Barely two months since Black Friday, you can once again save $50 on the Fire HD 10, $30 on the Fire HD 8 and more. Check out the cool way I'm using mine.
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There's a saying here in Michigan (and elsewhere, I'm sure): If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. Allow me to tweak that for today's purposes: If there's an Amazon device that's not on sale, wait five minutes. Like clockwork, Amazon cuts prices on Echo speakers,
Fire TV Sticks
and the like -- often matching Prime Day and Black Friday deals.
Parents, take note: Those tablets include a 2-year worry-free warranty, meaning if they get dunked in a bathtub or knocked off a counter, Amazon will still replace them. You also get one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which provides access to a wealth of kid-friendly books, games, videos and the like.
At these prices, it wouldn't be crazy to buy a Fire tablet for some dedicated purpose, like to use as a digital photo frame or a poor-man's Echo Show. Me, I just repurposed an extra Fire HD 10 as a totally unique end-table clock: I keep the Silk browser open and running the super-cool Literature Clock. (To keep the screen from timing out and turning off -- a setting Amazon doesn't allow -- I had to install an app called Keep Screen On Free. Works like a charm.)
And, hey, if you miss this sale? Fear not: I have a feeling it'll come around again. 😂
Watch this: Amazon's Kids Edition Fire tablets don't fear cracked screens
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