Here’s a Trick to Get a Kindle Oasis for 25% off

Kindle Oasis

For some illogical reason Amazon almost never puts the Kindle Oasis on sale. It just doesn’t happen. You’d think once in awhile they could at least take $25 off, especially considering they put the other Kindle models on sale regularly, but they just don’t do things that way.

The Oasis costs nearly twice as much as the Kindle Paperwhite so their profit margins on it are almost certainly greater, but still they never put the Oasis on sale.

However, there is one way to get a discount on the Kindle Oasis.

Amazon offers a trade-in program where you can trade an older Kindle to get 25% off the purchase of a new Kindle, including the Oasis.

Plus you get the value of the Kindle to use toward the trade-in as well, which varies from $5-$75, depending on the model.

The 25% off deal even applies to non-working Kindles, and they’ll also give you $5 for it.

So if you have an old Kindle laying around sending it in is an easy way to get 25% off a new Kindle (the deal applies to all current models, not just the Oasis).

If you don’t have a Kindle to trade, you could try to find a cheap broken one on eBay or locally.

Another option would be to buy one of the cheap Kindles from Woot and trade it in. Some of the prices aren’t far off of the trade-in value.

The Kindle Touch seems to be the best option for this. It sells for $23 from Woot and Amazon will give you $15 trade-in value for it, plus the 25% off credit. That means you could get the 8GB Kindle Oasis for effectively $195.50 ($54 off) or the 32GB Oasis for $218 ($62 off).

It would be nice if Amazon would just put the Kindle Oasis on sale once in awhile, but if you’re crafty enough you can still get one at a pretty good discount.

3 Responses to “Here’s a Trick to Get a Kindle Oasis for 25% off”

  1. I’m not sure this will work. I did the trade-in thing just recently and Amazon specified which one of my 4 kindle Fires they were willing to accept. It was actually the one I considered the best (it worked the fastest and never threw me out of an app, something a later model does),so unless you tried this trick yourself or people have advised you they did and it worked,I wouldn’t suggest buying an old one on ebay. Meanwhile, I did trade in the model they requested and my purchase went through smoothly although i forgot to apply the additional gift card they gave me. No matter. I bought an ebook instead.

    • This trick definitely works; there’s no reason it wouldn’t. Fire tablets are a different story (they stopped calling them Kindles several years ago to avoid confusion but some people still consider them Kindles even though they are not). The Kindle trade in deal specifically requires a Kindle, and unlike Fire tablets all the previous models are accepted so that’s not an issue.

  2. Another option is to buy a certified refurbished Kindle Oasis from Amazon which do go on sale from time to time. I picked up the 8 GB Oasis for $180 during their sale in August. You wouldn’t know it from looking at it that it was a refurb because cosmetically, the screen and body are flawless. It’s less risky than buying from eBay and 3rd parties because Amazon returns are hassle free.