Originally Posted by daffy4u
Why do you think it might take four or more Kindles to get one that doesn't fade? I bought 2 Kindle 2s and neither of them have fading issues.
Because some people have gone through that many Kindles. The sun fade problem is very common, but it doesn't happen with every Kindle.
One *possible* explanation is that when people return a Kindle for sun fade issues, Amazon doesn't fix it; if they tested for this in the first place they would not ship out with this defect. So the returns people are getting it, can't find anything wrong with it, and putting it in the refurb stock. If then another person has a sun fade issue and asks for a replacement Kindle, if they send you one from the refurb stock, your chances are much higher of getting one with the sun fade issue again. But this is complete speculation on my part.