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Black Friday discount on Kindle discontinued

Paperwhite DimensionsDiscount that we reported on multiple Kindle products is discontinued for now. Serveral days ago Amazon reduced pricing on Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle 6″ and Kindle Voyage by $20. At this moment prices are back to where they were before the discount. We hope that it wasn’t just one time discount and closer to Black Friday we will see more discounts on Kindle products from Amazon.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just 3 weeks from now. So it is a good time to start planning ahead on what you’d like to get. But as you just saw Kindle discounts could show up earlier than official Black Friday dates. So it would be a good habbit to check Amazon Black Friday page once every few days to see if any new discounts are available. And don’t be disappointed if there aren’t any. Kindle discounts almost always show up several times during Amazon Black Friday sale.

You can check current deals and countdown to Black Friday on following Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday. You can find nice deals there every day.

Also make sure to check Amazon Echo product page. Amazon is running nice sale there too.

Kindle Price Drop… again!!!

Amazon Kindle 2In June Amazon dropped the price on Kindle 2 by $60.00 only 4 month after it was originally released. Today, 4 month later, Kindle 2 price dropped by another $40.00. You can now purchase brand new K2 for $259.00. So in eight months since the release the price went down $100.00 or nearly 28%

It looks like competition from Sony, Google, Plastic Logic and other players is forcing Amazon to cut prices to stay competitive. In a recent interview Jeff Bezos claimed that Amazon can now cut the price because larger production and sales volume resulted in cost reduction and they are passing some of the savings to the customers.

In case you’ve purchased your Kindle for $299.00 within the last month you can call Amazon Kindle support and ask for a $40.00 refund to match the price drop. Several users have confirmed that Amazon easily gives these out and sometimes they are flexible and will give you a refund even if you have had your device for slightly more than a month.

Price drop on refurbished Kindle

Amazon Kindle 1

Amazon Kindle 1

Recently Amazon dropped the price on refurbished first generation Kindles. You can now get one for $149 .00 while supplies last. It looks like Amazon is trying to stay competitive in the cheaper eReader niche. Don’t let the word “refurbished” set you off. In my opinion it is a great deal. Here’s why:

  • You still get 1 year warranty from Amazon just like with new Kindle. In one year from now Amazon will likely be out of 1st generation Kindles so warranty exchange will very likely become an upgrade.
  • You get same scree resolution as Kindle 2, fewer shades of gray but better contrast according to many users.
  • By spending additional $9.90 on 4GB SD card you will get more on-device storage than in Kindle DX.
  • Not that it would matter, given that K1 just like all other Kindles has free lifetime Internet access.
  • Personally I like select wheel and cursor bar of K1 better than 5-way controller of K2.

All in all just like Kindle DX isn’t better or upgraded compared to Kindle 2, Kindle 1 is more different from Kindle 2 rather than inferior or outdated. The only real drawback of K1 I can honestly admit is that page turning buttons are too soft and therefore are prone to be accidentally pressed when you pick up the device. However if you strongly feel that Kindle 2 is the way to go for you, then by adding $70.00 you can get refurbished Kindle 2 for $219.00.

eBook reader market has come a long way since originally Amazon Kindle retailed for $399.00 when it was launched two years ago. Now you can get the same device for nearly 1/3 of that price.