Fire sale! Amazon prices the Fire Phone at practically nothing

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Looking for a cheap smartphone? Amazon has the Fire Phone plus one year of Amazon Prime membership on sale at the ridiculously low price of $130. Consider that you’re paying $99 for the year of Prime, maybe $20 or so for the headphones, charger, and other accessories, and you’re getting an [...]

Amazon knocks $30 off 6” Fire HD & Fire HD Kids Edition, August 17 only

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

Today (August 17) only, Amazon has put its Fire HD 6 with Special Offers on sale for $30 off the regular price. You can pay $69 to get the 6” version, or $119 to get the ruggedized Kids Edition. You can use the “Configure and Add to Cart” button on the right side of the screen to double the [...]

Groupon offers 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $150

By Chris Meadows
December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you were disappointed when Google stopped selling the Nexus 7, this deal on Groupon might make you feel a little better. Groupon is offering a new, not-refurbished 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $149.99. That’s $50 less than Amazon’s price. That’s the generation 2 model, with a quad-core [...]

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now!

By Joanna Cabot
July 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Good news for both authors and readers: the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts now! From the author enrollment page: “Here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s mid-summer.  Readers everywhere are loading up their e-reading devices for summer beach reading and vacations. But what about [...]

Diane Duane runs 60%-off Pancake Tuesday e-book sale

By Chris Meadows
March 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before, Diane Duane is one of those very few authors who runs her own e-book store for her and her husband’s books, rather than relying on the big-name stores. She just informed me that she is running a 60%-off sale on her e-book store in honor of Pancake Tuesday. Use the [...]

Amazon ranked #1 in customer satisfaction again; knocks $30 off Fire tablets to celebrate

By Chris Meadows
January 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

In honor of being ranked #1 in customer satisfaction during the holiday shopping season for the 9th year in a row by the ForeSee Experience Index, Amazon has announced it is knocking $30 off all Kindle Fire tablets until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, January 11th. That would knock the base model 7” [...]

Office Max store closings offer bargain tablet, e-reader opportunities

By libertyc
December 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

[Bumped due to factual correction.] Looking for a good tablet bargain? Check out your local Office Max or Office Depot store—it’s possible you might find one that’s going out of business. Offices Max and Depot merged this year, and my local Office Max store is closing. (Probably because [...]

Amazon Kindle with Special Offers: $49, today only

By libertyc
December 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon is running a sale today (12/17) on its Kindle with Special Offers. This is the basic model, with the arrow buttons rather than a touch screen. It’s normally $69, but Amazon’s got it on sale for $49, today only. Free shipping, non-refurbished. So, if you don’t mind a little [...]

Deal alert! 2013 Nexus 7 tablets, $40-$50 off

By libertyc
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s a great deal on the 2013 Nexus 7. Office Depot has the 16 GB version for $180, $50 off list (sold out online; in-store pickup only), and the 32 GB version for $230, $40 off the $270 list (currently available both on-line and in-store). Sale ends 12/21. Of course, sales tax will apply to [...]

Deal Alert: Today Only, Kindle 15% Off In Honor of New FAA Regulations

By libertyc
November 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Want a new Kindle but also want a deal? Take advantage of this one-day sale on Kindles. So who’s buying? That discount makes the [easyazon-link asin=”B00BWYQ9YE” locale=”us”]Kindle Fire HDX[/easyazon-link] pretty darned [...]

Barnes & Noble puts e-readers, Nook HD tablet on sale

By libertyc
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Speaking of Barnes & Noble sales, Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader points out that B&N is running a more general sale on its Nook hardware, this week only. The Nook Simple Touch is $20 off, as I already mentioned, but so is the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, now $80 instead of $100. [...]

Refurbished Nook Simple Touch: $40 on eBay

By libertyc
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a good cheap e-reader, an eBay seller is running a $40 with free shipping special on refurbished Nook Simple Touch units. This is B&N’s 2011 model, a 6” 800×600 unlit Pearl e-ink reader that can do EPUB, including Barnes & Noble’s and Adobe Digital [...]

Expired: Infinite Jest was $1.99 on Kindle July 4th

By libertyc
July 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

My Kindle-with-special-offers just informed me that David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is on sale for $1.99 today in Kindle format. I wouldn’t be inclined to report every $1.99 book I came across (unless it was one I really liked), but it was just a couple of weeks ago I had occasion to post [...]

Kindle Fire Now on Sale, Starting at $169

By libertyc
July 1, 2013 // 9 Comments

Hmm. Is Amazon reacting to the Nook HD price cuts? Looks possible, with their new Kindle Fire sale. (By the way, I love it when Amazon puts them on sale because I get to write “Fire sale.” ;)) Ahem. Anyway. Obviously if you’ve been on the fence about a Fire, this is looks like a [...]

Deal Alert: Asus MeMo Pad 7 Tablet Goes For Just $100 Via Adorama ($50 Off)

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Who said Android Jelly Bean tablets have to be pricey? Not us, not Asus, and certainly not Adorama, since the online retailer now sells the MeMo Pad 7 (aka ME172V) for just $99.95. That’s a whopping $50 off the slate’s list price, though in all honesty it’s just $10 or $20 less than what [...]

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