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08-04-2019, 17:25   #1
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Amazon 4K Fire Stick back down to £34.99

For those of us who missed it a few weeks back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Fire.../dp/B079QB9BD7

You'll need to Parcel Motel it, they dont post direct here.
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08-04-2019, 17:28   #2
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You're f*cking kidding me! Literally ordered one last night at full price!!
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You're f*cking kidding me! Literally ordered one last night at full price!!
Cancel and re-order? Or, to be fair, Amazon are usually sound if you ask them to refund difference...
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Got one of these at Christmas. Amazon say can't use it in Ireland - geoblocking?
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Cancel and re-order? Or, to be fair, Amazon are usually sound if you ask them to refund difference...
And if its already shipped just get on to chat with your sob story and they'll give yo a voucher for the difference, they always sort you out.
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08-04-2019, 19:55   #6
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Just emailed there. Will see what they say!
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Is the 4k one much of a step up, i have the normal one and it's pretty poor.
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Is the 4k one much of a step up, i have the normal one and it's pretty poor.
Have you a generation one model? Cos yeah they're pretty cat alright, but the next models up are nothing to complain about, would certainly give your average Chinese android box a run for its money.

The 4k one, for its price is pretty much the best value for money streaming device available.
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I bought a 4k for the auld lad and took his first gen one home with me last time, the difference is night and day, the first gen is a stuttering mess even after factory reset, it cant even scroll through menus smoothly or maintain any kind of stream without getting hung up, the 4k does everything you tell it to instantly, instantly like you were changing the channels on a tv. I wish someone would release a rom or hack to take them back to pure Android though.
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Is the 4k one much of a step up, i have the normal one and it's pretty poor.
Yes, world of difference. One android box redundant since it arrived. Not the shield though
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Which is better this or a Chromecast which is about 2 years old?
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Not comparable at all.

A Chromecast isn't an android box, so it's a stupid question.


This will do much more than a Chromecast would.
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A Chromecast isn't an android box, so it's a stupid question.
Bit harsh.

To answer the question, they are 2 different devices, but based on your question can do similar things. Chromecast requires another device to stream to the Chromecast, versus the firestick is all contained on one device, making it handier. After that, the firestick does alot more as it's effectively a self contained "android device", so you can install more apps etc.
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Is bargain alerts the place to ask what a product is for?

If you don't know, it's not for you.
Might be harsh alright, but every single BA thread related to anything technology related turns into a "can you set this up for me" thread.
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You're f*cking kidding me! Literally ordered one last night at full price!!
Same story here!
Got onto customer service last night though and managed to cancel order, get refund in form of amazon gift card and have reordered now at cheaper price.

Fair play amazon.
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