10 sales happening now May 5th 2016

10 sales happening now May 5th 2016

Amazon always has sales going on. 🙂

Here are ten that are happening at the time of writing…some are ongoing, some may be for a limited time.

1. Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

2. Monthly Kindle Book Deals ($3.99 or less) (at AmazonSmile*)

3. Kindle Countdown Deals

4. 50 Kindle books for $2 each

5. Mothers’ Day sale on Fire tablets:

Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (at AmazonSmile*) is $10 off which makes it $39.99…a great deal for this serviceable entry level model. It’s also available in four colors now

Fire HD 6, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black(at AmazonSmile*)is $30 off, making it $69.99…this is a higher quality device

Fire HD 10, 10.1″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black (at AmazonSmile*) $179.99 instead of $229.99…$50 off the big one

Fire Kids Edition, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case (at AmazonSmile*) $79.99 instead of $99.99

6. Mothers’ Day sale on Kindle EBRs (E-Book Readers)

Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) $59.99 (down from $79.99) | 4.2 stars out of 5 | 12,244 customer reviews

The $20 off also means you could get it without the Special Offers ($79.99, down from $99.99) for the same price you would normally pay for an ad-supported model.

This is the entry level model, and it’s a good one. Here are some of the differences between this and the Paperwhite (which I’ll link below):

  • No frontlighting, so you read it like you would a p-book
  • Fewer pixels per inch (167 versus 300), so the image isn’t as sharp (but I would say sharp enough for most casual reading…you might notice it with images, like graphs)
  • Available only in wi-fi…no wi-fi and 3G option (for more money)
  • A bit less heavy, a bit thicker

Kindle for Kids Bundle with the latest Kindle, 2-Year Accident Protection, Kid-Friendly Blue Cover (at AmazonSmile*) $79.99 (down from $99.99) | 4.0 stars | 61 reviews

This is like the above, but includes a ruggedized cover and an extended warranty…since each of those costs $20, this is a big savings, even without the discount.

Certainly something to consider for a gift.

All-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers (at AmazonSmile*) $99.99 (down from $119.99) | 4.5 stars | 7,313 reviews

The Paperwhite (this is the latest generation) is a great model Kindle! I’d say it may be my favorite (price and everything taken into account), with the Kindle 3 (Kindle Keyboard) being second…well, wait, lack of TTS makes that a tighter battle. For sight-reading, it’s my favorite. :)

7. Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV (at AmazonSmile*) $84.99 instead of $99.99

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition (at AmazonSmile*) $124.99 instead of $139.99

8. Kindle Magazine Deals

Kindle Magazine Deals

9. Amazon Device Outlet (refurbs)

Amazon Device Outlet

10. Merit Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite case $29.99 instead of $59.99

Merit Waterproof Paperwhite case

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*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.


4 Responses to “10 sales happening now May 5th 2016”

  1. Allie Says:

    So, I saw this book at the top of my Kindle Daily Deals today and I thought, “Oh, Bufo likes this sort of thing”; it is now May 6th but it is on sale, so – I have an appropriate place to put it, here under this post of yours: Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence

    Me, I far prefer novels and what is currently called “literary non-fiction” so I can’t personally recommend it, but in addition to being on sale, this title sounds like something you might enjoy. You probably know of it already but it can’t hurt to call your attention to this one, as well as to others of your readers who might lean towards the same taste 🙂

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Allie!

      It’s…compassionate to list a book you wouldn’t buy for yourself! You are right: this is a book I would read. 🙂

      • Allie Says:

        Compassionate is a…. kind way to put it
        (I was thinking more like “obsessive” but whatever works.)

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Allie!

        Obsession can be a bad thing…but I think people sometimes mistake passion+focus for obsession…

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