Used 6 inch Kindle Oasis (previous gen) for $210

If you prefer the previous generation of the Kindle Oasis (the 6 inch model), the Wifi + free 3G model is currently available in “Used – Good” condition (with cosmetic imperfections) for $210 through Amazon Warehouse Deals.

Note that Kindle devices purchased through Warehouse Deals do NOT get a warranty, but you have a 30-day return policy. On the other hand, Amazon’s certified refurbished devices sold through the main Amazon website get a full warranty.

25% off Used Grills & Outdoor Cooking

If you don’t object to buying used Grills and Outdoor Cooking type of products, we have good news for you! As part of the Memorial Day weekend festivities, Amazon Warehouse Deals (Amazon’s Used products sub-company) is having a 25% off sale on over 1600 products in these categories. There’s no coupon code to enter, the sale is reflected in the prices you see at their website!

This is a limited time promotion but they did not mention when it expires.

Used iPhone 6 PLUS for $200 (Virgin Mobile)

If you want to get a more powerful iPhone without breaking the bank, $200 will get you a pre-owned 16GB iPhone 6 PLUS smartphone, with free shipping at Virgin Mobile. This is locked to Virgin Mobile, so you can’t use it on GSM networks or Verizon. I don’t know if it can be used on other Sprint networks.

This is available in three color options, and there is a limit of two per customers. While with some Android phones you can pay with an account balance, for iPhones, Virgin Mobile won’t let you pay with an account balance. You have to use “fresh money”, eg credit or debit card or PAYPAL.

Per the listing, you get a 90-day warranty on the used phones.

40% off first order at Swap with coupon

Good until the end of April 2017, if you have NEVER shopped at before, you can use coupon code 1STTIMESWAP40 to get 40% off your purchase at the website. As usual, some exclusions and limitations apply. Swap offers very reasonably priced clothing items and accessories in USED condition. Thus the name Swap 🙂 A good way to both save your wallet and save the planet by reusing before recycling or buying new.

“Space Above and Beyond” DVD set for $20 with free S&H

With this show not being able on any streaming services (I’m guessing it must be some kind of a rights issue?), it is hard to find it on DVD at a reasonable price. Which is why this is a exciting if you want to buy/watch this underrated scifi TV series.

Syfy’s (then Sci-Fi) “Space Above and Beyond” lasted one season (back then it was 24 episodes, that’s like two seasons of today’s shows) and did not get renewed. It has ahead of its time in the more PoV-style realism that became a lot more popular after Ronald D. Moore’s “Battlestar Galactica”.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, the DVD set for Season 1 is available in “Used – Good” condition for $20 with free shipping by the Goodwill of Seattle through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This will ship directly from Seattle, so it is not Prime eligible. But everyone gets free shipping regardless of Prime status.

Seller Refurbished 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (unlocked GSM, 4G LTE, S-Pen included) for $150

If you want to get your Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone fix while waiting to see what the follow-up to the ill-fated Note 7 (which may have been the best smartphone of all time – ironically), the used market is one way to go. Among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in seller-refurbished condition for $150 with free shipping by QualityCellz on eBay (99.4%, ships from Southern California). This is model N910, with 32GB on-board storage, microSD slot, and unlocked 4G LTE. No contract – you own the phone upfront!

NOTE if you are planning to use this with a cellphone plan (not as a Wifi-only device), make sure you check the bands are compatible with your carrier(s) of choice. If not certain, check the various Android/smartphone forums, or use your favorite search engine.

The S-Pen is included per the ebay listing. Some claim the Note 4 was the first in the Note series to “get it right” but of course that’s always subject to debate. It came out in 2014, with a Snapdragon 805, and 3GB of RAM which is nice (assume 1GB is eaten up by “TouchWiz”).

NOTE #2: the Note 4 is not currently among the first wave of smartphones supported by CyanogenMOD-Reborn, aka LineageOS. I wish they gave it a better name. LineageOS sounds like an ancestry-obsessed fan club 🙂

Used “Space Above and Beyond” DVD set for $19 shipped

The scifi TV series “Space Above and Beyond” was a bit ahead of its time, back in the era 20+ episode seasons without the necessary budget. For whatever reason, it cannot be found on any of the major streaming services in the USA, which has kept the prices of its DVDs higher than other TV shows that are streamable.

