Amazon now has a Home Automation "Store"


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #1

Amazon announces their own Home Automation “Store”: http://www.electronichouse.com/article/amazon_opens_home_automation_store/

Direct link to store: http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=6563140011&ref=ha_van


(Solardave1) #2

Nice to see that they aggregated all thin HA in one place. I live on Amazon because most of the time I’m living out the booney’s and with Prime, shipping is usually free. I’m a good half hours drive to civilization - I even ordered a box of printer paper he other day (paid less than I would have at staples and received it in 2 days) but the best part is it may lead to lower prices - I’ve noticed significant differences in pricing on almost anything I order from Amazon so hopefully competition will provide some bargains. And you simply can’t beat their return policy. Had a $230 POS Hawking wifi repeater that I just gave up on - a couple of clicks and you’ve got a pre-paid return UPS label no questions asked. Amazingly, some items arrive next day - cant for the life of me figure out how they do that but I needed some cat6 cable, ordered n a Sunday (yes Sunday) evening and it showed up at 11am on Monday. Ive seen Vera’s sell for less than my dealer cost (still can’t figure that one out).


#3

Window shopping at Amazon earlier and I checked on the open/close sensor (Schlage RS100HC) I had in my to buy list that was out of stock for a couple weeks now. It didn’t show that today so I moved it to my cart but the estimated shipping is 1-3 months. I wasn’t in a rush so I went ahead and placed the order… to my surprise I got ~$8 off the ~$35 price :slight_smile: I guess there’s a promo going on for Nexia products or something like that… 20-25% off :slight_smile:

So, if you’re not in a hurry, this might be worth the savings.