Amazon Prime Day 2018 price watch – Kindle, Fire, Echo, and more

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 - deals to watch and prices to compare - Kindle e-readers, Fir tablets, and Echo smart speakers

Can prices on Amazon’s most popular devices go down even more? Take a look at deal prices offered so far.

Prime Day 2018 is starting on July 16, offering over 30 hours of deals on hundreds of thousands of items across all popular product categories.

With price cuts reaching 80%, most Prime deals will look stunningly attractive. Suddenly, everything else becomes irrelevant, so that you can spend all day hunting for discounted products. The ones you need and the ones you don’t.

Wait. Give yourself some time to cool down, think twice, and involve at least basic research.

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Is the Prime Day price of your favorite product the lowest possible? How does it compare to what was offered last year? Or maybe, considering all pros and cons, is it worth waiting for the Black Friday?

The price check you’ll see below covers most popular devices and services Amazon is going to offer at reduced prices on Prime Day. It will help you achieve the following:

  • encourage you to search for the price reference of the product you want to buy,
  • decide which price level you can accept,
  • make a more reasonable buying decision,
  • get a long-term perspective on your planned purchases,
  • avoid disappointment after discovering a better deal on the product you have bought during Prime Day.

Getting an idea of what prices you can expect is something you should do before Prime Day. Leaving all decisions after Prime Day deals are revealed may cause you’ll buy the products you won’t need at the prices you will regret.

What about devoting an hour to make a wish-list and price research during the weekend preceding Prime Day? Saturday the 14th or Sunday the 15th of July? Agreed?

According to Amazon, Prime Day 2017 was the biggest shopping event in the company’s history (replaced by Cyber Monday 2017, though). It grew by more than 60% compared to the 2016 event, involving a record number of Prime members shopping across 13 countries. Amazon Echo Dot was the most popular purchase, exceeding the 2016 Prime Day sales seven times.

Hundreds of thousands of deals were offered in 2017 – and it’s what you can expect this year. Most attractive deals will be seen in electronics, home decor & garden products, toys, and personal accessories.

In the list below, you will see past deal prices of the most popular devices on Amazon, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and Echo smart speakers.

Prime Day 2018 – what prices can we expect?

Kindle e-readers

Amazon Prime Day 2018 - prices of Kindle e-readers compared
Will the price of the Kindle go below $49.99 on Prime Day 2018? / Image: Amazon

What Kindle deals can we see during Prime Day 2018? And what prices would be low enough to consider these deals attractive?

Let’s look at the Kindle models through their deal history. We will observe both the prices and availability.

Generally, after analysis price drops during Prime Day versus Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can say that deals on Kindle e-readers are higher for Prime members in June.

Plus, it’s Prime Day when you can expect deals on top-level models: Voyage and Oasis. You can’t be certain of that on Black Friday.

In short: being a Prime subscriber will give you access to deals on more expensive Kindle devices.

Kindle 8

The 8th-generation Kindle was introduced on July 7, 2016. The launch price was set at $79.99 for the variant with special offers. We will treat it as a reference for savings calculations.

As you will see in the following list, the lowest deal price for Kindle 8 is $49.99, and it’s been offered several times already.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $49.99, $30 off, you save 38%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $49.99, $30 off, you save 38%,
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 – $49.99, $30 off, you save 38%,
  • Prime Day 2016 – $49.99, $30 off, you save 38%.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Kindle 8: $39.99$49.99.

Kindle Paperwhite

The 3rd-generation Kindle Paperwhite is already three years old. It was launched in June 2015, offering 300 ppi high-resolution screen and the new beautiful Bookerly font.

The regular price is $119.99 for the Wi-Fi-only price with special offers.

The lowest price we’ve recorded for Kindle Paperwhite is $89.99. It was offered more times during Prime Day than Black Friday & Cyber Monday.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $89.99, $30 off, you save 25%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $89.99, $30 off, you save 25%,
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 – $99.99, $20 off, you save 17%,
  • Prime Day 2016 – $89.99, $30 off, you save 25%.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Kindle Paperwhite: $69.99$79.99.

Kindle Voyage

Kindle Voyage was released in October 2014. It was the most advanced and thinnest Kindle at that time – the first e-reader with 300 ppi display resolution.

