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December 16, 2013

Amazon Ramps Up Efforts to Sell Kindle Fires With Nine-Month Payment Plan

Amazon is offering a new deal just in time for the holidays in a bid to up U.S. sales of its already popular Kindle Fire tablets.

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The e-retailer is offering a payment program, which it began advertising on its homepage over the weekend, that enables customers to pay for the device over a nine-month period.

Consumers can buy the $229 Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet or the $379 8.9-inch version, and opt for the four-part installment plan. Customers must pay 25 percent of the purchase price along with tax and shipping charges up front, and then make three payments in 90-day increments.

While the company is charging no interest to those who take advantage of the deal, it does reserve the right to take measure against those who default on payments.

“Our remedies will include the right to deregister your Kindle Fire HDX device, which will block your ability to access Amazon content from your Kindle Fire HDX device,” Amazon says on its website.