Secret Kindle Fire price cuts hit Target and Walmart?

There have been price cuts on items this past weekend that have been promoted by their participating retailers until the cows come home. Then there are sales that you only find out about when you actually get to the store. That could be the latter case for the Kindle Fire in at least some Walmart and Target stores. The web site Slickdeals.net has posted up photos from one of its users as proof that both stores, at least at one point, were selling Amazon's seven inch tablet for just $123.38 this past weekend.

The photos include images of receipts as well as price displays. The images were apparently taken on Saturday which means that the deals might have expired by now. However, there might still be a chance to pick up this Android powered tablet for much cheaper than its already rock bottom price of $199.99.

Assuming these are not just some clever Photoshop fake images, you have to wonder if this secret deal was authorized by Amazon in order to get even more Kindle Fire tablets to be sold over the Black Friday weekend or if Walmart and Target decided to make this move on their own. In any case, the lesson here is that a good deal is sometimes not advertised in the newspaper circulars or on the Internet.

Image via Slickdeals.net

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This started becuase one target lowered the price of the kindle fire on Black Friday. It was due to a lack of stock of the 79.99 kindle on sale. One person saw it, took pictures and posted it on Slickdeals. Then people proceeded to price match at other targets. People then proceeded to take price matching to other stores such as Wal-mart, Best Buy, and Staples etc.

This was not a secret discount, this article is completely base less and source less.

This was just an example of price matching fraud. Period.

This image has been used by a ring of people in order to perpetrate fraud at other retailers by abuse of price matching policies. I am not sure if this picture is legitimate or has been photoshopped but in any case from my contacts with Wal-Mart they have not offered the Kindle fire at this price and if this really did occur it was an isolated error and not a "sale".

rafter109 said,
This image has been used by a ring of people in order to perpetrate fraud at other retailers by abuse of price matching policies. I am not sure if this picture is legitimate or has been photoshopped but in any case from my contacts with Wal-Mart they have not offered the Kindle fire at this price and if this really did occur it was an isolated error and not a "sale".

Really? Because numerous people have said they saw the same "error", so must not be too "isolated."

If they would have advertised that at all, I would have probably gone out to try and get one. But the most compelling see I saw from Wal-Mart was the 4GB 360+Kinect for $199 w/ the $50 in-store gift card. I wanted to get one and sell the Kinect for like $60-70.

But nah, didn't want to face the crowds.

Just called my local Wal-Mart and the woman said it was only on Black Friday. Also, the Target receipt is shows 11/25 as the purchase date.