Kindle Fire HDX Was Best Selling Item On Amazon Over The Black Friday Weekend

    December 4, 2013
    Zach Walton
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For the past few years, the Kindle line of eReaders and tablets have been the best selling electronic devices on Amazon during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you thought that was going to change this year, think again.

Amazon announced today that the Kindle family had its best holiday weekend ever thanks a number of sales across Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In fact, the retailer notes that more people bought Kindle eReaders and Kindle Fire tablets this past weekend than any other weekend on record, and that the Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD were the best selling items on Amazon all weekend long.

“We’re excited that so many customers have chosen Kindle this holiday season—and it’s just getting started!” said Neil Lindsay, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “Our new Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are the best we’ve ever built, and we can’t wait for customers to unwrap their gifts this holiday.”

If you missed out on the Kindle holiday weekend rush, you will probably have more chances to score one on the cheap before Christmas. Amazon is known for its absurd holiday sales, and the retailer will undoubtedly put its Kindle Fire devices on sale again before Christmas. If not, you can always see if retailers like Best Buy, Radio Shack or Staples will put Kindle Fire devices on sale.

It will be interesting to see just how well Barnes & Noble Nook did over the holiday weekend as the retailer dropped the prices of its Nook Simple Touch and Nook HD to $39 and $79 respectively. While the low prices were certainly attractive, was it enough to give a boost to the bookseller’s ailing consumer electronics business? We won’t know for sure until the company’s next quarterly report, or if they had a good enough holiday weekend to gloat like Amazon has.

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  • charles fralick

    It is NOT a holiday gift, it is a Christmas gift,which is given on December 25. This happens to be the birth of Jesus and a Federal holiday. If it was not we would not be giving gifts would we.

    • Ernest Dickinson

      Actually, its the Winter Solstice, which has existed thousands of years before Christianity, the Bible, etc. There have also been people prior to & after Jesus who claimed to be the son of God, to perform miracles, etc. People have used The Winter Solstice, Summer Solstice, Spring Equinox which Christians also stole from people thousands of years prior to themselves, & the Fall Equinox using the movement of the stars, planets, moon, & sun, as a calendar to mark when to plant or harvest crops, to hunt certain animals, to mark when they needed to start storing food for winter, etc. Ancient people’s celebrated these events & created myths around them, for the lives of these people depended on passing these traditions on from generation to generation. All one needs to disprove the Bible is do a Google search for Biblical inconsistencies & contradictions, & they will find thousands. Christians are not the only people who celebrate this time of year, so get off your holier than thow high horse, & quit shoving your religion down people’s throats. Its people like you who protest outside even mom & pop stores at malls for simply having a banner saying Happy Holidays, causing many shoppers to avoid these stores out of not wanting to deal with the protestors. As you point out, this is a federal holiday, & since the government can’t indorse any religion, as is stated in the Constitution of these United States of America. Thus, you should follow the law of the land, as your holy book commands & stop doing what your Jesus wouldn’t do.