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fire-emblem-echoes-shadows-of-valentia CE £45.00 @ Gamestop ie

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This will probably get cold by most but for some people it will help great offer was 89e down to 45 in gamestop. Read More
This will probably get cold by most but for some people it will help great offer was 89e down to 45 in gamestop.
womping Avatar4d, 8h agoFound 4 days, 8 hours ago18 Comments
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Showing as back in stock now
Darkamlight
Great, now I got an email saying that my order has been refunded cause there's no stock. -_-'''
Same here. That's the first and last time I buy anything from Gamestop.
Great, now I got an email saying that my order has been refunded cause there's no stock. -_-'''
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It went unavailable then came back again a few times earlier so maybe could do again )
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NETGEAR R7000-100UKS Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit 11AC Gaming Router (1.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet) Open Source Available (Amazon Echo Enabled) - £75.99 @ Amazon

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AC1900 Wi-Fi: 600+1300 Mbps speed 1 GHz Dual-Core processor Beamforming+ improves range and performance, high powered amplifiers and antennas to extend your Wi-Fi coverage Five 10/100/1000 Mbps - Read More
AC1900 Wi-Fi: 600+1300 Mbps speed 1 GHz Dual-Core processor Beamforming+ improves range and performance, high powered amplifiers and antennas to extend your Wi-Fi coverage Five 10/100/1000 Mbps -
hotukdealls Avatar5d, 14h agoFound 5 days, 14 hours ago40 Comments
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Zameen
Does it give you a bigger range through the house also ?
Yes I get solid consistent 110 MBS (pay for100) all around the house. The Netgear fluctuated and often the WiFi would fail all together.

Edited By: Gravesy166 on Jul 18, 2017 11:30: Edited from the official Android app
Gravesy166
[Image] This has been working faultlessly alongside my Virgin Hub . No more WiFi dropouts and rock solid connection and speeds. Also for me a lot more user friendly with an excellent Android app.

Does it give you a bigger range through the house also ?
Gravesy166
And yes Virgin Hub in modem mode .

Thanks
Gravesy166
[Image] This has been working faultlessly alongside my Virgin Hub . No more WiFi dropouts and rock solid connection and speeds. Also for me a lot more user friendly with an excellent Android app.
And yes Virgin Hub in modem mode .
Zameen
Please share link to one you got, did you put the virgin superhub to modem only mode and add Asus as router ?Any other recommendations for router to work with virgin media ? Do you know if you are able to use one with built in modem with virgin media ? Getting real crap speeds and range with Virgin at the mo.Thanks
https://images.hotukdeals.com/comments/content/5shf1/31476499.jpgThis has been working faultlessly alongside my Virgin Hub . No more WiFi dropouts and rock solid connection and speeds. Also for me a lot more user friendly with an excellent Android app.
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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo, Black - £99.00 @ Amazon

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It is as good as new. It was £99 for a brand new one on 11/7/17. But if you missed it, this is just as good. Read More
It is as good as new. It was £99 for a brand new one on 11/7/17. But if you missed it, this is just as good.
georgetanct Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago12 Comments
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Thank you OP! I missed the prime deal and this is only £20 more. Ordered
umirza85
JustExtreme
Brand new one was 79.99 on 11th not 99
So whoever wants one can get in their time machine I suppose.
No. They bought it when it was on sale at the time.
Thanks op after seeing the one I got the other day my FIL was after one. Thought there'd be a few returned.
umirza85
So whoever wants one can get in their time machine I suppose.
Didn't mean to imply that was just correcting the op that's all I'm sure it's still a very good deal.

I personally don't really want to share any more data with Amazon than I have to and as far as I can tell you cannot turn off those features and just use it as a programmable voice assistant so not suitable for me.
It was only that low because Amazon will launch a new version later this year.
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Link your Amex rewards card to your Amazon account and get further £15 off Amazon

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If you have an Amex rewards card, you can link it to your amazon account and claim a once off discount of £15 pounds To receive your promotional discount, you must: 1. Add £25 or more of eligible ite… Read More
If you have an Amex rewards card, you can link it to your amazon account and claim a once off discount of £15 pounds To receive your promotional discount, you must: 1. Add £25 or more of eligible ite…
dazza99 Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago36 Comments
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Which is the Amex reward card. What are the fees
itm
I've just tried enrolling my Amex Rewards card with my Amazon account but get: Some of the American Express information that you entered does not match their records. Any ideas?

input the data correctly, it's not difficult to add a card as your paying method on Amazon
RiverDragon8
This never works on my Amex (and it should).

user error if you have Gold or Plat
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £129.99 @ Amazon

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Amazon Prime members deal only NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £129.99 @ Amazon AC260… Read More
Amazon Prime members deal only NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) £129.99 @ Amazon AC260…
itsvimal Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago23 Comments
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What firmware are you using?
MRP
The R7800 is excellent. Has strong recommendations on smallnetbuilder. First to use a new chipset etc. Its an excellent router. Has good custom support etc. One of the very best.Thought I'd clarify. Most routers use older stuff but keep getting promoted(looking at you ASUS).


The USB 3.0 bandwidth is a bit pants though. Half what it should be.
The R7800 is excellent. Has strong recommendations on smallnetbuilder. First to use a new chipset etc. Its an excellent router. Has good custom support etc.

One of the very best.

Thought I'd clarify. Most routers use older stuff but keep getting promoted(looking at you ASUS).

Edited By: MRP on Jul 12, 2017 02:54: Jul 12, 2017 02:54
ady85
is this better than the virgin superhub 3?

No comparison. Get LEDE flashed and install SQM QOS, with cake, your connection will be much more stable. Saying that. This chipset isn't the most optimized for it.
robo989
AC87U sucks for VPN1Ghz Broadcom CPU vs 1.7Ghz QualcommConsidering Qualcomm CPU is known to be better for VPN at same clock rate and then it's 1.7Ghz....The R7800 is basically 2 x the AC87U in real world performance for VPN and that makes the AC87U a turkey for any kind of fibre line. Only suited to ADSL2+, if that.

Strange, mine performs beautifully! Ah well, opinions :D
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TP-Link LB110 Smart LED Wi-Fi E27 Light Bulb, Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Dimmable White, No Hub Required, 10 W, £15.74 @ Amazon Prime

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Amazon Prime Deal! Nearly 40% off!!! Works with Amazon Echo and Google Home, no hub required! Read More
Amazon Prime Deal! Nearly 40% off!!! Works with Amazon Echo and Google Home, no hub required!
nan_zhang Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago7 Comments
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haritori
If it helps, Ive ordered the Hue Ones, and been playing with them today, cant wait for it to go dark lol.. they are very clever esp with Alexa.
My 3 dots arrived today and I'm blown away by them!! Can't wait to add some smart stuff to it too! Children have driven us a bit bonkers with it but I know that'll calm down as the novelty wears off. I feel sorry for Alexa in our house (shock) lol
jenmumof5
Appreciate that. Got to decide what we'll want in the future I think!!

