I was browsing the MobileRead forums like I do 1 and visited the Amazon Echo thread. I usually avoid this thread because I am really waiting until I finally get a developer job to make my apartment 2 more “high tech” and the Echo was on my Amazon wishlist for later, when I can afford the luxury.

But while I was browsing MobileRead on my iPad 3, I saw a photo of some of the weird syntax it uses, as well as some weird Siri nonsense and I was intrigued. I went to the thread and found that QVC was selling new Echos for $75. Along with that, you get two free months of Amazon Music and Audible 4.

Well, Things Changed Quickly

I decided I’d send the link to my mother who uses QVC and buys pretty much everything from there. We just had a conversation about her not buying from there in a year and I send her the link. She laughed but she bought it for me as a Xmas gift 5. $75 isn’t a bad price for the Echo at all and the fact that they are new is nice.

More IFTTT Recipes? Yes, Please.

I only have a couple in anticipation for the Echo…




  1. While there are things like Slack and Gitter, old school BBS forums like MobileRead and iMore are my favorite for synchronous chat interactions. Plus I am a total book nerd. 

  2. I will be moving once I do get a dev job. Terribly far out from town. Being closer helps the commute. 

  3. I use Tapatalk Pro

  4. New accounts only. They are also third party codes so YMMV. 

  5. Instead of another winter coat, which she buys me every year, of which I have three or four that fit just fine. 

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