Pre-order new Kindle Oasis Gold e-reader (32GB storage)

If gold inspires you to read more, Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for their brand new Kindle Oasis 7-inch e-reader for $280 with the option without Ads for $20 more. Or for $307 you can get the Travel Bundle with a Kindle tote bag and two Kindle branded luggage tag.

A lot of the tech websites are mis-reporting that the gold is $30 more expensive than the standard version because it’s gold but actually that’s not true. The gold color scheme is more expensive because it has 32GB on-board storage, while the $250 option has 8GB storage. The gold version is only available as Wifi-only, no 3G option.

Back In-Stock: Kindle Oasis for $250

These were hard to find during the holiday shopping season, but as of the time of writing, the Kindle Oasis e-reader is back in-stock by Amazon itself for $250. This is the latest model with a 7-inch screen and IPX8 and 300ppi and 8GB on-board storage, and audiobook playback (via bluetooth only). Customization is available in the shopping cart.

In-Stock Now: 7″ Kindle Oasis e-reader for $250 [limit 2]

Just in the …nick of time, Santa can deliver the new 7″ Kindle Oasis e-reader. It is back in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon for $250 with free shipping. Limit two per customer!

You can customize it in the shopping cart, the options include:
+$30 for the 32GB version
+$50 for the cellular option
+$20 without Special Offers (you can remove these later)

Depending on which option you select, and where you are, and where the Oasis inventory is at, these may get delivered before Christmas. Their shopping cart and the individual product page will tell you specifically! This for example is the product page for the entry-point model for $250 (Wifi only, 8GB storage, Special Offers).

This is the largest Kindle e-reader screen size since the good old 9.7″ Kindle DX with a built-in keyboard (and no touchscreen). It has a 300ppi screen, IPX8 waterproofness (up to 60 minutes on up to 2 meters of water), physical page turn buttons, can play audiobook but only over bluetooth (no speakers or headphone port), 8GB storage (no microSD), etc.

The 7-inch diagonal screen gives you a lot more reading space than the previous generation 6-inch Oasis. Look at the picture at the bottom of this customer review.

The Thrifty Way To Kindle with Full Warranty: there are $40 or $80 or $120 options

If you like to read a lot of text-only fiction, non-fiction and longform web articles, but don’t want to break the bank on a brand new Kindle e-book reader, but you still like the idea of having a full warranty like a new condition product, we have three bang for the buck options for you. All three below are certified refurbished by Amazon, with the same 1-year warranty as new condition:

+ entry-level Kindle with Touch Screen for $40 in Black or White color scheme
+ no built-in light, so mayhaps good for daylight readers

+ Kindle Paperwhite for $80
+ with built-in light but no physical page-turn buttons; in black or white color scheme

+ Kindle Voyage for $120
+ with built-in light and physical page turn buttons

+ NOTE: you may be able to find the entry-level Kindle and Paperwhite as online or B&M doorbusters for similar prices in new condition during the holiday shopping season…

CRACKPOT THEORY SEGMENT

Some speculate some of these certified refurbished may be new products sold as refurbished so as not to impact the price range expectations for the new condition products. I have no way to prove or disprove this. The one certified refurbished Kindle I bought (Paperwhite) looked pristine as if it was never used or opened. But I did not bring in a CSI team to analyze 🙂

Pre-order new iPX8 waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis e-reader with Audible for $250+

If you like to read everywhere you go, or you spend a lot of time in various shooting locations waiting and you want to make the most of the downtime, you may be interested in a brand new waterproof Kindle Oasis e-book reader with Audible (audiobook) support!

The new waterproof Oasis is available for pre-ordering starting at $250 from Amazon directly. This is a 7-inch 300 ppi screen, iPX8 waterproofness (2 meters, 60 minutes), with physical page turn buttons, bluetooth support, etc.

UPDATE: you can see the various options in the search results if you don’t want to play with the “Customize” button.

The default $250 model comes with 8GB of on-board storage (an increase from the previous models), Wifi-only, with Special Offers. Options that cost extra:

  • You can instead get 32GB of on-board storage (if you want to load it up with audiobooks) for +$30
  • you can remove the Special Offers for +$20 [you can remove these later as well for a one-time fee; they are not that bad unless you hate ads]
  • get the Wifi + Cellular for +$50; free cellular data for e-book purposes
  • you can select the various options using the Customize button on the product page

This is so tempting 🙂 Please feel free to send me one as part of our just-launched Secret Santa 🙂

(ENDED) refurbished Kindle Voyage w/1yr warranty for $135

This daily deal expired…

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