Sales on eReaders: $99 Nook, $84 Kindle Paperwhite


There are a few ebook readers on sale this week.

Barnes and Noble has the Nook GlowLight Plus marked down to $99, a $30 savings. That’s a good price for a waterproof ereader with a 300 ppi E Ink screen and a frontlight.

But you can save even more by getting a refurbished Nook GlowLight Plus for $79 at Amazon.

The main difference is refurbished ones only come with a 90 day warranty and new ones come with a full year warranty.

The same cannot be said for refurbished Kindles—they come with the same 1-year warranty as new ones.

And Amazon has refurbished Kindle Paperwhites on sale again, this time for $84.99, and it’s the latest version.

That’s not quite as good as last month’s sale when they had them going for $79, but it’s still $35 off the price of a new one, and that’s about as cheap as it gets for a 300 ppi frontlit ereader, along with the Nook.

It’s kind of weird that Amazon has put refurbished Paperwhites on sale two months in a row now but the refurbished entry-level Kindle remains at $74, and that’s only $5 off the price of new ones so that doesn’t make much sense.

3 Responses to “Sales on eReaders: $99 Nook, $84 Kindle Paperwhite”

  1. Probably the Bluetooth is the reason? it’s the first Kindle Reader to have it.
    That’s all I could think of…

  2. “good price” for a Nook with a limit of 500mb for sideloaded content??

    Uh, no. When Kindle has 6x that storage and Kobo has 12x? It’s a terrible price.

    • That restriction doesn’t apply to the Nook GlowLight Plus. It has about 2.6 GB available for both Nook content and sideloaded content. You’re thinking of the older model.

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