Deal of the Day: refurbed Paperwhite for $79
This is a great deal, and I suspect they may run out.
As one of today’s deals, you can get a
for $79…the same price as the current entry level Kindle (what I call the “Mindle Touch”, which doesn’t have a light).
The Paperwhite is the most comfortable reading experience I’ve ever had (including paper), and I recommend this one.
As far as refurbished goes (meaning most likely that someone returned it, it was totally checked out by Amazon and made like new), I always think that’s fine from Amazon. They give you the same warranty, and my intuition is that you are actually less likely to get a “lemon” because they’ve been checked more carefully.
I do buy devices new from Amazon, though, but that’s often because I’m in a hurry to get them when they are first released. 😉 Part of that is that I want to write about them for you.
If you were looking for something to be
or to get something as a gift for a kid or as a spare, this would be an excellent choice.
It’s honestly hard to tell the first and second generation Paperwhites apart by the product pages…the look very similar. At first glance, I’m not even sure on this one.
One thing that’s worth noting: it does say it will have some of the upcoming features, including Family Library (which lets you share some books between accounts for the first time).
If you are interested, I wouldn’t wait too long on this. It already says it will ship in three to five weeks, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out this morning.
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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! By the way, it’s been interesting lately to see Amazon remind me to “start at AmazonSmile” if I check a link on the original Amazon site. I do buy from AmazonSmile, but I have a lot of stored links I use to check for things.
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