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The First Amazon Black Friday Preview Is Here! And It's a Mixed Bag for Devices

Score the lowest prices we've seen on the new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and Fire HD 8.
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Amazon has given us a sneak peek at the deals it'll be running on its own devices for Black Friday, and at first glance, it looks like there's some decent deals. Not everything is great though, so we've broken down the ones that are unbeatable, the ones that are okay, and the ones that we expected more from.

And don't forget to check out our Amazon Black Friday guide to find out what other deals we're likely going to see from the mega-retailer this year.

Amazon Preview's Its Device Deals for Black Friday

  • Kindle Paperwhite for $99.99
    Starting on November 20, you can snag this e-reader for the same price point we've seen at other retailers, including Target. This isn't a notable deal, since we've seen the Paperwhite commonly priced anywhere from $90 to $100, and the lowest price we've seen has been $74 at Staples. Basically, if you miss out on this, it's okay — it's very likely to hit this price, or lower, again.

  • Amazon Echo for $139.99
    We really expected to see the Echo drop to as low as $100 this season, and unfortunately this doesn't meet that expectation. This is an okay deal, since you're still saving $40. However, it's definitely not great considering we saw the Echo for $140 last week to celebrate Alexa's second birthday, and it even dropped to $120 at one point. This offer starts on November 24.

  • Echo Dot for $39.99
    This second-generation Dot was just released a couple of months ago, so we weren't expecting to see any discounts on it. Shaving $10 off the normal price might not sound like much, but it drops it to the lowest price we've seen so far. It's actually a pretty solid deal, since the Dot made an already inexpensive foray into Alexa's world even more affordable. This offer starts on November 24.

  • Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $29.99
    This is another second-generation device that was recently released. We predicted that we'd see the previous-gen Fire TV stick with the remote for $35, so this definitely beats our expectations, offering the lowest price we've seen yet. This deal also starts on November 24.

  • Fire HD 8 for $59.99
    Amazon has released several updated models of its devices and this is yet another one. Preorders for this tablet were around $90, and it was released in September. Once again, this is the lowest price we've seen for this new model, and you can snag it starting on November 24.

  • Fire Tablet for $33.33
    Released last year, this tablet isn't as new as some of the other updated devices on this list. And that price point isn't anything new, either. We saw this exact same price on Prime Day this year (which, to be fair, Amazon did advertise as having Black Friday prices). But this is a solid deal because it's still the lowest price we've seen, and if you missed out on Prime Day, you've got a second chance to score it at the same price, starting November 24.

Readers, what do you think? Are you adding any of these Amazon devices to your shopping list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Heyitsrick
The Echo Dot is also going to be $39.99 at Staples during that BF period.
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