If you live in the right area you can have your $249 thermostat delivered in a matter of hours.

Just a handful of weeks after Google's acquisition of Nest was made official, Google Shopping Express will now deliver the home automation products right to your door the same day you order them. That is, if you live in San Francisco or San Jose. If you'll recall, Google Shopping Express is the search giant's local delivery service that lets you order a very specific set of items and have them delivered free of charge — at least for now — the same day if you live in a specific area.

Now the service is really useful for things like household goods and grocery items, but Google has also branched out to offer things like the Nexus 5 and now Nest products as well. You can pick up a Nest Thermostat for a cool $249 or a Nest Protect smoke alarm (or three, if you can afford it) for $129, and depending on when you order you'll have a nice person knocking on your door with a Shopping Express bag in no time at all.

Google Shopping Express is free at the moment, and you'll be agreeing to a six-month "free trial" in order to get the free shipping, but if you want to give it a try and live in the right place, this could be a fun way to do so if you've been eyeing a Nest. It sure as heck beats putting on pants and driving to the store.

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You can now have a Nest delivered same-day with Google Shopping Express (if you live in San Francisco)


Interesting. I was in pinch and tried to order a Nexus 5 the other day, but it would only deliver to the Peninsula (not SF proper). This, however, will allow devices from the Google Play store to be delivered to the city.

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That's crazy. I just got my Nest. I found it on amazon for $229 and I had best buy price match and used a $25 gift card and I picked up in store next day. So far its pretty cool. I guess we'll see how it does in the next 6 months.

if its getting late and i want something from target but dont want the hassle of getting ready and driving over there etc, i just order from shopping express (assuming its not an emergency) and it comes the next morning for free, i get to sleep in AND save my gas. Living here does have its perks. (:

And the reason online delivery is so great,... I don't have to deal with stupid people.

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I got one for free from my electric company as part of a promotion and never installed it. I know two other people who got one the same way, installed it and have had nothing but issues with it. Nest solution, disable the wi-fi, which makes spending $250 on it a joke. Basically, just buy a Honeywell (much cheaper) and program it and you will save the same amount of money, plus the money you saved not spending $200+ on a thermostat.

Not sure where you live but nest has saved me about $450/year in Arizona. Haven't had any problems with it in the year and half I've had it.

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Exactly, 3 of my friends bought theirs and they are all saving money. I have had mine for 2 weeks and already it's a plus being able to control my thermostat from my phone. The other day I forgot to adjust thermostat on way to work I adjusted it from my phone after arriving at work. Now the thermostat knows my schedule for that time and I don't have to worry about it. So far so good. Looking forward to see how much money I'll be saving.

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Oh no, 1 person out of the hundreds that has an issue. Hurry! Take your nest back, for those that are gonna buy it, don't! It's not gonna work because it doesn't work for this person!

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For those people who don't know how to work their phones, please stay away from home electronics.

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