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Sorry, Amazon is canceling your 'free' Echo Dot

You do get credit in return for your trouble, though.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
08.19.17 in AV
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If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true... well, you were right. Amazon is cancelling zero-cost orders for the tiny smart speaker, informing buyers that a "technical error" was responsible for the surprise Audible discount. You won't walk away empty-handed if you seized the opportunity, mind you. Amazon is giving would-be buyers a $5 promotional credit, so you might still get a break on the Dot if that's what you were after. Just don't expect to see a repeat slip-up any time soon.

Update: Readers (including those of you in the comments) report that Amazon did, in fact, honor at least a few of the free orders. That's bound to be frustrating if your purchase was cancelled, but it's frankly intriguing that anyone is getting a gratis Dot in the first place.

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