Amazon Echo Cyber Monday Deals

  • Original smart display model priced at $189.99
  • Buy it in charcoal or sandstone
  • Works with Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant
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Amazon has nearly everything, so in terms of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, they will likely give customers more savings than any other e-commerce site. On this page, we’re taking a look at the deals for their Echo devices specifically, which include the smart speakers like the Echo Flex, smart displays like the Echo Show, plus some speaker accessories like the Echo Sub. Last year, we saw average Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts on Echo devices at just over 60 percent off, so if you want Echo, it pays to wait until these sales holidays.

Echo Black Friday Deals

Okay, we’ll admit up front that we’re still waiting with bated breath for Amazon to announce its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for this year, but here’s the thing: many of their Echo devices, both speakers and Show smart displays, are already discounted pretty significantly. And with information about last year’s Black Friday prices on Echo devices, we can make some pretty solid guesses as to this year’s discounts.

Product NameOriginal PriceBlack Friday 2019 PriceBlack Friday 2019 SavingsPrice as of 11/5/20Estimated Black Friday 2020 Price
Echo$99.99$59.9960%$34.08$20.45
Echo Dot Kids Edition$59.99$34.9958%$59.99$34.99
Echo Dot Third Generation$49.99$2244%$18.99$8.36
Echo Dot with Clock$59.99$24.9942%$59.99$24.99
Echo Flex$24.99$19.9980%$9.99$7.99
Echo Plus$149.99$99.9967%$80.96$53.97
Echo Show 5$89.99$49.9956%$44.99$24.99
Echo Show 8$129.99$79.9962%$64.99$39.99
Echo Show Second Generation$229.99$149.9965%$149.99$97.82
Echo Sub$129.99$109.9985%$129.99$109.99
Echo Fourth Generation$99.99n/an/a$99.99$61.99
Echo Dot Fourth Generation$59.99n/an/a$59.99$37.19

Tip: To get Echo devices for the lowest prices possible, buy the earlier generation devices, as they get discounted when another generation comes out.

Amazon Echo Flex
Amazon Echo Flex

Echo Cyber Monday Deals

Again, while Amazon has yet to announce deals for Cyber Monday 2020,1 we’ve made some highly educated guesses based on last year’s discounts.

Product NameOriginal PriceCyber Monday 2019 PriceCyber Monday 2019 SavingsPrice as of 11/5/20Estimated Cyber Monday 2020 Price
Echo Dot Kids Edition$59.99$39.9967%$59.99$39.99
Echo Dot Third Generation$49.99$24.9950%$18.99$9.49
Echo Dot with Clock$59.99$34.9958%$59.99$34.99
Echo Flex$24.99$19.9980%$9.99$7.99
Echo Plus$149.99$99.9967%$80.96$53.97
Echo Show 5$89.99$49.9956%$44.99$24.99
Echo Show 8$129.99$79.9962%$64.99$39.99
Echo Show Second Generation$229.99$149.9965%$149.99$97.82
Echo Fourth Generation$99.99n/an/a$99.99$61.99
Echo Dot Fourth Generation$59.99n/an/a$59.99$37.19
Amazon Echo Dot Clock
Amazon Echo Dot Clock

More Info on Echo

We’ve tested out a couple of different Echo devices: the Echo Show 8, the original Echo Show, the Echo Flex and the Echo Dot with Clock. While the Echo Shows are smart displays, the Flex and the Dot are smart speakers. But both the displays and speakers come with Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, built in. That meant that we could ask Alexa to control our smart lights, locks, security systems, cameras and more, having her show us our video doorbell footage on our Fire TV Stick, or even asking her about current events, weather, and our daily schedules. With the Show devices, we could watch TV and video chat with friends and family directly on the device; it also came in handy for cooking, as we got step-by-step instructions both read outloud and on display (hey, we’re more visual learners anyway).

FYI: Watch our Youtube video of the best Alexa skills,2 only available on Security.org’s Youtube channel.

Amazon Smart Plug
Amazon Smart Plug

Here are some more information on what we did with our Echo devices:

  • Music: We enjoyed bumping tunes for Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora and more. And when we were in a reading mood while cooking, we played audiobooks from Audible, many of which are available for free.3
  • TV and movies: When it came to movies and TV programs, we watched on Prime Video, of course, as well as Hulu and Vevo.
  • Video chatting: Since the pandemic hit, we’ve gotten back into video chatting in a big way, seeing our friends and family directly on our Echo Shows through Skype.
  • Web browsing: More time at home also meant more time online, browsing the web with Firefox, although Silk was another option.
  • Shopping: It was no huge surprise that we could shop for things on Amazon with the Echo devices, as they’re one of the company’s products. Still, it was pretty convenient to tell Alexa to buy us more toilet paper when there was both a national shortage and a lockdown. We had enough stress to last us a lifetime, but at least we knew we’d be taken care of in the bathroom arena!

Summary

Smart speakers and displays are here to stay, and being a product of the Everything Store, Amazon, they’re only going to increase in popularity as the years come. In fact, in May 2020 at the height of the coronavirus lockdown, Amazon’s sales doubled, so we expect this Black Friday and Cyber Monday to be a total sell-out event for Echo devices in particular. With the rising popularity of IoT devices in general, many require a separate speaker or smart display, so whether you’re just starting off on building your smart home or simply want to add to your ecosystem, or should we say echosystem, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are ideal times to shop.

Citations
  1. CNN. (2019). Amazon is continuing its sale on Echo devices for Cyber Monday.
    cnn.com/2019/12/01/cnn-underscored/echo-cyber-monday-sales-2019/index.html

  2. Youtube. (2020). Security.org.
    youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4YzprJcV8

  3. Audible. (2020). Free Audiobooks for Everyone.
    audible.com/ep/FreeListens