The Black Friday 2013 shopping season is full of Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX deals from many retailers, offering big discounts on Amazon’s line of tablets.
There are three main Kindle Fire Black Friday 2013 sales available, thanks tot he three versions of the Kindle Fire. Many retailers are cutting the price of the older Kindle Fire significantly, but shoppers will get a better deal with the Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX Black Friday deals, which offer newer devices that run faster and will see longer overall support.
Like many of the best iPad Black Friday 2013 deals, the Kindle Fire sales are a mix of up front and gift card discounts. The biggest discounts on the newer Kindle Fire models come from gift cards. Users can pick between various models and between a 7-inch and an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire, depending on what they want.
Amazon no longer sells the original Kindle Fire, though it does offer the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch for $139 and the 8.9-inch for $229. The newer Kindle Fire HDX is $229 for the 7-inch model and $379 for the 8.9-inch model. Keep these prices in mind as many retailers will inflate the before sale price of the older Kindle Fire to make the Black Friday sales look more impressive.
The Kindle Fire Black Friday deals all offer access to the extras that come with buying a Kindle Fire directly from Amazon. This includes a month of Amazon Prime, free book rentals as well as free streaming and movie downloads from Amazon Prime Instant Video.
The Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals will likely include some Kindle Fire deals, with a discount of about $30 possible on the Kindle Fire HD. It’s not clear if the retailer will discount the newer kindle Fire HDX which includes their new MayDay live support service.
Here’s a rundown of the best Kindle Fire Black Friday 2013 deals, separated by model. Most of these deals include a gift card bonus.
Kindle Fire Black Friday 2013 Deals
The Kindle Fire Black Friday 2013 deal at Staples is tempting thanks to the sub-$100 price, but it is an older model that Amazon no longer sells. The Kindle Fire HD 7 for $139 with a $25 gift card is a much better deal if you can swing it.
- Kindle Fire 7 – Staples – $79
Kindle Fire HD Black Friday 2013 Deals
Some of these ads offer a Kindle Fire HD Black Friday deal for the previous generation Kindle Fire HD, which should be noted in the actual ad. for example the Best Buy Black Friday 2013 ad shows the Kindle Fire HD previous generation listed.
- Kindle Fire HD 7 – Radio Shack – $139 + $10 gift card
- Kindle Fire HD 7 16GB – Office Max – $169 + $10 gift card
- Kindle Fire HD 7 – Meijer – $139 + $40 gift card
- Kindle Fire HD 7 – Office Depot – $139 + $25 Visa Gift Card
- Kindle Fire HD 7 – Staples – $139 + $25 gift card
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – Meijer – $189 + $50 gift card
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – Office Depot – $169
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – Office Max – $169
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – Staples – $169
- Kindle Fire HD 8.9 – Toys R US – $179 + $20 gift card
The chart below shows the difference between the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX models.
Kindle Fire HDX Black Friday 2013 Deals
The new Kindle Fire HDX Black Friday 2013 deals are limited to two stores, though Amazon may join in for a limited Lightning deal. This is the new model that includes built-in video call support, showing in many TV ads. You cannot get this on the other Kindle Fire models.
- Kindle Fire HDX 7 – Office Depot – $229 + $25 Visa Gift Card
- Kindle Fire HDX 7 – Staples – $229 + $25 gift card
Check out the rest of our Black Friday 2013 coverage for more of the latest deals and buying advice.