One important thing to note about the Fire 7 is that this is a quality device. Today, most tablets in the $65-$99 range are of poor quality. In fact, the ones I have purchased in Asia when traveling have all died since they were not durable or even all that functional. But a quality tablet at $50 in the US and other markets where Amazon sells products is an eye catcher and I think they know there will be a lot of interest in them. One unique marketing move by Amazon is to offer a “buy 5 tablets get one free” promotion. They believe that, at $250 for 6 tablets, a lot of people will buy them over the holidays as gifts for family members and even business colleagues.