Factory-Refurbished 8-Inch Nook HD Android Tablet now $70 on eBay

By Chris Meadows
October 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remember that 8” Nook HD refurb I got a couple of months ago? An eBay seller has a “limited quantity” of factory-refurbished units available at the amazing price of $70 each. (Just over 1,900 had been sold by the time I wrote this.) You can add a two-year SquareTrade warranty for another $17. [ on]

Refurbished Nook Simple Touch: $40 on eBay

By Chris Meadows
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a good cheap e-reader, an eBay seller is running a $40 with free shipping special on refurbished Nook Simple Touch units. This is B&N’s 2011 model, a 6” 800×600 unlit Pearl e-ink reader that can do EPUB, including Barnes & Noble’s and Adobe Digital [ on]

Moofi offers several refurbished Android tablets at rock-bottom prices

By Chris Meadows
September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Woot’s multi-day deals store, moofi, is offering several deals on open-box or refurbished Android tablets right now, ranging from the ultra-cheap to the potentially-interesting. At the low end, we have the refurbished 7” or 8” Polaroid tablet, sporting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, for $50 [ on]

Apple apparently opens refurbished outlet on eBay

By Chris Meadows
November 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s not clear whether Apple is doing this or it’s just someone who’s cut a deal with them (both 9to5Mac and CNet asked Apple for clarification, but the company apparently hasn’t responded yet), but an eBay store entitled “refurbished outlet” has opened up, selling factory-refurbished [ on]

Refurbished 4th generation iPod Touch on bargain sale

By Chris Meadows
November 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

If you’re looking for a handily pocketable e-reader and wouldn’t feel dirty giving money to Apple, CNet points out that Apple is running a pretty good deal on refurbished 4th-generation (the model from two years ago) iPod Touch units. The 8 GB version is available for $129 shipped (it costs [ on]

Refurbished Kindles available cheap at Best Buy

By Dan Eldridge
August 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

If you’re currently in the market for a Kindle but happen to be on a strict budget at the same time, head on over to The Digital Reader immediately, where our friend Chris Meadows has a tip on budget-priced refurbished models currently being sold at select Best Buy locations in the United [ on]

4th-generation iPod Touch sees refurbishment discount

By Chris Meadows
April 17, 2012 // 1 Comment

CNet has a piece about what a good deal the newly-discounted refurbished 4th-gen iPod Touches available at the Apple Store currently are: 8 gig discounted $30 to $169, 32 gig discounted $50 to $249, and 64-gig discounted $60 to $339. These are the models that have the double-resolution Retina [ on]

B&N offers refurbished Nook Color + Simple Touch bundle for $149

By Chris Meadows
March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble is offering an amazing deal via eBay, that I would grab up in a heartbeat if I weren’t $80 overdrawn at the moment: a refurbished Nook Color (the first-generation tablet, not the Nook Tablet) for $129, plus a refurbished Nook Simple Touch for $20 more. It’s not clear how long [ on]

Kobo sells refurbished Kobo Wi Fi for $49

By Chris Meadows
December 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

eBookNewser reports that Kobo is selling $49 refurbished units of its Kobo Wi Fi reader, the non-touch-capable e-ink reader that it sold before the Kobo Touch. That’s a savings of $40 over list price. The reader appears to come with Kobo’s one-year standard warranty. I bought one of these [ on]

Woot offers $265 no-contract Galaxy Tab refurb

By Chris Meadows
May 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

And speaking of tablet deals, Woot has a refurbished Samsung 7” Galaxy Tab Android tablet for $259.99 + $5 for shipping. Of course, you can buy the same tablet for $199.99 with a two-year contract from Sprint, but the refurb is entirely contract-free meaning you can stick with wi-fi or pay for 3G [ on] offers refurbished iPad deal

By Chris Meadows
May 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Another e-reader bargain has popped up. is offering a one-day deal on a refurbished 64GB first-gen iPad Wi-Fi/3G tablet, marking it down $50 to $579.99 and throwing in free shipping. But caveat emptor: it only comes with a 60-day warranty, not Apple’s 1-year version. Just goes to show: [ on]

Barnes & Noble to launch next-generation Nook May24th

By Chris Meadows
May 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

Engadget reports based on an SEC filing that Barnes & Noble will be making an announcement on May 24th “regarding the launch of a new eReader device”. That would explain why they’ve been putting refurbished Nooks on sale on eBay so often lately. Of course, given that all the SEC filing [ on]

Could the Kindle be free by the end of the year?

By Chris Meadows
February 26, 2011 // 11 Comments

Could Amazon be offering the Kindle free by the end of the year? Kevin Kelly, former editor of Wired, thinks so. He points out that an analyst charted the decreases in the Kindle’s price over the last two years and projected that it could be marked down to nothing by November of this year. Kelly [ on]

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