Certified refurbished Kindles and Fires now

Certified refurbished Kindles and Fires now

I get it if you want your gadgets to be brand new, never before owned.

Many people feel like our gadgets sort of become part of us…and that, somehow, they’ll maintain an “essence” of a previous owner.

It’s a kind of magical thinking: the “Law of Contagion”, according to author Isaac Bonewits

Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic (at AmazonSmile*)

Other people think a device will be degraded through any sort of use. That’s understandable: when I used to teach QuickBooks, I would jokingly explain depreciation by saying that a computer depreciated 100% as soon as you got it to the car. 😉

However, that sort of massive depreciation is not the case with Kindle EBRs (E-Book Readers) and Fire tablets.

At least, not for one that are certified refurbished by Amazon.

They check out the devices thoroughly…and you get the same 1-year warranty you would get with a new one.

You won’t save a lot of money, but you will save some. The Kindle Voyage is available right now for $30 less…that’s significant, but it’s still $169…not  exactly garage sale prices. 🙂

You also never know what they’ll have…it just depends on what they have in stock.

If you are looking to save some money, though, it’s worth checking out this page:

Certified Refurbished Amazon Devices (at AmazonSmile*)

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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. 

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 “Certified refurbished Kindles and Fires now”

  1. Tom Semple Says:

    The refurbished Voyage with 3G is $50 less than the regular price. ($219 vs $269 with SO). Not bad, I may go for it (or the wifi only model) if Voyage 2 does not materialize in the next few weeks.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Tom!

      No way to know what will be available when and at what price, as far as the refurbished models go. 🙂 I think the prices may especially change when new models come out…

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