Heads up! LTO Acer Chromebook for $59! 3:15 Pacific
These are going to sell out quickly at $59!
It’s an Acer Chromebook for $59 (usually $199.99) for $59 (70% off).
They are only doing 5,000 of these.
A Chromebook is a laptop that is really web-based. You aren’t going to use it to install software like you are used to doing with old laptops, and you don’t store a lot of files on it. If you just want something to access things on the web, though, these are good.
The one I think it is (Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 2GB), but I can’t tell for sure) has a very respectable 4.4 stars with 1,354 customer reviews.
Buy this for yourself, or for a gift…or it could be a really valuable donation.
These are special limited time offers, which are only available to Kindle Fire owners.
What happens is you can get a text to alert you to an upcoming deal (details in the links below). You don’t get much warning…maybe an hour (about half an hour in this case).
The deal also appears on the sleep screen of your Fire, and you can find it under Offers on the homescreen (all the way at the end).
Then, you say you want to “learn more”. You’ll get to a screen with a countdown clock. As soon as the clock gets to zero, you need to click to have a chance to get it.
They have typically been selling out in seconds.
Here is information on the program:
- Limited Time Special Offers only on Kindle Fire
- Limited Time Special Offers only on Kindle Fire at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*
As I’ve written before, I look at these LTOs (Limited Time Offers) sort of like buying a lottery ticket: I don’t expect to get one (win), but its exciting if I do! Of course, the “ticket” doesn’t cost me anything.
Did you get one? Do you have any other comment on this? Feel free to let me and my readers know by commenting on this post.
One more thing: I’ve had a couple of readers say that they never even saw the offer. As far as I know, these go out to every eligible Kindle Fire in the USA. A few possibilities occur to me:
- They either bought a Kindle Fire without Special Offers, or bought out of the offers later. You have to be subscribed to those in order to get these deals
- They weren’t connected to wireless in time for it to update
- They didn’t check the Offers tab (I don’t always see it on the sleep screen)
It might not have been any of those, but those three would have done it.
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* 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.