If you want a new tablet but don’t have the money to spare, Amazon has a plan for you. The company recently announced that if you buy a Kindle Fire HDX, you’ll have nine months to pay it off. Whether you want to get the $229, seven-inch tablet or the $379, 8.9-inch model, you’ll only need to pay a quarter of the cost up front. Your remaining balance is then spread out over three payments, every 90 days. The plan is simple, and Amazon isn’t charging any interest. But if you don’t send Amazon the money you owe, Amazon might brick your device. Amazon says it reserves the right to deregister your device in that case, which would block it from accessing Amazon content. The Kindle Fire HDX is an awesome tablet – it’s built around a great media experience, and is great for tech newbies thanks to its “Mayday” tech support feature. It was already a great tablet to buy, and now Amazon has made that process easier than ever.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.