I've been looking around for a deal on a Fire and considering a used one when I tripped over this deal on a refurbished Fire from Amazon. From what I can tell refurbs are normally $169. I ordered one... $139 and free shipping.
Certified Refurbished. Package factory sealed. Ships with power adapter. A Certified Refurbished Kindle is a pre-owned Kindle that has been refurbished, tested and certified to look and work like new. Every Certified Refurbished Kindle is backed by a full one-year limited warranty, just like a brand-new Kindle.
I got one for the wife unit and I will keep the Kindle E-Reader. So far its been very easy to set up the mail and he favorite web pages, got a few FREE books loaded and netflix set up for her. She will get her present tomorrow. I can find nothing wrong with this refurb unit.
I told my brother about that sale and he grabbed one. Arrived defective, but Amazon has great customer care and are sending him a new one [not a refurb] to replace it. Doesn't get any better than that. Love my Fire.