Today only: Kindle for less than $50

Today only: Kindle for less than $50

Has this been the season of deals from Amazon, or what?

This is only while supplies last (and may not be long), but you can get a Mindle (that’s what I call the lowest priced Kindle) with Special Offers for $49…today only!

It’s interesting, because the lower price ($20 lower) isn’t impacting the non-ad supported one…making a $40 discrepancy between getting one where agreeing to ads on the “screensaver” (and a small one at the bottom of your list of books, but not in the books themselves) means that you get a discount, and one without that support.

This one doesn’t have a touchscreen, and doesn’t have a built-in light…but I do use one of them every day.

It certainly c0uld be a good gift, and it might be a good choice for

A Kindle for the guest room

This price may not apply in your country: as always, check the price before hitting the Buy button.

Oh, and “…while supplies last” doesn’t have to mean “every last Mindle in the fulfillment centers.” It’s okay for them to have set aside a certain number for promotion, and when they run out of those, stop the promotion, even though they still have Mindles at the regular price…that’s my understanding of it, at any rate.

Does this mean they are going to discontinue this model? Probably not…they’ve been doing lots of deals this year. However, it’s possible that they will. Outside of the price, I’m not sure that there are a lot of people who prefer the specifics of this device…it has the least handy interface, for example…entering a search word is like entering it on your Tivo, sort of.  It is nice to have a non-Fire hardware deal to promote. 🙂

One interesting thing: on some of these deals (including this one), Amazon treats them differently for their Associates. They may not allow Associates (who earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon products) to directly link to one of the short-time sale versions. That does save Amazon a small amount of money, and they probably aren’t really looking to  push the sale outside of the Amazon site itself (where it is on the front page).

That’s what Associates do, to some extent: create sales for Amazon offsite. This is probably more of a way to get people to the website during the last week or so of really big shopping this year (until people have those gift cards and you have the money from returns…). If you do want to support a site (like a blog), you could buy a gift card through them, and then use that to buy the Mindle…that works.

I did double-check: it is still eligible for that half a percent of the purchase price donation from Amazon to a non-profit of your choice on AmazonSmile.


* 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! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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