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Amazon's annual self-proclaimed shopping holiday, Amazon Prime Day, is upon us. With this event, the e-commerce behemoth is offering some major discounts sitewide and presenting a solid opportunity to snag one of its most affordable smart speakers.
Starting on July 14th, the 3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot will be marked down to $22.99, a $27 discount from its normal list price of $49.99. But the savings don't stop there.
Amazon offers an Upgrade and Save promotion that will give you an Amazon gift card based on your eligible trade-in and 25% off your next Echo device purchase.
So if you took advantage of the $1 Echo Dot Kids Edition promotion just a couple of months ago, you could trade it in for $5 towards this purchase and knock off $5.75 with the 25% discount, bringing your total to a satisfying $12.24.
That said, Amazon's term's and conditions for the trade-in offer caution "The discount towards a new qualifying Echo device may be used only once and may, in some limited cases, not be combined with other offers." It's unclear at the moment whether Prime Day will count as an exclusion, but we'll keep you updated.
With Amazon's shipping changes, this year's Prime Day is dramatically different from years past. Prime members can potentially get free one-day shipping on the Dot, or even same-day shipping if you beat the timer and top off your cart with qualifying items to meet the $35 quota.
Should You Upgrade During this Prime Day Echo Dot Deal?
There are a few key differences between the 3rd Gen Echo Dot and the 2nd Gen you may have purchased during last year's Prime Day. First off, there's a nice design update. The 3rd Gen has a cleaner look, and is less visually cumbersome than its hockey-puck-predecessor.
The sound also greatly improved. The 3rd Gen Echo Dot features a larger speaker that emits 360-degree sound. Amazon claims that it's 70% louder than the 2nd Gen Echo Dot.
Lastly, Amazon tweaked the microphone arrangement, allowing for better overall performance. Though the number of mics has decreased, the 3rd Gen's four far-field mics improve its ability to pick up your voice commands from across the room.
Given the advancements on the device and the massive discounts you can claim on the Echo Dot during Prime Day, this trade-in deal is a great option for savings.
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