Amazon is now selling refurbished Kindle Fire tablets for $169. These devices have been thoroughly tested, upgraded to the latest firmware version, come with the same power adapter cable and carry the same 1-year warranty as brand new Kindle Fire tablets.
Why now? Amazon isn’t saying, but it could be that glitches in the original firmware that was installed on all the first Fires to ship in November of ’11 prompted a lot of post-holiday returns.
The firmware has since been updated, and users who hung in there long enough to get the update (or purchased their Fires after the update release) are no longer complaining.
Whatever the case may be, Amazon’s stock of Fire returns can be your gain if you’re looking to get a Fire at a discount.