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Today we're tracking a collection of Anker and Eufy discounts on Amazon, including a major markdown on the Eufy Security SmartDrop package box.

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Eufy

You can get the Eufy Security SmartDrop package box for $199.99, down from $399.99, when you click the on-page coupon to save an extra $100 on the product. The Eufy package box provides a secure location for your packages to be delivered, and sends notifications to your smartphone when items arrive.

Note: You won't see the deal price until checkout.



There are a few other Eufy smart home products on sale this week on Amazon, including the Solo IndoorCam P24 for $44.99 with an on-page coupon, down from $54.99. The Eufy Smart Scale P2 Pro is $59.99 with the code eufyscale, down from $79.99. Both items are in stock and have an estimated September 28 delivery date.

Anker

For Anker accessories, this week you'll find markdowns on the brand's popular Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker as well as wall chargers with multi-port options.

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If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.

Article Link: Deals: Anker Discounts Eufy SmartDrop Package Box (50% Off), Smart Scale (25% Off), and More
 

nocsi

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I have the smart drop from kickstarter, never bothered opening and setting it up. It was just taking advantage of the porch pirate trend from a while back
 
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currocj

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I have a SmartDrop from the original Kickstarter. Works great. Too many deliverers ignore it. Success rate of a 2nd locked SmartDrop with the deliverer using the box code in the Amazon instruction fields sits at about 5%. Still, I love the porch raider protection of it all.
 

Radeon85

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Eufy is junk. I know, I've had their cameras. Trashed them all.
Been using mine for just over a year roughly and they haven't let me down yet, running 2x 2k cameras, did have their regular doorbell camera but updated that to the daul one a few months ago. Gave my doorbell camera and setup a new single 2k camera at my grandfathers house and able to control that remotely at the same time I can control them at my house.

Battery life is great even before I bought the eufy solar panels, notifications are instant on my iOS devices from my own house and even remotely from my grandfathers whether I'm in range of wifi or over cellular and even Amazon device notifications come through instantly, human detection works great as does package detection on the dual doorbell.

I certainly wouldn't call them trash as they have been pretty much flawless for me.
 
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averagenerd81

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Out there man
Can I get a lockbox for the lockbox to be delivered into?

Edit: Also it looks like it has a camera, that's so you can be super disappointed when you give the video of your item being stolen to the cops and they tell you it isn't their problem.
 

icanhazmac

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you should be able to spend potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars to move some safer?

My very obvious point is that if you "need" this item you might want to reconsider where you live as you probably have more to worry about than the "safety" of your packages. Furthermore if you have the disposable income for this rather limited toy its my guess you could afford a better neighborhood. Not possible for everyone I acknowledge and YMMV but I'll stick by my "odd take".
 

tobefirst ⚽️

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My very obvious point is that if you "need" this item you might want to reconsider where you live as you probably have more to worry about than the "safety" of your packages. Furthermore if you have the disposable income for this rather limited toy its my guess you could afford a better neighborhood. Not possible for everyone I acknowledge and YMMV but I'll stick by my "odd take".
Yeah, $200 one time to protect packages, or several hundred more a month in additional rent/mortgage. My neighborhood is pretty darn safe, but isn't immune from the occasional package going missing. To move somewhere "safer" would probably require a gated community with a security guard. Your idea that those who want this should just move – you realize how expensive that is, right? – is ridiculous.
 

icanhazmac

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Your idea that those who want this should just move – you realize how expensive that is, right? – is ridiculous.

Why are you trying to take this to an extreme? I don't live in a guarded or gated community and thankfully I have never had a package stolen. Yes, I am fortunate in that respect and recognize it. I know of areas within a half hour of my home where this item might be "needed" but living where I live is not orders of magnitude more costly.

I still stand by my opinion that this is an expensive toy that is probably too small do do its job well. They boast it will fit 99% of all package sizes, that statement is silly, I received at 3 deliveries last week that wouldn't fit in that. Also, how many people can truly take advantage of this... apartments or home rentals probably cannot as to be effective you have to secure it to the floor or wall and landlords tend to frown on such things.

Again, YMMV, if this works for you have a blast but it is my feeling that if I lived in an area where I "needed" this item I would try desperately to move somewhere safer. If elements in that neighborhood are comfortable with open, brazen theft from your front porch then assault or worse is not far behind.

