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Deal: Refurbished Amazon Kindle Fire for $139

The Amazon Kindle Fire is today’s Warehouse deal, which means you can nab the to Android tablet (by a mile) for as little as $139. It’s refurbished, but since Amazon apparently did the dirty work, it comes “factory sealed” and is essentially as good as new. Ready to help the Kindle Fire continue dominate the non-iPad tablet market? It already has a 54% share of the Android tablet world.

Buy.

  • http://twitter.com/razinlightyear AndrewRazin

    I called my mom to tell her to buy one and she reminded me that I told her a Nexus tablet was coming out in the summer. What was I thinking?

  • http://profiles.google.com/elyesq Ely W. Sluder

    I went to order it, despite wanting to wait for Google’s upcoming release, but supplies apparently ran out …

  • Bionicman

    in for one. great price and split between my brother and sister, going to make a great mothers day gift!

  • r0lct
  • NewFireman

    In like flynn.

  • WAldenIV

    I may in the minority but I feel like supporting the Fire will stunt the Android tablet ecosystem. Most users will keep them stock with the Amazon overlay.  Google needs to put a rush on their rumored low-cost tablet to poach people on the fence.  Sales of full-fledged (read: non-neutered) Android tablets will help the ecosystem.

  • New_Guy

    Bought it…to good a deal to pass up =).

  • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

    I got mine a few weeks back when it was $139.  Mine shipped with a half-dead screen and Amazon replaced it with a brand new one!  Also, I’ve rooted and flashed AOKP on it.  It is now a most excellent tablet.

  • Cgmartin33

    Got one last week…hated the Amazon overlay…so I rooted it, threw ICS on it via a CM9 Rom, a kick ass kernal that allows it to be overclocked to 1.2ghz and this thing rocks!

    • gregwilliams

      use VPN at all? is it possible?

  • ipodmypants

    in for 1.  Did I need it? Not one bit.

    • feztheforeigner

      All that’s holding me back is the lack of an Android Market (Play Store).

  • Murphy

    AOKP on my Fire! Yeah buddy.

    • gregwilliams

      VPN capable?

  • gregwilliams

    can kindle fire do VPN? if not stock, can it do it with AOKP or some other ROM?

  • Athensjohn

    I got one the last time they had this deal.  I love mine.  The root utility out for it is rather easy and there are a number of great Roms out there for this.  I’m not running a ICS Rom on mine yet, but the stockish Rom I am running has great battery life.  I bought two more today to give as gifts.

  • dragonflyr

    yeah .. nice. but i’d rather help the Nook Tablet dominate. 

  • ddh819

    if anyone’s hesitating because its a refurb, i have a refurb kindle (non-fire) and when one of the buttons stopped working, they swapped it with no hassle, prepaid shipping.

  • http://twitter.com/KevinOgilvie2 Kevin Ogilvie

    Thanks! Was hoping the mystical $199 google tablet would happen, but i’ll take the fire, mom doesn’t need anything better!

  • Oh, the humanity!

    There are coupon codes on the net to get the Fire for this exact price, brand new, not a refurb.

    • Jake

      Think you could point me in the right direction? I’m not coming up with much from google. 

    • ManBearPig618

      Where are these codes?

  • edaddy

    I grabbed one the last time they were on sale. I haven’t rooted yet, but there is a tool out there that does it all for you. 
    http://www.xda-developers.com/android/flash-recovery-and-bootloader-without-fastboot-for-kindle-fire/

  • http://twitter.com/teevirus T. Spinks

    Your link does not direct to the deal. I think this is a better one http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

  • http://twitter.com/Brave_Fellow BCoch

    Is it easy to root and upload a new ROM on this thing yet?  How buggy are the ROMs.  I don’t need all the customization of some the ROMs people put out…I wish the developers would focus on making it stable.

    • edaddy
    • realfoxm

      I decided to root and rom mine yesterday. It’s running AOKP and is as snappy as my Nexus. Seriously don’t know what I was waiting for, it took 20-30 minutes to complete.

      • edaddy

        Are you still able to use/purchase books from the Amazon ecosystem in addition to Google Books?  

        • dragonflyr

          once a nook or fire is rooted, you can then sideload apps. install nook or amazon stuff .. do whatever you want. you’ll have a nice little mini tablet. ive got a nook tablet and absolutely love it. 
           

        • realfoxm

          I was able to install the kindle app from the play store. All of the books redownloaded from the cloud. If you wish to purchase a book, it will launch the browser to search and buy.

      • edaddy

        Could you please provide a link to the root guide you used? I’ve found several on XDA but cannot figure out which one I should use. 

        • realfoxm

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwMHIkX20YI
          Once you finish root, be sure to use option 3 in the Kindle Fire Utility to flash TWRP recovery. Also, SU did not appear on the kindle whatsoever, don’t worry about it if you’re flashing a custom ROM.

          Also, I don’t think he mentioned how to boot into recovery, but when you power up the device and see the new (triangle) boot screen, press and hold the power button again until it illuminates orange. Once you’re in TWRP recovery, you’ll know what to do if you’ve ever used clockwork before. See this video if you needed a visual explanation.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vahTKHs0A5E 

          • edaddy

            Thank you sir!  Much appreciated.

          • edaddy

            So I have root and TWRP as well as SU installed and I went ahead and installed GAPPS with the KFU but it didn’t include the market (Google Play Store)?  

          • realfoxm

            GAAPS should have included market. I’m not sure though. After I rooted, I immediately flashed a new ROM.

  • PhillipNorris

    got one for my mom for Mother’s day…and a $25 amazon gift card and it came out to less than the price of a refurb fire normally