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

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Mobile with 7 Comments

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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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Tip: Prime Members Can Save Big on Low-End Kindles”

  1. StevenLayton

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

  2. Ed

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

  3. pwrof3

    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.

  4. AnOldAmigaUser

    It appears that the sale is over now.