If it helps, Ive ordered the Hue Ones, and been playing with them today, cant wait for it to go dark lol.. they are very clever esp with Alexa.
haritori
Problem with these is that each one will individually have to have its own WiFi connection to your router, with Hue it connects to the Hue Hub and the Hub connects to your router.. I woudl say if your only gogin to use a few bulbs then these are fine but if you want a proper system in your home with lamps and ceiling lights etc.. then deffo go for HUE esp for future compatability
Appreciate that. Got to decide what we'll want in the future I think!!
jenmumof5
does anyone have this to compare to the hue kits?? not sure which way to start out


Problem with these is that each one will individually have to have its own WiFi connection to your router, with Hue it connects to the Hue Hub and the Hub connects to your router.. I woudl say if your only gogin to use a few bulbs then these are fine but if you want a proper system in your home with lamps and ceiling lights etc.. then deffo go for HUE esp for future compatability
Looks good....may try it
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Amazon Echo Dot + £5 worth of goods + custom delivery slot for as little as £32.00 on Amazon Prime Now

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I know that Prime Day is on but if Prime Now is local to you, you can save a few quid AND get free stuff by ordering an Echo Dot through Prime Now. 1. Add your Amazon Echo Dot for £34.99 from Prime N… Read More
I know that Prime Day is on but if Prime Now is local to you, you can save a few quid AND get free stuff by ordering an Echo Dot through Prime Now. 1. Add your Amazon Echo Dot for £34.99 from Prime N…
DatAlbino Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago9 Comments
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This forum and it's voting system is beyond me.
MSK.
diddlypockets
Why cold? Is there a better deal I am missing?
If you have student prime, STUDENT10 makes it £24.99.

Thanks !
diddlypockets
Why cold? Is there a better deal I am missing?

If you have student prime, STUDENT10 makes it £24.99.
Why cold? Is there a better deal I am missing?
No harm in highlighting....heat added.
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Amazon Echo Dot for £24.99 Delivered! (or £10 off ANY item originally £40+ before Prime Day) [Student Prime Only - code STUDENT10]

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No need to use the DOT3PACK code and STUDENT10 code to get it to £24.99 each. The STUDENT10 code works with the discounted Amazon Dot during PrimeDay. Simply add STUDENT10 to your order and it will… Read More
No need to use the DOT3PACK code and STUDENT10 code to get it to £24.99 each. The STUDENT10 code works with the discounted Amazon Dot during PrimeDay. Simply add STUDENT10 to your order and it will…
letslaughadam Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago32 Comments
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Worked for me last night, didn't need the dot but for £24.99 I just couldn't resist lol
Just tried and it worked for me. I have a student account.
Sweet, had ordered one earlier. Just cancelled and re-ordered. Your the best op
Did you pay for student prime? X
working again now, just ordered one :) thanks op
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amazon Echo for only 69.99 using prime now code @ Amazon

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prime deal plus code 10NOW40 for first time prime now order OR use STUDENT10 for £10 off Read More
prime deal plus code 10NOW40 for first time prime now order OR use STUDENT10 for £10 off
tafida01 Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago13 Comments
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Pspvita
Thanks just got one £69.99 sound quality on this thing is awesome.

Sound quality is nothing like the BOSE sound link mini I ordered as well. Amazing sound from it.
Thanks just got one £69.99 sound quality on this thing is awesome.
I've just returned from holiday and really missed Alexa back answering me. It's a fab bit of kit.Tempted to get another one.
Code wouldn't work for me, so I contacted Amazon customer services and they gave me an instant £5 credit to my Prime Now Account.
Worked, thanks for sharing
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Bose SoundLink Mini II + Echo Dot £149.00 / Bose SoundTouch 10, Black + Echo Dot £149 @ Amazon

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Bose SoundLink Mini II + Echo Dot £149 Bose SoundTouch 10, Black + Echo Dot £149 @ Amazon Read More
Bose SoundLink Mini II + Echo Dot £149 Bose SoundTouch 10, Black + Echo Dot £149 @ Amazon
itsvimal Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago8 Comments
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There must be one included with the dot, I'd be very surprised if there wasn't.
should I have got a male to male audio cable with this? How to you plug them into to each other?
I have the Soundlink Mini 2, the only other comparable speaker is the UE Boom. SM2 has great volume and bass response for the tiny little package.
ive never been a fan of Bose but a friend brought his soundlink mini with him in a recent trip away. I was absolutely blown away. Its fills the room with decent sound.
spradders
I'm guessing the bose sound link would be better than the echo sound quality but I have the echo and I think the sound quality is alright for general listening I was tempted to buy this but have just ordered a dot instead for upstairs


There's an Anker SoundCore Boost coming up on a prime day deal at 7am might go nicely with your dot. I'm keeping an eye out for that.
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Amazon Echo Dot x3 for £84.97 / works out at £28.33 each (£24.99 each if a student) @ Amazon (with code/s)

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Use code DOT3PACK Get 3 Amazon Dots for £84.97 using the above code. Just add 3 into your basket and use code as usual :) Students can use code STUDENT10 to knock a tenner off, making it even bett… Read More
Use code DOT3PACK Get 3 Amazon Dots for £84.97 using the above code. Just add 3 into your basket and use code as usual :) Students can use code STUDENT10 to knock a tenner off, making it even bett…
NeoTrix Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago229 Comments
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Superman_turbo_pro_3000
Don't use these. Amazon sample questions asked and use the data to target marketing.
I was recently interviewed for a role in one of their centres doing just this. (annoyed)
Didn't get the job, but the role was covered in detail during the interview.
Check here and you will see that Amazon is likely the very least of your tracking problems...http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

This is far worse than online tracking cookies. The unit itself is a microphone and by default has to be listening all the time in case you ask it a question.

A tracking cookie might record your browsing habits but it can't listen to a conversation about when you might be on holiday.

The data from tracking cookies is processed to form part of a database (big data) and is processed by a machine not a human being.

With these devices there are teams of people sat down listening to what you say.

Far worse in my opinion.
Superman_turbo_pro_3000
Don't use these. Amazon sample questions asked and use the data to target marketing.
I was recently interviewed for a role in one of their centres doing just this. (annoyed)
Didn't get the job, but the role was covered in detail during the interview.
Check here and you will see that Amazon is likely the very least of your tracking problems...

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Don't use these. Amazon sample questions asked and use the data to target marketing.

I was recently interviewed for a role in one of their centres doing just this. (annoyed)

Didn't get the job, but the role was covered in detail during the interview.
Has anyone listed on gumtree or eBay so I can buy one. Thanks
Loving the Echo Dot. :D

I've never used Prime music or video as I have my own mp3's on my iPhone and Kodi, but have started using both Prime Music/Video.

