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[Best Buy] Buy 2 Google Home Minis, get $60 off

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  • May 14th, 2018 3:50 pm
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Mar 11, 2017
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Kaitlyn wrote:
May 11th, 2018 9:19 am
Do people really use these? Whenever I talk to people they always just ask about weather or setting a timer... are these actually useful?
I use mine quite a bit. Mostly to listen to Spotify or podcasts in the kitchen. It's also nice to add things to my Google Shopping List verbally. It does cooking measure conversions for me when my hands are messy or occupied. It does a pretty good job of answering trivia questions. We also used it to surprise my kids the morning we took them to Disney World. I actually want another one for the bedroom and my son wants one for his room to listen to music.
Last edited by joelhuntx on May 11th, 2018 9:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Sep 24, 2017
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best buy 29.99 is not a price error, that happened 3 times , 2 times I got email for it
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Same deal @ Home Depot
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Oct 6, 2007
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Toronto, ON
Bought 3 from the source in december when they were 39.99, but the math worked out like this:

39.99
39.99
39.99
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119.97
- 12.00 (10% off Partner Saving Program)
- 25 off 100+ coupon
---------
82.97 + tax
= 27.65 + tax per.

Was super happy about that :)
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Ottawa
couples of months ago, it was 39.99 at shoppers drug mart
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Huge congrats to everyone who got it & noticed it cheaper a bunch of months ago!
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Nov 14, 2017
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This is a great deal. Don't be fooled by the people spouting lower prices. You would be fortunate to find these anywhere from $40-50. This is at the high end of that range, but it is well worth it for two of them.

I was lucky enough to get two for $80 in a previous sale, and extremely lucky to get one during BBs price error, but if I was lucky for another one I wouldn't expect it to go much lower than this price.

As for usability, I use mine fairly often, I own both an Alexa and a Home, and both have their perks, but the Home is my preferred unit, especially for music. I bought one of my units for my parents and they use it so much more than I do. My mom's is in the kitchen and she is frequently asking it questions, or telling it to play a song. Its good for recipe conversions and the like.

My dad has one in the garage now that they purchased after the first, and they use them to communicate with each other using the broadcast feature.

If your parents are in their 50+s I would highly recommend this as a mother's/father's day present.
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sickens wrote:
May 11th, 2018 10:34 am
Huge congrats to everyone who got it & noticed it cheaper a bunch of months ago!
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Hawk25 wrote:
May 11th, 2018 8:54 am
Same promo at Costco right now
After promo discount, total is $98.50. I need something cheap to push me over $100 so I can use the Masterpass $20 promo as well!!! Calling for help from the RFD community!
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Kaitlyn wrote:
May 11th, 2018 9:19 am
Do people really use these? Whenever I talk to people they always just ask about weather or setting a timer... are these actually useful?
It can do things other than that? :P
Well, we use it to play music, turn on and off lights, make shopping list, ask route direction, ask for words translation, ask silly questions for fun, kitchen timers, broadcast message on every floor
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Kaitlyn wrote:
May 11th, 2018 9:19 am
Do people really use these? Whenever I talk to people they always just ask about weather or setting a timer... are these actually useful?
We have one in our ensuite.

It's super helpful in the morning...since it does voice recognition...it can differentiate my wife's voice and mine.

I ask it "Hey Google, tell me about my day". Starts with weather, then tells me my appointments (linked work email)...then sports news all while I shower/get ready.

My wife does the same.

The other neat feature is sending recipes to it to have it read aloud the ingredients/directions.

Of course, I use it for home automation too (lights, locks, etc)...however I find my Echo's work better.

It is also super easy to cast music to my vizio sound system via this.
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joelhuntx wrote:
May 11th, 2018 9:34 am
I use mine quite a bit. Mostly to listen to Spotify or podcasts in the kitchen. It's also nice to add things to my Google Shopping List verbally. It does cooking measure conversions for me when my hands are messy or occupied. It does a pretty good job of answering trivia questions. We also used it to surprise my kids the morning we took them to Disney World. I actually want another one for the bedroom and my son wants one for his room to listen to music.
My son has one in his room and an Echo Dot....I find the Echo better...now that Amazon has Alexa Blueprints...you can create your own skills and have your kids play along.

I bought a bunch of Echo Buttons when I was in the US and its super fun to create trivia games, etc and play along.
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I ended up picking up a pair as gifts from the source. Flashed my goodlife membership and got an extra 5 bucks off, for what it's worth. Came out to 96 or so before tax
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kanewtz wrote:
May 11th, 2018 2:47 pm
We have one in our ensuite.

It's super helpful in the morning...since it does voice recognition...it can differentiate my wife's voice and mine.

I ask it "Hey Google, tell me about my day". Starts with weather, then tells me my appointments (linked work email)...then sports news all while I shower/get ready.

My wife does the same.

The other neat feature is sending recipes to it to have it read aloud the ingredients/directions.

Of course, I use it for home automation too (lights, locks, etc)...however I find my Echo's work better.

It is also super easy to cast music to my vizio sound system via this.
Will have to try and redo my voice recognition. Did it when I set it up originally, and for fun, I said "Hey Google, remind me to send the kids to bed at 7 tonight", and my daughter heard and says "Hey Google, forget that reminder" and he did!
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Kaitlyn wrote:
May 11th, 2018 9:19 am
Do people really use these? Whenever I talk to people they always just ask about weather or setting a timer... are these actually useful?
On its own I get it to play music and radio. I also use it as an alarm clock.

I have it paired with smart switches so I turn lights on/off

I also pair with my tv to turn it on/off.

None of this is necessary but for $30 (at the time) its worth it even as a speaker.
So easy, even I can do it.

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