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:
- Insignia 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition TV
- Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition TV
- Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition TV
- Insignia 39-inch 720p Fire TV Edition TV
- Toshiba 32-inch 720p Fire TV Edition TV
- Insignia 32-inch Fire TV Edition TV
- Insignia 24-inch 720p Fire TV Edition TV
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.