If you live in the United States and wanted to get the Kindle Oasis 3 for a gift, you might be out of luck. The product is completely sold out, primarily because of the hefty discount that Amazon placed on them. This is a serious situation for the people who wanted to get their hands on one, and thought they had time.
Black Friday was the first time ever, Amazon discounted the Oasis. The base model of the Amazon Kindle Oasis 8GB was $174, which is 30% off. The 32GB Kindle Oasis was on sale for Black Friday for $199, which saves you $80 off the normal price. Finally, the LTE version of the Oasis was on sale for $269, which shaves off $80.
The Kindle Oasis are back to their normal price, but the availability is poor. The 8GB WIFI version is not available until December 24th and the LTE model is ready on December 21st. The 32GB WIFI model is not going to be available until December 17th, which is cutting it close. If price is no object, the only version that can be bought is the 32GB LTE for a staggering $349.
Meanwhile, in Canada the Oasis is still available at the Black Friday price! You can get a 8GB WIFI model for $254, a savings of $75 and the 32GB WIFI for $284, a savings of $75. The price raises around $100 on each one, if you want to go for LTE. There is no Special Offers iteration of the Kindle Oasis in Canada, to my knowledge they aren’t allowed to charge less for advertising.
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.