Amazon has just launched Last-Minute Deals in the US store.
The ads are suggesting these deals are your last chance to buy Christmas gifts, but it’s not true – at least when it comes to some deals offered on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.
While it’s still a week until Christmas, a message “Expected to arrive after Christmas” appears way too often. Some devices are out of stock, and even if they are back on the 20th or 21st December, you can’t be sure you get them on time.
What can we say for sure is that these deals are your last chance in 2018 to get the deal on Amazon devices. The next such massive deal should be offered before Valentine’s Day 2019.
Let’s have a look at what’s available.
The newest Kindle Paperwhite 4 is $30 off (a version with 8 GB and ads) – you pay $99.99 instead of
$129.99. The device was a no-show on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but a week ago it changed. What you need to know about this deal is that Kindle Unlimited free 6-month plan is not a part of Kindle Paperwhite 4 offer anymore. Plus, the box may arrive after Christmas, they say.
There is also a good deal on the basic Kindle in which you can save $30. In a limited-time offer, you may add a free 3-month Kindle Unlimited subscription plan worth $30. Sounds great if not the timing – the e-reader is back on stock on January 9, 2019!
The most exciting Kindle deal, at least for audiobook fans, is a special Kindle bundle that includes Paperwhite 4, dedicated Audible-compatible long-battery headphones, and free 3-month Audible subscription. You can save $116 on the Kindle Audible bundle, as it now costs only $139 instead of
First of all, you can save 38% on Amazon Fire HD 8. The tablet was upgraded this year and supports hands-free Alexa, thanks to which you can use it as an Echo Show speaker. What’s important, you can use with the tablet microSD cards that are up to 400 GB in memory size. The regular price of HD 8 (2018) is
$79.99 but you can get it now for only $49.99 – the same deal as on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The best thing is that if you live in the US, the box will arrive before Christmas.
The smallest 7-inch Fire is not on sale, but you can save on the largest model. The deal is the same as on Black Friday – Fire HD 10 costs $99.99 (
$149.99), enabling you to save $50. The tablet combines widescreen 1080p Full HD display (1920 × 1200 px, 224 ppi) with hands-free Alexa voice assistant.
All Fire Kids Editions (based on 7, 8, and 10-inch tablet) are also on sale, and you can save between $30 and $50.
A lot of Alexa-enabled devices are on sale right now, but we will focus on the most popular ones.
Echo Dot 3 was one of the most popular devices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018. The speaker is currently offered for $29.99 – $5 higher than on Black Friday, and $20 lower than regular (
$49.99). 3rd-generation Echo Dot was launched in October, has a smooth oval design, and offers improved sound & voice recognition. Unfortunately, the device is back in Amazon on December 21, so there are almost no chances to get it before Christmas.
However, the previous-generation Echo Dot 2 is on sale as well. You can save $20 (50%), get it for $19.99 instead of
$39.99 and have it delivered for Christmas if you buy it today.
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