Amazon just dramatically reduced the cost on the Kindle Paperwhite and entry level Kindle Basic, to Black Friday prices. The Paperwhites normal price is $119 and has received a discount of $45 and is now available for $84.99. This model is waterproof and has 2x the internal storage. The Kindle Basic with front-light and a high resolution display normal price is $89 and has been discounted by $30 and is now available for $59.99.
If you have been waiting for a Kindle sale to upgrade from a previous generation model to the latest and greatest, now is the time. Amazon seldom discounts their new models by this amount, they do it a few times a year, such as Prime Day and Black Friday.
It remains to be seen if Amazon is trying to clear inventory for new models that will be released later this year.
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.