Next step is to get a Fire HD box to integrate all the above.
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Amazon Prime Day Megathread- Deals inside, inc echo £79.99 & more

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Amazon Echo £70 off, reduced from £149.99 to £79.99 Echo Dot £15 off, reduced from £49.99 to £34.99 Fire Tablets starting from £29.99 Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote at £29.99 Fir Read More
Amazon Echo £70 off, reduced from £149.99 to £79.99 Echo Dot £15 off, reduced from £49.99 to £34.99 Fire Tablets starting from £29.99 Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote at £29.99 Fir
julieallen Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago750 Comments
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My order to an Amazon locker still hasn't been delivered. Last time this happened I got a refund out of the blue as the items had been returned undelivered, and I was invited to buy the items again at full price :(
wadz
Am I the only who has looked at the deals and not brought anything :\


Yes. But I would imagine many people haven't bought anything....
mark9000
It turned out well, you just really had to dig deep to search out the bargains, the headline offers weren’t great but there was some cracking gear if you could bear the search.


I thought the smart home deals were good e.g. Alexa, hue, nest etc.

Some good whisky deals too.

The Kenwood kmix was a good deal.

Can't think of anything else off the top of my head but I've heard people rave about the gaming deals (not of interest to me).
Perhaps ordering to an Amazon locker was a mistake?!
Babbler
I had an order cancelled on a 2nd account... needed 2 of something. They are now wise to that it seems... shame as was good whilst it lasted!

Same happened to my mum...we share prime and both ordered the same thing without knowing the other had ordered it and hers has been cancelled today so I'll just give her the one I ordered..wouldn't care but had she known yesterday there was someone else she could have got to order it for her.

Mind you it's Amazon's loss as it wasn't a lightning deal just one of their Deals of the Day and it didn't sell out so it's them that's lost a sale out of it.
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Fire Emblem Echoes Amiibo [Alm & Celica] £9.85 Shopto

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Only £9.85 each free postage at Shopto. RRP £10.99 GREAT for anyone who has not got one yet. Read More
Only £9.85 each free postage at Shopto. RRP £10.99 GREAT for anyone who has not got one yet.
malm Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago3 Comments
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Istanbul_Kop
Shopto sending in boxes these days?

Hi, yes they are
Shopto sending in boxes these days?
Thanks :D
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[Nintendo 3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - £24.85 (Limited Edition - £68.86) - Shopto

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Kingdoms clash over warring gods... In a continent torn asunder by warring gods, guide legions of soldiers through tactical battles - as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West! Uncover the intert… Read More
Kingdoms clash over warring gods... In a continent torn asunder by warring gods, guide legions of soldiers through tactical battles - as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West! Uncover the intert…
BuzzDuraband Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago15 Comments
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UltimatePhoenix
Cheers ill try that
Didnt work, still no notifications :(
sneakyduck
try uninstalling - worked for me a few weeks ago when I had the same issue.
Cheers ill try that
The limited edition is £65 delivered from Gamescentre for anyone looking to buy.

https://www.gamescentre.co.uk/product/search/Fire Emblem Echoes%58 Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition/TD475
Yas
The best Fire Emblem imo. Love the slightly simpler battling and new dungeon / town stuff. Great for a casual gamer.
I feel the same about this though I wish there was a better save/autosave system. Happened a couple times where I have been dungeon crawling etc for 1-2 hours and alm/celica died and had lost my progress
The best Fire Emblem imo. Love the slightly simpler battling and new dungeon / town stuff. Great for a casual gamer.
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Amazon Echo £114.99 / Echo Dot £39.99 Refurbished @ Amazon

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Echo Dot Echo Great prices! Read More
Echo Dot Echo Great prices!
LondonTTB Avatar3w, 2d agoFound 3 weeks, 2 days ago1 Comment
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Personally at this point I'd wait for Prime Day with deals going live on July 10th. There's bound to be some deals on the Amazon-branded stuff.
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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) Black £39.99 @ Amazon

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Just seen this 2nd generation Echo Dot for sale on Amazon. £10 less than a new one. Comes with 1 years warranty and free economy delivery. Read More
Just seen this 2nd generation Echo Dot for sale on Amazon. £10 less than a new one. Comes with 1 years warranty and free economy delivery.
Crx1975 Avatar1m, 19h agoFound 1 month, 19 hours ago8 Comments
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tafarrant
From experience ?

Hell ye, it's me who keeps breaking them like that. excited
I love my dot. Brilliant for listening to music, radio and the news. Weather updates are accurate and she's rarely not known what I've asked her.
Mecoconuts
“I'm sorry, I don't understand the question,”.....Alexa's most common reply.....says it all really.


Ha ha my favourite line of hers ;)
bouncy99
A discount of £5 for a plastic puck that someone previously talked to dirty and broke due to the explicit content. no thank you ;)

From experience ?
A discount of £5 for a plastic puck that someone previously talked to dirty and broke due to the explicit content. no thank you ;)
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Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo, Black / white £114.99 @ amazon

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A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more using just your voice Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio Allows hand Read More
A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more using just your voice Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio Allows hand
joeho Avatar1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago3 Comments
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Ordered last night. I have no problem with the refurbished description, as it likely means that they are just unwanted returns. It can always be returned if there is an issue, and the full year warranty gives the same peace of mind as buying new, but for less money. I know it was cheaper a week or two back, but I don't have a time machine to go back there.
best price at the moment so not sure why all the cold votes, maybe because it was £99 a couple of weeks ago, but thats no use if you want to buy one today, so have some heat !
Here is the deal from a week or two ago:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-deal-day-certified-refurbished-amazon-echo-black-white-99-99-amazon-2715189
Get echo dot and and good quality speaker
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Amazon Echo Dot (Black/White) back down to £44.99 (Prime) @ Amazon

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Amazon Echo Dot back down to £44.99 (Prime) Good price for those wanting a device to get into personal assistant/home automation devices without the large investment needed for Echo or Google home.… Read More
Amazon Echo Dot back down to £44.99 (Prime) Good price for those wanting a device to get into personal assistant/home automation devices without the large investment needed for Echo or Google home.…
tvlovesme Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago3 Comments
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pcangeldust
Home Spying Device


If you own a mobile phone you're carrying one round in your pocket.
why got something to hide ?
Home Spying Device
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NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) - was £189.99 now £134.99 or £121.49 with code @ Amazon

