If you don’t need the wireless charging case, you can pick up the second-generation AirPods for $140.

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Apple’s AirPods traditionally haven’t been discounted by much, if at all. But last week Costco was offering $19 off the second-generation AirPods (or AirPods 2 as they’re sometimes called) to its members and now Amazon has the same deal open to everyone. The list price for the new AirPods with the standard charging case (not wireless) is $159.

$140 AT AMAZON

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I suspect this won’t be the last deal we’ll see on the new AirPods with the old charging case, as it seems that more buyers are gravitating toward the more expensive $199 AirPods that include the new wireless charging case.

As this limited-time Amazon deal has circulated, shipping times for the product have slipped. It’s listed as May 8 as of the time of this writing, but it will likely slip further. (Update: The product page now says “usually in 2 to 4 weeks.”

If $140 is still too steep for you, check out the Anker Soundcore LIberty Air ($80 at Amazon) or the Taotronics TWS TT-BH053 ($38 at Amazon).

Read CNET’s AirPods 2 review if you want to know more, and then check out these 16 tips and tricks for new AirPods owners.

Author name: James Sullivan

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