Flash! Link for the $89 Kindle 2 on Friday

Flash! Link for the $89 Kindle 2 on Friday

Okay, this is a little tricky to predict, but I think it will work.

Amazon is going to sell a “limited” supply of Kindle 2s on Black Friday (this Friday, November 26) starting at 9:00 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time) for $89.

This is, in my opinion, a really good deal.  Yes, there were improvements in the Kindle 3: notably, wifi.  That’s made a big difference for me.  The text is also sharper and the web browser is better.  But I liked my K2, and at $89, that’s an excellent bargain.  Compare that to the Kindle 3 wifi at $139, or the Kindle 3 with wifi and 3G for $189.

My guess is that they will sell out of these quickly…minutes wouldn’t surprise me. 

If you want to get in on this, be ready.  Make sure your 1-click is ready to go…if you are using a gift card/certificate balance, make sure it’s ready for this charge.  I believe you’ll be able to click on this link:

Amazon Black Friday deals

That’s the general link for Amazon’s Black Friday deals.

Start clicking for 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.

Generally, I believe you are looking at these times:

  • Hawaiian Standard Time: 7:00 AM
  • Alaskan Standard Time: 8:00 AM
  • Pacific Standard Time: 9:00 AM
  • Mountain Standard Time: 10:00 AM
  • Central Standard Time: 11:00 AM
  • Eastern Standard Time: 12:00 PM

If you get one, you can let me know by leaving a comment on this post.  :) 

Also, I’d appreciate it if you are the first to let me know they are sold out. 

I don’t know at this point what kind of limitations there are.  I assume they may only ship this to US addresses, but I don’t know that.  I’m also thinking they will have a quantity limit but again, I don’t know.

This may have been sort of a response to Best Buy having wifi NOOKs for $99 as a doorbuster on Black Friday in the stores.  It wouldn’t be the first time Amazon priced a Kindle at $10 less than a NOOK, and apparently in response.

A couple of quick comments:

1. Kindle 2s and Kindle 3s that are on the same account can share the same book

2. The biggest argument for getting a K3 rather than a K2, in my opinion, is the wifi.  If that’s not an issue for you, there is less of a plus for the K3.  It’s also smaller and has some other advantages.

3. There is no limit to the number of devices you can have registered to your account

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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5 Responses to “Flash! Link for the $89 Kindle 2 on Friday”

  1. sai duchanin Says:

    I clicked on buy now the second the count down hit “0”. My cart was empty. I sped back to the item…clicked again. My cart was still empty. Careening back to the item again, in less than an blink of an eyelash, the item was sold and I was placed on a waitlist.
    I guess the K2 wasn’t meant to be for my daughter this holiday.

  2. Liz Says:

    As I expected, the Kindles went like lightning. I had the webpage up & ready 20 minutes before the deal went active, and my mouse hovering over where the “Add to Cart” button would appear. Clicking on the cart button as soon as it showed up was not sufficient to purchase a Kindle outright – I was #24 on the waitlist and had to wait 15 minutes before being able to add it to my cart. Apparently over 24 people who clicked on the deal didn’t really want one; if they didn’t complete their purchases within 15 minutes of clicking “Add to Cart”, their claim on the Kindle expired and passed on to those in the waiting list. So now I can try out a newer-generation Kindle – my old-style Kindle is still running very well, but this new one will be good for carrying around with me, seeing as it cost $320 less than my old one!

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Liz!

      Congratulations! They were tough to get. I suspect some people add everything to their carts…and then call family members and such to find out if anybody else got it already.

      I really appreciate you giving me the details. :) If you have any questions about the K3, feel free to ask.

  3. elaine Says:

    i didnt get the $89 one but did gt a refurbished one for my hubby for $119- finally right bufo???? he finally admitted he wouldnnt MIND getting one even though it is not color- he uses my daughters several times a day and that is JUST to read.
    i am tired of the whiners and complainers on the discussion forums and really sorry you got insulted by proxy-
    you are a big help and hope it didnt hurt your feelings too much
    cant wait for the influx of “how do i do this” Christamas day on the boards, right?
    as it is i had to ask how to transfer books NOT from kindle from ne kindle to another.

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