New Amazon Fire devices starting from £44.99
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Found 17th Sep 2015
A new slew of Amazon Fire devices - including a 7" tablet from £49.99 and an Amazon TV with 4K.

Fire TV Stick (with voice remote) - £44.99:

Fire 7" tablet - £49.99:

Fire TV (4K Ultra HD) - £79.99

Fire Kids Edition - £99.99:

Fire HD8 - From £129.99:

Fire HD10 - From £169.99:

Buy 5 of the Fire 7 tablets and get a 6th free using code FIRE6PACK.. makes these £40 each.
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Unusually, no offers for Prime members so stuck with RRP's
Edited by: "GNKelly07" 17th Sep 2015
how is this a hot deal when it's just its price....?
Buy 5 of the Fire 7 tablets and get a 6th free using code FIRE6PACK.. makes these £40 each.
The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American RRP is $49.99, which equates to under £35. UK tends to get shafted when it comes to international pricing but not usually this bad. Specs aren't great either. Then again it's a "budget tablet". Although you could buy a refurbished first gen Hudl for around £40, which seems to have better specs. Would rather get one of those if I was going for a tablet around £40-50 mark.
Hopefully there will be offers for the first gen Fire TV box.

Does anyone know if the first model supports MKV with DTS via a hard drive plugged into the USB?
Surely this should be in the computing section?

Tempted by the £50 tablet. Mainly just to play about with and have as a Hearthstone device. I have a Surface Pro 3 but it's abit bulky when I just want to fire up a quick game of hearthstone before bed. Is it easy enough to get the 'special offers and sponsored screensavers' removed for free from customer support? Seem to remember people speaking about it in another thread.

Edited by: "lucifon" 17th Sep 2015
Not android? can not see it on specs maybe some sort of spin off?
dreadzone101

The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American … The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American RRP is $49.99, which equates to under £35. UK tends to get shafted when it comes to international pricing but not usually this bad. Specs aren't great either. Then again it's a "budget tablet". Although you could buy a refurbished first gen Hudl for around £40, which seems to have better specs. Would rather get one of those if I was going for a tablet around £40-50 mark.



The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get better wages in the UK OR THE USA? Here. So stop complaining. I hate people who go on and on about the UK GETTING SHAFTED. People need to Learn about simple economics
roadie

The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get … The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get better wages in the UK OR THE USA? Here. So stop complaining. I hate people who go on and on about the UK GETTING SHAFTED. People need to Learn about simple economics



Do amazon pay their share of UK company tax?
roadie

The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get … The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get better wages in the UK OR THE USA? Here. So stop complaining. I hate people who go on and on about the UK GETTING SHAFTED. People need to Learn about simple economics



Not really sure that should come into consideration when pricing up an Amazon Fire Tablet...The difference in cost exceeds taxes.
@Roadie

Actually yes we do pay for National Health, its part of a deduction taken from our salaries every month ( National Insurance Contributions), PS You actually get better PAY and UNCAPPED PAY in the USA, your tax levels are not as high as ours , your tax on beer , food, Petrol and most other day to day items is lower than ours
punkrjb

Do amazon pay their share of UK company tax?



They have created millions of jobs here. Look at Scotland. If you don't agree then don't buy
2015nbe

@RoadieActually yes we do pay for National Health, its part of a … @RoadieActually yes we do pay for National Health, its part of a deduction taken from our salaries every month ( National Insurance Contributions), PS You actually get better PAY and UNCAPPED PAY in the USA, your tax levels are not as high as ours , your tax on beer , food, Petrol and most other day to day items is lower than ours



Ps I am not American.

And we get shafted on diesel or petrol simply cus the treasury takes so much via duty but the retailer needs to make money too
If you are claiming vat back etc then you get a deduction and so really your not losing out by much.
roadie

The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get … The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get better wages in the UK OR THE USA? Here. So stop complaining. I hate people who go on and on about the UK GETTING SHAFTED. People need to Learn about simple economics



I was commenting on the pricing in regards to currency conversion rates so not sure why you're mentioning wages and health care being a factor on the pricing. When it comes to electronics having a worldwide release, the GBP value tends to be higher than the other currencies converted. This is to be expected. However it's not often that the GBP and USD figures are the same, which is what I was commenting on. You seem to have interpreted "UK tend to get shafted when it comes to international pricing" to be "UK gets shafted in all regards of it's lifestyle", when it wasn't what I was implying.
roadie

The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get … The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get better wages in the UK OR THE USA? Here. So stop complaining. I hate people who go on and on about the UK GETTING SHAFTED. People need to Learn about simple economics



Touche
roadie

They have created millions of jobs here. Look at Scotland. If you don't … They have created millions of jobs here. Look at Scotland. If you don't agree then don't buy



Hmm not sure they've created millions of jobs...
i still use my kindle fire hd 8.9. awesome surround sound speakers though the os is out of date so hdmi netflix doesn't show subtitles and google play no longer working. the hack used to work. but can still sideload.
Flubit just offered me 15% off the fire 7". Not sure I can resist that.
dreadzone101

The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American … The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American RRP is $49.99, which equates to under £35. UK tends to get shafted when it comes to international pricing but not usually this bad. Specs aren't great either. Then again it's a "budget tablet". Although you could buy a refurbished first gen Hudl for around £40, which seems to have better specs. Would rather get one of those if I was going for a tablet around £40-50 mark.