The device was rarely offered at reduced prices. As you will see in the list below, the time to get the highest discount on the Voyage was Prime Day. Both in 2016 and 2017 its price was reduced to $149.99.

We may expect a deal even better than that, as in June 2018 the regular price of Kindle Voyage is down to $149.99.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – no deal was offered,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $149.99, $50 off, you save 25%,
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 – $169.99, $30 off, you save 15%,
  • Prime Day 2016 – $149.99, $50 off, you save 25%.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Kindle Voyage: $129.99.

Kindle Oasis

The 2nd-generation Kindle Oasis was introduced in October 2017. The previous-generation model was offered for one year only.

Prime Day 2017 was the only moment when the price of Kindle Oasis (2016 model) was reduced – and it only applied to a version with 3G connectivity.

The regular price of Kindle Oasis 2 is set at $249.99. If you are hunting for a price drop on the Oasis 2, you should wait for Prime Day rather than Cyber Monday.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – no deal was offered,
  • Prime Day 2017 – 1st-generation Kindle Oasis – $309.99, $50 off, you save 14% – the deal for the version with Wi-Fi + 3G and special offers,
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016 – no deal was offered,
  • Prime Day 2016 – no deal was offered.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Kindle Oasis: no deal will be offered for the 2nd-generation Kindle Oasis.

Fire tablets

Amazon Prime Day 2018 - prices of Fire tablets compared
We expect the lowest ever price of Amazon Fire HD 10 to be offered on Prime Day 2018 / Image: Amazon

The range of Fire tablets was refreshed in 2017. The 7-inch and 8-inch HD models were introduced in June, followed by HD 10 in October.

It’s worth pointing out that for Prime Day 2017, only a month after releasing Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, both models got significant price cuts. The smaller one was discounted to the lowest price ever reached by an Amazon tablet – $29.99.

Amazon Fire 7

The most affordable Amazon Fire tablet released in 2017 sports a 7-inch display, and is thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

It comes in two storage options (8 or 16 GB) and is offered in new bright, warm colors. It’s surprisingly solid, taking into consideration its price tag.

The regular price of the 2017 Fire 7 is set at $49.99 for an entry-level 8 GB variant with special offers. It will be our reference point.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $29.99, $20 off, you save 40%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $29.99, $20 off, you save 40%.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Amazon Fire 7: $29.99. We believe Amazon will also offer a deal to buy a device in bulk – “buy two, get one for free.”

Amazon Fire HD 8

The medium-sized Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is the most reasonable pick in the Fire range. Its 8-inch HD display, with a resolution of 1280 × 800 and 189 ppi pixel density is large and crisp enough to watch Prime Video movies for hours.

At the same time, Fire HD 8 has a fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, offering 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for faster performance.

The regular price is $79.99 for the variant with 16 GB and special offers.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $49.99, $30 off, you save 37%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $49.99, $30 off, you save 37%.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet: $49.99. Amazon may also offer a bulk deal.

Amazon Fire HD 10

The biggest tablet in Amazon’s Fire range was introduced in October 2017.

The tablet offers a widescreen 1080p Full HD display (1920 × 1200 px, 224 ppi). Therefore, it can become a powerful entertainment machine for the entire family.

Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s first tablet to provide hands-free Alexa support. It means you can use it the same way as Echo speakers: speak a command to play audiobooks, get weather, or make calls. There is no need to touch the screen to activate Alexa.

The list price of the Fire HD 10 is $149.99 for the entry-level variant (32 GB of internal memory, special offers).

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $99.99, $50 off, you save 33%.

Our prediction for Prime Day 2018 price of Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: $89.99$99.99.

Echo smart speakers

Amazon Prime Day 2018 - prices of Echo smart speakers compared
On Prime Day 2018, Amazon may offer bulk deals on Echo Spot devices / Image: Amazon

On Prime Day 2017, Amazon Echo Dot, offered at a price reduced by $15 to $34.99, was a single most sold device globally, exceeding the Prime Day 2016 sales by 700%!

Smart speakers – and voice-operated devices in general – are on the rise and enjoy a two-digit growth year to year.

Amazon will undoubtedly continue to push sales of Echo range and other Alexa-operated devices.

Price cuts on smart speakers were not the highest on Prime Day in the recent years, but we expect to change the trend.

We guess that it’s one of the Alexa-powered devices to get the deepest price cut and become the #1 deal on Prime Day 2018.

