- Amazon announced recently that it would shift focus away from nonessential products in order to free up warehouse and shipping capacity for important goods like medical supplies.
- While most nonessential goods won’t be delivered again until sometime late next month, there are still some excellent deals available that are shipping out immediately.
- Among them, Amazon is offering a number of different deals that will be hugely useful to people self-quarantining on the Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire HD 10 Tablets.
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Life is going to be anything but normal in the weeks and months to come, and it’s all thanks to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. What started as a handful of people who caught a mysterious unknown virus in Wuhan, China has exploded into a global pandemic that is ravaging many regions. Europe is now experiencing the worst of COVID-19, but things are expected to continue escalating in the United States and some experts believe we’re still as much as 6 weeks away from the peak of the outbreak in the US.
Among the things that have been disrupted, the days of people able to order anything you want on Amazon and having it show up at your door two days later are over. For now, at least. Amazon is focusing mainly on shipping essentials — or so it says, though we still can’t find any “essentials” anywhere on the site that are in stock — and shipments of most nonessential products have been delayed until late April at the soonest. Thankfully though, many products that can be extremely useful to responsible people across the country who are self-quarantining are still in stock and still shipping immediately. Examples include Apple AirPods and Amazon Kindles, all of which are on sale right now with deep discounts.
Those deals and more are available to anyone and everyone, and you can continue to follow the BGR Deals team to discover new deals that pop up each day. But there’s one batch of deals that recently popped up on Amazon that are among the best we’ve come across for quite some time, but they’re only available to a select few people. You guess it: Only Prime members can get in on the action, and you can start your 30-day Amazon Prime free trial if you aren’t already a subscriber.
Amazon’s new round of Prime-exclusive deals covers its wildly-popular Fire tablets, which are by far the best tablets on the planet if you don’t want to cough up the cash for an iPad. Prime members can score the top-of-the-line Fire HD 10 Tablet right now for just $99.99, which a killer price for this $150 slate with a big, beautiful HD display. On top of that, there are two more deals on Fire HD 10 Tablets bundles with a case, screen protector, and a 15W USB charger. Not that additional discounts are applied at checkout.
The $80 Fire HD 8 Tablet is down to just $49.99 right now, and it’s probably the best value of all these Prime-exclusive deals. You’ll also find bundles similar to the ones available for that larger tablet model.
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