1 day Kindle deal: 20% off (includes Mindle, HDX7)
How about a Kindle for $55.20?
It’s been amazing this year, how many discounts Amazon has given on Kindle hardware!
That hasn’t been typical in the past…discounting the frontlist (new and bestselling) Kindles, repeatedly, during the holiday season.
Clearly, success is not being measured on the profit from the devices themselves, but the profit that comes from their use (which is what Jeff Bezos has said). There may be no profit on the devices, even at full price.
It’s important to note that the profit doesn’t just come from buying content for the devices, but from get you firmly settled into Amazon…and hopefully, getting you to be a Prime member. That’s where you are most valuable: Prime members buy a lot more, and they buy physical goods (“diapers and windshield wipers”, as I like to say)…where there can be a better margin. If it gets you to buy third party good through Amazon, even better for the Smilin’ A. ;)
Today, they have 20% off three models (and it may be more than one “flavor” of those models…with or without Special Offers, for example):
- Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers
- at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*
- Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers
- at AmazonSmile
- Mindle (entry level Kindle)
- at AmazonSmile
That brings the Mindle price down to $55.20! For some reason, they are rounding up in the banner ad…they say it’s $56, but it shows as $55.20.
It also means you can get a Kindle Fire for $136, and the one I got for myself, the Kindle Fire HDX, for $184 (a $45 savings!).
This is a one-day sale (and it may not be available in your country…check the price before you click the Buy button), and I’d normally tell you that this is probably the lowest price that we’ll get for the rest of the season…but they have been surprising on pricing strategies this year. ;)
Should you spend the extra $50 to add that X to the HD on the Kindle Fire? That’s up to you and your use cases, but there are some reasons I’d recommend it, if you can afford it. The biggest one for me is Mayday, the live, onscreen tech help. Also, the HDX has a camera…and a way (using a Miracast enabled TV, or a Miracast adapter, like the one I use) to watch what is on your tablet on your TV. That last one will becoming increasing important in the next couple of years, although you might have an alternative way to “mirror” to your TV.
As to the Mindle, it’s a great price for
Update: what about content?
is back, with more than 500 Kindle books up to 80% off through December 22nd. I’d expect another big sweeping deal on the 25th, by the way, but we’ll see.
* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. Shop ’til you help!
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