Staples Is Now Selling Amazon Echo But Not Through Its Stores

Eco by booksAmazon has chosen Staples — not Walmart, Best Buy, or Target — as the exclusive third-party retailer for its Amazon Echo speaker. You can buy the device beginning now for the same $179.99 price that Amazon charges its non-Prime customers, and Staples indicates it’ll start shipping very soon. Unfortunately, in-store availability isn’t in the plans right now, so you won’t be able to walk into a local Staples store and buy Echo. (Continue reading …)