Originally Posted by meeera
This household has several iDevice power adapters still sitting in their boxes, never unwrapped. To me, it seems rather a waste (and, as an aside, not particularly environmentally friendly) to compulsorily provide and charge for adapters that the vast majority of buyers don't need. Call it a $10-$20 discount for not ordering an adapter, and call it a day, I reckon.
It's not a discount, because Amazon wouldn't price the Fire at $219 when others are pricing their 7" tablets at $199. It's just a way to cut costs.
FYI, Google's Nexus 7 includes the power adapter.