Amazon has just unveiled a new Certified Refurbished Store and is selling a number of Kindle devices. You can purchase the Kindle Paperwhite 3 for $79.99, which is a savings of $29. You can also elect to purchase the premium Kindle Voyage for $119 and this is a solid deal because to buy it new will cost you $169.
There are a number of other brands that are now listed in the certified refurbished section on the main Amazon website. You can save up to 60% on Apple iPhones, iPads, and Macbook Airs. There is also great deals to be had on Android smartphones and tablets.
I think Amazon selling refurbished e-readers is a smart play. Many people who return the devices after purchasing them normally experience buyers remorse, so there isn’t anything wrong with the device, it is just slightly used. Amazon says all of their e-readers in this section are “certified to look and work like new.” They also proclaim that Every Certified Refurbished Amazon Device is backed by the same limited warranty as a brand-new device.
The big question is, will customers elect to save money to buy used products?
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.