Bargain Hunters, Listen Up! Refurbished Kindle Fires Now Available From Amazon

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One of the purposes of this site is to point you in the direction of digital hardware and media bargains, and since Kindle Fires rarely go on sale (usually only for a couple weeks around the winter holidays), there aren’t a lot of opportunities to get one at a discount. But every now and then, Amazon releases a collection of refurbished Fires at discount prices, with all new packaging and the same warranty as a brand-new model.

So if you’ve had your eye on a new Kindle Fire, whether for yourself or maybe as a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation gift, but have been waiting for a sale (and Kindles normally only go on sale around the winter holidays), why not pick up a refurbished model instead and save $25 -$30 on your purchase? And if the Fire’s for you, instead of buying a brand new one at full price why not pick up a refurbished model and apply your savings toward books, movies, music and apps for it?

Having owned both a first-generation, non-HD Fire and one of the newer HD models, I can tell you the image quality, processor speed and wifi connectivity strength are all significantly better in the HD models so the upgrade is worthwhile even for current, first-generation, non-HD Fire owners.

But if you want one, act quickly because refurbished Fires aren’t always in stock at Amazon and they tend to sell out quickly.

From Amazon:

• A Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire is a pre-owned Kindle Fire that has been refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new. Learn more

• Includes a full one-year limited warranty, just like a brand-new Kindle Fire

• All new — 40% faster, twice the memory, longer battery life

• Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi, easy-to-use email works with Gmail, Yahoo! and more

• The most popular apps and games — Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, HBO GO, Pandora, Angry Birds Space, and more

• Kindle FreeTime — set screen limits, create child profiles, and more

• Kindle FreeTime Unlimited – just for kids. Unlimited access to books, games, apps, movies and TV shows. Learn more

• Massive book selection, vibrant color magazines. Over a million titles less than $9.99

• Over 23 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, apps, and games


Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire [non-HD model] – (4/5 stars, currently priced at $134)

This is the most basic Fire model which normally retails at $159 for a brand new device.


Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 7″ – (4/5 stars, currently priced at $169 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model)

This is the entry-level Fire HD, which normally retails at $199 for the 16GB model and $229 for the 32 GB model.


Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ – (4/5 stars, currently priced at $239 for the 16GB model and $269 for the 32GB model)

This is the non-4G LTE model of the Kindle Fire HD, so there’s no extra cost for any data plan here. It’s just like the 7″ Kindle Fire HD, but with a larger screen. This model normally retails at $269 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model.


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