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$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....

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