Amazon Black Friday deals announced

Amazon Black Friday deals announced

Amazon’s

Countdown to Black Friday deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

are going on now.

Black Friday itself is a week from this Friday, November 24th.

In the USA, it’s traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year, although there are now other contenders (and it isn’t the biggest day of the year in China, for example…that day, “Single’s Day”, just happened).

It was the day that many stores traditionally started making a profit for the year…when they went into “the black”, out of “the red” (red is how some accounting systems indicated negative numbers).

That’s not how it works for Amazon, but it is still a very big day for them.

Well, perhaps I should say a very big ten weeks or so. 😉

November has become a sales month, and those continue into December…and then the first couple of weeks of January are also great sales times, due to spending of gift cards and credit from returns.

In this

press release

Amazon lists some of the upcoming deals…by item and by price, but not exactly when the sale will happen, in most cases. These deals may be short-lived, so you have to stay on top of it. I’ll try to keep you informed, but if you don’t have the Amazon shopping app, it’s a good time to get it. Asking an Alexa-enabled device what the deals are will certainly work for some of them, and some deals will be even better (sometimes with better shipping options) when you do Alexa voice-shopping.

They list the device deals below as happening “…on various dates and times between Nov. 17 and Nov. 24…”

Amazon Devices
Save $20 on Echo Dot, only $29.99 – the lowest price ever for Echo Dot
Save $20 on All-New Echo, only $79.99
Save $30 on Echo Plus, only $119.99
Save $50 on Amazon Tap, only $79.99
Add a smart plug to any Echo purchase for only $5 ($20 off)
Save $20 on Amazon Cloud Cam, only $99.99
Save $30 on Fire 7 Kids Edition, only $69.99 – and save an additional $10 when you buy two Fire 7 Kids Edition tablets, only $129.98
Save $40 on Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $89.99 – and save an additional $10 when you buy two Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $169.98
Save $50 on Fire HD 10, only $99.99 – the lowest price ever for the Fire HD 10
Save $30 on Fire HD 8, only $49.99
Save $30 on Kindle Paperwhite, only $89.99
Save $30 on Kindle, only $49.99
Save $30 on Kindle for Kids Bundle, only $69.99
Save $15 on Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, only $24.99

 

Those are great deals, including on some of the newest devices!

I’m deep into getting my next book (Because of the Kindle) ready for publication this week…thanks to everyone who has made comments for possible inclusion! That means I may not have written as much about some things as I might have done. That was also affected by our internet outage over this past weekend…I’m behind where I had hoped to be, but I’m in “catch up mode”. 🙂

Two quick notes on some of the new devices:

I’ve had the

Echo Plus (at AmazonSmile*)

for a while, and I do want to say, I was impressed with how easy the set up was! “Setting up” the Echo Plus was almost as easy as plugging in a lamp. The one thing I had to do was tell it which one of our saved networks at Amazon it should use…but I didn’t need to enter the password. Pairing it with smart devices would have added some steps…but it already knew all the ones I’d previously paired, so I could listen to music, turn the lights on and off, get the weather, and so, within…or one minute or so after plugging it in. Nice!

The other one is the

Echo Spot (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

a smaller, cheaper version of the

Echo Show (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

The estimated delivery date has gone back and forth on it, and at one point it was after the 25th…but now it’s for 12/22-12/26. I don’t need it by the 25th, but I’m sure a lot of people want it then. 🙂

This could mean that they underestimated the demand for it…it certainly stood out to me among the new models, which I wrote about here:

Wowsers! Amazon just blew the doors off with new devices and features!

Oh, and I thought I’d mention…the power button on my discontinued Kindle Fire HDX appears to be working again (knock virtual wood)…but we’ll still be looking at getting a new Fire tablet for my Significant Other. We may get it at Whole Foods, when it is likely to be on sale next week…we do want to physically hold it first, which we might also do at the AmazonBooks store.

With all of these deals this time of year (and it’s been consistent), the question becomes…outside of an “emergency” or the desire to get a brand new model right away, why buy Amazon devices the rest of the year? 😉

What do you think? Looking for any particular deals? Did you wait? Are any of your pre-orders delayed past December 25th? Feel free to tell me and my readers what you think by commenting on this post.

You can also still make comments about what you think has happened “Because of the Kindle”…they may not get in at first publication (if I choose to use them), but I do expect to update the book later..maybe the beginning of next years, so I can add another “Annual Snapshot”.

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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.

 

 

 

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