All-New Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 with Amazon Alexa
Amazon has announced two new Fire tablets to pre-order today. Release date is June 7.
All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, the next generation of Amazon’s best-selling tablet, is now thinner and lighter with an improved 7″ IPS display, longer battery life, and improved Wi-Fi connectivity–still only $49.99
All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, the next generation of Amazon’s highest customer-rated tablet, offers a stunning 8″ HD display with over 1 million pixels, up to 12 hours of battery life, and 16 GB of storage–now only $79.99.
Both of Amazon’s latest Fire Tablets include:
• Alexa–Simply press and ask to play videos, enjoy music, listen to audiobooks, ask questions, shop, find news, display the weather, and more on your Fire tablet.
• Front- and rear-facing cameras–Video chat with friends and family with the front-facing camera; take and share photos, and save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices.
• Amazon-exclusive features–Alexa, ASAP, X-Ray, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, Blue Shade, On Deck, Prime Video downloads, and more.
• New color options–Black, Punch Red, Marine Blue, and Canary Yellow.
Buy any 3 all-new Fire tablets and save 20% using promo code FIRE3PACK. Read more here.

 

Minimum Order Change
For many years, non-Prime members needed a $25 minimum order to receive free shipping. In 2013 the minimum was increased to $35. In an effort to encourage Prime membership, Amazon increased the minimum to $49 in February 2016.
Amazon recently changed the minimum order again: if your order includes at least $25 of eligible items, you receive free shipping. Per the webpage any item with “FREE Shipping” messaging on the product detail page that is fulfilled and shipped by Amazon is eligible and contributes to your free shipping order minimum.
Read more about the change here.

 

AMZN Anniversary
May 15 marked the 20th anniversary of Amazon’s IPO – Initial Public Offering – on Nasdaq. Way back then the stock price was $18 a share.
An article in Investopedia.com reports that if you had invested $100 in Amazon that first day in 1997, the stock would be worth $63,990 as of Friday, May 12. Read more about the history of the stock at the link above.