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Amazon offering Kindle Fire HDX devices under 9-month interest-free payment plan

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon is trying lots of different things to help get Kindle Fire tablets into homes this holiday season. Earlier this winter, we saw the company offer free 30-day trials for the device, giving folks a way to try it before they buy it without paying a dime (so long as they sent the tablet back before the trial period was over). Now, they’re taking things a step further.

Amazon has offered a new interest-free 9-month payment plan to select customers looking to buy any version of the Kindle Fire HDX. You pay just 25% of the cost up-front, and you’ll be charged another 25% every 3 months afterward until the device is paid off.

You’re also getting an option to pay the device off in full at any time, giving you a flexible way to get a great holiday gift for yourself or a loved one without having to break the bank all at once. Most folks with accounts in good standing seem to be eligible for the option, so be sure to hit this link to see if you’ll be able to take advantage (you’ll have to be signed in with your Amazon account in order for it to show up).

Continue reading on the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Phaz0n

    Link is a 404 – Document Not Found

  • Randy

    still not working

  • h4rr4r

    Finance $379?
    What is next, financing for dinner or lunch maybe? Rent to own shoes?

    • KingofPing

      “What is next, financing for dinner or lunch maybe?”

      Ever paid for dinner or lunch with your credit card?

      *grin*

      • h4rr4r

        Yes, but I pay that off every paycheck. So I am not financing anything, just not carrying around lots of cash.

        I suppose one could pay off their dinner bill over a few months, but like paying for a tablet that way it suggests one should reexamine their spending habits.

        • KingofPing

          “Yes, but I pay that off every paycheck. So I am not financing anything, just not carrying around lots of cash.”

          So…you don’t finance anything, but you finance it until your next paycheck…

          Got it. ;)

          (You may not spread the financing over multiple payments, but every single time you use that card, you are financing your purchase through the credit card company/bank.)

          It really doesn’t matter though, as my first post up there wasn’t at all serious. I was just making fun. :)

          (I am now voting myself down as this is already completely irrelevant to…anything.)

          • h4rr4r

            I finance a car, but to call something that is paid for before any interest hits financing is just silly.

            You make it sound like using a debit card or writing a check is financing since those do not transfer cold hard cash at the POS either.

          • KingofPing

            Wow…smh

            Ok, sorry. I had no idea you would take this all so seriously. My apologies. Please disregard…

          • h4rr4r

            Sorry, if I sounded serious.
            It was more bored musing, than serious consideration.

          • toomuchgame441

            You’re such a filthy liar, you know that?

          • Mark2468

            So I assume that you are renting your home and not buying it?

          • h4rr4r

            Why would you assume that?

            Either way still a little more expensive than a tablet.

          • steveb944

            I think you need to go look up your terms in your credit card. That’s all FINANCING at the end of the day. It’s not money you’re putting out immediately, you’re ‘borrowing’ it from a financial institution and then paying it whenever.

            Back on topic, many companies are now doing this and it indeed closes the sale because it makes it easier for the customer to buy their items. E.g. Motorola, HTC, etc.

  • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

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    • KingofPing

      That got it working. :)

  • http://www.mobilesmith.com/ Janelle V.

    Man- they really are pulling out all of the stops…Interest free financing on something that’s less than $400 though?

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      Amazon is all about getting a device into your hands at any cost. For some folks (a lot of folks, actually), $229 (cheapest HDX) is too much to bear at once. $57 every 3 months is a much easier sell.

  • Moosejaw

    It’s marketing. We live in a market economy. It is much easier to convince a buyer to spend small amounts rather than a big sum. Spur of the moment buying. Much as a variable interest mortgage. The belief that I will be better off in the future than I am today.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      I’d buy that for a dollar

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    How are they going to prevent fraud?

    Step 1: Create a new Amazon account with a “friends” shipping address, and pay 25% using anonymous gift cards.
    Step 2: Install a different ROM so Amazon can’t remotely disable the tablet after failure to pay the remaining 75%
    Step 3: Profit?

    • toomuchgame441

      Excellent fraudulent idea, I’ll order 10 of these… Thank you good sir.

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        BreakingBad… *highfive* /s

        (Has the HDX even been rooted? I once had a 1st gen Kindle Fire with CM on it, but sold it recently for $69.69 on Ebay)

        • toomuchgame441

          *high fives*… Umm has it been rooted yet? Umm… Umm, Doh!

        • improvius

          Rooted, yes. No ROMs yet, though.

    • Matthew

      To be eligible for this offer, you must reside in the United States of America, your Amazon account must have been active for at least two years and you must have a valid credit card associated with your Amazon account that expires no earlier than March 31, 2014.

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        Well that answers that. Thanks.

  • Dan

    That’s actually a good marketing tactic by Amazon, I have no doubt it will work in their favor.

  • Wolfwaker527

    Hmm… I’m not considered eligible even though I an in the US, have been an Amazon customer for more than 4 years & have a valid credit card that does not expire until 2016. I guess the ‘criteria’ someone posted are not completely accurate.