Amazon’s Cyber Monday 2012 Kindle deals KFSD for $129)
Cyber Monday is here! That’s the Monday after the Friday after Thanksgiving. 🙂
I could just say that it’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, of course, but that Friday is Black Friday, which is a huge shopping day in brick-and-mortar stores.
Cyber Monday originally came about because people didn’t have high speed internet in their homes…so they waited until they got to work on Monday to do their real online shopping.
That’s just not the case any more…that issue about high speed. It’s true for some people, I’m sure, but many people have internet access which is as good or not better at home than they do at work.
Eventually, I think people will want those “Cyber Monday” deals the same day they shop in the physical stores…why not? You don’t want to buy something in a brick and mortar on Friday, and then see it cheaper on Monday online.
Stores that sell both online and in person would like to preserve the separation…but I just don’t think that’ll happen.
I checked Amazon this morning for Cyber Monday deals on Kindles and related items, and here is what caught my eye:
The splash ad for me on the front page was the Kindle Fire SD (the Kindle Fire 2nd generation which is not HD ((High Definition)) but SD ((Standard Definition))) is $30 off…today only.
That’s right, you can get the newer model of the original $199 Kindle Fire for only $129!
Show me another business besides tech where you get an item for 65% a year later…that does more.
Follow the rules on this one…one per customer, you can not use 1-click because you need to enter the promotional code of FIREDEAL, and they may “run out of them” at this price. Here’s what Amazon says:
“Cyber Monday Savings
Today only, Kindle Fire is available for only $129 ($30 off). Enter promotional code FIREDEAL at checkout.
Offer valid from 12:01AM PST through 11:59PM PST on 11/26/12, or while supplies last. $30 discount valid on Kindle Fire with Special Offers or Kindle Fire without Special Offers sold and shipped by Amazon. Limit one discount per customer. Offer not valid with 1-Click ordering. If you return items purchased using a promo code, we will subtract the value of the discount from your return credit. Promo codes may not be combined with other offers. Amazon reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any time. Void where prohibited.”
That’s a great deal! If you need a gift in the next couple of months, this is probably a good bet.
Oh, and it applies with or without Special Deals, by the way…$30 off.
What if you aren’t in the market for a tablet, and just want a good deal on an e-book?
Amazon’s got you covered here:
There are some wonderful books there! They’ve decided to price their banner deal books (at least the first few) at $2.02 (rather than $1.99), which as a former retailer I can tell you is a fascinating decision. They are breaking the “even dollar” barrier…not sure what the thought was behind that. Maybe $2.02 evokes the year, 2012? Maybe they just think making three cents more apiece is worth it, if the mental block against evens is broken by the Cyber Monday concept?
There are books here you should have in your library (or give as a gift). They include:
- The Color Purple
- The Good Earth
- Chaos: Making a New Science (a must for geeks)
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins
- Swan Song
and many more. There are literally thousands of them (2,361 as I write this), and here is the
I’ve just started browsing through them, but there are definitely perfect little gifts here…and remember, books change lives. 🙂
There will be Cyber Monday deals in related categories, too…music and video, for example.
Happy bargain hunting!
If you see something particularly good that you think my readers should know about, feel free to comment on this post.
One thing: always check the price. Some of these deals may expire, and they may not apply in your country.
Update: the AmazonLocal Deals
includes one which I’m guessing won’t last. It’s a free coupon for 30% off select Kindle accessories, value up to $30. If you haven’t joined AmazonLocal (which is free), this one is a good excuse to do it. You may need to get something for someone who already has a Kindle, or a new cover to go along with one you are buying. I’d jump on this one…can’t hurt.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.