Amazon Now Offers Fire TV Edition TV Pickup Option At Your Local Best Buy
Prime shipping in two days not fast enough to? Amazon has partnered with Best Buy again to allow you to order a TV from the e-commerce giant and pick it up the same day at your local Best Buy.
The option, which started in a “soft launch” late last year and has now spread to the United States, is currently limited to a small handful of Insignia and Toshiba Fire TVs ranging from 24 to 50 inches. Prices start at $ 140 for a 32-inch Insignia and go all the way up to $ 350 for a 50-inch Toshiba 4K.
Amazon says 55-inch TVs are expected to be available for in-store pickup next week, with 65-inch and larger models to come “once inventory is available.” Exact TVs and sizes will vary based on your local store inventory.
Once through checkout, you will need to enter or select your shipping address, which will present an option under “Review Items and Shipping” to have the TV shipped directly to you or to pick it up at a local Best Buy. There are cut-off times for same-day pickup, which Amazon says will vary depending on Best Buy’s location, but sometimes it will be within an hour of placing the order.
Amazon doesn’t allow shoppers to choose which Best Buy to go to, and when we tried the new option, it offered different Best Buy locations in New York City based on the delivery address entered, even though multiple stores had the same TV. An Amazon spokesperson says a widget is coming to the site that will allow you to adjust your location and choose a Best Buy store based on your preferences.
After your order has been placed, Amazon will send you a ‘ready to pick up’ email to let you know your TV is available. From there, take government-issued photo ID and your Amazon order number to your Best Buy store, which will have your TV at their in-store pickup desk. Ais also required.
The company will give you five days to pick up your order after placing it, although you cannot switch from pickup to delivery after making the purchase. If you do not collect the TV within five days, the order will be automatically canceled and you will be refunded.
Best Buy already offers the ability to order a number of items online for same-day in-store pickup, including Fire TV Edition televisions. Ordering from Amazon, however, allows those with ato earn 5% cash back on purchase.
Other American Express, Visa, Discover, or Mastercard credit cards may also be able to more easily redeem points to reduce the cost of the TV or take advantage of financing options on Amazon than they may have had. not when shopping directly from Best Buy.
The same-day pickup offer expansion for TVs is the latest in Amazon and Best Buy’s growing relationship with Fire TV., the two companies entered into a “multi-year” deal that saw them partner with Toshiba and Best Buy’s Insignia brand on the new Fire TV Edition televisions that would be sold at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com and Best Buy as a seller on Amazon Website.