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- 3.2 Gbps - the combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming with NETGEAR genie with remote access - Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices, six high performance antennas and powerful… Read More
- 3.2 Gbps - the combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming with NETGEAR genie with remote access - Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices, six high performance antennas and powerful…
vassy1 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago43 Comments
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Anyone know how to connect this to a Virgin Media Superhub 3? I put the superhub into Modem Mode and connected the Nighthawks yellow Internet ethernet socket to one of the superhub's ethernet port and it didn't work. I managed to start the wizard on the Nighthawk by going to http://www.routerlogin.net but it couldn't detect an Internet connection. Anyone know what I need to do?
i had the same problem..i just switched the WiFi off on the superhub

I worked it out, when the Superhub is in modem mode, only one of the ethernet ports (the one closest to the white cable in socket) is active. The rest of the ports are inactive. This is the port that should be used to connect to the Nighthawk router.
techno79
Anyone know how to connect this to a Virgin Media Superhub 3? I put the superhub into Modem Mode and connected the Nighthawks yellow Internet ethernet socket to one of the superhub's ethernet port and it didn't work. I managed to start the wizard on the Nighthawk by going to http://www.routerlogin.net but it couldn't detect an Internet connection. Anyone know what I need to do?


i had the same problem..i just switched the WiFi off on the superhub
Anyone know how to connect this to a Virgin Media Superhub 3? I put the superhub into Modem Mode and connected the Nighthawks yellow Internet ethernet socket to one of the superhub's ethernet port and it didn't work. I managed to start the wizard on the Nighthawk by going to http://www.routerlogin.net but it couldn't detect an Internet connection. Anyone know what I need to do?
RaiseR
Yes, basically. Should provide a lot better coverage of your house. How fast the wi-fi can be is dependent on how fast your internet actually is and the device that is connecting to the router. But if you have fibre from plusnet and the latest smartphone you should reach near top speed on wireless

This is incorrect.
Whilst coverage may be better, dependent on power output - WiFi "speed" is determined by a huge number of factors. Appreciate your logic here, but having a faster line and newest smartphone doesn't equate to faster wireless speeds.
Moving house soon.. need a decent router should I jump on the 134 price ?
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Amazon deal of the day Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo, Black / white £99.99 @ amazon

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A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more using just your voice Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio Allows hand Read More
A Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more using just your voice Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio Allows hand
BUCKUM2 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago62 Comments
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If you can wait for Amazon Prime day next month I'm guessing new Echo's will be at this price.
mrblubo
why don't u put inside your house few cameras as well ??
if u let them listening what's happening inside your house u may as well let them see it...
make sure u get full HD cameras and fiber broadband .... few deals kicking about oO

You sound fun at parties!
mrblubo
why don't u put inside your house few cameras as well ??
if u let them listening what's happening inside your house u may as well let them see it...
make sure u get full HD cameras and fiber broadband .... few deals kicking about oO

You'd be ok, it wouldn't have a clue what you were saying :D
bought 1 and it arrived today - the actual box hadn't even been open - all the seals still intact .I have to admit this is our 2nd 1 having paid full price on the 1st .
wouldn't be without it. The first 1 is my autistic sons. best thing I've ever bought for him .
I now have the new 1 and great speaker as well as brilliant for reminders .I have 5 kids ,work full time and is brilliant for organisational purposes
mutav
VikJ
Heat added. Was thinking of getting one but have swayed towards the Google home instead.
On the Gadget Show last week, the Amazon Echo was rated as much better sound quality than the Google Home.

All the reviews do say that the Echo is much better as a speaker but I have a Sonos so music playback would be secondary. More interested in the Assistant features personally.

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Amazon Echo Dot Black / White £44.99 Free C&C @ Argos

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Amazon Echo Dot Black / White Free C&C £44.99 @ Argos Save 10% on TP Link Smart Plugs when you purchase either a Amazon Echo or Google Home device. Read More
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itsvimal Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago15 Comments
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Can anyone compare the sound quality to something? I know it is better plugged into a hifi, but as a standalone I wondered if it was as good as a small Bluetooth speaker, say the Anker core mini? Or is it as good as a portable radio?
I am interested in it for the kitchen then plugging it into the hifi when we want better quality.
We have a really small Bluetooth speaker if it is as good as that it will be fine.

Edited By: PaulG1970 on Jun 13, 2017 08:55
Pondlife
APPLE-SAM
Question for those who voted cold where can you get this cheaper?
Didn't vote cold, but has been sold for £40 and is currently $40 over the pond.


Appreciate your reply, just a pity cold voters haven't explained why themselves.

Accept that the price has been lower in the past though at time of Op posting this appeared to be the best price in the UK and was significantly lower than Amazon.

John Lewis have now priced at £44.95 and Currys is £44.99
APPLE-SAM
Question for those who voted cold where can you get this cheaper?
Didn't vote cold, but has been sold for £40 and is currently $40 over the pond.
danh88
Pondlife
frostyclock
Is this 1st or 2nd gen, thanks.
1st never got released in the uk
it looks like the 2nd gen as the 1st gen is the echo
There was another echo dot in the US. Didn't get release here, like the Amazon Tap hasn't as yet
Question for those who voted cold where can you get this cheaper?
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I know its not a massive amount but for anyone consdering buying theire Firestick or Echo through Amazon it may come in handy to have 10% TBC - if it tracks of course!
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Never had a single prob with TCB, nearly £1,000 earned in 2 years!
topbashcack...
Used this deal the other day. Tracked and confirmed at £3.33
TCB :D
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tado° Smart Thermostat Starter Kit (v2) - Echo/SmartThings compatible. £129.99 Sold by The Tech Warehouse and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Seems like a good deal on this smart thermostat which rates well against Nest and Hive. Only been cheaper than this on one occasion according to Camelcamelcamel. This is the v2 rather than v3, but acc… Read More
Seems like a good deal on this smart thermostat which rates well against Nest and Hive. Only been cheaper than this on one occasion according to Camelcamelcamel. This is the v2 rather than v3, but acc…
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Harry_Potter
If you have a combi then this is a good system.
If you need to control your water then the extension system costs another £79 making it more expensive than the Hive or nest system.
Good point, I had missed that. Does anyone know if it's possible to use this in combination with a standard timer for just the hot water? i.e. Connect the relay for the heating into the Tado, whilst leaving the hot water relay connected to the conventional timer?
Ive got this system had it since Jan the support is superb both phone and email. Ive got this running my heating whilst my hot water is still controlled by the existing timer.
Got this last year. Ironically our costs went up slightly, but only due to us living in an ice block the previous winter and turning the heating for about 1 hour a day!
Very tempting... still havent been able to decide on this, Hive, or Evohome...
got this. great bit of kit. works off your geo on your phone so turns heating on and off as you move closer or away from home.
I also use Alexa to turn heating up.
very easy to fit . the aftercare us second to none. based in Germany and very helpful .
I would love to buy tado's radiator control kits to work with my nest and SmartThings. But sadly they are just overpriced.
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SAVE 50% ON AMAZON ECHO DOT WHEN YOU BUY HIVE WELCOME HOME STARTER PLAN £24.99

