Crazy rare deal lowers Amazon Echo price to $130 from $180 MSRP

Two whole years after the wide US launch of Amazon’s first-generation Echo, smart speaker competition is slowly heating up and product diversity is growing at a solid pace. The touchscreen-rocking Echo Show is just a couple of days away from its commercial debut, followed by the Siri-powered Apple HomePod and various Cortana contenderssomewhere down the line.

Let’s not forget about the recently updated (software-wise) Google Home, which uses Google Assistant voice integration to control smart home appliances, wirelessly play music and make hands-free phone calls, all at a lower price than the standard Echo, or even on the house if you get the device alongside a Pixel or Pixel XL under certain conditions.

No wonder the “full-sized”, display and camera-lacking Amazon Echo is offered at a cool discount all of a sudden, dropping from a $180 MSRP to $129.99. Likely for a limited time only, given how hard to come by this was just a little while ago, but either way, you’re looking at an exquisitely rare deal here.

The last time we’ve seen the home automation hub sold for a similar price (identical, to be exact) was almost a year back, and in June 2016, a $135 refurbished unit seemed like a decent bargain.

Times haven’t changed that much since then, and to put today’s $129.99 Amazon Echo listing in perspective, let us just point out the smaller, less capable Tap also costs 130 bucks.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).