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Amazon offering Kindle Fire HDX interest-free payment plan

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX buyers can now choose to pay for the device over nine months with the online retailer implementing a new interest-free payment option in order to try and shift more tablets.

The payment plan gives customers the chance to make a payment equal to 25 per cent of the purchase price and then pay the reminder of the balance in three payments made at 90-day intervals, according to AllThingsD.

Buyers can take advantage of the offer on either the Kindle Fire HDX 7in tablet or Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in version with the 7in tablet starting at $57.25 [£35.10] per payment plus tax with the larger tablet starting at $94.75 [£58.10] per payment plus tax.

One controversial condition that has been implemented by Amazon kicks in if customers fail to make the payments on time with the company deregistering the device.

“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,” stated the small print, according to AllThingsD.

There’s currently no word as to whether it will be offering the same deal to UK customers who were first able to pick up the tablets in mid-November that start at £199. If the same payment plan is introduced the in the UK the 7in Kindle Fire HDX will start at £25 per payment and the 8.9in tablet will begin at £82.25 per payment.

Amazon launched the Kindle Fire HDX range of tablets in September and one of the headline features is the fact that owners can access 24/7 live technical support using the dedicated ‘Mayday’ service.

In terms of technical specs it has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz that is three times faster than the predecessor and both versions have a beyond HD pixel density and 100 per cent sRGB colour accuracy.