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Just found this on the British Gas Hive app. Sign up to their plan for £5.99 and get the Amazon Alexa dot for £24.99 via redemption from Amazon Terms & Conditions Offer ends 30th June 2017, is…
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Having a quick look, it looks like this is a two year contract at £5.99, so about £144 over the term (plus another £25 for the Dot). Also comes with the following:

2 Hive Active Light™ Dimmable Warm White bulbs (Screw)
1 Hive Motion Sensor
1 Hive Active Plug™
1 Hive Hub
Hive Live

OK deal if you want to sign up to Hive anyway, but expensive if all you are after is the Dot
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Belkin WeMo Insight Smart Switch £12.50 Tesco instore (RRP £50)

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Just been into the Tesco Extra Holmbush store and they had these on clearance for just £12.50 on the shelves. They have a few more in the back and I was told that other stores in the area still have s… Read More
Just been into the Tesco Extra Holmbush store and they had these on clearance for just £12.50 on the shelves. They have a few more in the back and I was told that other stores in the area still have s…
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None in the Elmers End Tesco, but they still had the empty display out...

If anyone knows of a Tesco around London which has these available, please PM me!
because for £12.50 I could do it when sat on the couch is too good
Th3.Ripper
Sounds an interesting product but can I ask what is plugged into the sockets which would benefit from being controlled remotely? I can only think of a free standing lamp and then that wouldn't interest me.


I left my bedroom heater on when I went to work, turned it off whilst sitting on the fast train to London.
None in Surrey Quays, or Earls Court. :(

Edited By: PaulT82 on May 30, 2017 13:58: typo
Th3.Ripper
But why wouldn't you just turn it off at the wall when your finished watching it?
because they wannabe posh spices ;p
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10% Cashback + £2.50 Extra Cashback via TopCashback on Amazon Echo (£110) / Echo Dot (£42.50) & Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (£33.50) @ Amazon

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itsvimal Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago6 Comments
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There is a commercial relationship between Quidco and Hotukdeals so TCB will be made to go cold. Funnily enough there will always be someone that will complain about not getting cashback from TCB in every thread where TCB is mentioned. These minor hiccups are nothing compared to when Quidco went under the first time and cashback was not paid out. Voted hot BTW :D


Commercial relationship....i.e. they have the same owners!
daoverseer
Heat confused by cold votes.
There is a commercial relationship between Quidco and Hotukdeals so TCB will be made to go cold. Funnily enough there will always be someone that will complain about not getting cashback from TCB in every thread where TCB is mentioned. These minor hiccups are nothing compared to when Quidco went under the first time and cashback was not paid out. Voted hot BTW :)

Edited By: IanBargainHunter on May 29, 2017 22:38
Helpful567
This is a good deal.I am also confused by the cold votes.If you are one of those voting cold, could you please explain why?

Potentially because cashback isn't always something to base a deal on. It's not always guarenteed and if you buy the item and the cashback gets declined you've pretty much just spent the retail price.
This is a good deal.

I am also confused by the cold votes.

If you are one of those voting cold, could you please explain why?
I was looking at this last night, I'm really annoyed with myself for deciding not to go for echo on preorder for £99 and this is the closest price if cashback pays out, I still have my £2.50 bonus as well. and I can sell my bose speakers for at least £100
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Amazon Echo + Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote £143.99 with code @ Tesco Direct

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Amazon Echo + Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote £143.99 Use Code: TDX-HKFY @ Tesco Direct Edit - Echo is now £5 less with Tesco so this deal is even better now ! Chromecast appears to be out of…
itsvimal Avatar1m, 4w agoFound 1 month, 4 weeks ago6 Comments
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Is this with the new fire stick or the old version?
Don't understand why this is cold either. Heat from me at least :)
shakerstevens
Deal should be even better now, the Echo is £5 less on Tesco since this deal was posted, so the tEcho + Amazon Firestick deal is now only £143.99 ! Bargain...

Thanks
Deal should be even better now, the Echo is £5 less on Tesco since this deal was posted, so the tEcho + Amazon Firestick deal is now only £143.99 ! Bargain...
Wilzia
Why is this cold?
No idea, looks a good deal - either option do.
I got down voted on an Echo deal yesterday despite it being the only way to get an Echo on same day delivery at the same price as the Currys deal - which went over 600 degrees yet does not offer same day delivery!
The crazy world of HUKD voters !
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-echo-124-99-114-99-for-new-prime-members-2699786
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Amazon Echo £124.99 or £114.99 for new prime members

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I realise Currys are doing a similar deal, which also brings it to £114.99 with a code. However if you open a new prime account (if you are in a Prime now area) you can use the £10 code and have it
shakerstevens Avatar1m, 4w agoFound 1 month, 4 weeks ago3 Comments
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now back to £149
Use Echo daily and it's amazing, hit from me
Amazed at the cold votes!
Someone show me where you can get it cheaper with same day delivery?!
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Amazon Echo Black/White £114.99 delivered with code Currys (update £114 Tesco Direct)

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Price drop on the Amazon Echo white/black across multiple retailers saving £35, here are the deals. Currys: Amazon Echo Black or White £114.99 with code SMARTHOME10. Includes free next day delivery.… Read More
Price drop on the Amazon Echo white/black across multiple retailers saving £35, here are the deals. Currys: Amazon Echo Black or White £114.99 with code SMARTHOME10. Includes free next day delivery.…
Chanchi32 Avatar1m, 4w agoFound 1 month, 4 weeks ago62 Comments
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Excellent, you can also use perkbox or similar to get discounted vouchers.....
GRiDlock
Think voucher is expired..SMARTHOME10Sorry! That promotional code is not valid.


Order from Tesco Direct for £114 using code TDX-KYMX

https://www.tesco.com/direct/search-results/results.page?catId=4294967294&searchquery=amazon+echo&SrchId=4294967294
Think voucher is expired..

SMARTHOME10
Sorry! That promotional code is not valid.
Great find
Managed to talk myself out of buying it and then back into buying it, now I just have to decide what to do with it.
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Amazon Echo Dot Case (various colours) from Amazon £7.99 with code / £11.98 non prime

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For those (like me) who took advantage of bg55vk's posting yesterday (the Amazon Dot offer via Tesco), you may well like to mount it in a case (as I have done with my others). Note: I'm not sure i… Read More
For those (like me) who took advantage of bg55vk's posting yesterday (the Amazon Dot offer via Tesco), you may well like to mount it in a case (as I have done with my others). Note: I'm not sure i…
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lucyferror
Does it work as a wall mount at same time?

