Why I Sold My Kindle Fire and Why You Should Too
I recently sold my new Kindle Fire on Ebay for $199.75 but I’ve had it since it was released back in November. How did I sell a new one if have had it for months? Well, I purchased the Kindle Fire at Best Buy and got a one year warranty for it which was roughly $30 and they told me I could exchange it for a new one whenever I wanted for whatever the reason. This led me to making up a story and they exchanged my old Kindle Fire for a new one and they also refunded roughly $25 of the warranty since I did not use up the whole year. I did loose a couple of Hamiltons but hey, I was able to do a couple of videos on it and I had a tablet for a couple of months.
We can all agree that the Kindle Fire is actually not all that good, it has a lot of bugs and problems, we also don’t get access to the Android App Store nor can we use it with Google’s Android 4.0 software. Yea, it is good for a person who doesn’t browse, play, or use Twitter all that much and just wants a tablet to watch Netflix on the go. But, there is another problem, the iPad has set very high standards for companies to compete with and even Apple haters will have to admit to it.
Why I sold it and why you should too:
First of all, we all know that mostly any product that is not Apple related will loose its value pretty quickly. Right now you could sell an original iPad for about $300 and in some cases even for more than that given the fact that it is nearly 2 years old.
Lets also take into account that it is almost March and this means Apple will probably announce and if not release the highly anticipated iPad 3 or HD or whatever you want to call it for the next couple of weeks. We also know Amazon will release a better version of the Kindle Fire sometime in the future even though nothing is set in stone yet. Right now you could sell a used Kindle Fire for roughly $180 in good condition but in a couple of months I wouldn’t count on it.
As short as this post was, it should get you thinking on what you are gonna do with your Kindle Fire and if you are reading this and don’t have a Kindle Fire then…you made a good choice. On a lighter note I am hoping that Apple releases an 7-8inch iPad because a smaller form factor would make it perfect to carry around although, I don’t think this is very likely to happen. All in all, I personally recommend you sell your Kindle Fire and stay put until Apple announces the iPad 3/HD.