Gold Box Deal: refurb KFHD8.9 with 4G…for $219!

Gold Box Deal: refurb KFHD8.9 with 4G…for $219!

One of today’s

Gold Box Deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is a Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ (the bigger screen) with 4G (like a cellphone) and wi-fi connectivity for $219.

That’s $80 off the current price…and less than half of what it cost when it was introduced in late 2012.

This is not the current generation (no Mayday, for example), but it does have the HDMI out so you can use a cable to attach it to your TV.

The Gold Box Deals sometimes sell out (there was another Kindle Fire deal today which is already gone).

This is a good deal, although if you are going to use the 4G (you wouldn’t have to do that), you would need a data plan, which you would pay for monthly (and they don’t have the same deal they did when it was introduced).

In terms of refurbs (refurbished units), I’d be very confident in them. They have the same warranty as a new one, and my feeling is that they are probably more carefully reviewed, since they are treated individually.

People are likely to also opine that this means the retirement of some models and the introduction of new ones, but they’ve been doing lots of discounts lately…I wouldn’t count on new ones because of this.

There already is an 8.9 HDX, so a newer version is already on the market.

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.


2 Responses to “Gold Box Deal: refurb KFHD8.9 with 4G…for $219!”

  1. Glenn Starrett Says:

    You can also get a Basic Kindle refurb for only $45. That’s a great deal especially with beach weather coming and you don’t want to take your more expensive reader and expose it to the sand and water.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Glenn!

      That is a good price!

      The price I’m seeing for that right now (in the USA) is $59…that might have been a lightning deal (which has now expired).

      As I look right now, they have the 1st Gen Kindle Paperwhite with 3G for $119.

      Update: yep, I see the “Mindle” there under “Missed Deals”.

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