Comments
Amazon Offers Kindle Tablet Payment Plan
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Susan Fogarty
50%
50%
Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Author
12/17/2013 | 11:12:27 AM
Re: Nice idea
This is probably the beginning of Amazon moving toward charging strictly for content, but I think it's a terrible idea for customers. Kindles are not expensive to begin with, and this will just lure more people into buying them who then cannot afford to buy the books they really want to read on them. I find it's cheaper sometimes to now buy the hardcover copy of a book than the kindle version. They can hardly give the hardcovers away :(
melgross
50%
50%
melgross,
User Rank: Ninja
12/16/2013 | 10:13:27 PM
Not selling
It seems, from the latest stats, that these tablets aren't selling very well. That would be a good reason for this approach on credit.
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
12/16/2013 | 5:06:38 PM
Good move for the holidays
If you're strapped for cash -- as many people are during the holidays -- this is an attractive offer, especially with no fees. Certainly shows Amazon is serious about its tablets.
danielcawrey
50%
50%
danielcawrey,
User Rank: Ninja
12/16/2013 | 2:17:59 PM
Nice idea
I like the idea. This article reminds me of something I read a while back about Amazon eventually giving its tablet devices away and making all of its money from content. 

I feel like this is a little experiement towards that effect. Remember, if someone does not make the required payments here, Amazon will yank its services from the device. That would probably make the slate useless, so it will be interesting to see if this becomes a popular payment option.


The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 18, 2014
Enterprise social network success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
The weekly wrap-up of the top stories from InformationWeek.com this week.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.