Both Best Buy and Staples have begun taking pre-orders for the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Both retailers waited for Amazon’s $19 Prime Member promotion to end before accepting pre-orders. Best Buy is selling the device for $39.99 while Staples is charging $39.00, the same as Amazon. Seeing how orders placed today at Amazon won’t be shipping until next year, your best bet at getting one this year would be purchasing one at one of these two retailers. No word from either retailer on when they expect to ship orders.
New Fire TV Stick pre-orders from Amazon are now expected to ship after January 1st, 2015. If you were hoping to get your hands on the new device this year but haven’t placed your order yet, Staples may be your best option. The retail chain store has announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for the Fire TV Stick tomorrow, October 29th. It’s almost a certainty that you won’t be seeing Staples match Amazon’s unbeatable $19 price, but if you’d rather spend the extra $20 and not have to wait until next year, then head to staples.com first thing tomorrow morning.