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Old 06-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Refurb Kindle?

Has anyone bought a certified refurbished kindle? My Touch broke and after troubleshooting with amazon they offered me a regular certified refurb kindle for 48.00 -with 1 yr warranty - (I don't want to get another touch). I'm torn, should I get the refurb or just spend the extra 20 and get a new one?

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Old 06-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Refurbs from Amazon are great! You can't go wrong, especially with the 1 year warranty. Amazon will back that warranty!
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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I would go for another Touch. The regular Kindle is a pain to use the keyboard. It's a pain to make collections. It's a pain reading eBooks in KF8 (AZW3). It's limiting on the font choices.

The Touch has the USE_ALT_FONT Easter egg that you can use to load in some fonts of your choice. There are some fonts out there (Such as my modified Charis SIL) that work very well with KF8 and don't give you that large gap between lines.

Overall, the Touch is just better for reading since you have more choices of how to set it so it suits you. The regular Kindle cannot do that and you are stuck with Amazon's way of doing it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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I've had 2 refurbished Kindles. They are like new. Better, as they have been tested. Don't hesitate to buy a refurbished Kindle. The battery will be new.
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1 year warranty, can be exchanged if not right, new battery, no brainer.
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