Is Amazon or Best Buy a better place to buy Netgear Orbi RBK50?
Different package deals are saving you money at Amazon
The standard 2-pack of the NETGEAR Orbi Mesh WiFi System (RBK50V) sells for $319 at Amazon (opens in new tab). While that might be the same price as competitors, one thing that Amazon is doing is offering the indoor expansion for $250 (opens in new tab) that comes with a satellite offering up to 2,500 extra square feet of coverage. Then there's an outdoor expansion for $290 (opens in new tab) that comes with a satellite that's safe to install outdoors, also adding up to another 2,500 square feet of coverage. Best Buy doesn't offer any of these expansions, so Amazon is currently your go-to choice for Orbi products.
Also, if you're looking to get the Orbi Voice package, Amazon is selling them for $430 (opens in new tab). While that's the same price offered at Best Buy, Amazon has an option to buy a second Orbi Voice as an add-on for $300 (opens in new tab). The speaker doubles as a satellite, giving you up to an extra 2,000 square feet of coverage wherever it is installed. It's compatible with the package mentioned above, meaning you don't need to spend the extra hundred bucks for the Voice Package. Just get the solo speaker and enhance your experience.
Get the better deal with protection plans
Amazon's protection plan is less than half of the price of Best Buy's and will cover you for mechanical and electrical failures, free shipping on all repairs (with no deductibles or hidden fees), and faulty product. They'll either replace or repair your product to ensure you can go right back to enjoying your Orbi Home. So while they're saving you money on the product, you're also saving money on protecting that product. Win, win situation here.
Upgrade your connection
5,000 square feet of coverage and up to 3.0Gbps on your internet speed. There are 8 total Ethernet ports between the router and satellites, and even the ability to take it a step further with the indoor and outdoor expansions.
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