Amazon Devices Have Steep Discounts on Prime Day
In 2007, Amazon launched the very first Kindle. This original device did not have backlighting or a touch screen, but people working for the company at the time say it sold out overnight. Given Amazon’s origin as an online bookseller, the Kindle made a tremendous amount of sense as a product and allowed Amazon to get a head start on the growing e-reader market. Since then, the company’s investment in electronics has only grown. From the first Fire tablet release in 2011 to Alexa’s debut in 2014, Amazon continues to iterate on highly usable devices that integrate smoothly with other aspects of their marketplace. Even if you haven’t owned something from Amazon’s growing fleet of devices yourself, you probably know someone who has.
This means Amazon is not just a retailer—they develop these various devices with an eye for what users want. The company also clearly continues their tradition of being highly customer focused by keeping price points as a priority. At anywhere from $50 for the Echo Dot to about $270 for a Kindle Oasis, Amazon devices could hardly be called cheap, but they are highly affordable, user friendly, and they work great!
It’s no surprise that on Prime Day, Amazon pushes sales on their devices hard. In 2019, the Fire HD was as much as $50 off, the Echo Show was bundled with a free Echo Dot for $160, and Kindle Oasis was on sale with an $80 savings. This year, the Toshiba Fire TV Edition Smart TVs are already on sale for up to 33% off, and the Echo Dot is already sporting a 20% discount.
Let’s take this opportunity to take a look at Amazon’s devices and where you might be able to find the best sales in 2020.