Amazon Echo Dot

Echo Dot is the smallest device in Amazon’s range of Alexa-operated smart speakers.

With the size and shape of a hockey puck, Amazon Echo Dot connects to external speakers to play music or Audible audiobooks, make calls, or control other smart home devices. It’s the most convenient way to bring Alexa to every room in your home.

The 2nd-generation Echo Dot was introduced in October 2016, with a list price set at $49.99.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $29.99, $20 off, you save 40%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $34.99, $15 off, you save 30%.

Amazon Echo

The 2nd-generation Amazon Echo was launched in October 2017. The device is available in a range of fashionable designs including fabrics and wood veneers.

The device features an enhanced speaker that supports Dolby processing for improved, clear sound. To hear your voice from any spot in the room (even if the music is playing), Echo is equipped with as much as seven microphones supported with beamforming technology.

The regular price of Amazon Echo 2 was set at $99.99.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $79.99, $20 off, you save 20%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – $89.99, $10 off, you save 11%.

Amazon Echo Show

Introduced in June 2017, Echo Show is an attention-catching smart speaker with a large 7-inch touchscreen display and powerful, room-filling Dolby speakers.

The large display will let you watch Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, or weather forecasts.

The regular price of Amazon Echo Show is set to $229.99.

  • Prime Day 2018 – ?
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017 – $179.99, $50 off, you save 20%,
  • Prime Day 2017 – no price cut was offered.

Kindle Unlimited subscription

Deals offered on Amazon’s popular digital subscription are stable and predictable. The conditions are rarely different from the most common deal on pre-paid subscription plans.

The price structure of Kindle Unlimited deals usually follows this pattern:

  • 6 months – $44.95 $59.94 – you save 25%,
  • 12 months – $80.32 $119.88 – you save 33%,
  • 24 months – $143.85 $239.76 – you save 40%.

Such Kindle Unlimited deal was offered during:

  • Prime Day 2017,
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2017,
  • 10th Anniversary Promotion in November 2017,
  • Prime Day 2016.

It’s very probable we will see the same or similar deal revealed for Prime Day 2018.

If you are determined to grab Kindle Unlimited at a reduced price but don’t find summer a perfect time for this, there are a few more events during a year where you can do it.

For instance, during National Reading Month in March 2018, new users were able to get two months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99. Three months of Kindle Unlimited for $1.99 were offered in May 2018, before Mother’s Day.

Kindle Unlimited deal was also offered a few days before Christmas 2017. In this last-minute deal, an annual subscription was available at a price reduced by 30% – for $83.92instead of $119.88.

Audible deals

There was no Audible deal offered on Prime Day 2016. However, the next year brought an attractive price cut. The offer was revealed and available already a few days before the official Prime Day 2017.

Prime members were eligible to save 40% on the first six months of Audible subscription. Thanks to that, they were paying $8.95 instead of $14.95 for the Gold plan in the preliminary period.

Is Prime Day the best opportunity to grab Audible subscription? It depends on how you count.

The Audible deal offered for Cyber Monday 2017 had a different structure, and – it’s worth keeping it in mind – available to all Amazon customers, not only Prime members. New Audible subscribers could save as much as 65%, but for three months only. Instead of $14.95 they were paying $4.95 in the deal period.

Amazon is also ready to offer price cuts on pre-paid long-time subscriptions. For instance, there was an Audible deal in November 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kindle. It enabled users to save 33% on an annual subscription fee. The price was slashed by $50, to $99.50 ($149.50).

Amazon Prime Day – past deals

Below, you will find select deals offered on Prime Day in the two recent years.

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Prime Day 2017 – a round up of the best deals

