Amazon tempts holiday shoppers with interest-free deal on Kindle Fire HDX

Kindle Fire HDX

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, tablet makers are doing what they can to draw attention to their offerings, with Amazon over the weekend pulling the wraps off an interest-free payment deal for its range of recently launched Kindle Fire tablets.

Spotted by AllThingsD, the deal gives US-based shoppers the chance to pay for the Fire over nine months, in a four-part installment plan.

So, for example, the 7-inch $229 Kindle Fire HDX will involve an initial payment equal to a quarter of the purchase price, with the remaining three $57.25 payments due every 90

Its high-end $379 HDX 8.9 device, each of the four payments would cost you $94.75. There’s no interest to pay, or extra fees to pay, so the deal may appeal to those who prefer to harm their wallet over an extended period of time rather than administer a damaging whack in one go.

Amazon states in the terms and conditions of its deal that if you fail to finish the payments, it won’t send around the heavies in the small hours but will remove some functionality from your tablet.

“Our remedies will include the right to deregister your Kindle Fire HDX device, which will block your ability to access Amazon content from your Kindle Fire HDX device,” the company says.

The above deal appears to be available only to US-based consumers, though if you’re elsewhere and adamant that the Fire is the tablet for you, deals in other locations may be available.

In the UK, for example, Amazon is currently selling the Fire in its various configurations with £30 knocked off. The offer ends January 3.

If you’re in the market for a slate and still haven’t made up your mind about what’s the best device for you, be sure to check out DT’s special ‘best tablets’ page here.

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