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#1 htz

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:54 PM

on my cellphone typing this excuse the grammar. was at target and was told kindle fire being clearanced out starting tomorrow.

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Not all Targets are notified of the clearance yet. I been to 2 and only 1 of them confirmed the clearance. They will drop like the video game clearances (30%, 50%, 70%-75%). I highly doubt it will go to 50% since its all over the news right now that Target will no longer be carrying amazon's e-reader products (I did not ask about the other kindles but I assume they will be clearing out too).

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My store still has a ton of them but I had a manager nice enough to reserve one for me for 24 hours.

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#2 GBAstar

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

at what price?

#3 ijustw1n

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

Doh

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

So I guess 99 is too much to hope for?

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#5 ijustw1n

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:58 PM

Yes Target will no longer carry all amazon products.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

doubtful.. + i didnt think targets even carried fires its not even listed on targets webpage


love to see 49 bucks

but how it would work if it did happen

179.
then few weeks later 149
then few weeks later 129
then few weeek later 99

but they will be all gone before they hit 150
WOOOO I STINK

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

They are clearing them out as Amazon is a competitor and they are going to replace it with the Nook.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

No this is true. It was reported that there will be a 30%, 50%, 75% price drop over the next three weeks.

If I had to guess I would say they will all sell out the first week at 30% off ($140 total). All you weirdos that try hiding stuff won't have any luck with that as these are kept behind the glass.

Target will be hectic tomorrow with soccer moms.

Unlike the TouchPad firesale from what I read this clearance is exclusive to Target as they are trying to rid themselves of amazon products

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

doubtful.. + i didnt think targets even carried fires its not even listed on targets webpage


love to see 49 bucks

but how it would work if it did happen

179.
then few weeks later 149
then few weeks later 129
then few weeek later 99

but they will be all gone before they hit 150


they just took it off their web page today.

#10 steelcurtain11

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:04 PM

There's a post on slickdeals explaining some of it

http://slickdeals.ne...e-Product-Line?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

To be honest I'm surprised they don't just sell them to a company like overstock at likke $160 a piece rather then pushing them through the clearance cycle...

but maybe they did it to get publicity in an attempt to tell amazon off in the media

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

No this is true. It was reported that there will be a 30%, 50%, 75% price drop over the next three weeks.

If I had to guess I would say they will all sell out the first week at 30% off ($140 total). All you weirdos that try hiding stuff won't have any luck with that as these are kept behind the glass.

Target will be hectic tomorrow with soccer moms.

Unlike the TouchPad firesale from what I read this clearance is exclusive to Target as they are trying to rid themselves of amazon products



wonder if you could buy one tomorrow at 140 keep it sealed wait till they fall to 75% off take it back and rebuy it :)


even at 140 they be tempting to buy
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

wonder if you could buy one tomorrow at 140 keep it sealed wait till they fall to 75% off take it back and rebuy it :)


even at 140 they be tempting to buy



No I'm pretty sure there was clear language in the terms and conditions that state no returns no price guarantees on these items.

#14 ijustw1n

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

I wouldn't do a fire. I bet $1000 you see a new version of that before Christmas. I would however interest myself in a kindle reader.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

Quote from kingofdeal over at SD:

"As per the store manager it will be in 3 phases. 30 % off , 50% off and 75 % off over Next 3 week period."

Good luck getting one in 3 weeks at 75% off...unless you can manage to hide one in the diapers section, and pick it up later, as suggested by the users over at SD, lol :lol:

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

Here's the link I pulled from SD

http://money.msn.com...502&id=15059740

#17 ijustw1n

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

Quote from kingofdeal over at SD:

"As per the store manager it will be in 3 phases. 30 % off , 50% off and 75 % off over Next 3 week period."

Good luck getting one in 3 weeks at 75% off...unless you can manage to hide one in the diapers section, and pick it up later, as suggested by the users over at SD, lol :lol:


As someone said, they're on lockdown. No hiding.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

I've been interested in one for a real long time now. I guess now, this is my chance to pick one up. Though I do have one question, can you upload books bought from the B&N Nook store to the Fire? I see they have some books cheaper than Amazon right now that I would love to pick up.

#19 BroncosSB

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

140 still expensive for me since I got a touchpad for 150, but 75% off would be sweet to buy for my daughter and presents for other.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:14 PM

140 still expensive for me since I got a touchpad for 150, but 75% off would be sweet to buy for my daughter and presents for other.

No doubt, but Im sure it won't survive past 50 off.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

I've been interested in one for a real long time now. I guess now, this is my chance to pick one up. Though I do have one question, can you upload books bought from the B&N Nook store to the Fire? I see they have some books cheaper than Amazon right now that I would love to pick up.


Fire can read epub and mobi, not sure about other format

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

I wonder how this effects those (like myself) who purchased an extended warranty on Kindle devices purchased from Target? SOL?

#23 BroncosSB

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

You can also get a free Fire for open a new checking account at 1stBank

#24 DCpinoy

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

Hmmm maybe this is a sign. Just sold my Fire two weeks ago for 150. If I could find one for 50% off (or more) that's almost an instant buy.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

I wonder if the Amazon Kindle gift cards will go on sale if they are trying to get rid of Amazon everything.

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#26 dallow

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

As someone said, they're on lockdown. No hiding.

Not at my store. Hmmm...
Yeah, at first drop, they'll be gone.
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#27 DCpinoy

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

I wonder if the Amazon Kindle gift cards will go on sale if they are trying to get rid of Amazon everything.


That'd be great if it happened.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

I wonder how this effects those (like myself) who purchased an extended warranty on Kindle devices purchased from Target? SOL?

They won't fix it, so if it breaks, you'll get a Target GC for the value + tax like you would if they were still selling them.

Amazon just replaces them in-warranty, so it's not like you're getting yours fixed in that case. Yours ends up being a refurb unit they sell at a discount, like they did yesterday.

I wonder if the Amazon Kindle gift cards will go on sale if they are trying to get rid of Amazon everything.

That would be the best part of this clearance. We'll know more tomorrow.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

I wonder if the Amazon Kindle gift cards will go on sale if they are trying to get rid of Amazon everything.



Why would they clearance those out? They have no value until activated. They would lose virtually no money by tossing them in a dumpster but would lose a significant amount of money by selling them at less then they are authorized to

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

Why would they clearance those out? They have no value until activated. They would lose virtually no money by tossing them in a dumpster but would lose a significant amount of money by selling them at less then they are authorized to


Except for the fact that...Target has clearanced them in the past....so yeah...

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