By Alexandra Burlacu | Dec 15, 2013 08:09 AM EST
Amazon has a special holiday deal for its Kindle Fire HDX, offering consumers the chance to pay for it in four installments.
With Christmas just around the corner, holiday shopping is already starting to boost sales of smartphones and tablets. In an attempt to make its flagship tablet as attractive as possible this holiday season, Amazon has now broken down the price of a Kindle Fire HDX slate into four equal bites for easier digestion.
In other words, those who want a tablet but would prefer not to pay for it all at once may find this new installment plan quite helpful. Amazon has never offered an installment plan for any of its products except for Amazon Prime, but this new strategy should help boost Kindle Fire HDX sales considerably.
The Kindle Fire HDX comes in two flavors to cover both the small- and the full-size tablet categories. The 7-inch model normally costs $229, while the 8.9-inch version goes up to $379.
Under the terms of the installment plan, interested customers will have to pay the first 25 percent as a deposit, which means $57.25 for the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX and $94.75 for the 8.9-inch model. These payments will then be followed by three equal installments at 90 days, 180 days, and 270 days.
According to Amazon, purchasing a Kindle Fire HDX with the installment plan will involve no interest or finance charges. On the other hand, if you purchase a tablet on an installment plan and then stop paying the installments, Amazon will de-register your Kindle Fire HDX or shut off your Amazon.com account, which would make the tablet pretty much useless.
It's worth pointing out, however, that interested buyers will be limited to only one Kindle Fire HDX purchase at a time with the new installment plan, so no buying in bulk.
Amazon's new plan aims to attract budget-conscious shoppers this holiday season and it sounds like something worth considering. With the new option, customers will be able to pay just a quarter of the tablet's value upfront, which makes it easier to make an acquisition without drawing a hole in your pocket.