Tip: Prime Members Can Save Big on Low-End Kindles

Tip: Prime Members Can Save Big on Low-End Kindles

Amazon is offering big discounts on its entry-level Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-book readers to Prime members.

It’s not clear how long these prices will last. Or whether this is a hint that the devices, which are both years-old, are about to be updated. But given how expensive the higher-end Kindles are—the Oasis is still a whopping $250 and up—these low-end models look even more attractive than usual now.

Here are the deals.

Kindle. The base-level Kindle e-book reader normally starts at $79.99, but it is now on sale for as little as $49.99. That’s for the “with special offers” version, in black or white. You’ll pay $20 more to remove the ads, but since you can do so at any time, I recommend waiting. They’re not that bothersome, in my opinion.

Kindle Paperwhite. This Kindle improves on the base model by adding backlighting, which I find necessary, a higher-resolution display, which I strongly recommend, and optional cellular networking capabilities for free book downloads. It normally costs $119.99 and up, but now starts at $79.99. Here, you can choose between black and white versions, with or without special offers, and with or without cellular connectivity. So the most you could pay is $169.99 (normally $209.99).

Amazon is also offering some of its Fire Tablets for sale now, but I’m not as big a fan of those as I am of the Kindle e-book readers. The 32 GB 10.1-inch Fire HD 10 Tablet, for example, is normally $149.99, but is now on sale at just $109.99. I’m sure you can figure out how to find stuff on Amazon.com if this interests you.

Note: The above links are affiliate links. But that’s not why I wrote about this: These really are good deals.


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  • StevenLayton

    14 April, 2018 - 3:44 pm

    <p>How would someone from the UK use an affiliate link to give you guys a few quid? The link points to .com. </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      15 April, 2018 - 11:55 am

      <blockquote><a href="#262964"><em>In reply to StevenLayton:</em></a></blockquote><p>Not sure, sorry. I appreciate it, but no worries on that one.</p>

      • JCerna

        Premium Member
        15 April, 2018 - 3:39 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#263078"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>I think, although not 100% sure that if you click the affiliate link but then browse for a UK version and complete a purchase Amazon would still give referrals cash. I also have and use affiliate links and in some cases people buy items that I don't even recommend and I get credit. </p>

    • MrKirbs

      Premium Member
      15 April, 2018 - 10:15 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#262964"><em>In reply to StevenLayton:</em></a></blockquote><p>Replacing the .com in the resulting URL with .co.uk should work</p>

  • Ed

    Premium Member
    14 April, 2018 - 10:01 pm

    <p>The Amazon Pop-Ups in the mall are selling them at these sale prices as well to Prime Members. </p>

  • pwrof3

    15 April, 2018 - 10:40 pm

    <p>I went to an Amazon Books Store (bookstore?) and was finally able to see the Oasis in person. My goodness, it makes all the difference in te world seeing that in person. It, sadly, makes the standard and Paperwhite versions look like ancient technology. </p>

  • AnOldAmigaUser

    Premium Member
    17 April, 2018 - 3:39 pm

    <p>It appears that the sale is over now.</p>


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