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Geeks.com offers refurbished iPad deal
May 25, 2011 | 10:33 am

Another e-reader bargain has popped up. Geeks.com is offering a one-day deal on a refurbished 64GB first-gen iPad Wi-Fi/3G tablet, marking it down $50 to $579.99 and throwing in free shipping. But caveat emptor: it only comes with a 60-day warranty, not Apple’s 1-year version. Just goes to show: if you’re buying refurbished, the best place to do it is on Apple’s own Apple Store....

Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May24th
May 5, 2011 | 12:31 am

Engadget reports based on an SEC filing that Barnes & Noble will be making an announcement on May 24th “regarding the launch of a new eReader device”. That would explain why they’ve been putting refurbished Nooks on sale on eBay so often lately. Of course, given that all the SEC filing said was that B&N would have more to say on May 24th, it looks like we’ll have to wait about three weeks to find out what the reader is going to be like. Will it continue the dual-screened format the Nook uses? Will it have a new e-ink...

Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year?
February 26, 2011 | 3:29 pm

kindlepriceforecast2Could Amazon be offering the Kindle free by the end of the year? Kevin Kelly, former editor of Wired, thinks so. He points out that an analyst charted the decreases in the Kindle’s price over the last two years and projected that it could be marked down to nothing by November of this year. Kelly notes: Since then I've mentioned this forecast to all kinds of folks. In August, 2010 I had the chance to point it out to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. He merely smiled and said, "Oh, you noticed that!" And then smiled...

Refurbished Apple products can be a great deal
February 13, 2011 | 5:07 pm

On our sister blog Appletell, Charles Moore has a great article on why buying refurbished goods from Apple is actually a pretty good idea. I’ve long suspected this—I got my first iPod Touch as an Apple refurb—but it’s interesting to see it fully explained. Moore explains that refurbished products actually go through a more extensive quality testing process than new units before being offered for sale, and come with the same one year warranty and AppleCare eligibility as new units. The only real difference is that it’s cheaper and sometimes an older generation of hardware. (In fact, refurbished is...

Refurbished Nook Wi-Fi: $79.99, today only
February 9, 2011 | 11:54 am

1 Sale a Day is currently offering a refurbished Nook Wi-Fi reader for $79.99 for about twelve more hours. It comes with a 1 year warranty and 90-day free phone support. This is the lowest price yet for a refurbished Nook, and seems like a good enough deal to tempt even me (even if it doesn’t include the unlimited 3G of its “big brother”). But perhaps more telling is the fact that the price is so low to begin with. Could B&N be clearing inventory for a new model of Nook in the offing? (Found via eBookNewser.)...

$89 Black Friday Kindles sold out in seconds
November 28, 2010 | 4:31 pm

Blog Kindle reports on the “aftermath” of the Black Friday $89 Amazon Kindle deal. As might reasonably be expected, the Kindles sold out so fast that some people accused Amazon of not actually having them at all. Not that it’s too surprising, given how popular Amazon is; the blog notes that between Twitter and Facebook, there was the potential for half a million people to be aware of the deal even before its spread on blogs (such as ours) came into play. Under all that attention, even several thousand refurbished units could sell out literally in seconds. ...

Barnes & Noble lists ‘refurbished’ Nooks for $99.99, $119.99 on eBay for rest of year
November 25, 2010 | 5:54 pm

Nate the Great at The Digital Reader notes that one of his readers reported that Barnes and Noble listed refurbished Wi-Fi Nooks on eBay for $79.99 today; it sold 3,590 of them at that price before the listing ended, but has relisted them for $99.99 (and the 3G + WiFi Nook for $119.99) for the next 26 days (or, presumably, until they run out). The $79.99 price went Amazon’s Black Friday $89.99 2G Kindle refurb deal one better, and the entire-holiday-season length of the deal certainly beats Amazon’s one-day-only offer. Take that, Jeff Bezos! I wonder if Amazon will...

Apple offers refurbished iPads at $50 discount
September 17, 2010 | 2:50 pm

ipad13[1] Found via DealsPlus (via a retweet from ShivaeStudios): Apple is now offering refurbished iPads. However, as a comment on the DealsPlus page notes, the refurbishment discount is a flat $50 across all models. If you’re going to spend $779 on a 64GB iPad with 3G, why on earth wouldn’t you spend an additional $50 and get it new? That’s not even 10% of the cost. Perhaps a better question is, if Apple’s offering refurbs now, does that mean they’re gearing up for a holiday-season launch of the next generation of iPad after all, much like Amazon offered refurb...

Amazon still selling refurbished 2nd-gen Kindles
September 9, 2010 | 8:15 am

kindle2a[1] On CNet’s “Crave” gadget blog, David Carnoy points out that Amazon is still stocking “refurbished” units (possibly just leftover new units) of the 2nd-generation Kindle and Kindle DX at $159.99 and $289.99 each. The question is, whether these units are worth the price. There is only $40 of difference between that refurbished 2nd-gen and a new 3rd-gen device, and the screen improvements are probably worth that. And the model with the better screen and wifi only is $20 cheaper. The price difference between the older and newer $359 DX is a bit higher at $70, but again...

Refurbished iPod Touch prices fall
September 2, 2010 | 8:15 am

applelogo[1] As the new iPod Touches (iPods Touch?) have been announced, are pre-ordering, and shipping in a week or so, it’s also time to look at the “shadow market” that trails the new devices—the last-gen refurbs, for those people who don’t mind going a generation or two back in search of a bargain. While it’s true that last-gen iPod Touches won’t have the nifty new Retina Display, their screens have been “good enough” for e-reading up to now, and won’t be made any worse by something better coming out except by comparison. And looking at the Apple Store’s refurbished...

Refurbished Sony Reader 505-LC, $99 at Books-a-Million
July 13, 2010 | 5:59 pm

sony_reader Our sister blog Gadgetell reports that Books-a-Million and Sony are beating yesterday’s $109 Kindle refurb with a $99 refurbished Sony Reader 505-LC. Of course, as Gadgetell writer Robert Nelson notes, paying $10 more to get Amazon’s brand value and always-on 3G is not a bad deal at all....