Fire TV Edition TVs purchased on Amazon can now be picked up and returned in-store at Best Buy

Amazon and Best Buy partnered up a few years ago to sell Fire TV Edition televisions. That partnership is expanding a bit because you can now purchase select Fire TV Edition televisions from Amazon and pick them up in-store at your local Best Buy as quickly as the same day. You can even return those picked-up TVs at Best Buy if you’d like. This arrangement is exclusive to Fire TV Edition TVs and Best Buy specifically, so you can’t pick up other items in-store.

This in-store pickup program seems to currently be limited to the U.S., but we could eventually see it extended to Canada, where Best Buy also sells Fire TV Edition TVs, or offered internationally, where Amazon has teamed up with other local retailers for Fire TV Edition TV sales. The Fire TV Edition television models that are available for in-store pickup at Best Buy are listed here. They currently include the following TVs:

When placing an order for a Fire TV Edition TV on Amazon, the option to pick up the order at Best Buy will appear during checkout if the TV qualifies and is available near your shipping address. Once an in-store pickup order is placed, you’ll receive an email informing you that the TV is ready to be picked up, which usually occurs the same day as long as the order is placed past a certain cutoff time.

You’ll then have 5 days to pick up the order. If you change your mind and no longer want the TV or can’t pick it up in time, the TV will simply be refunded after the 5 day pickup period has passed. When you go to pick up the TV, you’ll just need to provide your Amazon order number and a photo ID. If you later want to return the TV, you can take it back to the Best Buy store that you picked it up from.

An unfortunate reality when buying something as large and delicate as a modern TV is damage in transit caused by the delivery company. Look through the reviews of any TV, not just Fire TV Edition TVs, and you’ll see that a large percentage of 1-star reviews are due to the TV arriving damaged. Taking advantage of this new in-store pickup option is a good way to avoid delivery damage and it will likely be a much quicker way to get the TV home. The option to return the TV to the store also removes the hassle of shipping it back, should an issue arise.

3 comments
  1. Gene says:

    Personally I wouldn’t recommend buying one at all. As much as I like the idea of the integration and having a single device the brands are horrible. I’ve had to replace my Insignia twice due to it freezing up and coming on by itself and the Toshiba model has problems with the screen blacking out. Brands like this make Amazon look real bad even if they’re not Amazon branded.

    • If the TV is turning on by itself, it probably has to do with your Alexa settings. Certain Alexa capabilities, like announcements, can turn the TV on. Go into the Alexa app, select the TV from your list of devices, and disable communication features if you don’t want them to turn the TV on.

  2. Joey says:

    I have my Toshiba 50 inch tv for 2 years. No problems at all. Definetly worth it. Thanks

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