Amazon sale trims $30 off Kindle Fire tablets

Kindle Fire buyers can cut the cost of a new tablet via a coupon code, but the sale goes kaput after Saturday.

Amazon's Kindle Fire lineup is on sale once again.
Amazon's Kindle Fire lineup is on sale once again. David Carnoy/CNET

Amazon has unveiled yet another Kindle Fire sale -- but this one won't be around for long.

As of Thursday, consumers can trim $30 off the price of any Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Kindle Fire HDX, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet by using the promo code MAYDAY30 at checkout. For example, the sale brings the price of the 8GB Kindle Fire HD down to $109 from $139 and the 16GB Wi-Fi-only Kindle Fire HDX down to $199 from $229.

Eager buyers won't want to dawdle. The sale is good only while supplies last and ends Saturday, January 11, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Amazon said it launched the sale as a thank you for being voted No. 1 in customer satisfaction. A report released this week by ForeSee ranked Amazon as the top Web-based retailer for customer satisfaction during the holiday season.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.



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