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[Best Buy] All Facebook Portal (Webcam) Systems On Sale

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[Best Buy] All Facebook Portal (Webcam) Systems On Sale

Best Buy currently has all of the Portal (by Facebook) camera and display systems on sale.

Facebook Portal Mini 8" with Alexa - White $109 reg $180
Facebook Portal Mini 8" with Alexa - Black$109 reg $180
Facebook Portal TV $129 reg $199
Facebook Portal 10" (2nd Gen) with Alexa - White $179 reg $250
Facebook Portal 10" (2nd Gen) with Alexa - Black $179 reg $250
Facebook Portal+ 15.6" with Alexa - White $259 reg $470
url=https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/fa ... k/13607595]Facebook Portal+ 15.6" with Alexa - Black[/url] $259 reg $470

Here is a review of the 10" unit from Mobile Syrup

The most recent update adds WhatsApp video calls even if you do not have a Facebook account. It allso supports Prime Video and Crave. It also obviously does video and voice calling through Facebook Messenger (you can also use without a Facebook account).

Might not be the hottest deal ever but if you regularly on on those video services this might be of interest for you.
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Better deal than directly from Facebook.
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You couldn't pay me enough to use a "Facebook" webcam.
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I bought it from Facebook directly. It came in a week, but they charge NO TAX!!! So maybe that would be a better deal!

I have the portal TV and it works well for video calls to track my 2 year old who keeps running.
And I have connected the portal to a smart plug - which I can switch off whenever I am not using portal.
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sacthegreat666 wrote: I bought it from Facebook directly. It came in a week, but they charge NO TAX!!! So maybe that would be a better deal!

I have the portal TV and it works well for video calls to track my 2 year old who keeps running.
And I have connected the portal to a smart plug - which I can switch off whenever I am not using portal.
Mark , is that you ?
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sacthegreat666 wrote: I bought it from Facebook directly. It came in a week, but they charge NO TAX!!! So maybe that would be a better deal!
The prices are currently all higher if you purchase direct from Facebook.

Also as I said in the initial post, this definitely isn't as "for everyone" deal but it is hard to overlook the steep discount especially if you are already in the niche market it targets.
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Do yourself a favor. Log into fb and delete all your content/info till its blank. Unfortunately youll have to delete things one by one because fb doesnt want you deleting anything. I knew it would take long so i did it at work, took me about 3 weeks (20hrs) at work to completely delete everything. Since then my life has improved significantly. Fb = cancer
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coryboehm wrote: The prices are currently all higher if you purchase direct from Facebook.

Also as I said in the initial post, this definitely isn't as "for everyone" deal but it is hard to overlook the steep discount especially if you are already in the niche market it targets.
Nope, it is not. Same Price. https://portal.facebook.com/ca/products/
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stephroll wrote: Mark , is that you ?
Well he covers both his webcam and mic, so wouldn't be caught dead with one of these.
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it looks like a good price for Christmas gift , but someone has experience to use Facebook Portal+ 15.6" with Alexa , how this one compare to Google hub ?
as I read it has 1/2 from Alexa smart home feature
why to buy , just for video calls ? I'm not Facebook user ..
thanks
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patroniton wrote: You couldn't pay me enough to use a "Facebook" webcam.
Then why bother posting? Or are you trying to be that edgy kid who is against Facebook?
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No Facebook
No DNA genealogy service

I see those two, I hard pass
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Imagine paying Zucc money so that he can spy on you with live video/audio 24/7
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User381785 wrote: Then why bother posting? Or are you trying to be that edgy kid who is against Facebook?
20 people agree so. I'd say it warrants a post. Your post on the other hand...
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User381785 wrote: Then why bother posting? Or are you trying to be that edgy kid who is against Facebook?
I'm giving my opinion on the product. If you want all sunshine and rainbows then you're in the wrong place my friend.

There are many, MANY reasons to be against Facebook and it's not "edgy" at all.

Really wish they didn't get rid of the downvote option on posts smh...
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patroniton wrote: I'm giving my opinion on the product. If you want all sunshine and rainbows then you're in the wrong place my friend.

There are many, MANY reasons to be against Facebook and it's not "edgy" at all.

Really wish they didn't get rid of the downvote option on posts smh...
You made no opinion about the product at all. You made a useless comment because you don't like Facebook. Go cry somewhere else if you don't like that.
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Thanks OP. Missed the Amazon deal on this. Looks like I'll still be able to get one before Christmas.
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blackston3 wrote: No Facebook
No DNA genealogy service

I see those two, I hard pass
Yet these forums are all over the Google Nest Home Hub deal at Staples. Google is the same company the FTC and DOJ investigation on this week over privacy concerns, and that is under the current "hands off" administration of the United States.

Regardless of which way you turn online someone is violating your privacy. At least to use this you give up minimal information when it isn't in use (just your phone number). Heck Google or Apple already has more than that information on file on you from just your phone.
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I don't really trust Google/Nest but I live with it, I don't trust Amazon/RING/Echo one bit... but most of all I would never ever ever trust FB even if my life depended on it.

NOPE.
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Jeeverz wrote: NOPE.
Pick your poison, I guess. I assume you also pay with cash, use burner phones, have linux on your computers, drive without insurance, and don't use grocery store (or other) loyalty programs?
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User381785 wrote: You made no opinion about the product at all. You made a useless comment because you don't like Facebook. Go cry somewhere else if you don't like that.
You can agree disagree, no need so angry

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