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  Reply # 1942152 18-Jan-2018 20:28
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JB Hifi NZ offering an online only deal of NZD$99 for TWO Echo Dots. Includes free shipping.

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-tablets/smart-home/echo/amazon-echo-dot-bundle-2nd-generation-black/344226/

Fifty bucks of local currency per Dot is a very appealing price point, particularly when the post-introductory price will reportedly be $89 per Dot...

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  Reply # 1942204 18-Jan-2018 22:07
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JEDENZED: JB Hifi NZ offering an online only deal of NZD$99 for TWO Echo Dots. Includes free shipping.

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-tablets/smart-home/echo/amazon-echo-dot-bundle-2nd-generation-black/344226/

Fifty bucks of local currency per Dot is a very appealing price point, particularly when the post-introductory price will reportedly be $89 per Dot...

 

Very good spotting, I hope its not a stuffup on there part like they have a history of doing. I could believe that discount in AU, but here its almost down to the black friday USD prices converted so probably a mistake since nothing is ever cheap here.





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  Reply # 1943233 19-Jan-2018 07:26
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It better not be a stuff up. I now have an order confirmation from JB for 2 Dots for $99 so that’s what I’m expecting.


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  Reply # 1943239 19-Jan-2018 08:01
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KaroriPete:

 

I think the Noel Leeming pre-order special prices are pretty good - $69 for a Dot and $152 for an Echo. Quite a bit cheaper than what I paid for my imports on TM. Might have to liven up a couple more rooms :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just looked up on my Amazon history my dot was $29.99 USD and my you shop postage was $17.60 NZD  would roughly cost me  $58 NZD and my Echo would be $160 NZD total , so the Echo's are a good price the dots not so much compared to what i paid

 

 


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  Reply # 1943258 19-Jan-2018 09:21
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marlinz:

KaroriPete:


I think the Noel Leeming pre-order special prices are pretty good - $69 for a Dot and $152 for an Echo. Quite a bit cheaper than what I paid for my imports on TM. Might have to liven up a couple more rooms :)



 


 


I just looked up on my Amazon history my dot was $29.99 USD and my you shop postage was $17.60 NZD  would roughly cost me  $58 NZD and my Echo would be $160 NZD total , so the Echo's are a good price the dots not so much compared to what i paid


 



As posted above, if the JBHifi bundle of $99 for two Dots proves to be legit, it would work out to be a near 15% saving on your Amazon US deal (including youshop delivery). I’d say that would make them a very good price.

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  Reply # 1943263 19-Jan-2018 09:25
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The two-for deal on the Echo Dots ($99) makes them almost the same price each as I paid for one in the Black Friday sales while in the US ($NZ49.50 vs $NZ46). Plus they will have the correct power supply, effectively making them cheaper.
I can't imagine they will sell so well that they need to be pre-ordered though.

Apple better hurry up with their Homepod or they will be like the party guest that arrives after the cake has been cut.




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  Reply # 1943270 19-Jan-2018 09:35
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Dingbatt: Apple better hurry up with their Homepod or they will be like the party guest that arrives after the cake has been cut.

 

 

 

Or like Windows Phone...


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  Reply # 1943271 19-Jan-2018 09:41
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The Apple speaker will sell in big numbers no matter how it's implemented. The ecosystem and brand will ensure it. The iPhone X is a good example of that.

Both the echo and Google Home are reasonably device agnostic so the race to fill homes is only going to speed up




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  Reply # 1943277 19-Jan-2018 09:48
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JEDENZED:

 

As posted above, if the JBHifi bundle of $99 for two Dots proves to be legit, it would work out to be a near 15% saving on your Amazon US deal (including youshop delivery). I’d say that would make them a very good price.

 

 

yes it would JB is the winner here at the moment






 

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  Reply # 1943350 19-Jan-2018 10:53
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So what would I use an Echo Dot for ? I've got a grand total of one Echo which is moderately useful, but I'm not into home automation and the kids have bluetooth speakers anyway.

 

Can it be used as an intercom ? might be useful at dinnertime when the kids bedroom doors are closed - you're dinners ready...YOU'RE DINNERS READY...OI!!!, EAT NOW!!!





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  Reply # 1943357 19-Jan-2018 10:59
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So what would I use an Echo Dot for ? I've got a grand total of one Echo which is moderately useful, but I'm not into home automation and the kids have bluetooth speakers anyway.


Can it be used as an intercom ? might be useful at dinnertime when the kids bedroom doors are closed - you're dinners ready...YOU'RE DINNERS READY...OI!!!, EAT NOW!!!



Yep a recently introduced update allows for a “Drop in” feature whereby you can assign each device a name and then command Alexa to “call” a specific one. Means that it can be used as a hands free intercom, baby monitor etc and has the added bonus of including your smart phone or tablet act as additional calling “portals” once they have the app installed and set up appropriately.

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  Reply # 1943391 19-Jan-2018 11:07
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That does sound useful compared to yelling down the stairs but not sure SWMBO would think its worth $99 though.





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  Reply # 1943407 19-Jan-2018 11:25
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I can drop in to a specific alexa device at home from my phone.   

 

But it is possible to drop in to all your home devices simultaneously?  I'd like to get the attention of my son but I don't know which part of the house he is in.  I can drop in individually to every device till I find him but it could be easier.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1943499 19-Jan-2018 13:20
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I don't know which way i should go, alexa or google home.......  Each are good in their own way :(


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  Reply # 1943503 19-Jan-2018 13:23
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Also JBHIFI have 2 echos for $250 ($150 each currently then $180)

 

 

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-tablets/smart-home/echo/amazon-echo-bundle-2nd-generation-heather-grey/344225/

 

Noels has it for $270.

 

 

 

Also skytv will be having alexa skills next month :)

 

 

 

https://www.sky.co.nz/alexa


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