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The best cheap Kindle deals for October 2020: Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis

Kindle e-readers are must-haves for avid readers. The base Kindle model has a built-in front light so you won’t disturb others and can read pretty much wherever you are. In addition to frequent discounted deals on various Kindle models, you can often find sales on 2-packs, special prices on Kindles bundled with accessories, and refurbished models. Amazon adjusts the prices on Kindles, Kindle bundles, and Kindle refurbished units often, so be sure to check back often is you don’t see the deal you want today.

Today’s Best Kindle Deals

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Kindle Essentials Bundle with Fabric Cover

$125 $140
Pick up a bargain with this bundle which contains a Kindle, fabric cover in a choice of colors, and power adapter. With 8GB storage, you'll be able to store all your favorite books.
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Kindle Paperwhite Hunger Games Prequel Bundle (32GB)

$190 $210
Hunger Games fans rejoice! This Kindle Paperwhite 32GB comes with a green and gold Prequel cover designed by author Suzanne Collins and a power adapter to keep your Kindle juiced up.
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Kindle Paperwhite Hunger Games Bundle (8GB)

$160 $180
This 8GB Kindle Paperwhite bundle comes with an Amazon-exclusive black and gold Hunger Games cover designed by Suzanne Collins, with a magnetic closure to keep your Kindle safe and a power adapter.
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Kindle Kids Edition Essentials Bundle

$128 $143
Kid stuck inside? Get them into reading with this bundle which includes one-year FreeTime Unlimited membership, a kid-friendly cover, power adapter, and two-year worry-free guarantee.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Leather Cover (8GB)

$290 $320
The all-new Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle includes everything you need: a Kindle with 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, and adjustable warm light, plus a leather cover and power adapter.
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Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle (8GB)

$170 $190
The Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle has everything you need to get started reading, including a Kindle Paperwhite with 8GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity, a leather cover, and a power adapter.
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Kindle Essentials Bundle with Printed Cover

$120 $135
The Kindle Essentials bundle includes a Kindle with adjustable front light, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 8GB storage, plus an Amazon fabric cover and a power adapter.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Fabric Cover (8GB)

$280 $310
Cosy up with a good book with the all-new Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle, which includes a Kindle with 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and adjustable warm light, plus a fabric cover and power adapter.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Fabric Cover (32GB)

$310 $340
There's plenty of storage for all your books with this bundle, which includes a 32GB Kindle Oasis with Wi-Fi and adjustable warm light, power adapter, plus a fabric cover in a choice of colors.
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Amazon Kindle Unlimited

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Amazon Kindle Unlimited is like Netflix, but for books and magazines. Sign up now and you'll score a two-month subscription for the low, low cost of absolutely nothing — no strings attached.
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Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle with Leather Cover (32GB)

$335 $365
Become a bookworm with this bundle which includes a waterproof 32GB Kindle Oasis with an adjustable warm light, plus a premium leather cover and power adapter.
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Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle (32GB)

$200 $220
For the ultimate Kindle Paperwhite experience, this 32GB Paperwhite comes bundled with a leather cover and its own power adapter, so you can store all your favorite books in your own private library.

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Kindle (2019 Edition, the latest)

10th generation Kindle e-reader

The 10th generation Kindle e-reader has a 6-inch glare-free screen with 167 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution and front lighting so you can read any time, any place. On-board 4GB storage is sufficient to hold thousands of book titles and the rechargeable battery lasts for weeks.

Kindle Paperwhite (2019 Edition, the latest)

10th generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

The Kindle Paperwhite upgrades the standard Kindle with a higher resolution 300 ppi screen, a waterproof case, and a minimum 8GB storage.

Kindle Oasis (2019 Edition, the latest)

10th generation Kindle Oasis e-reader

The Kindle Oasis is the premium model, with a 7-inch, 300 ppi screen, and near-infinite lighting adjustments, warm lighting, and automatic adjusting light sensors.

Kindle Kids Edition (2019 Edition, the latest)

10th generation Kindle Kids Edition e-reader

The Kindle Kids Edition comes with filtered age-appropriate content, a one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, and a Parent Dashboard to adjust age filters, add book titles to a child’s library, and monitor reading. Appropriate for ages seven and older, the Kids Edition comes with a two-year free-replacement guarantee in case the e-reader breaks.

How To Choose A Kindle

The Kindle Kids Edition is a special case, but otherwise, the following are the basic considerations to help you choose a Kindle e-reader.

  • Screen size and resolution: The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite have six-inch diagonal screens, and the Kindle Oasis screen is larger at 7-inches diagonal measure. The Kindle has a 167 pixel per inch resolution, but the Paperwhite and Oasis both have 300 ppi (more pixels per inch is better).
  • Display lighting: All current model Kindles have glare-free screens with front lighting so you can read at night and in the sun. The Kindle has 4 LEDs, the Paperwhite has 5 LEDs, and the Oasis uses 25 LEDs. More LEDs means greater lighting adjustability
  • Storage capacity: Even the Kindle’s 4GB on-device storage can hold thousands of books, but the Paperwhite and Oasis each come in 8GB and 32GB models. The 32GB models cost an extra $30.
  • Connectivity: All Kindles can connect to Wi-Fi to access and download book titles. You can also buy 32GB Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis models with Wi-Fi and free cellular connectivity. The mobile connection lets you download books without a Wi-Fi connection. The upgrade for the cellular models costs $50 to $80.
  • Protection from water damage: The Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis both have IPX8-rated waterproof protection.

What Do Special Offers Mean On Kindle?

Here’s an easy way to save $20: Buy a Kindle with Special Offers. Amazon sells all Kindles except the Kids Edition with or without Special Offers. Kindles with Special Offers have sponsored screensavers and sales banners on the bottom of the e-reader home screen. If you’re OK with seeing ads when you wake up your device from sleep mode, you’ll save $20. The Kindle Kids Edition does not include special offers.

Should You Buy A Refurbished Kindle?

Yes. Even when Amazon doesn’t have deals on new Kindles, you can often still save big buying a refurbished model. Amazon cannot re-sell returned products as new, even when they were never used, so that gives second buyers a chance to save money. Amazon tests and certifies that refurbished Kindles look and function the same as new models and backs them with the same warranty as a new device. Buying refurbished units is an established safe way to save on electronics. Amazon does such massive volumes of business it even has a page just for certified refurbished pre-owned devices.

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