enabled smart speaker with a touchscreen display, an Echo Dot that's normally $30 on its own and a Philips Hue smart bulb. 

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Echo Input for $20 -- $15 off

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The Input is a little cloud-connected coaster that lets you transform any speaker into an Alexa smart speaker. Connect it via Bluetooth or the included auxiliary cable. 

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Read the Echo Input review

Originally published May 15 and updated regularly to note new deals and to verify sale pricing and availability.