As you've probably heard by now, Amazon just cut the price of the Kindle 2 to $259. Definitely a step in the right direction, but still too rich for my blood.
Now, $219 shipped for a refurbished Kindle 2? That's a deal worth considering.
This is the first time I've seen a refurb offer on the famed e-book reader, though, as it turns out, you can also get a 1st-generation Kindle for just $149 (!).
Both models come from Warehouse Deals by Amazon, meaning they're eligible for Amazon customer service and covered by a 30-day return policy. Better still, you get the same one-year warranty as for new units.
Consequently, you have nothing to lose by going the refurb route. So this begs the question: Will you pull the Kindle trigger for $219? For $149?
That said, my bigger problem is with the out-of-whack price of e-books. I can live (sort of) with paying $9.99 for new releases, but older titles should be priced at a buck or two.
I digress. The bottom line is that if you've been itching for a Kindle, here's your chance to score last year's model for $149 or this year's for $219. Verrry tempting.