The New York Post is reporting that yesterday’s short lived Amazon Fire TV sale was a mistake. Consider yourself lucky if you nabbed a new Fire TV for $79.99, or better yet at the $59.99 student price. It’s unclear at this point if the $79.99 price available to the general public was a mistake, or if it was just a mistake to allow the $20 off student discount to stack on top of the already reduced sale price. During last year’s Amazon Student day event, the online retailer also discounted the 1st-gen Fire TV by $20 for students, so it does seem like that part of yesterday’s sale was intentional.
10/8/2015 8:15am I just heard back from Amazon and they said the $20 off student discount inadvertently got applied to the regular Fire TV price. The good news is, they’ll be fully honoring the discounted price for everyone who managed to get an order in. Way to go Amazon!