  • Save 50% on Amazon Echo, only $89.99
  • Save $15 on Echo Dot, only $34.99
  • Save $30 on Kindle Paperwhite, only $89.99
  • Save $40 on Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $89.99
  • Fire 7, our best-selling tablet, only $29.99
  • Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can addfour months of the full catalog streaming service for just $0.99 whenbuying Echo devices, Fire TV streaming media players or Fire tablets
  • Save $75 on Echo Show and Arlo Security Camera bundle
  • Save 30% on Echo Dot and TP-Link Smart Plug bundle
  • Save $50 on August Smart Lock
  • Echo Dot and Sony XB10 bundle, under $70
  • Save big on Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones
  • Save 45% on Libratone One Click portable Bluetooth speakers
  • Save up to 50% on select video games, consoles and accessories
  • Save up to 40% on PC gaming laptops, desktops and accessories
  • Save 30% on RepRap Guru 3D Printer
  • Save 50% on two-pack of Tile Slim Phone Finders
  • Save big on Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6 + Digital HD
  • Save 40-50% on Prime Exclusive clothing, handbags and more
  • Save 30% on select clothing, shoes and more for men, women, kids andbaby
  • Save big on diamond stud earrings – 1 carat diamond stud earrings for499.99 or ½ carat diamond stud earrings for $239.99
  • Save up to 70% on select Samsonite two-piece spinner sets
  • Save up to 40% on select furniture, mattresses and rugs
  • Save 20% on nursery essentials
  • Save $100 on the Bissell Multi Reach Cordless Stick Vacuum
  • Save up to 40% on Radio Flyer, Crayola, K’NEX and more
  • Save up to 30% on select Under Armour training gear
  • Save 30% on select adidas apparel
  • Save up to 50% on select Callaway Golf products
  • Skywalker Trampolines Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with safety enclosureand basketball hoop, 8-Feet, only $119.99
  • Save 30% on the Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard withaccessories
  • Save 25% or more on AmazonBasics – from office products to outdoor gear
  • Get 20% back on thousands of items with an Amazon Prime credit cardincluding select Disney Pixar Cars toys, select Thule joggingstrollers and luggage, and select Yamaha musical instruments
  • Save up to 50% on grocery items by Amazon, including Wickedly Primeand Happy Belly products
  • Save 40% off your first six months of Audible membership, and enjoythe world’s largest library of audiobooks plus original audioprogramming (just $8.95/mo for 6 months)
  • Newly released Element 55-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV – Amazon FireTV Edition, only $399.99
  • 25% off select TCL smart TVs, starting at $119.99 for a 28-inch
  • 32-inch 720p TCL TV, only $99.99
  • 40-inch 1080p TCL TV, only $199.99
  • 55-inch premium brand 4K smart LED TV, only $599.99
  • Get 15% back on select Samsung TVs, audio and more on Prime Day withan Amazon Prime credit card
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera for $99 – say,”Alexa, order an Instax camera”
  • Save 25% on Hasbro Speak Out Game – say, “Alexa, order Speak Out”
  • Save 35% on Soylent Meal Replacement Drink, Cacao, 14 ounce bottles,Pack of 12 – say, “Alexa, order Soylent”
  • 90-day free trial of AmazonFresh for all new and existing Primemembers who shop with Alexa – say, “Alexa, buy bananas (or any othergrocery item) from Fresh”

Prime Day 2016 – a round up of the best deals

  • 2016 Model – Samsung UN55KU6600 Premium Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $649.99 – Amazon Exclusive
  • 2016 Model – Samsung UN55KU6300 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $549.99 – This is not the 2015 Black Friday model that other retailers are clearing out
  • Save $50 on Amazon Echo
  • Save $30 on Amazon Fire TV
  • Save $15 on Fire TV Stick
  • Up to 50% off top toy brands including Nerf, Barbie, Fisher-Price and more
  • Up to 50% off electric shavers, hair tools, and more
  • 30% off clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches & more
  • Up to 60% off athletic shoes
  • Save up to 65% on Fast & Furious 7-movie collection on Blu-Ray and DVD
  • Save big on Coleman Road Trip Portable Grill LXE
  • 31% off Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  • Save big on “DOOM” video game
  • $25 back with $50 Luxury Beauty purchase
  • Save big on select DEWALT and BLACK+DECKER products
  • VIZIO 2.1 Channel Sound Stand for $89.99
  • VIZIO 5.1 Channel Sound Bar for $199.99
  • Samsung Curved 3D Blu-ray Player for $49.99
  • RIF6 Cube 2-Inch Mobile Projector for $189.99
  • $40 cash back on an Amazon Home Service of $75 or more, like House Cleaning or TV Wall Mounting

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  • Kindle First – early access to download a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks,
  • Audible Channels – free access to original audio editions of standout articles and news from top sources,
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  • Prime Pantry – members can purchase low priced grocery, household, and pet care items for a flat delivery fee of $5.99,
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