Amazon is having another Kindle sale but this time around the Kindle Kids Edition is the only model being offered at a discount.
The Kids Kindle is marked down to $74.99 with free shipping. That matches the lowest price ever for this particular model, tying Amazon’s Prime Day price.
The Kids Kindle is the same as the non-ad version of the entry-level Kindle that sells for $109, except the Kids version comes with a cover, an extended 2-year warranty, and a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ for access to content for kids.
This is one of those rare times when it makes zero sense to buy a regular entry-level Kindle considering that it’s not on sale. Kids Kindles can be used as regular Kindles too, so you might as well save $15 and get an upgraded warranty and a free cover and not have to pay an extra $20 to remove the annoying ads (the Kids model doesn’t have them, even when used as a regular Kindle).
Most people probably just assume the Kindle Kids Edition is only for kids but that’s not the case. It’s just a repackaged entry-level Kindle so if you can buy it for less there’s literally no reason to pay more for the non-kids version.
Check my Kindle Kids Edition Review to see the kids Kindle in action and to learn more about its limitations.
There’s also a separate deal that runs through the end of the month where you can get 20% off when buying two Kindles, but the Kids Kindle is no longer included in the deal now that it’s on sale.
The Oasis is also on sale on the european sites. The lowest is 169€ on the German site.
They don´t offer the Kids Kindle in the Mexican Amazon site. I was wondering that if you get the kid friendly screen savers with the regular Kindles when you switch them to the kid´s profile?
Indeed that does work, at least on current models, but they only appear when using a kid’s profile, the same as the Kids Kindle.