$49.99plus tax depending on state versus the inclusive tax price of the UK, there is pretty much naff all difference...non issue as normal.
Edited by: "speedski" 17th Sep 2015
speedski

$49.99plus tax depending on state versus the inclusive tax price of the … $49.99plus tax depending on state versus the inclusive tax price of the UK, there is pretty much naff all difference...non issue as normal.


Indeed. With VAT at 20% one sixth of the quoted price in the UK goes straight to the government, i.e. £8.33 off of the £50 rrp, so a price difference of £6.67 (if we assume $50 = £35). Given that operating in the UK is more expensive (higher taxes, higher property prices and smaller market etc.) the £6.67 price differential isn't so bad - certainly not as bad as the arch price-fixers at Apple seem to get away with year after year.

As for Amazon and taxes, they pay everything they are liable for under EU tax laws - if we don't like those laws we need to get our governments (here and in the rest of the EU) to change the law on corporation taxes.

P.S. rich_jtg, I think you've purloined my avatar somewhat!
Edited by: "Ajibee" 17th Sep 2015
Bades

Not android? can not see it on specs maybe some sort of spin off?



pocket-lint.com/new…ini
jaybizzle

Hopefully there will be offers for the first gen Fire TV box.Does anyone … Hopefully there will be offers for the first gen Fire TV box.Does anyone know if the first model supports MKV with DTS via a hard drive plugged into the USB?



DTS passthrough should work.
Kodi can transcode to Dolby Digital if that's what you use.
Edited by: "rev6" 17th Sep 2015
I bought the hdx 8.9 when it was on offer works and looks well,but lots of apps cant be downloaded with it, and I miss Google apps.
roadie

The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get … The UK gets a better deal. Do u pay for health care? No. Do you get better wages in the UK OR THE USA? Here. So stop complaining. I hate people who go on and on about the UK GETTING SHAFTED. People need to Learn about simple economics



You joker, the government healthcare via taxes has nothing to do with Amazon's pricing structure and how cheap both food and electronics are in the US
mikeyrobbo

how is this a hot deal when it's just its price....?


Because this site is 50% shills now.
Great price on the 7 inch. Not great screen specs but should be fine for most things. If it would run Clash of Clans I'd buy one as a backup to my iPad.

Bit worried about 8GB of storage - hope it lets you move all apps to the SD card.
roadie

They have created millions of jobs here. Look at Scotland. If you don't … They have created millions of jobs here. Look at Scotland. If you don't agree then don't buy



Could argue that like most online stores they've destroyed jobs too and the High Street.
These aren't *new* devices, as in just come out on the market.

Amazon are getting rid of all their old stock.

The Fire Phone has been a flop, and they are laying off jobs in their hw division.

wired.com/201…le/

Edited by: "Jellybeans" 17th Sep 2015
Jellybeans

These aren't *new* devices, as in just come out on the market.Amazon are … These aren't *new* devices, as in just come out on the market.Amazon are getting rid of all their old stock. The Fire Phone has been a flop, and they are laying off jobs in their hw division.http://www.wired.com/2015/08/amazon-hardware-fire-phone-kindle/



The 4k devices are new.
Jellybeans

These aren't *new* devices, as in just come out on the market.Amazon are … These aren't *new* devices, as in just come out on the market.Amazon are getting rid of all their old stock.



Incorrect, these are all new devices.
lucifon

Flubit just offered me 15% off the fire 7". Not sure I can resist that.



Wow, how do they manage that, is it definitely the new one out at the end of the month? My wife was looking to get one, can't argue with 15% off an already low price
Am I suppose to be impressed by these not really

fire stick over priced the thing should be £35 the fire tv again £60.

Not good at all but i suppose they need to pay all those millions to the top gear team and accountants/lawyers so they can find other loopholes to not paying tax
Shame it's not the Amazon branded Android that's on the other tablets that comes with the Fire 7. At that price I could be tempted, even though I don't need it - but having sunk a few quid into Android apps that I use regularly it'd take more than a 'luxury item' like an extra household tablet to persuade me to switch OS's.
Bades

Not android? can not see it on specs maybe some sort of spin off?


It is based on Android - you can forced the Play Store to install if you like.
Even better, got the Fire 7" for £39.99 using the £10 promo code from when I ordered the £40 gift card to get the free £10 discount, can't argue at that price, heat!!!!
dreadzone101

The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American … The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American RRP is $49.99, which equates to under £35. UK tends to get shafted when it comes to international pricing but not usually this bad. Specs aren't great either. Then again it's a "budget tablet". Although you could buy a refurbished first gen Hudl for around £40, which seems to have better specs. Would rather get one of those if I was going for a tablet around £40-50 mark.



US prices will be in addition to local taxes, which they dont show in the price in the US
punkrjb

Do amazon pay their share of UK company tax?




yes, they pay what they are legally obliged to pay, and not a penny more.
dreadzone101

The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American … The 7" Fire tablet price is pretty disappointing considering the American RRP is $49.99, which equates to under £35. UK tends to get shafted when it comes to international pricing but not usually this bad. Specs aren't great either. Then again it's a "budget tablet". Although you could buy a refurbished first gen Hudl for around £40, which seems to have better specs. Would rather get one of those if I was going for a tablet around £40-50 mark.


Prices in the US usually exclude state purchase taxes which unlike VAT here aren't standard across the country.
Even better, got the Fire 7" for £39.99 using the £10 promo code from when I ordered the £40 gift card to get the free £10 discount, can't argue at that price, heat!!!!
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