The Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets are on sale prior to Black Friday 2013 in celebration of a recent FAA announcement. Amazon is reportedly offering the tablets at 15% off their normal price as a thank you to the FAA for lifting restrictions on use of mobile electronics devices during flights. Customers have a choice of several varieties of the newer tablets including the Kindle Fire HDX which was just released in October of 2013.
The Kindle Fire HD sale is reportedly only for one-day, according to Tech Media Source. The site notes that the 15% off is on 7-inch versions of the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. There’s also a discount on a Kindle Fire, which makes it $10 less than usual. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets are being sold for $34 less than normal price, for Monday only. The deal is limited to one per customer, and is Amazon’s way of thanking the FAA for allowing use of Kindle tablets and other devices from take-off through landing. Previously, electronic and wi-fi devices were banned from use during the take-off and landing.
The deal arrives right after Amazon’s Black Friday sales pages launch and the site began to unveil countdown deals leading up to the big shopping day on November 29th. The deal also arrives just days after Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Apple began selling the new iPad Air, which is a larger-sized tablet and the newest in Apple’s iPad lineup.
With Black Friday approaching quickly, it seems likely that other retailers will jump in on the tablet sales war. Walmart began to offer online early bird specials at their website which have included RCA, Nextbook and other lesser-known brands of tablets. Walmart is also selling the iPad Air at $479 for the lowest-priced model, which is $20 less than many retailers. Some will be price-matching to try to keep up with the competition. It definitely seems like the competition for shoppers’ spending money is heating up, as tablets are likely to be among the hottest purchases for the season.
What do you think of Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablet sale for today only, is it a worthy deal or better to wait for Black Friday?
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