Amazon’s Prime Day sales have come to an end, but there’s still one really good deal on a Kindle ereader if you don’t mind buying a refurbished device.
Amazon has the certified refurbished Kindle Oasis on sale for $159.99. That’s $50 off the regular price of a refurbished Kindle Oasis, and $90 less than the price of a new one.
I’m pretty sure that’s the lowest price Amazon has ever sold the Kindle Oasis 3 for, refurbished or new. It was just selling for $174.99 new for Prime Day.
The $159.99 price is for the 8GB model. They also have the 32GB version available for $179.99. That’s $60 off the regular price and $100 less than a new one. They only have the ad-supported versions available, but you can still unsubscribe from ads at anytime.
I was starting to wonder if Amazon was going to stick with the Kindle Oasis 3 for another year moving forward since they didn’t set a new low price for Prime Day like they did with the other Kindles, but this is a good sign they’ve got something new coming soon.
It might just seem like a simple sale, but the first sign of a new Kindle model coming is deep discounts on an existing model, especially refurbished units, and of course new ones were also just on sale for Prime Day.
The Kindle Oasis 3 is over three years old now so it makes sense for new model to take its place soon, especially since the Paperwhite now has more features than the Oasis (USB-C, wireless charging, much longer battery life). But if you don’t care about having a newer model now is a good time to get an Oasis for up to $100 off the regular price. Amazon’s refurbished Kindles are usually in like-new condition so they’re a safe bet, and they come with the same 1-year warranty as new Kindles.
I wouldn’t buy this. Amazon doesn’t replace batteries in refurbished Kindles and most of the reviews complain about that – that the battery life on Oasis isn’t good in the first place, but if you get three years old heavily used battery, you are absolutely screwed.
Refurbished units are mostly just customer returns. It’s extremely unlikely they’ve been heavily used at all, much less for three years. If the battery is crappy then just return it. I buy refurbished products all the time and have rarely had a problem. It’s a good way to save some money.
Well, the reviews of refurbished Oasis say otherwise, most poeple are complaining about terrible battery. I guess you were lucky to get good devices 🙂 I personaly wouldn’t buy refurbished Kindle unless it had completely new battery.
There have always been people complaining about the battery on the Oasis, and it’s well deserved criticism, but the overall rating for the refurbished Oasis is actually slightly higher than new ones (4.7 vs 4.6), so most people seem to be happy with it either way. Kindle batteries tend to last a long time, but the Oasis isn’t the model to get if you’re overly concerned with battery life. I still use a Kindle Voyage regularly that I bought used four years ago and battery life is still excellent.
Seems like a new model is just around the corner, maybe October or November? Since the Paperwhite got a larger screen I can see Amazon going larger with the oasis as well, maybe 8 inches? I do wish that Amazon would release a Kindle without a flush screen though, I do miss the indented screen of the Paperwhite 3 and the screen on my Libra 2 is much better than my new Paperwhite in overall clarity.
I agree. Indented screens are way better. Making ereaders more like phones and tablets is not beneficial to the reading experience at all. The added layer just makes the E Ink screen look fuzzier and I hate always having to wipe away fingerprints and smudges off flush screens.