gen 2 amazon echo dot $50, preorder now, available 10/20


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$30 less than the 1st gen version and you don't need an echo or echo hack to order it like before... not exactly a hot deal since this looks like its regular price, but to me it's a very attractive price point.
yes, you can buy 3 dots for less than the cost of a set of apple's airpods

Just like before, the new Echo Dot can bring Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to any speaker with a 3.5mm aux cable. The company claims the second-gen model is a bit sleeker than before, though it looks pretty similar to the original from photos. It includes a faster speech processor, which takes better advantage of its seven far-field microphones for voice recognition. There's also a new feature called Echo Spatial Perception, which will activate voice commands from the Echo device closest to you. That should solve the problem of having multiple Echo devices responding to your requests.

buy 5, get 1 free (use code DOT6PACK) or buy 10, get 2 free (DOT12PACK)

also, according to slickdeals, there is either a $5 or $10 credit if you order via an alexa device (echo, dot, fire tv, etc) through 10/20


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By my math it's $40 less than the original which sold at $89.99 vs gen 2 at $49.99.  The $10 credit is for existing Dot owners (direct email I received from Amazon as gen 1 Dot owner, see below) who order through an Echo. Also, link to slickdeals no longer reflecting $5 or $10 credit, must have been removed (unless it was made as a comment of which I did not read)
From Amazon:

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As a customer who purchased the previous–generation Echo Dot, you can get a $10 Alexa Shopping credit when you order the All-New Echo Dot using Alexa Shopping. Order today through October 20 and a $10 Alexa Shopping credit will be applied to your account within one weekafter your new Echo Dot has shipped.