Deals Spotlight: Costco Discounts Apple's HomePod to $199.97 ($100 Off)

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:13 AM PDT by Mitchel Broussard

Costco is offering Apple's HomePod for $199.97 today, which is about $100 off the regular price of $299.00. The retailer is only selling the Space Gray version of the HomePod, but those who place an order can expect the speaker to arrive within three to five business days (with an added $4.99 for shipping and handling).


At $199.97, this is one of the lowest prices we've seen on the HomePod, and is a good chance for anyone looking to add more of Apple's smart speakers to their HomeKit setup. Of course, you'll need a Costco account to see the deal, which starts at $60/year. If you're a member, head to Costco today to browse the HomePod sale before it expires.

Apple dropped the price of the HomePod from $349.00 to $299.00 in April 2019. This price drop followed numerous discounts from well-known retailers like Target, Costco, and Best Buy, most of which began following a big discount on the HomePod during Black Friday 2018.

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26 weeks ago
Many do have membership, so it's a deal for them. Tempting; firmly in "wife will kill me" category.
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26 weeks ago


Plus $60 to $120 for the membership and $5 for shipping and it's only in space gray.

Or have a friend with membership order it
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26 weeks ago
Guess that means a refresh is coming!
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26 weeks ago


Too late, I have an echo.


Do you truly believe your echo is comparable to the HomePod? Not even close to being in the same realm as what the HomePod can execute in terms of some sound (<— Which is what the HomePod excels At). But enjoy your echo.
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It likely means they are trying to get rid of this version's inventory because there is a newer version coming shortly.

I’d wager probably a mid quarter launch, but then again, Apple is pretty unpredictable with their product releases, I mean, they had MacBooks that launched in July of last year.
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26 weeks ago
Plus $60 to $120 for the membership and $5 for shipping and it's only in space gray.
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26 weeks ago


Do you truly believe your echo is comparable to the HomePod? Not even close to being in the same realm as what the HomePod can execute in terms of some sound (<— Which is what the HomePod excels At). But enjoy your echo.

Depends on which Echo the person has and how that Echo is being used. The sound could vary from the tinny sound of a solidary Dot all the way up to terrific stereo sound if the Echo is integrated into someone's component systems.
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