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#1 Sway

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

http://www.amazon.co...ocId=1000886021

Today only, save $50 on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9" when you use the promotional code FIREHD89 at checkout. Offer good while supplies last.

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Prices before the discount:
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
16 GB w/ Special Offers $299
16 GB w/o SO $314
32 GB w/ SO $369
32 GB w/o SO $384

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" with 4G LTE Wireless
32 GB w/ SO $499
32 GB w/o SO $514
64 GB w/ SO $599
64 GB w/o SO $614

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#2 aaronrodgers

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Anyone chime in if this is worth it? Also, how bad are the "special offers" for 15 extra you might as well get it without it, right?

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#3 MySaturdaySelf

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

Good for those who get the 10% off coupon

#4 illmatic21

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

Awesome. I was debating if I should get the 7" HD or the 8.9 for my parents for Christmas. This solves that problem. Thanks OP.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

pass too bad it wasnt the 7 inch for 149
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#6 NuclearPorkchop

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

I totally read that as "$50 kindle fire HD" :(

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#7 rbarba4

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

I totally read that as "$50 kindle fire HD" :(

I gotta go to bed, cuz I thought it said the same thing

#8 JediDeath

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Man, sometimes I hate living in California, $26 for tax and recycling...


#9 Peanut932

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Me too. I thought it was $50 total instead of $50 off.

#10 KrAzY3

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

Man, sometimes I hate living in California, $26 for tax and recycling...

Just sometimes?

#11 slidecage

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

i wonder if all of these fire sales are going on cause a news report a few weeks back said your going to see tablets like these for 50 or under come summer (cause all of the ads you can get will force the price down)

they even said the apple ones could fall under 150

be interesting to see
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#12 Rodster

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

i wonder if all of these fire sales are going on cause a news report a few weeks back said your going to see tablets like these for 50 or under come summer (cause all of the ads you can get will force the price down)

they even said the apple ones could fall under 150

be interesting to see

I think it could be because they are not selling as good as their 7" tablet. I bought a 7" HD and love it. The size is just perfect so I bought the 8.9" thinking it would be even better but it's not. It's not that good for web browsing. Videos do look good, some games do and reading books look awesome. That was my favorite part, using to read.

So i'm sending it back. I'm actually thinking of getting an iPad mini. I think the smaller tablets are becoming more popular because of their size.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

I think it could be because they are not selling as good as their 7" tablet. I bought a 7" HD and love it. The size is just perfect so I bought the 8.9" thinking it would be even better but it's not. It's not that good for web browsing. Videos do look good, some games do and reading books look awesome. That was my favorite part, using to read.

So i'm sending it back. I'm actually thinking of getting an iPad mini. I think the smaller tablets are becoming more popular because of their size.


I agree. People who want the bigger tablet are going to spend a little more and get an iPad 2 or a lot more and get a new-er iPad. I do think Amazon and Google have a chance w/ the 7" models though, that lame screen over-priced mini doesn't look all that appealing at the moment. Maybe in the spring w/ a price drop and Retina display.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I think it could be because they are not selling as good as their 7" tablet. I bought a 7" HD and love it. The size is just perfect so I bought the 8.9" thinking it would be even better but it's not. It's not that good for web browsing. Videos do look good, some games do and reading books look awesome. That was my favorite part, using to read.

So i'm sending it back. I'm actually thinking of getting an iPad mini. I think the smaller tablets are becoming more popular because of their size.

8.9 is better for comic book readers.

I love my 8.9 Kindle, well worth the $.

#15 Rodster

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

8.9 is better for comic book readers.

I love my 8.9 Kindle, well worth the $.

Agreed, I enjoyed the 8.9 for reading but for everything else the 7" HD is the way to go. I also found the battery life to be better on the 7" HD as well.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

Since I bought my 7" Kindle Fire HD it has become a pleasurable part of my everyday life. Now that the cold weather is here I love staying in my warm, comfy bed just a little longer in the mornings and checking my emails, Amazon deal of the day, and some other online stuff with my Kindle.

Netflix works great, it's so cool to be able to watch a movie anywhere in my house. I think it's been a terrific value. At first it seems YouTube wouldn't work most of the time, but there was a recent update and now YouTube seems to be working ok.

And of course, if you love to read like I do, the Kindle is absolutely fantastic for that purpose.

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#17 Rodster

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

As stupid as this sounds I ordered one and got my $50 discount. The slightly over sized display is just perfect for reading and i've been doing a lot of that especially when I found a website that links legally free downloadable books from Amazon.

