The best Amazon Kindle deals in October 2016

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Welcome to TechRadar's dedicated page for Amazon Kindle deals. Here you'll find the cheapest Kindle deals for all models, whether it be for the classic ereaders or the Fire tablet versions. We cross check every model of Kindle with every retailer every day to pull in the best deals so that this page is always up to date with the cheapest prices.

You'll find the latest prices from a wide range of retailers for the latest Kindle e-readers. We've found the best prices on the basic yet impressive regular Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite and you'll find the best deals on the more luxurious models of the Kindle Voyage and Kindle Oasis.

What makes a good Kindle deal?

If this is your first Kindle, you'll be wanting to know - how do you tell a good Kindle deal when you see one? Luckily, there are so many good ones out there it's pretty easy!

The early Kindle e-readers don't have LCD screens or powerful internal components which means they're usually a lot cheaper than tablets and phones. The lack of a glass screen is fantastic for glare-free reading though and an immediate improvement over using the Kindle app on your phone or tablet.

The Kindle Voyage normally has a price of about $220/£170 so if you can get it for cheaper than that you're onto a winner. After that, there isn't a huge difference in features so it all depends how much you want to spend. If you can find the Kindle Paperwhite for under $120/£110 you're getting a good price, while the Kindle 2014 model has a fairly static price of $80/£59 but every now and then it dips lower. With the new Kindle Oasis model arriving recently, we may see the older models' prices drop soon.

For the tablets, the best thing to do is just work out how much you want to spend and pick up the model that sits closest to your budget. The HDX models are the good ones so do go for one of those if you can.

What do 'Special Offers' mean on the Kindle listings?

When looking at a Kindle e-reader listing, whether it's on Amazon's website, or on a different retailer's site, you'll often see 'includes special offers' in the title or item description. Choose without special offers and the price will jump up £10/$20.

Essentially, these Special Offers act as Amazon-based screensaver-style advertisements on your Kindle device. So when you pop your Kindle on from sleep mode you'll see an ad for a book on Amazon's Kindle store, or maybe a third party ad.

Annoying right? Actually, I opted for with Special Offers (I do love a cheap deal), and it's not bothered me one bit. You can swipe the ad away easily (no trying to find the tiny X icon here) and get on with your reading straight away. When in sleep mode, the ads cycle on the screen, but they're not illuminated and they don't seem to consume any power. They don't slow anything down when powering on the device after shutdown either.

Seeing as they don't interfere with the experience at all, I'm glad I didn't spend the extra £10 to block them. Hey, some of them (sales ads etc) have been worth clicking through to. If you really don't like them though, you can always pay the difference at a later date to get them removed. So we'd opt for the cheaper 'includes special offers' option first.

 Here are the best Kindle deals currently available...

Kindle Oasis deals

The luxury ereader you've been waiting for?

The new Kindle Oasis is out now and costs $290/£270 for the basic Wi-Fi version. There's no avoiding the obvious, that's a lot of money for an ereader. However, dedicated ereader fans will appreciate the extra lightness and improved screen lighting. The considerably cheaper Voyage and Paperwhite models are excellent alternatives though. Have a look at our Kindle Oasis verdict for more information on why this is the future of Amazon's Kindle range.

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Kindle Paperwhite deals

The best standard Kindle ever is a value-for-money winner

The 6th generation Kindle Paperwhite is the best standard Kindle yet, it's the most cost effective ereader on the market and it easily beats the Kobo Aura on performance and design. Unlike the cheaper model, this one comes with screen lighting. Amazon has managed to create a fast e-ink tablet with inventive reading apps. You can lookup words in the dictionary without leaving your page, or even flick through any relevant Wikipedia entries for most words or terms. As far as value for money goes, this is the one to beat.

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Amazon Kindle (2016) deals

The new 2016 Kindle, also known as the 'All-New Kindle' is the updated version of the entry level Kindle last released in 2014. If you want the cheapest option, this is the one you should go for as the 2014 version has been discontinued and any deals you see are probably for preowned or refurbished units. With prices starting around £60/$80 you're getting a bargain. The 2016 model is also available in white (the 2014 was black only), it's lighter, thinner, has double the RAM speed and double the storage capacity at 4GB. The lack of a lit screen is the only thing holding it back really.

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Kindle Voyage deals

A worthy runner up to the Oasis

The Voyage used to be the most expensive Kindle around before the Oasis arrived, but at least we're seeing the price drop now. Amazon's Voyage is one of the best ebook readers available. It's more compact than other Kindles and the screen is sharper than the cheaper models. A flush display makes the device easier to keep clean and carry around, the screen's resolution is the highest it has ever been, and it even comes with an ace origami-style case (at additional cost).

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Amazon Kindle (2014) deals

The first touchscreen Kindle is now an absolute bargain

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. You can get a better deal and an improved product with the 2016 version mentioned earlier on this page.

The Amazon Kindle (2014) is a very fine ereader. It was the first model to come with a touchscreen, a major change and it's hugely beneficial. So much so that if you don't currently have a touchscreen ereader it's definitely worth upgrading to. You might think you're fine with buttons, but everything is just so much easier and faster when you can tap the screen.

Amazon tablet deals

Want something a bit more advanced than a Kindle e-reader? If your needs are a bit more media-intensive as you want a handheld device for gaming, viewing movies (especially on Amazon Prime) and browsing the web, an Amazon tablet could be for you. Naturally, there's a Kindle app, but the glass screen can be a hindrance for extended reading sessions.

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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 deals

The premium version of the above two budget tablets

Amazon also does touchscreen tablet versions of the Kindle. The latest ones have dropped the name Kindle, but it's still the same thing - a Kindle Fire which runs on Android software and has all the same Amazon features baked in by default. If you're looking for a family tablet that everyone can share, and you're happy to dive into the Amazon ecosystem and sign up for Amazon Prime, maybe even pick up a Fire TV as well, then the Fire HDX 8.9 is probably the best tablet for you.

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Amazon Fire HD 6 deals

The latest tablet version of the Kindle Fire

One of the most enticing tablets to come from Amazon, mixing efficient integration with the Prime services and a compact footprint that makes it easy to drop in your bag, this 6-incher is no tablet king, but it does what it sets out to well. It's quite small though, so if 6-inches is too tiny you could have a look at the options below.

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Amazon Fire 7 deals

The 7-inch version of Amazon's latest Kindle tablet

Sitting at the budget end of Amazon's Kindle tablet range, the Fire 7 is the same as the HD 6 only slightly bigger. In terms of a content delivery system, the fire 7 is absolutely perfect. Getting to your favourite TV shows, films or books couldn't be easier and, if you're prepared to pay for a subscription, you can get even more from it. Likewise, the ability to have different profiles - some for the kids - through Amazon FreeTime is really helpful.

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Kindle Fire HDX 7 deals

Last year's main Kindle tablet, now available with some great deals

For the right kind of customer, the Kindle Fire HDX is the perfect tablet. And who is that customer? Someone who doesn't want to do much more than consume content on their tablet. For the customisation you give up, you gain simplicity and ease of use. We'd like to call this the sort of tablet you give to someone who is less than tech savvy, but those devices don't usually have such good hardware. There's not single junk part on the Kindle Fire HDX that'll spoil your experience with all of Amazon's rich content. Features like X-Ray for movies, downloadable Prime videos and Mayday will have the most ardent Nexus fan feeling rather jealous. This model has become rare in the UK, so most deals will be for US customers only.

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