Amazon Device Buyer’s Guide

This page helps you determine the best price and time to buy Amazon’s hardware devices like the Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire Tablet, Echo, and Kindle.

Fire TV

In October 2016, Amazon permanently dropped the regular retail price of the Fire TV from $99.99 to $89.99. This is a very strong indicator that a 3rd generation model will not be released until 2017.
  • Regular Price$89.99
  • Okay Price$84.99
  • Good Price$74.99
  • Great Price$69.99

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Fire TV Gaming Edition

Like the regular Fire TV, the Gaming Edition also saw its regular retail price drop by $10 in Oct. 2016 from $139.99 to $129.99.
  • Regular Price$129.99
  • Okay Price$119.99
  • Good Price$114.99
  • Great Price$109.99

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Fire TV Stick

The Fire TV Stick hardware just received a long overdue update. The new model now includes a voice remote at the $39.99 price point, where the previous model included a non-voice remote at $39.99. You previously had to pay $49.99 to get a voice remote, but not anymore.
  • Regular Price$39.99
  • Okay Price$34.99
  • Good Price$29.99
  • Great Price$24.99

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Fire Tablet

  • Regular Price$49.99
  • Okay Price$39.99
  • Good Price$34.99
  • Great Price$33.33

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The 2012 and 2015 models are really only related by name. They are really completely different devices, which is why there is such a big gap between their releases.

Fire Kids Edition Tablet

The Fire Kids Edition Tablet is the exact same model as the Fire Tablet above. For the extra money you get a 2 year worry-free replacement guarantee, a kid-proof case, and a 1 year Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription.
  • Regular Price$99.99
  • Okay Price$89.99
  • Good Price$79.99
  • Great Price$74.99

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Fire HD 8 Tablet

The retail price of the Fire HD 8 was reduced significantly from $149.99 to $89.99 when the 6th Gen model was introduced in Sep. 2016.
  • Regular Price$89.99
  • Okay Price$79.99
  • Good Price$69.99
  • Great Price$59.99

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Fire HD 10 Tablet

In June 2016, a new Fire HD 10 with an aluminum housing, instead of a plastic housing, was introduced. The internals, specs, and the retail price stayed the same.
  • Regular Price$229.99
  • Okay Price$179.99
  • Good Price$149.99
  • Great Price$129.99

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Amazon Echo

The Echo initially had a regular retail price of $199 during the prime member invite only period because it came with a remote control. When the Echo became publicly available to everyone, the remote was removed and the retail price was lowered to $179.99.
  • Regular Price$179.99
  • Okay Price$149.99
  • Good Price$139.99
  • Great Price$129.99

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Amazon Echo Dot

The regular retail price of the Echo Dot was reduced significantly from $89.99 to $49.99 when the 2nd Gen was released. You can save $20 when ordering 3 using promo code DOT3PACK or save $50 when ordering 6 using promo code DOT6PACK.
  • Regular Price$49.99
  • Okay Price$44.99
  • Good Price$39.99
  • Great Price$34.99

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Amazon Tap

  • Regular Price$129.99
  • Okay Price$99.99
  • Good Price$89.99
  • Great Price$79.99

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Amazon Kindle

  • Regular Price$79.99
  • Okay Price$69.99
  • Good Price$59.99
  • Great Price$49.99

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Note: 6th gen is missing because only the Kindle Paperwhite was updated in 2013.

Amazon Kindle for Kids

The Kindle for Kids edition is the exact same model as the regular Kindle above. For the extra money you get no sponsored screensaver ads, a cover, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee.
  • Regular Price$99.99
  • Okay Price$89.99
  • Good Price$79.99
  • Great Price$69.99

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

  • Regular Price$119.99
  • Okay Price$109.99
  • Good Price$99.99
  • Great Price$89.99

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Amazon Kindle Voyage

  • Regular Price$199.99
  • Okay Price$179.99
  • Good Price$169.99
  • Great Price$149.99

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

The Kindle Oasis has literally never been on sale.
  • Regular Price$289.99
  • Okay Price$279.99
  • Good Price$269.99
  • Great Price$259.99

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