I wall mounted my Dot in the kitchen. Using the Scotch Command Velcro Strips works great.
Even used it to stick my Amazon TV boxes to the back of the TV.
salestion
farha786
what is this used for? Sorry i don't even know what it is? :(
Its a case to protect it from being damaged. You know, while it sits there in one place and doesn't get moved..
As mentioned, "I think they look much better in the case; and hide the (ugly?) Amazon logo too"; but of course, if others don't, or don't want to spend the money then they shouldn't buy. I really didn't post the item to persuade others to buy it, just to highlight that it's there on offer if some may want it. Honest, I'm not on commission!
farha786
what is this used for? Sorry i don't even know what it is? :(
Its a case to protect it from being damaged. You know, while it sits there in one place and doesn't get moved..
what is this used for? Sorry i don't even know what it is? :(
What an utterly pointless item!
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Amazon Prime Now (£10 off over £40 spend) Includes Echo Dot = £34.99!!

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Hello Everybody, This is my first post so apologies if this has been posted before. Code = 10NOW40 If your postcode is eligible for prime now then you can get £10 off over £40 spend. This i… Read More
Hello Everybody, This is my first post so apologies if this has been posted before. Code = 10NOW40 If your postcode is eligible for prime now then you can get £10 off over £40 spend. This i…
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asdanab
Has this expired Echo shows up at £49.99 not £44.99


Yes, code still works so £39.99 after discount.
Has this expired Echo shows up at £49.99 not £44.99
heat from me, guess the cold votes are from people not in a PrimeNow area, sukkas.

Think this is valid until the end of the month
mgowans
Why is this so cold? The Tesco deal at £39 reached 1178, but this appears to be better all round? Thanks OP - have ordered one.


No problem
Why is this so cold? The Tesco deal at £39 reached 1178, but this appears to be better all round? Thanks OP - have ordered one.
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Amazon Echo Dot £39.00 w/ voucher @ Tesco Direct

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Amazon Echo Dot sold for £44.00 on Tesco Direct, Use Code TDX-GHWP to Take £5 off taking it to £39
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Sharpharp
Explain why you were watching Babe Station while ur other half was popping to the kitchen to make a cuppa?

And the winner of utterly random comment of the week is...
moonpie
For under £50 it's an inexpensive way to try the technology out. I bought one and very quickly got fed up with the very limited search engine (Bing). I had to install far too many skills to get even close to the "OK Google" functionality, and then you have to remember the names of the skills to invoke them, absolute rubbish. However, I only have one skill installed now and all I need to remember is "Alexa, ask google ............."
I probably will end up buying Google's version when the price drops or they bring out a "dot" version, but for now I'm quite happy with the Echo for such a small outlay.

The "Ask Google" unofficial skill works great and transforms this device into something much more powerful. An Amazon device running the google search engine did I hear you say, well basically yes.
A bit of a slog getting it programmed but well worth the effort..

Everything you need is here http://alexamods.com/guide-install-ask-google-alexa-skill/
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Jonb133
Gave up trying to order on tescos site, it took half an hour to get to the delivery page then it charged me £3 for delivery, I just went to amazon and one click and it was done.
took me two minutes to order
went for the white and paid 35
happy to wait a few minutes more than 1click especially if I pay less!
Maybe I'm just stupid.
Free postage with amazon so the difference was only £2
haritori
£24.00 in clubcard vouchers so £15.00 for my first Dot makes sense.

Not really when you could have stuffed yourself with £96 worth of pizza express instead :{
me_lee
Sharpharp
Have to agree, I bought the full size Amazon Echo, used it for a week and then gave it to someone (who ended up doing the same)
Utter waste of time, makes people lazy and helps the security agencies record your every word.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/20/d3/80/20d3802dc9eacc277ba406758b4e004e.jpg

Explain why you were watching Babe Station while ur other half was popping to the kitchen to make a cuppa?
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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - Limited Edition (NEW), £68.99 @ Grainger Games

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Cheapest yet for the Limited Edition. They probably don't have many copies so be quick if you are interested.
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Just arrived. Box is **** massive. Awesome Limited Edition!
jkd
They've had this instock for weeks now, weird considering everywhere else is out of stock.
Haha, I hope they deliver because I'm stuck with them now.
They've had this instock for weeks now, weird considering everywhere else is out of stock.
It's definitely not as "Limited" as some of the previous Fire Emblems.
I'm close to thinking they're releasing more limited edition copies than the regular edition ones...
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Fire Emblem Echoes Limited Edition £69.85 @ Shopto

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the page is gone. OOS?
ROSEBEAVER
Mine arrived yesterday, it is one huge box! But as per above comments, it arrived in a jiffy bag and has creases and marks all over it. Terrible way to ship games, especially LTD editions at this price!
Sorry to hear that bro, i emailed them about this a long time ago telling them that i loved their company but would never buy another Collectors/Limited from them, they said they would look into it but they obviously just don't give a damn.

Edited By: ExSoldierMarci on May 19, 2017 13:04
schadenfreude
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Edited By: johnthehuman on May 19, 2017 10:12: sp
Mine arrived yesterday, it is one huge box! But as per above comments, it arrived in a jiffy bag and has creases and marks all over it. Terrible way to ship games, especially LTD editions at this price!
Hopefully mine arrives from Game tomorrow...
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Amazon Echo Dot £44.99 or £38.33 each when you buy 3 @ Amazon

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Buy 3 and enter code DOT3PACK (£20 off) at checkout. Was £40 at last Black Friday so it's good price if you need them. Read More
Buy 3 and enter code DOT3PACK (£20 off) at checkout. Was £40 at last Black Friday so it's good price if you need them.
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Won one of these I'm no big Amazon user and other than my kids asking daft questions it's pretty much pointless
Code gives me £20 discount, too. If I got £30 discount, I'd bite
jacogg

did you see this discount before you went to pay? I've just put in the code and it shows £20 off

Yes, the discount was applied and showing before payment. I have no idea why I got lucky in this instance, but I'm not complaining!

Edited By: kupon on May 22, 2017 15:23
kupon
The DOT3PACK code took £30 off my order!
I have a basic Amazon account (not Prime) and the total to pay for 3x Dots was £104.97, which works out at only £34.99 per Dot!
3 of Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black
Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L.
£44.99
Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal: £112.47
Postage & Packing: £3.97
Total Before VAT: £116.44
VAT: £23.28
Total: £139.72
Promotion Applied: -£34.75
Gift Card Amount: -£104.97

did you see this discount before you went to pay? I've just put in the code and it shows £20 off
The DOT3PACK code took £30 off my order!

I have a basic Amazon account (not Prime) and the total to pay for 3x Dots was £104.97, which works out at only £34.99 per Dot!

3 of Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black
Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L.
£44.99

Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal: £112.47
Postage & Packing: £3.97
Total Before VAT: £116.44
VAT: £23.28
Total: £139.72
Promotion Applied: -£34.75
Gift Card Amount: -£104.97

what is amazon echoIntroducing Amazon Echo

These days, “smart” is the new tech buzzword. Everything is becoming smarter, from the cars we drive and our kitchens to our garage doors, personal fitness regimes and – more strikingly – the way we listen to music. Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are revolutionising how we access our favourite tracks and play them in our home.

