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To want to buy a Kindle Fire now it's reduced to £35?

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Oldisthenewblack Sat 28-Nov-15 16:40:27

Is it silly? What would I do with it, given that I've already got one? But it's so cheap....

tillyann2013 Sat 28-Nov-15 16:43:21

Where is it £35?

Oldisthenewblack Sat 28-Nov-15 16:45:04

On Amazon. Black Friday deal.

Oldisthenewblack Sat 28-Nov-15 16:45:58

I don't know what version mine is, but the one on offer has a camera....

Oh honestly, like there aren't other things for me to ponder.

MsJamieFraser Sat 28-Nov-15 16:49:15

do you have a link OP

Enjolrass Sat 28-Nov-15 16:49:37

I got the kindle fire in April.

I preferred my previous kindle that was just a kindle. My kindle fire freezers a lot.

I haven't used the camera once. Dh bought it as he knew my old kindle has broken. I prefer using the I pad for Internet

Oldisthenewblack Sat 28-Nov-15 16:49:47

Looks like there's more in stock on 22nd December. I don't work for Amazon blush

SquinkiesRule Sat 28-Nov-15 16:50:21

I have one. Love it. Is it the updated one from yours? Can you get one an gift your old onto someone else?

Utterlyclueless Sat 28-Nov-15 16:51:45

I bought my mum and dad one whilst they're on offer.

The reviews are good on tech sites

atticusclaw2 Sat 28-Nov-15 16:55:00

Currys and PC world have them for the same price

Redglitter Sat 28-Nov-15 16:56:10

There's a few places price matching Amazon. I ordered mine last night delivery next week thankfully

BertieBotts Sat 28-Nov-15 17:02:04

It's the new one I think.

I wouldn't bother if you already have one unless you want to give it to someone for a present. The new one is low spec, it's not a "good" tablet. It is excellent for the price, but it's not going to come close to a £200+ one.

Oldisthenewblack Sat 28-Nov-15 17:04:38

Struggling with the link, but it's advertised on the home page. But from what other posters have said, it's available for the same price elsewhere and you don't have to pre-order!

PrincessHairyMclary Sat 28-Nov-15 17:07:07

Have you got children/niece/nephew etc? Give your old one to a child with the parental controls on and perhaps a years subscription to PRime kids and get yourself a nice shiny one

PrincessHairyMclary Sat 28-Nov-15 17:08:56

I like them for a cheap tablet to carry around download bbc I player programmes on instead of carrying around my bigger, heavier, more expensive iPad. But it doesn't compare to a more expensive tablet.

noeffingidea Sat 28-Nov-15 17:10:43

I bought 2 yesterday, at £40. One is for my daughter's christmas present, one is a spare for me, because I'm always dropping mine.
I don't use mine for reading books but for playing games and browsing the net. It's worth every penny. I don't have a laptop and wouldn't want one now because the kindle is so easy to use.
Up to you, OP. You could always put it away for future use.

somersetsoul Sat 28-Nov-15 17:15:39

Tesco had loads instore and its online. I bought one on Friday for dds birthday. The reviews are great.

MTWTFSS Sat 28-Nov-15 17:16:06

Argos and John Lewis are also selling them.

slanleat Sat 28-Nov-15 17:16:07

You had tempted me, but when I looked at the delivery times I am saving my money. Expected delivery 30th December!

IsabellaofFrance Sat 28-Nov-15 17:17:25

I got one! At that price it would be silly not to. DS can watch his favourite things on it and DD can read books.

imaginarypeople Sat 28-Nov-15 17:18:45

I saw it yesterday in the offer and bought it for myself and my mum, it arrived this morning.
I really like it so far, it would be useful for watching films,tv shows because the laptop is quite bulky and overheats/slows down a lot. Or for cooking recipes, it's much handier to have in the kitchen to follow along with videos etc.

I'm hoping to watch the majority of things on there, and use my laptop for work related stuff only.
My mum is using it to contact family that live abroad, using skype/viber for example and general internet surfing.

I imagine it would be a good present for someone who travels regularly, in case they don't want to bring an expensive laptop with them.Or for kids, story time/animation, interactive games etc.

simpson Sat 28-Nov-15 17:19:12

I bought one for DD (7) for Xmas.

It arrived today (although dumped on my doorstep as I was out angry)

Does anyone know if it comes with a charger? The box looks too small to contain one and I don't want to open it as it's a pressie.

imaginarypeople Sat 28-Nov-15 17:20:37

It's such a good price and if you have kids that are asking for a smart-phone, you could give them the tablet and a cheap nokia.
The delivery times are weird though, I thought it would come next week at the earliest and it came this morning. I am still waiting on the rest of my order.

imaginarypeople Sat 28-Nov-15 17:23:08

YES simpson!!!
They rang the doorbell, and as I was coming just put the box on the doorstep and drove off. So rude, surely you are supposed to sign for stuff. First time I've seen such rudeness.

The package did contain a charger but if you ordered the Micro SD as well or case they aren't in the red pouch thing.

simpson Sat 28-Nov-15 17:27:47

Thanks! Ordered a very cheap case (£2) but it is being delivered separately. Estimated date of delivery 8th Dec to 4th Jan! Fingers X it arrives in time...

I would have thought you were supposed to sign for it as well hmm

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