The entry level Kindle normally retails for $99 without Special Offers and $79 with them. It looks like Amazon is implementing a new pricing strategy in the United States, in order to get rid of them. You can now purchase the entry level Kindle for $89, without Special Offers and although the $79 price has not changed, it likely see a price drop in the near future.
Meanwhile in Canada the entry level Kindle is not available at all. The only e-readers that are currently available is the Paperwhite 4, Paperwhite 3 and the Kindle Oasis. This is interesting because it is likely Amazon diverted stock from Canada to the US for the Kindle fire sale.
It is heavily rumored in the upstream supply chain that Amazon is going to replace the aging entry level Kindle. They will be no longer using a ten year old E Ink Pearl display and instead go with E Ink Carta, which is what all of their other e-readers employ.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.