Amazon is out of stock of new Kindle Oasis 3 e-readers for the next 6-8 weeks, but the company just unveiled refurbished models for the very first time. You can save $40 or more from buying it new, if you want to buy a refurb unit and live in the United States.
The Kindle Oasis 3 comes in two colors, black and champagne gold You can pick up the 8GB WIFI model for $209 or the 32GB variant for $239. If you want to get the cellular model, which gives you free monthly data to buy Kindle books and not have to fully depend on a being near a WIFI access point, you can get the 32GB with LTE for $299
Refurbished models are normally ones that are sent back to Amazon because of a myriad of factors. Some people have buyers remorse or use it for a few weeks and decide to return it, others just refuse the shipment and send it back. Amazon considers a Certified Refurbished Kindle Oasis is tested, and certified to look and work like new. You get the original box, accessories and all of the documentation.
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