Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mission Accomplished! Almost.

You've all been graciously following along in my quest to earn a free Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire: upright, angled view

Well the mission is now complete.

But I didn't get it for free.

It cost me $4.00


Order Summary

Items:$139.00
Shipping & Handling:$0.00

Total Before Tax:$139.00
Estimated Tax To Be Collected:$0.00
Total:$139.00
Gift Certificate/Card:-$135.00

Order Total: $4.00


My grand Iowa friend, whom you'll hear more about in a later post, sent me a link this morning to a Gold Box sale on Amazon for refurbished Kindle Fires for $139.  I wasn't sure about purchasing a refurbished model because I have no experience with anything refurbished.  But my friend has had positive experiences and I spent some time reading other buyer's comments and decided to give it a chance.

I only had $135 in actual credits since I'm still waiting on my Swagbucks certificate to show up but since the deal is likely to sell out quickly, I went ahead and spent $4.00 to get the Fire.  I could have waited but I know if I did, the deal would be gone.  I think paying $4.00 for a Kindle Fire is acceptable and much better than spending the total $199.

So mission accomplished but just not completely free.  Now I can use my Swagbucks certificate when it gets here to get a cover.  I can't wait to receive the Fire in the mail and will definitely share pictures with you.

3 comments:

  1. I am very excited for you!

    My two main refurbished items were a Kodak camera that lasted about 8 yrs and my droid phone. Any problems I have had with my phone have turned out to be an operating system problem that were corrected when they did an upgrade!

    Enjoy that Fire!

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  2. Yay Pinkie!!! (And good job Iowa!)

    Now that you have your Kindle Fire (for $4.00!!!) - and that went super fast! You should start a running total to see if you can get an iPad (or Two - one for Canada - LOL!)

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  3. Oh wow! That was a wonderful score! I think Amazon stands behind their refurbished products so you should have no worries.

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