A super low-priced deal on CarPlay from Amazon is among the Pre-Black Friday specials advertised this week.
Amazon is running a deal on a Power Acoustik CarPlay deck for $169.99. The model CP-650 is mechless (no CD/DVD) and has a 6.5-inch screen.
- A Pioneer CarPlay/Android Auto deck with 7-inch screen for $275 claiming a savings of $325, (although industry members say the everyday price for the piece is typically $349).
- A Kenwood eXcelon AV receiver with Android Auto wireless and 6.95-inch screen listed on special at $349.99 for a savings of $350.
Both were offered with a free backup camera.
We saw a doorbuster preview for a Viper 2-way remote start system, (which confirms the car was started) with up to 1 mile range with bypass for $399 installed and Compustar 2-way systems for $349 and $499 installed.
At least two MESA members said they will offer DVD receivers from top tier brands as low as $149/$159.
Two-way remote start is expected to be a big draw over Black Friday and Cyber Monday said Mehdi Naramanian of Sound of Tristate, DE. “We’re going to try to get the consumers looking for step-up products, not just the inexpensive one-way [remote starts]. A lot of customers are very familiar with remote start and they are seeing the benefits of two-way with good range.” The three store chain is also pushing backup cameras for a dollar, but making money on the labor to install them.