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Old 08-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question Who else is a 'Refurbished' K2 joiner? My story to acquiring a $4 K3 Wifi :)

Once Amazon started the fire sale of new K2s under the 'refurbished' disguise back in mid July, I had to jump on board!

Here's my time line for those bored @ home constantly hitting F5 on their tracking screen! lol

July 15th: Ordered 'Refurbished' K2 for $110 USD
July 19th: K2 arrived, screen was dead on arrival
July 19th: Talk to Amazon CSR, replacement is sent!!!
July 21st: 2nd K2 arrives. It works!!!
July 21st - July 28th: Enjoying my K2 every day
July 28th: I hear news of the K3 Wifi being released for $139 USD
July 28th - August 1st: Waffle back and forth if I should 'upgrade'. Finally decide to list my K2 for sale locally.
August 1st: Sell my K2 For $150 USD making a nice $40 profit
August 1st: Pre-order K3 Wifi
August 20th: Unable to resist the temptation to sell my K3 pre-order on Ebay any longer I sell it for $260 USD!!! A tidy profit of ~$95 USD
August 20th: Order my '4th' Kindle, another K3 Wifi for the grand total out the door pocket cost of $3.78. Should be delivered between August 27th - Mid September.

So, there's my long winded story of my new relationship with the Kindle.... being without her since August 1st is really really sucking.

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Old 08-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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Lucky. I ordered the K2 on July 12 for $110. I didn't receive it until July 21, 2010.

No waffling for me though. I ordered the K3 as soon as it went active and I could get to a PC. The K2 is going to the wife.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:51 PM   #4
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Being Kindle-less for that long would not be worth the cost savings to me.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #5
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That's exactly what my wife says. I get the eye roll every time I bring up the subject
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:12 PM   #6
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Once Amazon started the fire sale of new K2s under the 'refurbished' disguise back in mid July, I had to jump on board!

Here's my time line for those bored @ home constantly hitting F5 on their tracking screen! lol

July 15th: Ordered 'Refurbished' K2 for $110 USD
July 19th: K2 arrived, screen was dead on arrival
July 19th: Talk to Amazon CSR, replacement is sent!!!
July 21st: 2nd K2 arrives. It works!!!
July 21st - July 28th: Enjoying my K2 every day
July 28th: I hear news of the K3 Wifi being released for $139 USD
July 28th - August 1st: Waffle back and forth if I should 'upgrade'. Finally decide to list my K2 for sale locally.
August 1st: Sell my K2 For $150 USD making a nice $40 profit
August 1st: Pre-order K3 Wifi
August 20th: Unable to resist the temptation to sell my K3 pre-order on Ebay any longer I sell it for $260 USD!!! A tidy profit of ~$95 USD
August 20th: Order my '4th' Kindle, another K3 Wifi for the grand total out the door pocket cost of $3.78. Should be delivered between August 27th - Mid September.

So, there's my long winded story of my new relationship with the Kindle.... being without her since August 1st is really really sucking.
Hooray! Work it! Work it! Work it!



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