Google Home is only a few days from officially launching, but that hasn’t stopped one of Google’s retail partners, Walmart, from putting the device on store shelves just a tad early…

According to a customer who contacted Android Police plus several Reddit users, the device is now on shelves at a few Walmart locations around the country. The price is correctly listed at $129 and it shows up in store, at least at the one location where we have a picture, nera other smart home products such as the Nest smart thermostat and products from Ecobee.

While I’m sure many of you are about ready to take a trip to your local Walmart location, you may want to hold off. Apparently, Walmart employees are not allowed to sell Google Home to customers until November 4. I wouldn’t get my hopes up that employees can sell it to you “by mistake” either. Walmart likely has a block in the point-of-sale system for selling Google Home units until Friday.

At the very least, this early stock of the Home in stores should help many with deciding on whether to order online and likely wait a few days to get their orders or just buy in store. Personally, I leaning to the latter…

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