Amazon Prime Day kicks off with $49 Kindle, $79 Kindle Fire HD 7, $24 Fire TV Stick

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in General Discussion edited July 2015
As a part of Prime Day, an attempt to spur Black Friday-level sales from Prime subscribers, Amazon on Wednesday discounted a number of electronics, including several Kindle readers and Kindle Fire touchscreen tablets.




The basic Kindle for instance has been discounted from $79 to $49. There aren't any specials on the more advanced Paperwhite and Voyage models -- which have features like front lighting and higher resolutions -- but the company is also offering discounts on its Kindle Unlimited reading and audiobook service. A six-month subscription is 25 percent off, or $44.96, while a year is down 33 percent to $80.32, and two years are 40 percent off at $143.86.

The Fire OS-based Fire HD 7 tablet has been cut from $139 to $79 in its standard edition, and from $189 to $129 in the Kids Edition bundle. The latter includes a rugged case and a year's subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, which offers up child-friendly books, games, movies, TV shows, and educational apps.

The company is moreover offering $15 off its Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV competitor, the Fire TV Stick, bringing the price down to $24. Temporary "lightning" deals are available on miscellaneous electronics, sometimes disappearing even quicker if demand surges.

Today's discounts are available to Prime subscribers only. Shoppers can, however, sign up for a 30-day trial of the service if they want to take advantage of Prime Day, and cancel before the trial period is over.
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    jmncljmncl Posts: 42member
    And why is this junk being advertised in AppleInsider?
  • Reply 2 of 21

    Are they selling anything else unrelated to Apple? Please post the full list, hour by hour.

  • Reply 3 of 21
    damonfdamonf Posts: 217member
    And just like Black Friday, it's a total disappointment. Just a few items I would be interested in are all sold out (probably were 2 minutes after midnight). The rest is all crap.
  • Reply 4 of 21
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,562member
    Is this garbage being advertised here because of affiliate links benefitting AppleInsider? I can think of absolutely no other reason for this.
  • Reply 5 of 21
    applesauce007applesauce007 Posts: 1,578member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

    WTF.  

     

    Get this crap out of here POS crap. 

     

     

    I mean what the f

     

    get the f out of here 




    goddamn!  you guys are brutal...  LOL

  • Reply 6 of 21
    rp2011rp2011 Posts: 159member
    The Amazon Fire sticks sold out fast. I tried to get one first thing this morning and gone. Many of their sale items sold out quickly
  • Reply 7 of 21
    formosaformosa Posts: 261member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

     

    Are they selling anything else unrelated to Apple? Please post the full list, hour by hour.


    <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 8 of 21

    Just snagged an Amazon Echo for $129 (works great as a BT speaker for my iPhone 6)

  • Reply 9 of 21
    ds92jzds92jz Posts: 90member
    Underwhelming...
  • Reply 10 of 21
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,085member
    Kindle Fire for $79? Wasn't this piece of shit pegged and advertised as an iPad killer? Lol.

    What makes The sales of Apple products even more impressive is the fact that competitions can't get any traction even when they discount their wares to nest to nothing.
  • Reply 11 of 21
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,562member
    The people have spoken:

    http://time.com/3958709/amazon-prime-day-deals-2/

    ...and the consensus? "Prime Day sucks."
  • Reply 12 of 21
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    yawn.

    why do i need another day to scan for more crap i dont need? no thanks.
  • Reply 13 of 21
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,960member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post



    Kindle Fire for $79? Wasn't this piece of shit pegged and advertised as an iPad killer? Lol.



    What makes The sales of Apple products even more impressive is the fact that competitions can't get any traction even when they discount their wares to nest to nothing.

    Yep, HD 7. It looks ass ugly and 8GB storage, let me tell you, I don't even buy it at $39.

  • Reply 14 of 21

    I disagree with the early posters who claimed this article was irrelevant to Apple Insider.

     

    Many of us care about what Apple's competitors are doing.  The Amazon products listed in the title of this article compete with iPad and Apple TV, and the Amazon Prime service competes (somewhat) with Apple Match.  I appreciate seeing this article.

  • Reply 15 of 21
    freerangefreerange Posts: 1,584member
    Absolute cluster FK - the way it is set up makes you scroll through 300 pages to find anything. Doesn't add everything in your cart to the order... So cancelled the item and tried again now won't even add to the cart. Good gob amazon - no wonder you don't make any money!
  • Reply 16 of 21
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 3,960member

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    The people have spoken:



    http://time.com/3958709/amazon-prime-day-deals-2/



    ...and the consensus? "Prime Day sucks."

    Right, except this $14 Intocircuit 11200mAh Dual USB Portable External Battery Charger I got yesterday

  • Reply 17 of 21
    slprescott wrote: »
    I disagree with the early posters who claimed this article was irrelevant to Apple Insider.

    Many of us care about what Apple's competitors are doing.  The Amazon products listed in the title of this article compete with iPad and Apple TV, and the Amazon Prime service competes (somewhat) with Apple Match.  I appreciate seeing this article.

    Lucky for you because AI is the only news website on the web. Without this "article" you'd never know about these unrelated-to-Apple deals.
  • Reply 18 of 21
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,716member
    Amazon Prime Garage Sale. LOL. The good stuff was gone almost instantly, the rest is just clearance junk....

    Even the few Kindles that are on sale are the older soon-to-be-replaced models.
  • Reply 19 of 21
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,788member

    Originally Posted by jmncl View Post



    And why is this junk being advertised in AppleInsider?

     

    Think of it this way.  Now, nobody will buy any of that Fire e-waste unless it's on sale.

    So Amazon will only sell any of their forked-Android junk on Black Friday and Prime Sucker Day.

    (And a week before the nephew's birthday if uncle is a techno-moron.)

  • Reply 20 of 21
    The people have spoken:

    http://time.com/3958709/amazon-prime-day-deals-2/

    ...and the consensus? "Prime Day sucks."

    Here's a good one:

    http://fortune.com/2015/07/15/amazon-prime-day-deals-2/
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