Amazon.com is now offering refurbished Kindle Fire tablets, suggesting that at least some of the devices are finding their way back to the retailer.
In the build up to Christmas Amazon said “customers are purchasing well over 1 million Kindle devices per week” but declined to say how many if these were Kindle Fires.
Despite not providing detailed sales figures, Amazon has been keen to sell the message that the Fire has been a roaring success.
In a statement the retailer claimed “Kindle Fire is the most successful product we’ve ever launched – it’s the bestselling product across all of Amazon for 11 straight weeks, we’ve already sold millions of units”
In December CNN estimated “that nearly half a million of the estimated 3.9 million Kindles to be shipped this quarter will be returned.”
The refurbished Kindle Fires can be bought for $179, just $20 less than a brand-new device.
Amazon says “each Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire is tested, certified and repackaged like new. Comes with the same one-year limited warranty as a brand-new Kindle Fire.”