Amazon Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick were the two top selling items on this Black Friday / Cyber Monday

As Amazon always does after a big sale event, they’ve released some figures for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. The Amazon Echo Dot, at $29.99, was the best-selling product on Amazon globally. Interestingly, it’s the only Amazon device that is still available at its sale price. The Amazon Fire TV Stick, at $24.99, was the second best-selling product. Amazon says that 2.7 times as many Fire TV Sticks were sold during this year’s sale than last year, when it was $29.99. Amazon continues to claim that the Fire TV is “the #1 streaming media player family in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan, across all retailers.” Oddly, since it wasn’t even on sale, the Amazon Echo Spot sold well and has sold out until next year. What did you guys think of this year’s sales? Let’s hear what you picked up in the comments.

  1. AFTVnews says:

    I picked up some more Philips Hue lights and accessories to add to my setup. Also a second Greenworks battery for my lawn equipment and various uninteresting misc gifts for people. I’ve been buying Amazon devices as they come out in order to cover them on the site, so I’m already all tapped out as far as Amazon devices go, which is why I didn’t buy any during the sale.

  2. Masterblaster says:

    Lately I have been testing out streaming tv services from Google TV, DirecTV Now, and Sling TV.
    The running joke is all the “Free” streaming devices with paid monthly service.
    Like you Elias, I have to many as well.

  3. Jim says:

    Thanks to Elias I bought the Audible one year membership as a gift for my wife and then with the promo from that deal got an Echo for 29.99. Then couldn’t pass up the deal on the HD10. Though I wish I had waited for the Target sale yesterday. All in all, very satisfied with this years deals.

  4. Dave says:

    I find it quite intriguing that sales for Amazon’s brand new Fire TV 3 were so flat, it didn’t even receive an honorable mention in their press release. Speaks volumes.

  5. Ray says:

    Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday seemed a bit sleepy this year, but I did manage to score some killer deals. I received an email from telling me that Amazon had Hue color bulbs on sale for $27 if ordered through Alexa. But Alexa wouldn’t let me order a single bulb, just the Starter Kit. So I contacted Amazon via chat, and not only did they honor the Alexa sale price, but knocked off an additional $5 for the hassle. So I got a Hue white/color bulb for $22! (They normally sell for about $50!) Amazon rocks!

    They also had a screaming deal on 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostats. They usually go for about $250, but Amazon had ’em on sale late Monday for $169.15! Then I checked my local gas utility for available rebates and found I could get $75 back on a Nest thermostat. So ultimately, I scored the Nest thermostat for $94 plus tax. Sweet!

    Lastly, I gotta say, Elias, THANK YOU for your in-depth coverage of this year’s Amazon deals. I was refreshing AFTV News’ website all weekend long and was amazed at how much work you put into reporting the deals. You’re a rock star, Elias.

  6. Ray says:

    Oh, forgot to mention the SlideClick Universal Remote I picked up for $15, thanks to you Elias. :D

  7. Ivan says:

    Picked up a fire hd 8, now that it’s running Google Play Store love it twice as much. If only it were that easy to install Google Play Store on fire tv stick 2nd generation.

  8. Charlie says:

    Never really wanted an Echo, but with the Dot and TP-Link smart plug combo so cheap I bought them. The smart plug is still unboxed, but the Dot so far is at least entertaining. I hooked it up to a pair of computer speakers and primarily am using it to stream live radio streams. It’s fun to walk in the door and have Echo instantly load KFI radio, for example.

    • cdlenfert says:

      I had to jump on that deal too. I previously bought the Eufy Genie and a $15 Wemo smart plug. Just started using it for the Christmas lights this year and the kids think it’s pretty cool that they can tell the christmas lights to turn on (I think its cool that I can schedule them). Figured I’d get this new echo/tp-link combo going in the bedroom for weather forecasts, and controlling the lamp on the other side of the room (when too tired to get up).

      I also picked up another Fire TV Stick, right before I saw the Target deal. $25 for one of these is still just amazing!!!

      • Mark says:

        Great minds think alike. ;^)

        I got the same dot/tp-link deal, AND I got a fire stick from Target for $22!!! They had an extra 15% off when I checked out for some reason but I’ll take it! And I just ordered (Alexa) a 2pk or tp-link smart plugs for less than $40. The dot is defective so waiting on a new one but I have 2 others so no sweat! Merry Christmas!

      • Charlie says:

        Yep. Attach some decent speakers to a Dot and you have an instant Internet radio for 29.99.

    • Ray says:

      If you’re like me, you’ll come to love your Dot. I was given one as a gift and wasn’t exactly sure what to do with it. But it gradually became a part of my daily routine for everything from getting the latest news and weather to playing music to turning off the lights at the end of the day. It’d be hard to live without it now.

  9. Vhvvjggffg says:

    The Fire HD 10 deal was perfect to me, my last 2014 7″ Lenovo tablet died and i was not thinking in replace it.

    However, its price and the possibility to try Alexa made me change my mind.

  10. Mark says:

    I’m set on Amazon devices for myself AND my handicapped sons place (he LUVS his dot and FTV2 and how they link up). Sans anymore smart plugs. Denon has an AVR out that is Alexa compatible too…May have to upgrade.

  11. Apurva Bansal says:

    Will the fire tv 4k work in India if I buy from USA?

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