Heads up! LTO Acer Chromebook for $59! 3:15 Pacific

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:

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.

These LTOs are one of the best arguments for having Special Offers…and yes, a good argument for having a  Fire (at AmazonSmile)!

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.

13 Responses to “Heads up! LTO Acer Chromebook for $59! 3:15 Pacific”

  1. jjhitt Says:

    …unable to add to cart…
    …unable to add to cart…
    100% Claimed
    Gone in less than 5 seconds.

  2. Bob Anderson Says:

    3:20 PM PDT 100% claimed

  3. Cylinda Dominguez Says:

    Did anyone get a $59 chrome book? I tried but I have never been able to successfully purchase one of these deals. I sat by my kindle and waited until Add to Cart was available and it told me sold out. Then the Add to Cart would come back and tease me again, then it would say unable to add to cart.

    • Bob Anderson Says:

      I got one. Might be the reason I didn’t see 100% claimed until so late. Should be good for web browsing. super price.

  4. dicerotops Says:

    I got one! It did sell out in seconds, but my finger was hovering!

  5. dicerotops Says:

    The first time I tried to add it to the cart, it said it was unable to. In a past offer, I tried again right away, and was able to successfully put it in my cart. That worked this time too. I’ve gotten a Kindle Paperwhite for $20, a super nice blender for $20, and now the Chromebook for $59.

  6. Joseph Holmberg Says:

    I did get one too! Sure made up for my lousy feeling that I lose out on the Boogie pad thing deal months ago! I also got that 32 GB SD card for 5 dollars a while ago that is in my recently purchased phone. So far so good playing my luck out with the Kindle Time Limited Offers!

  7. Brad Bradsher Says:

    I got one also. First time I have tried to get one of these special deals. One click was all it took.

  8. Zebras Says:

    I hovered my finger over the screen in full anticipation but still didnt get it. I already delayed the start of my walking group to try for it, so i didnt stick around for a second chance

  9. jjhitt Says:

    While a Chromebook isn’t an e-reader, I find it interesting that Amazon is offering a product from Google when they are competing head to head on tablets, storage, media and apps. I’m sure you’ll never see Apple do this and probably won’t see Google do it either.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, jjhitt!

      Well, I wouldn’t say that the Chromebook competes directly with Amazon on hardware (try as I might, I can’t do everything on my Fire). You can use that Chromebook to consume Amazon content, so that doesn’t hurt them.

      Contrary to what a lot of people think, Amazon is quite open to competitors. They let us install apps from other sources, and even promote the Netflix app, which is clearly a direct competitor with Prime Instant Video (even though there is no downloading on Netflix…a major competitive advantage for the Prime and Fire combo).

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  11. Ben Says:

    How often do they run these limited time offers?

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