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Amazon’s Supply Problem Disappears: Kindle Fire HD Prices Cut By $50 Today

When Amazon launched the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet, it predicted supply problems. Maybe those have gone away: Amazon is knocking $50 off the $299 device’s entry price via a one-day sale today. Amazon’s tablet is supposed to compete, feature-wise, with Apple’s iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 10.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus