Valentines Day Kindle Device Deals

paperwhite_bwNothing says I love you like a new e-reader or tablet – well, for some of us anyway. ūüôā If you are one of those people or know someone who is, Amazon had put its line of e-ink readers and most of the Fire tablets on sale. Prices average $20 or more off regular list prices.

Right now you can find the following at special pricing:

Basic Kindle ($20 off)
Paperwhite ($20 off)
Voyage ($20 off)

Fire Tablet ($10 off)
Fire Tablet Variety Pack ($20 off)
Fire Kid’s Edition¬†($20 off)

Kindle Essentials Bundle ($35 off)
Kindle for Kids Bundle ($20 off)
Kindle Paperwhite Bundle ($40 off)

Also note that most of these feature the option to purchase on a monthly payment plan.

So what do you think? Is a e-reader or a tablet a good Valentine’s gift?

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Sunday Daily Deals: The Fifth Season, basic model Kindles

fifth_seasonDeals of the Day for day, September 11, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1) by N. K. Jemisin (this title is a 2016 Hugo Award winner).

In Today’s Deals, an¬†Englander Finale 10-Inch Three-Zone Innerspring Mattress.

Amazon is also featuring a limited-time special for the basic model Kindles. Buy two and use a coupon code “TWOPACK40” at checkout.and get $40 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is 102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is Delirium¬†by Lauren Oliver. The Extra Daily Deal is¬†102 Minutes¬†The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers¬†by Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura Oneand the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals – DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying!

daily_links_1Today, The EFF want the FTC to force labels identifying DRM restrictions. Also, Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 rules (again), Target starts selling Kindles again and the those software bundles you install may be worse than malware. In deals, an automatic pet feeder, select Crayola products and deals on Mountain House Emergency food bundles. Amazon also still has savings on Fire tablets as well.

Daily Links for Monday, August 8, 2016:

Google: Unwanted bundled software is way more aggressive than malware (ZD Net) You may want to think twice about installing that software bundle….

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10 (PC World) This is the friendlier, less pushy and aggressive Microsoft, right?

Target starts selling Kindles again after a four-year break (Engadget) This makes it easier to try before you buy.

DRM: You have the right to know what you’re buying! (EFF) Organizations are putting pressure on the FTC to make sure we know what our rights are before we buy.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

In Today’s Deals,¬†Arf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder Food Dispenser for Dogs & Cats, up to 50% off select Crayola products and savings of¬†up to 40% on Mountain House Emergency Food Supply.¬†Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The¬†Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson. The Romance Daily Find is Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is At First Sight¬†by Nicholas Sparks. The Extra Daily Deal is The Devil in Winter: ¬†Wallflowers (Book 3)¬†by Lisa Kleypas.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Twitter Can’t Figure Out Its Censorship Policy

daily_links_1Today, Twitter has a problem with its censorship policy and they need to sort it out. ¬†Also, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, there’s a big security flaw in Facebook Messenger and there’s a new app that wants to be the Instagram of books. In Deals, $150 off a Roomba and get $ off Amazon devices included the Alexa-enabled¬†Tap and Fire TV.

Daily Links for Monday, June 13, 2016:

Security researcher: Anyone can see links you share using Facebook Messenger (PC World) Private links publicly viewable… What’s wrong with this picture?

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (ZD Net) This should be interesting….

Twitter Can’t Figure Out Its Censorship Policy (Motherboard) In the light of hate crimes like Orlando, Twitter¬†needs to figure this out pretty quickly.

Citigroup is suing AT&T for using one of the most common words in the English language (Quartz) And this is why we really need trademark law reform.

New App, Litsy, Aims To Be the Instagram of Books (Publishers Weekly) It will be interesting to see if this can actually be a real book discussion destination, rather than just a place to pitch books.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the excellent Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, a sale on the¬†iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot.

Amazon is having a huge sale on devices! For a limited time, here’s what you can find:

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing by John Rasmus for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The American Heiress by Dorothy Eden for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal¬†is Windfallen¬†by Jojo Moyes for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Frost Maiden’s Kiss: The True Love Brides (Book 3)¬†by Claire Delacroix for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes two Inspector Devlin mysteries by Brian McGilloway, The Rising and The Nameless Dead. (99 cents each.)

Google has a selection of¬†Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy that includes some Star Trek Voyager novelizations. ūüôā

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

E-Ink Kindles on sale now

paperwhite_newAs part of their Black Friday Deals week, Amazon has lowered prices on the basic Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle,

The basic touch Kindle,  normally $79.99, is only $49.99. This is $30 off the regular price.

The Kindle Paperwhite, normally, $119.99, is selling for $99.99. This is $20 off the regular price.

The Kindle for Kids Bundle, normally $99 is selling for $$69.99. The bundle includes the basic Kindle (without ads), a kid-friendly cover and a two year Square Trade warranty.

Special Black Friday pricing on the Kindles is good through November 30, 2015.

While not on sale, the more expensive  Voyage e-reader  is not on sale, but is available in as part of a special Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle. That bundle includes a charger and leather cover for $249.97.

BTW, I am a huge advocate of using cases covers for Kindles to protect your investment. I have three cats and a dog. My Kindles have been dropped, knocked on the floor and pounced upon by my pets and they are all still safe and sound. You can find a cover¬†for the basic Kindle for as little as $8.99. ūüôā

 

Valentines Day Deals on Fires and Kindles

az-valAmazon is offering discounts on select Kindles and Fires in their Valentine’s deals.¬†There are discounts on the¬†Fire HD 6,¬†Kindle Paperwhite,¬†basic Kindle with Touchscreen Display,¬†and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition.

It is worth noting that when I was logged in under my Prime¬†member account, the page also showed offers for 5 monthly payments for the various devices. I didn’t see these when I was logged in on my other account.

The sale ends February 15, 2015.

 

Certified refurbished Kindles and Fire tablets sale

Kindle FireRight now, Amazon has Certified refurbished Kindles and Fire tablets on sale for 25% off. There are a variety of devices available. There are several Kindle e-ink Paperwhites in various 3G and Wi-fi, 1st and 2nd generation devices starting at $89.  There are also some good deals on previous generation Kindle Fires Рthese are the ones with the micro-HDMI connector that is no longer included on current models. There is even a 4G LTE model. All of the devices I saw had special offers, but Amazon will remove the offers for a fee.

All certified refurbished Kindles and Fire tablets come with a one year warranty. These are a great deal for someone looking for a value.

Over the years, I have bought several refurbished Kindles and Fires and they have performed beautifully. How about you? Would you buy a refurb?