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Amazon Now Sells Refurbished Kindle For Under £80

Those looking for a more affordable Kindle tablet can now now get one directly from Amazon through its own warehousedeals brand which sells refurbished versions of the device.

These are factory refurbished which means that they have been reset and come in a factory sealed package; unlike its full price alternative, this one comes with a USB cable only but is covered by the same 30-day return policy and full warranty.

Users can opt for a refurbished version of either the Wi-Fi or the 3G Amazon-based tablets for £80 (opens in new tab) and £116 (opens in new tab) respectively, a saving of £31 and £36 compared to the price of buying them new.

The Kindle is currently the best selling item at Amazon and is one of the most popular ebook readers on the market. Compared to the last generation models, this one comes with a better battery life, a slimmer profile weighing only 247 grams and a new E Ink Pearl display which Amazon says improves contrast by 50 per cent.

Amazon has also provided users with thousands of free ebooks as part of its Kindle Popular Classics on top of those given away by the Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, ManyBooks and Open Library. The Wi-Fi version also provides users with an experiemental Webkit-based internet browser that allows them to browse the internet over Wi-Fi.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.