Thanks for the link desertgrandma! I had decided an hour or two ago to go ahead and get another Kindle, ESPECIALLY after reading all I could about the Nook (to ME, personally, it doesn't seem to have any advantages to make me want to go with it).
I know the refurb units come with a full warranty, but do they come in brand new condition? Even at a discounted rate, I don't want a scratched unit or a half used battery. I'd rather go ahead and spend $40 more to get one without scratches and a new battery. (Consequently, I bought my iPod Nano 3 years ago as a refurb from Apple, and it's STILL working and in mint condition).
Oh, and yeah, I'm Mr. USA Today LOL! But now I have a Droid and get it free on there and it's pretty incredible on it, so the newspaper on the Kindle issue is irrelevant for me.