Amazon now offers pickup option of Fire TV Edition TVs at your local Best Buy
Some Fire TV Edition TVs, including this 50-inch 4K Toshiba, can be purchased from Amazon and picked up from Best Buy.
Two-day Prime shipping not fast enough? Amazon has teamed up with Best Buy again so you can order a TV from the e-commerce giant and pick it up at your local Best Buy the same day.
The option, which started with a “soft launch” late last year and has now been expanded in the US, is currently limited to a small handful of Insignia and Toshiba Fire TV televisions in the 24 to 50 inch range. Prices start at $ 140 for a 32-inch Insignia and go up to $ 350 for a 50-inch 4K Toshiba.
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According to Amazon, 55-inch TVs should be available for in-store pickup next week. 65 “and larger models will be available” as soon as inventory becomes available “. Exact televisions and sizes will vary based on inventory at your local store.
Once at checkout you will need to enter or select your delivery address. You will then see an option under “Check item and shipping” that allows the television to be either shipped directly to you or picked up at a local Best Buy. There are same-day pick-up times, which Amazon says will vary depending on the Best Buy location, but sometimes within an hour of the order being placed.
Amazon doesn’t let customers choose which Best Buy to go to, and when we tried the new option, it offered different Best Buy locations in New York City depending on the delivery address entered, even if multiple stores had the same TV. An Amazon spokeswoman says that a widget is coming to the website that allows you to customize your location and choose a Best Buy store that suits your preferences.
After your order is placed, Amazon will send you an email titled “Ready to Pick Up” to let you know that your TV is available. From there, bring a government-issued photo ID and your Amazon order number to your Best Buy store where your TV is at the pick-up point. ONis also required.
The company gives you five days to collect your order after it’s picked up. However, you cannot switch from pickup to delivery after purchase. If you do not collect the TV within five days, the order will be automatically canceled and you will receive a refund.
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Best Buy already offers the option to order a range of items online for same day pickup in stores, including Fire TV Edition televisions. However, orders on Amazon allow those with oneto earn 5% cashback rewards on your purchase.
Other American Express, Visa, Discover, or Mastercard credit cards may also find it easier to use points to lower the cost of the TV or take advantage of financing options on Amazon that they may not have when shopping direct at Best Buy.
The addition to same-day TV pickup is the latest in Amazon’s and Best Buy’s growing Fire TV relationship.The two companies have signed a “multi-year” deal to partner with Toshiba and Best Buy’s own brand Insignia for new Fire TV Edition televisions, available in Best Buy stores, on BestBuy.com and from Best Buy as sellers are sold on Amazon website.