==== ==== You might find this related information useful: http://www.ereaderreviewsinfo.com/used-kindles-for-sale.html ==== ==== Shopping and Product Reviews - Electronics Used Kindle For Sale Information - Why and Where to Get a Used Kindle Abstract Buying used may be a good idea, but it depends upon the kind of product and if doing so will really save you anything vs. buying the item new. There are many places to buy a new Kindle, but there are fewer options for getting a used one. Think about it: a big well-known brick and mortar store (a place with a building where shoppers go), even if one exists in your area, does not carry used things. So where can you find a used Kindle? . . . there are sometimes other outlets that arrange to carry and sell used Kindles . . . Body So you are thinking of buying a used Kindle. Buying used may be a good idea, but it depends upon the kind of product and if doing so will really save you anything vs. buying the item new. There are many places to buy a new Kindle, but there are fewer options for getting a used one. Think about it: a big well-known brick and mortar store (a place with a building where shoppers go), even if one exists in your area, does not carry used things. So where can you find a used Kindle? Besides stores, there are sometimes other outlets that arrange to carry and sell used Kindles. There are two main sources. You can find used Kindles listed on Craigslist, your local option, and on eBay, your online option. Although Craigslist is a possibility, it has disadvantages. Listings disappear after a week for those sellers who neglect them. Choices are limited on any given day. That was the case when I checked for one here in Tigard, Oregon. Picking one up locally involves more effort, time, and some travel. Sometimes when meeting up with the seller of an item on Craigslist the item is not what you expected and may not be in as good a condition as you want, making the trip a waste of time. It also takes a bit of effort and time, including registering the device with your Amazon account, to see if it works right, and that is not likely to be able to be done during a Craigslist purchase. eBay is another option for finding used kindles. But eBay is not a good choice for this type of device. There is usually no guarantee for a used item from an individual. You may do better with an eBay company. Either way, if the item is not as advertised or as expected or if the item does not work as it should, you may be stuck with the purchase. Used Kindles - What People Say Here is some discussion from an Amazon forum about buying a used Kindle: From amazon dot com/forum/kindle/Tx1SMQKS459O4GM on 04-03-2011
"I would worry about a stolen one. It would have limited use." "You need to be careful on this. Pay only by Paypal so you could get your money back. Ask for the serial number ahead of time. Call Customer Support at 1-866-321-8851 and ask if the serial number is of one that has been reported stolen. Be wary if the seller refuses to give you the serial number. If you get an excuse about why it can't be registered, you should run in the other direction." "Personally, because of the nature of this product, I wouldn't buy one on eBay." "I'm really hesitant to buy any used electronics. I would especially not buy a used Kindle after the last person, here on the forum, had a terrible experience with one that could not be registered at all. I'd rather one new from Amazon with the extended warranty." "Amazon makes it a lot tougher on customers buying from third party sellers. When I have a choice, I'll buy from eBay when I'm not dealing with Amazon." From mobileread dot com/forums/showthread.php?t=152480 10-05-2011 "I wouldn't go to that much trouble because it just isn't worth it any more, in my opinion. You can get a new one, with warranty, for under $100 now." "I don't ever buy used. I buy new with my credit card in order to increase the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. With new Kindles going for $79, is it really worth it to buy a used one?" Alternatives Alternatives to a used Kindle are a refurbished one or a new one. Some people think they would rather get a used one rather than a new one. They want it for a lower price. Although reasonable for some devices, it may not be the best way for a Kindle since the price differences are so little between new and used devices. At that rate, rather than used, why not buy new? Kindle Models that You May Almost Always Find Used: Kindle 1st Generation; Kindle 2nd Generation; Kindle Keyboard (the third generation); Kindle Keyboard 3G (has 3G and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity Kindle Models that You May Rareley Find Used: Kindle DX (the big screen model) From any Amazon page you can search for used Kindles on a search line. Watch for variation on the same model between those with just Wi-Fi and those with both Wi-Fi and 3G wireless and between those with and those without "Special Offers," the ads vs. no-ads versions. For a related video on used Kindle 2, Kindle 3, and Kindle Keyboard models, see a video at http://blip.tv/adambookman/orientation-to-the-kinlde-2-and-kindle-3-kindle-keyboard-5820601 keywords: used kindles, used kindle for sale For a related but different Kindle blog page that will help you compare buying used but refurbished vs. used and not refurbished Kindles, you may visit my web page at
http://www.ereaderreviewsinfo.com/used-kindles-for-sale.html From there you can also find reviews, videos, FAQs, and more. Adam Bookman
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Information on used Kindles and whether or not to purchase a used Kindle vs a refurbished Kindle or new Kindle.