International Kindle Price Drop

Only 3 days after the release of Kindle 2 International, Amazon has slashed $20.00 off the price. If you purchased it for $279.00 you will get a refund along with the following email:

Hello,

Good news! Due to strong customer demand for our newest Kindle with U.S. and international wireless, we are consolidating our family of 6″ Kindles. As part of this consolidation, we are lowering the price of the Kindle you just purchased from $279 down to $259. You don’t need to do anything to get the lower price–we are automatically issuing you a $20 refund. This refund should be processed in the next few days and will appear as a credit on your next billing statement.

We’ll also send you a follow-up e-mail to confirm the refund once it has been completed.
We hope you enjoy your new Kindle. Please send us your feedback at: [email protected]

US version of Kindle is now available only as refurbished merchandise.

9 thoughts on “International Kindle Price Drop

  1. I guess I’ll return my otherwise new K2 with Sprint as I don’t want to own an obsolete product.

  2. Competition is generally a good thing for the consumers. The bigger problem is vendor lock-in. The Nook has a sharing strategy. What’s Kindle’s sharing strategy? Will it be announced soon?

    Jordan

  3. the kindle allows full, unrestricted sharing between up to 5 devices attached to one account

    it’s not the same thing as what we think the nook sharing strategy will be, but in some ways it’s better

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