Today, Amazon is offering a refurbished Wi-fi Kindle Voyage for only $135 and can even be purchased on a payment plan of five payments of $27 each. The device normally costs $199 new.
The Kindle Voyage has a 300 ppi display and features PagePress sensors for one touch page turns and an adaptive front light that self-adjusts to the available light.
The refurbished Voyage is also available in a Wi-Fi plus 3G configuration for $195.
Amazon’s refurbished Kindles come with the same one-year warranty as its new devices.
Today, Jeff Bezos himself let the world know that there is a new Kindle coming:
The fun is already starting on the speculation on this one. The phrase “top of the line” hints at at a new Kindle Voyage model. There has been speculation for a while about a Voyage 2 model.
On the other hand, the lasted iteration of the Paperwhite is the one with the generation number, not the Voyage.
I find it somewhat interesting that the announcement by Jeff Bezos (unusual in itself) comes the same day as Amazon is offering big discounts on current Kindle models. Today, if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, then you get $30 off the basic Kindle, thePaperwhite and the Kindle Voyage.
I was considering buying a new Paperwhite (today’s savings are great!) but now I am not sure. I didn’t buy a Voyage because the improvements were not enough to make me pull the trigger on a new one.
People are already making wish lists for the new models. Do you want to see better fonts, the return of text-to-speech, a bigger or better screen. Are you interested in the newest shiny thing or are you happy with what you’ve got? What’s on your Kindle wishlist?
As part of their Black Friday Deals week, Amazon has lowered prices on the basic Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle for Kids bundle,
The basic touch Kindle, normally $79.99, is only $49.99. This is $30 off the regular price.
The Kindle Paperwhite, normally, $119.99, is selling for $99.99. This is $20 off the regular price.
The Kindle for Kids Bundle, normally $99 is selling for $$69.99. The bundle includes the basic Kindle (without ads), a kid-friendly cover and a two year Square Trade warranty.
Special Black Friday pricing on the Kindles is good through November 30, 2015.
While not on sale, the more expensive Voyage e-reader is not on sale, but is available in as part of a special Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle. That bundle includes a charger and leather cover for $249.97.
BTW, I am a huge advocate of using cases covers for Kindles to protect your investment. I have three cats and a dog. My Kindles have been dropped, knocked on the floor and pounced upon by my pets and they are all still safe and sound. You can find a cover for the basic Kindle for as little as $8.99. 🙂