Nov 142009

With the introduction of the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX, there is now a growing market of used Kindles, specifically the first generation model. Check out our eReader Comparison to see how they compare.

Whether you’re after the Kindle 1 to give out as a Christmas Kindle gift this year or just want to save some cash, several online marketplaces offer good deals.

But…there is no better online marketplace to score a used Kindle than eBay. As of this writing there are thousands of listings, for the first generation Kindle.

As with any potential EBAY used electronic gadget purchase, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the following:

  • condition – used, refurbished, for parts only?
  • description – how does the seller describe the item?
  • price – is it fair market value or close to it?
  • battery life – what is the deal with the battery? is there one included?
  • chargers – is the power adapter and charger included?
  • return policy – what is the seller’s return policy?
  • shipping costs – is free shipping offered?
  • seller rating – what sort of profile does the seller have? (be sure to check feedback)

eBay sellers live and die based on their feedback, so do check this before going any further. Also how long they have been a seller, their location and how many transactions they have conducted.

Another marketplace where you can find used Kindles is Amazon (of course), but we’ll dedicate a separate article to profile this online seller.

However you slice and dice it, in our humble opinion eBay is a great place to buy a used Kindle.


Many top rated sellers offer the first generation model Amazon Kindle and because of the sheer number of listings available.

Happy eBay bidding!

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  3 Responses to “Best Place To Buy A Used Kindle?”

  1. Amazing information. I’ve bookmarked this site.

  2. Thanks for the information on where to buy a used kindle. I still prefer to read actual books, but feel a little sheepish getting them out in some situations. If I have a kindle, I will look just like everyone else staring at their electronics, and no one need be the wiser:)

  3. Can’t find the right used Kindle you’re looking for? Let us know below and we’ll guide you in the right direction.

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