After getting my bonus, I went ahead and bought the Apple HomePod Mini from Shopee.
Bought the Google Home Hub during Black Friday as Google is having US$50 off the retail price of US$149.
I did not get the Google Home Hub from Google US Store as the chances of my order going through is close to zero. Similar to the Google Home Mini that I got for Black Friday last year, I got it directly from B&H Photo Video. They have the same promotion as Google US Store.
Before 2017, it has always been cheaper to get a Sonos PLAY:1 or Sonos One from Amazon, ship it to Singapore, and it is still cheaper than getting it in Singapore. That is how I got my Sonos PLAY:1.
Things have changed after that, and the prices for Sonos products in Singapore is almost the same as Amazon (sometimes even cheaper). And it comes with a warranty.
You can purchase the Google Home and Google Home Mini from retails stores like StarHub, Courts, or Challenger as well as from online stores like hachi.tech or Google Online Store Singapore starting tomorrow, 20th April 2018.
Last week, Amazon Echo Show was discounted to US$159.99 (S$210). That is a 30% discount off the original retail price of US$229.99 (S$301).
As with most Amazon products, it doesn’t ship to Singapore directly, so you have to ship it through a freight forwarder like HopShopGo.
Amazon Echo Spot was on discount during Valentine’s Day week. The usual retail price is US$129.99 (S$173), and during the promotion, the price went down to US$114.99 (S$153).
As usual, all Amazon Echo products don’t ship to Singapore directly. So you have to use a freight forwarder like HopShopGo.
As the original retail price was US$49 (S$66), the 40% discount makes it hard not to buy it for fun.
Finally jumped onto the Google Home bandwagon.
Last year, I decided not to buy it despite it being priced at US$99 (S$136) because the ecosystem was not very mature yet. Fast forward six months later, it has improved quite a bit.
Bougt the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation) the moment it got released on 20th October 2016. It is a pretty much must buy item if you are a tech geek as it only costs US$49.99 (S$71).
I have two Amazon Echo at home. One in the Living Room and one in the Master Bed Room. I used it to controlled my water heater, lights, television and playing radio on it via TuneIn. It makes me even a lazier person. I used to switched on or off my lights manually, but now I have Alexa (Virtual Assistant of Amazon Echo) to do it for me.
I have been using the Amazon Echo everyday since and I got to say I love this product!