This 2011 Holiday shopping season, and specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a highly sought after deal is undoubtedly going to be eBook readers. The two behemoths on the market, the Kindle and Nook, could possibly have deep discounts for a short time, if history repeats itself this year.
The Kindle Black Friday Deal of 2010
Last year there was a newest model of Kindle released, dubbed the Kindle 3 at the time. Most shoppers know this now as the “Kindle With Keyboard”.
This newer model made the previous “Kindle 2” obsolete, and undoubtedly clogged Amazon warehouses, taking up room needed for newer devices.
Therefore, it was no surprise last year when Amazon offered the Kindle 2 at a deep discount for Black Friday.
So What Can Be Expected For Kindle In 2011?
Now there is a whole new family of Kindles that have been released. The “Kindle Touch” is looking to take the place of the “With Keyboard” version, and there is the Kindle Fire and new base model Kindle.
That leaves speculation open to whether or not the Kindle With Keyboard will be on special this Black Friday. Shoppers will have to wait and see.
How about newer versions of the Kindle like the Kindle Fire or Touch? This is not an impossible idea, since it is reported already that Amazon is losing money on the production of the Kindle Fire. They are obviously interested in the “back end” profits promised with these devices.
Nook Black Friday Deal of 2010
Last year Best Buy offered a deal on the Nook First Edition. This year the Nook Simple Touch is the latest E-Ink reader, leaving the First Edition to be obsolete, much like older Kindle models.
Speculation is all anyone can offer as to the nature of this year’s Nook Black Friday Deal. There isn’t an obvious product that fits the bill for a candidate. The Simple Touch has been out for quite some time this year, and the First Edition isn’t even available on the website, so it’s unclear if the device even exists anymore.
What Can Be Expected For Nook?
That leaves candidates for a discount this shopping season to be the newest models of Nook. The Nook Color could be seen as an obvious choice, since it is now overshadowed by the newest Nook Tablet. Of course, the Nook Simple Touch has been out for quite some time and could be just as likely a candidate.
Whatever the deals end up being this Best black friday deals and Cyber Monday for the Kindle and Nook, it’s a sure bet they will be popular.