Monday, May 5, 2014

Kindle News: Kindle DX discontinued but Used pricing fluctuates wildly

While the Kindle 9.7" DX EReader seems to have been dropped

  ... the last noticed pricing was $199.

  Checking out the situation, I saw that, in the side box, they were announcing 9 used DX's available at only $9,999.00 each and then shown on the "Used" page:

  While pondering the effect of sudden scarcity, I saw that the box at the right of the product page has been changed to a more doable lowest price of $149, although the "Used" page itself had not been changed yet for 8 of the 9 devices, so I made a screenshot to show you how much you will have saved overnight if interested in a used, large eReader.

  However, I don't see the device in the Certified Refurbished, or Kindle Outlet Store page, although the $9,999 used-devices were listed as being shipped by Amazon.

  Hopefully, by the time you read this, that page's data will have been adjusted -- but I couldn't resist.

(Some may still like that this is a 3G eReader that has free but very slow 3G web browsing on it, not available on newer Kindles.)

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  1. It's sad that Amazon never upgraded the Kindle DX with WiFi. That large screen is a major plus, but not having WiFi meant users were stuck with the vagaries of cellular data. My AT&T coverage is so poor for my iPhone, I'd hate to see what it's like for Kindle data.
    With some Amazon used prices just under a ridiculous $10,000. The best option for picking one up is probably eBay or Craigslist.

    --Michael W. Perry, My Nights with Leukemia: Caring for Children with Cancer

    1. Michael,
      Those 'used' prices appear to be placeholders until they get one in...

  2. Hi Andrys - your readers might be interested in the following Kindle Fire app

    It's a free app that reads newspaper sites from the US, Canada and UK.

    Regards, Nick Redding


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