Now, you can call up whatever music you desire through voice commands and play them anywhere in your home. But that’s not all you can do with Amazon Echo. This buyer’s guide explains the system’s capabilities and how to find the ideal package for you.

Amazon Echo: Listen to Music and Much More the Smart Way

Amazon Echo grew out of Amazon´s Alexa project – their digital assistant who responds to voice commands. The company saw that Alexa could be used for a huge variety of purposes, including controlling home entertainment systems.

In 2010, the company started developing what would become its Echo speaker. By 2015, it was ready to roll out, and technicians had added a huge array of features beyond the simple voice recognition function. The finished product can connect with multiple digital devices, play music, manage scheduled playlists, deliver alarms, provide information about traffic and weather, stream podcasts and audiobooks and act as the coordinator of an entire smart home.

First launched for Amazon Prime customers in the USA, the Amazon Echo finally came to British shores when the Echo was released in September 2016 and the Dot was launched in October. All of the versions are now available for purchase from major UK retailers.

It’s a powerful piece of kit by anyone’s standards, and is becoming more powerful as developers add new software and find ways for different devices to interact with the Echo speaker.

The Main Capabilities of Amazon Echoamazon echo just asking

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker, which means that it has voice recognition capabilities and can communicate with various other devices like smart watches, smartphones and laptops.

The fundamental role of Echo is to provide a wholly new way to play music from streaming services like Pandora, Spotify or iTunes in the home, and users can call up tracks or albums that they have access to simply by commanding Alexa to play them.

In theory, the voice recognition software functions even while music is playing and can be activated from a few metres away thanks to seven microphones and “beam forming technology”, totally avoiding the need for remote controls or manually playing music.

Additionally, the Amazon Echo can be asked to play other audio content, including news reports, weather and traffic updates, spoken word podcasts – anything that can be found at streaming services synched up with the Echo.

Another potentially handy function of the Echo is its ability to hook up to domestic smart networks. Echo owners with smart ovens or fridges can use their device to turn them on, modulate temperatures or set alarms. They can change thermostat settings, manage their air conditioning, set security settings, open windows, regulate lights like the Philips Hue and even unlock their car doors using the Echo speaker.

Echo also has a learning function. As more developers work with Amazon to enhance its compatibility, Echo adds more functionality all the time, downloading the right software to handle new devices and online services. So you won’t be buying just a speaker.

The whole appeal of Amazon Echo is the suite of ways that it can interact with other smart devices. In the future (Amazon believes), equipment like Echo speakers will be the nerve centre in smart homes, governing every aspect of everyday life. If that sounds convenient and appealing to you, they could quickly become a household essential.

All of these functions are contained within a compact cylinder shaped speaker unit that measures 23.5 x 8.35cm, the ideal size to place on your kitchen worktop or a living room cabinet.

Different Versions of the Amazon Echo

There are a number of different versions of the Amazon Echo speaker, so you need to find exactly the right one that meets your audio needs.

  • The Basic Black/White Amazon Echo Speaker – As mentioned above, the basic black or white speaker is 23.5cm tall cylindrical speaker that connects to standard wi-fi networks, features Alexa’s voice recognition software and plays music, podcasts, news updates and more following simple voice commands.
  • The Amazon Echo Tap – The Tap is very different to the basic model. Unveiled in 2016, Tap is designed to be much more mobile. Equipped with Bluetooth, it can store nine hours of charge, is just 18cm tall and weighs just under 500g. The “tap” in the name refers to the initial tap that users need to make to turn the device on, which is intended to save energy, but differs from the voice activated conventional Echo speaker.
  • The Amazon Echo Dot – Much smaller than both the Tap and the Black/White Amazon Echo, the Dot resembles an ice hockey puck and offers less audio power at a lower price point. Amazon envisages that audiophiles will use the Bluetooth-enabled Dot to hook up with other Bluetooth speakers, turning them into smart, voice-activated devices. As with the Black or White version, the Dot is mains powered, unlike the much more portable Tap.

All versions of the Amazon Echo need to be synched up to the Amazon Echo App. The Alexa App is the operating system that allows users to make voice commands and control their systems.

Amazon Echo: Technical Specificationsamazon echo omni directional audio

The basic white and black versions of the Amazon Echo have the following technical specifications:

The Basic Amazon Echo

  • Bluetooth enabled: yes
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
  • Wi-fi channels used: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
  • Power sources: Mains AC, USB, battery
  • Compatible controllers: Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Windows Phones
  • Dimensions: 23.5 x 23.5 x 83.5cm
  • Weight: 0.77kg
  • Tweeters: 1
  • Woofers: 1

Echo Dot Specifications

  • Bluetooth enabled: yes
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) and HFP (Hands-Free Profile)‎
  • Wi-fi channels used: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n
  • Power sources: Mains AC, USB, battery
  • Compatible controllers: Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Windows Phones
  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 8.4cm
  • Weight: 0.27kg
  • Tweeters: 0
  • Woofers: 0

Echo Tap specifications

  • Bluetooth enabled: yes
  • Bluetooth profiles: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
  • Wi-fi channels used: 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n
  • Power sources: USB, battery
  • Compatible controllers: Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Windows Phones, Buttons integrated into speaker
  • Dimensions: 15.8 x 6.6cm
  • Weight: 0.47kg
  • Tweeters: 0
  • Woofers: 0

What are the Pros and Cons of the Different Versions of the Amazon Echo?

Now you know about the three main versions of the Amazon Echo: Tap, Dot and the White/Black model. But which model should you go for (if any)?

If you intend to take your Echo outside the home to the beach, in your car or even to work, there’s only one candidate. The Amazon Echo Tap has 9 hours of charge and is designed to be taken on the road without risking damage, so it’s the clear winner.

For everyday audio playback, the standard Amazon Echo is superior. With its tweeter and woofer, it has more beef to deploy when compared to the slightly underpowered Tap and the mini Dot, and should provide enough volume to fill the largest household spaces.

The Echo is also handy for controlling any smart devices that you have in your home. Unlike the Tap, it doesn’t require physical contact to turn it on and you can access Alexa with a simple voice command.

The Dot can be used to create smart networks of speakers at a much lower cost than high-end alternatives like Sonos (although with some compromises in terms of quality, see below). If you just need a single Echo speaker and don’t mind too much about sound quality, but want to spend as little as possible, a Dot is definitely the way to go.

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Things to Think About Before You Decide to Invest in an Amazon Echo

Before you make a tech purchase like an Amazon Echo, it's always worth thinking about your alternatives and the pros and cons of the device. No tech product is perfect, after all. Here are some issues that have been raised about the Amazon Echo that might weigh on your mind as you choose which smart speaker to buy.

