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Do kindles go on sale? Is there a good time to buy?


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#1 Runningmom80

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

Just wondering if there are ever deals, or of it's like apple products and the price doesn't fluctuate.

#2 gingersmom

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

They just announced the new kindles so there might be deals on the old ones.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

They do run deals on them. I know when I bought mine it was on sale, though I can't remember the price!

Kindle Fire prices dropped today as a new one was released, if you are interested!

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

They just knocked $40 off of the kindle fires.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:41 PM

They just knocked $40 off of the kindle fires.


Really?

I thought they were sold out long ago.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

I saw them listed at $79 on amazon recently, just a side ad, and was surprised. That is half the price of when I bought my nook and I think that was still lower than list price since I got it from a friend.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

Black Friday is a good time, if you're willing to wait that long. I got mine {regular kindle 3g with keyboard} for about $60 last year after a coupon and a BF deal.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:06 PM

Every couple weeks Walmart has $30 off the $79 kindle. Staples has had something off the others, but I don't remember how much. Both give the money off back on a gift card though, but I dont mind that.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:07 PM

Thanks everyone! It's a Christmas gift, so I can wait until black Friday, but I refuse to go into a store that day, are they online deals?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

People need to tell ME about these deals. The only deals I've ever seen are on refurbished ones!

#11 Runningmom80

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:52 PM

Every couple weeks Walmart has $30 off the $79 kindle. Staples has had something off the others, but I don't remember how much. Both give the money off back on a gift card though, but I dont mind that.


Where does one hear about such deals?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

Really?

I thought they were sold out long ago.


New ones announced today. The new entry-level Fire is a bit beefier than the old ones, and cheaper. *All* the new Fires are ad-supported.

#13 emcap

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

Where does one hear about such deals?


I just check the ads online on Sunday. It's usually some little insignificant sidebar thing.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

Where does one hear about such deals?


I've found the site bfads.net to be helpful year-round, but especially for black Friday.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:01 AM

Thanks everyone! It's a Christmas gift, so I can wait until black Friday, but I refuse to go into a store that day, are they online deals?



Just know that they often sell out and get back ordered 6-8 weeks, so it might not arrive in time for Christmas.

ETA: The regular Kindles (with ads) are now $69. That's a great price! I have a Kindle Keyboard, but I'm thinking of upgrading to the new paperwhite 3G. I like the new front lighting, which eliminates the need for an external light. A lot of people are already griping that the new paperwhites don't have speakers, which means you can't use text to speech (which is bloody awful to be honest) or listen to audio books. Personally, if I want an audio book, I'll put it in my iphone, but I very, very rarely listen to books anyway, so I don't really care.

Edited by Mom in High Heels, 07 September 2012 - 05:18 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:32 AM

Just know that they often sell out and get back ordered 6-8 weeks, so it might not arrive in time for Christmas.

ETA: The regular Kindles (with ads) are now $69. That's a great price! I have a Kindle Keyboard, but I'm thinking of upgrading to the new paperwhite 3G. I like the new front lighting, which eliminates the need for an external light. A lot of people are already griping that the new paperwhites don't have speakers, which means you can't use text to speech (which is bloody awful to be honest) or listen to audio books. Personally, if I want an audio book, I'll put it in my iphone, but I very, very rarely listen to books anyway, so I don't really care.


Thank you! I'm going to order it now so I don't have to worry about it in December.


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