P.S. - It is also ugly.
 

cal321

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The lockbox looks great. It protects against opportunist theft, but the main benefit would be delivery drivers refusing to deliver because you're not at home.
 

Deliro

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Eufy is junk. I know, I've had their cameras. Trashed them all.

What in particular made them "junk"? I have their wireless outdoor cameras and they've worked great. What is the issue is Apple's horrible Home Kit. Using Eufy's own app and they're great.
 
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iBreatheApple

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Yeesh, that package box sure does call a lot of attention to itself. I'd prefer something that blends into my porch and doesn't scream "there's something valuable inside here!"
no more than the package itself. Delivery drivers aren’t instructed to only place valuable items in it.
50% off. Sounds like a sell off. Not a good sign for future support and features.
They often have sales like this. And I think the bigger reason is their pricing convention. It’s very overpriced. It’s just a metal box that you put together yourself and the top piece houses the electronics and lock. If I lived in a more crowded area of felt at high risk of theft I’d get one. I watched several videos from reviewers. The biggest issues right now are 1. Occasionally the driver just sets the box on top and 2. Some drivers aren’t closing the top.

I don’t think it’s a good value but the device itself seems beneficial. It’s not uncommon I receive packages that are several hundred dollars in value and even saving just one theft almost pays for it. Hell, my Sony headphones that came recently were > $400
 

CapitalIdea

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Why are you trying to take this to an extreme? I don't live in a guarded or gated community and thankfully I have never had a package stolen. Yes, I am fortunate in that respect and recognize it. I know of areas within a half hour of my home where this item might be "needed" but living where I live is not orders of magnitude more costly.

I still stand by my opinion that this is an expensive toy that is probably too small do do its job well. They boast it will fit 99% of all package sizes, that statement is silly, I received at 3 deliveries last week that wouldn't fit in that. Also, how many people can truly take advantage of this... apartments or home rentals probably cannot as to be effective you have to secure it to the floor or wall and landlords tend to frown on such things.

Again, YMMV, if this works for you have a blast but it is my feeling that if I lived in an area where I "needed" this item I would try desperately to move somewhere safer. If elements in that neighborhood are comfortable with open, brazen theft from your front porch then assault or worse is not far behind.

P.S. - It is also ugly.

I’d argue that it is no more extreme than asking someone to uproot and move to a more expensive living situation over Amazon packages. Also, your self-focus group is not a data set.
 

Beefbowl

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I have a SmartDrop from the original Kickstarter. Works great. Too many deliverers ignore it. Success rate of a 2nd locked SmartDrop with the deliverer using the box code in the Amazon instruction fields sits at about 5%. Still, I love the porch raider protection of it all.

My low-tech version is an olive-drab footlocker with two 30 pound dumbbells in the bottom and a sign asking delivery drivers to put the package in the box and close the padlock. So far my success rate has been similarly low, though occasionally I have had packages put on TOP of the footlocker. My theory is that they are worked too hard to pay much attention.
 

Scoob Redux

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Why are you trying to take this to an extreme? I don't live in a guarded or gated community and thankfully I have never had a package stolen. Yes, I am fortunate in that respect and recognize it. I know of areas within a half hour of my home where this item might be "needed" but living where I live is not orders of magnitude more costly.

I still stand by my opinion that this is an expensive toy that is probably too small do do its job well. They boast it will fit 99% of all package sizes, that statement is silly, I received at 3 deliveries last week that wouldn't fit in that. Also, how many people can truly take advantage of this... apartments or home rentals probably cannot as to be effective you have to secure it to the floor or wall and landlords tend to frown on such things.

Again, YMMV, if this works for you have a blast but it is my feeling that if I lived in an area where I "needed" this item I would try desperately to move somewhere safer. If elements in that neighborhood are comfortable with open, brazen theft from your front porch then assault or worse is not far behind.

P.S. - It is also ugly.
The more you try to defend your statement, the more ludicrous it sounds. Spending $200 on a one-time purchase in no way implies the means to "move somewhere" they're not needed. There is no scenario where that makes sense.
Also, practicing basic security and locking things up does not imply one is in a "bad neighborhood". When I park in Beverly Hills, I still lock my car. Maybe even especially there.
 
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