The new KF-HD's have this new feature where you can change the background color which makes reading books even more amazing. I was tempted to buy a Kindle Paperwhite but after using the new Kindle Fire HD's I prefer those over the Paperwhite's.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

Anyone chime in if this is worth it? Also, how bad are the "special offers" for 15 extra you might as well get it without it, right?


It isn't locked. you can turn them off for $15 at any point I believe - so i would just see if it bothers you or not.


#19 radioactivez0r

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

I don't know how the special offers work on the Fire line - on the old Kindle readers it's just screensaver ads that don't get in the way and sometimes give you coupons on Amazon stuff.

I considered buying one for my mom, but she's pretty into the iOS ecosystem at this point, and I'm not sure it makes sense to switch.
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#20 Hoarder

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

I'm thinking about getting the 7'' one from Gamestop with all my credit. I'll be using this mostly for reading - can anybody tell me if the 7'' is sufficient for this or does it strain the eyes (as opposed to the larger Kindle).

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm thinking about getting the 7'' one from Gamestop with all my credit. I'll be using this mostly for reading - can anybody tell me if the 7'' is sufficient for this or does it strain the eyes (as opposed to the larger Kindle).


I just got the 7" from Gamestop today using credit since they're offering the free $25 Amazon card. It's for my wife but I hear that there are multiple screen/display options that reduce strain.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

I just got the 7" from Gamestop today using credit since they're offering the free $25 Amazon card. It's for my wife but I hear that there are multiple screen/display options that reduce strain.


any anyone confirm Gamestop only charged 29.99 for a 2 year replacement on these

i was told that today but they said they did not have any in stock i had to pay the entire price to get one

i call Bs since amazon wants i think 80 and best buy is 70 i think

if i could get a fire with 2 year replacment for 230 wtih 25 gift card i do it
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#23 Rodster

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:16 PM

any anyone confirm Gamestop only charged 29.99 for a 2 year replacement on these

i was told that today but they said they did not have any in stock i had to pay the entire price to get one

i call Bs since amazon wants i think 80 and best buy is 70 i think

if i could get a fire with 2 year replacment for 230 wtih 25 gift card i do it

I think a Square warranty is pretty cheap. I would check their prices. :bouncy:

#24 SynGamer

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

So...Nexus 7 for $199 or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" for $250?

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#25 Mako1215

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

So...Nexus 7 for $199 or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" for $250?


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

Nexus 7


That's what I'm leaning towards. I've heard that due to the *slightly* lower resolution on the Nexus 7, the Tegra 3 compliments the tablet quite well. That, plus not being locked to Amazon's services exclusively, PLUS the fact that the Nexus 7 is pretty much guaranteed to be getting the latest flavor(s) of Android...yeah, I think I'll ask the wife for this for Christmas.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:30 PM

After some waffling, I finally decided to bite on this. Gonna sell my first-gen Fire to Gamestop.

I went between this and a Nexus 7, but the fact that I have Prime, the bigger screen, and HDMI out did it for me.

#28 aaronrodgers

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

That's what I'm leaning towards. I've heard that due to the *slightly* lower resolution on the Nexus 7, the Tegra 3 compliments the tablet quite well. That, plus not being locked to Amazon's services exclusively, PLUS the fact that the Nexus 7 is pretty much guaranteed to be getting the latest flavor(s) of Android...yeah, I think I'll ask the wife for this for Christmas.


What do you mean "locked" to Amazon? How bad is that? Are the apps garbage compared to Google, can you change it at all?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

That's what I'm leaning towards. I've heard that due to the *slightly* lower resolution on the Nexus 7, the Tegra 3 compliments the tablet quite well. That, plus not being locked to Amazon's services exclusively, PLUS the fact that the Nexus 7 is pretty much guaranteed to be getting the latest flavor(s) of Android...yeah, I think I'll ask the wife for this for Christmas.




They said that the Google Nexus One was gonna get all the latest flavors of Android. We got it nearly dead last.

I would go for the 8.9 Tablet, It's going to be easily rootable and get vanilla firmware sooner or later.

#30 Rodster

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

What do you mean "locked" to Amazon? How bad is that? Are the apps garbage compared to Google, can you change it at all?


1) You can side load Google Play, takes rooting, pretty easy to do.

2) I've found apps to be better quality for the Kindle Fire when they are designed for the Kindle Fire. Those you usually see as HD apps or Kindle Fire apps.