― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of a well-read man?

News Flash: Snag Big Discounts on Two Most Popular Kindles

You can get some really special discounts right now on a couple of Amazon’s most popular and well-reviewed Kindle e-readers. Amazon is currently offering Certified refurbished Paperwhite and Oasis devices, for a limited time, at much lower prices than you would normally pay. So if you are in the market for one of these, read on to find out more…and then act quickly before they fly off the shelves and are no longer available at such sweet prices. But first, let’s talk about the quality of Amazon’s refurbished products, because you want to make sure that even if you pay a much lower price, you still get your money’s worth.

Can You Trust Refurbished Kindles?

Usually when you hear the term “refurbished” you may be skeptical, and that just means you are a smart consumer. You should also check-out the quality and reliability of any refurbished item, because that quality can vary considerably form one merchant to the next. Refurbished products are those that have been repaired or otherwise restored. With many products, it just depends on who did the work and what kind of shape the product was in before the refurbish happened.

In the case of a Kindle, the good news is that you are dealing with Amazon, and they take their customer service very seriously. Plus, they are such a valuable global brand that they do not want to risk selling inferior products like Kindles that are not going to work as expected. When you buy a pre-owned or refurbished Kindle, it’s important that you make sure it is an Amazon Certified Refurbished item. That gives you the reassurance that Amazon authorized the work done on it, and certifies to you that the product is in great operating condition.

A Reliable Warranty and Certification Process

Most Certified Refurbished items, including Kindles, that Amazon sells are basically is “like new” condition. The only difference you should notice is the price, which will be considerably cheaper. When you buy an Amazon Certified Refurbished Kindle, it is backed by the same 1-year warranty that you would get if you bought the same Kindle brand new for full price.

A Certified Refurbished Kindle has been refurbished. Then it is thoroughly tested to make sure that it not only works like a new Kindle, but it also looks as good as new. Only then will it get the stamp of approval from Amazon to be officially certified. Now that you know about the Certified Refurbished program, let’s look at the two items now on sale.

The Kindle Paperwhite

There are some Certified Refurbished Paperwhite E-readers now available for purchase on Amazon at a price of just $79.99. That also includes free shipping, to save you about 10 extra bucks. Normally a new Paperwhite sells for a list price of $119.99.

The Paperwhite has a beautiful high-resolution display, with twice as many pixels as earlier Kindles. The font was specially-designed to help you read faster but with less strain on your eyes, and the built-in light can be adjusted for day or night reading. Meanwhile there is no screen glare, not even if you read is blazing bright sunlight outdoors. Charge it up one time and you have enough power to read for weeks, too, which makes it a highly portable and reader-friendly choice for anyone who loves e-books.

The Kindle Oasis

One reviewer said that the Kindle Oasis is so much better than any other e-reader that it was like “an $80 cup of coffee.” That may sound like exaggeration, but when the Oasis made it debut it earned rave reviews, and is still considered one of the best e-readers ever conceived. It is the lightest weight and thinnest Kindle of all, and with a charging cover on it you can extend the reading time for months, before having to do a serious recharge.

The Certified Refurbished Kindle Oasis E-reader comes with not just a leather cover, which is beautiful, but a leather cover than also works as a charger to keep your Kindle powered-up and ready to go. The 6-inch high-resolution display is easy on the eyes and elegant, and it reads as nicely as high-class real paper. A brand new Oasis sells for a list price of $229.99. But during this Certified Refurbished Kindle Oasis sale you can buy one for only $179.99 and free shipping is included. You save $50, or 22 percent. You can even use an Amazon payment plan that lets you pay $36 a month and spread the payments over a full 5-month period.

So if you’re in the market for a new e-reader, for yourself or a gift to give someone, consider the deals on these at Amazon. But don’t delay. These offers won’t last forever.