1. Is Amazon Echo Fully Compatible with Sonos Devices?

If you are a genuine audiophile and you are into smart speakers, you’ll probably have invested, or seriously considered investing, in a set of Sonos speakers already. These advanced speakers offer adaptable, high-quality audio in multiple rooms. However, initially there were doubts about whether Amazon Echo would be fully compatible with the systems used by Sonos.

All this has changed now, as Amazon have updated their smart speakers to be fully synched up with Sonos products. This will allow Sonos owners to cue up streaming playlists without needing to go through the Sonos App and to use Alexa to control their speakers, so it’s a potentially very powerful addition to the Sonos owner’s toolkit.

2. What About the Sound Quality Produced by Amazon Echo?

Some people have faulted the sound quality generated by Amazon Echo speakers, and if you truly love music, this could still be a major consideration. Do you really need voice recognition capabilities and smart interactivity if the end result is less than perfect sound quality?

Experts have commented on how Amazon Echo is serviceable when playing streaming music, avoiding nasty hiss and delivering music with excellent clarity. But the system falls down a little where bass is concerned. If you are the kind of listener who needs to feel the room vibrating with genuine bass depth, you might want to think about alternatives like the Monitor Audio Airstream S150, which specialises in delivering an immersive bass experience.

3. Can Multiple Amazon Echo Speakers be Synched Up Around Your Home?

One of the strong suits of the Amazon Echo range is that Amazon have designed their systems so that multiple devices can be arranged around the home. Multiple Dots can be added in a couple of seconds with the Alexa App, allowing you to control your music everywhere in the home and never be far away from the tunes you love.

There have been some criticisms though. The “echo spatial perception” technology used to determine which speaker picks up the user’s voice can sometimes fail if you are in the overlap zone between two different Echos, making placement of your devices a little fiddly at times, but this can be easily overcome.

Another major problem for some people will be that you can’t set up multiple Echos to play the same content all over the home. Each Dot will be a standalone device, playing a single piece of content in conjunction with Alexa. Unless you invest in smart audio systems like Sonos, you won’t be able to hear the same track as you do chores or wander between the bathroom and your bedroom. The same criticism applies to alarms as well, which can only be tabled on single devices.

Are There Any Alternatives to Amazon Echo That You Should Consider?

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Here’s the main question. Amazon isn’t the only game in town. While their Echo speakers are well designed, feature advanced voice recognition technology, and are constantly evolving to function more efficiently, Google are also developing smart speakers and companies like Sonos have years of experience.

Here are just a few of the competitors that might be worth thinking about before you take the plunge and install an Echo, Tap or Dot:

  • iVee Voice – An intriguingly styled smart home device that is compatible with all major smartphone varieties and a vast array of apps, iVee’s Voice also has voice recognition capabilities, seamlessly hooks up to Spotify, and can even order you an Uber cab upon request. The trouble is, you’ll need extra speakers to make the most of it, or link it to other smart speaker brands like Sonos.
  • Google Home – The major competition at the moment. Google Home comes in a very compact, attractive unit and uses Google Assistant instead of Alexa to achieve pretty much the same results. Advantages include the ability to access Google search data, which should help the Assistant answer your queries, connections to Chromecast and impressive audio performance. In the future, additional smart hoe features will be added via Google Home, making competition with Amazon Echo extremely fierce. Google Home is also currently cheaper than Echo, which may sway some buyers.
  • Sonos Play:1 – Sonos has been making smart speakers for ten years, well before Amazon and Google got in the game. Their Play speakers are a great way to deliver streaming audio and offer excellent audio quality as well. The drawback is that a) they don’t have voice activation and b) they are just speakers, not smart controllers. At around the same price as Amazon Echo, they will appeal to audio lovers, but general purchasers might want something with more functionality.

What Kind of Accessories Can You Use with Amazon Echo Speakers?

Another thing to consider before buying an Amazon Echo, Tap or Dot is how they can be customised and enhanced with the addition of accessories.

One key addition for Echo is the Echo Remote. Although the system is designed to be purely voice activated, the remote allows you to control it if you encounter any problems with Alexa, and some people may simply find it more user friendly than constantly speaking. The remote itself includes an extra microphone, which extends Alexa’s range, another handy extra that makes it an essential for all Echo owners.

Protective cases are another handy accessory for your Amazon Echo. Products like the Fintie Case come in attractive leather styles and feature useful straps to make even the conventional Echo a portable device.

You may also want to purchase smart devices along with an Amazon Echo speaker. That way, you can start to turn your home into a real “smart home”, one appliance at a time. At the moment, the range of appliances is limited, but growing fast. Options include smart lightbulbs like the GE Link Wireless Smart LED Bulb that can be activated via Alexa. Wemo wi-fi enabled plug sockets are another great innovation, allowing you to turn on ordinary appliances like kettles via your Amazon Echo.

Many of these accessories are just being introduced to the UK market and may well be found in combo packages with Amazon Echo products, so look out for relevant deals on the HotUKDeals listings pages if you intend to start a smart home collection.

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How and When to Purchase Your Amazon Echo Speakers

If you have made up your mind to purchase a set of Amazon Echo speakers, that’s great. However, where can you get the best deal on your speakers?

At the moment, smart speakers are an expensive investment, making it vital to ensure that you take advantage of the best prices around. A good place to start is by checking out Amazon´s own pages where you’ll find comprehensive information about all of the various Echo speakers, accessories and the Alexa App. Amazon also regularly offers discounts and promo codes, but they won’t list them on their main sales site. Instead, the best way to find out when Amazon Echo devices are on offer is by bookmarking and regularly checking the Amazon Echo HotUKDeals listings.

Amazon isn’t the only place to purchase Echo products. Most major UK high street electronics retailers stock the speakers, including Currys, Sainsbury´s, John Lewis and Argos, while you can also find them at online sellers like Very and GearBest. Shop around and make sure you find the right model at the right price, as discounts appear all the time.

Pick the right time to make your purchase as well. Electronics products like the Amazon Echo tend to be heavily discounted around Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November, as well as the post-Christmas sales which last into the January Sales. There may also be flash sales when new products are launched, so stay tuned and pick the right time to pounce.

Prices of devices like the Amazon Echo should start to fall dramatically as smart technology becomes mainstream, putting high-tech audio and home control systems within reach of everyone.

Find Great Amazon Echo Savings at HotUKDeals

These days, music lovers have a huge range of ways to enjoy their favourite tracks and albums, and none are more technologically impressive than the Amazon Echo speakers range. A set of Dots, Taps or standard Echo speakers could be your passport to a whole new listening experience and you will always find big reductions at the Amazon Echo HotUKDeals listings.