If you don’t want to pay new condition prices [currently $40] for it, you can get it for $19~ shipped in “Used – Very Good” condition by Go Hastings through Amazon. This ships directly from GoHastings, so you can’t avoid the shipping fee even if you are a Prime member. This ships from Texas.

NOTE: there’s another seller offering it for a similar price but that one ships from the UK and it’s probably Region 2. So pay attention to who the actual seller is over there before buying!

PS: it’s one and only season had a total of 24 episodes (with the pilot included) ~ see EpGuides for details.

FreedomPop: pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S3 for $80 w/free S&H [or Galaxy S4 for $140]

If you want to try out the Freedom Pop service, and could use a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with the service (or if the service doesn’t work out, you can use it as a media player or in-house remote control), you can get the certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S3 for $80 with free shipping. It comes with a 30 day warranty.

This is a 4G LTE phone, which is important existentially for the cellular part of the service, because Freedom Pop exists on Sprint’s network, and the older “4G WiMaX” is going away. So if you buy anything from Freedompop that you want to use over cellular, make sure it is 4G LTE, not 4G WiMax.

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Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for $240 with coupon (T-Mobile)

Note temptations! Without a contract. Certified pre-owned. Okay, let’s start from the beginning. Coupon code CPO60 (CPO for Certified Pre Owned) is a $60 off discount on the current price of the certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the T-Mobile website. This drops it from $300 to $240.

That’s yours to keep, no contract, no payments if you pay the full $240 upfront. If you are a new customer, their shopping cart will automatically add a $15 SIM Starter Kit to your shopping cart, and it won’t let you remove it. Not a very Uncarrier thing to do 🙂

This phone came out during the reign of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), and has a Snapdragon processor, with 3GB RAM, 32GB on-board plus microSD slot, the all-important S-Pen, and things like that.

Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon) w/1yr warranty for $250 [no contract]

More Note temptations, especially if you are fond of the microSD card which Samsung took away with this year’s model. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in the Verizon version, in either black or white, is now on sale for $250 with free shipping in certified pre-owned condition (without contract) at by Amazon actual. It comes with a 12-month warranty.

This offer is currently restricted only to Prime members. If you must have it and you are not a Prime member, you can always start a Prime Free Trial (30 days)… The S-Pen’s siren’s call is hard to resist 🙂

Since it is a Verizon phone, if you plan to use the cellular part, you have to use it on a Verizon-compatible network, but you can always use it over Wifi.

Certified PreOwned Samsung Galaxy S5 for $350 with 12 months warranty [no contract; choice of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile]

It’s a good year to be buying smartphones. So many options out there pushing prices down. Case in point, if you like the Samsung Galaxy S, and value the microSD and removable battery a lot, you can get the Galaxy S5 in certified pre-owned condition for $350 at in your choice of AT&T or Verizon or T-Mobile. No contract – you own these the moment the payment clears!

The description says it comes with all original accessories and it is “like new”. There is also notes that it comes with a 12 month warranty! The only downside is that they are probably locked to their respective carriers, which partially leads to the lower prices you see. But if you are planning to use these as Wifi-only, not an issue.


Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy S3 (with car charger and power bank) for $90 [Freedom Pop]

If you are looking for a former flagship smartphone to use as a Wifi-only device, or if you want a free or low-cost monthly service plan, running on the Sprint 4G LTE network, at the moment, discounter is offering the Freedom Pop version of the Certified-PreOwned Samsung Galaxy S3 for $90 with free shipping, along with a free car charger and a free power bank. This is only available in the white color scheme, with a limit of ten per customer.

This is locked to Freedom Pop in terms of cellular service. If you don’t want cellular, you can use it as Wifi-only. Freedom Pop has a free plan (with limited benefits obviously) and low cost monthly plans. When you activate this, they typically start you with free trials on the for-pay plans, so you have to remember to manually opt-out of the premium services if you don’t want to charged later. There is no contract, so you can change things any time you like. No contract!

Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy S4 (Freedom Pop) for $180 {no contract!}

If you need a Wifi-only smartphone or one to use with a free or low-cost plan, is offering the certified preowned (with 90 day warranty) Samsung Galaxy S4 for $180 with free shipping. You have a choice of black or white. No contract! You can use this as a Wifi-only device or use the free monthly Freedompop plan or one of their low-cost plans.

This is indeed a 4G LTE phone, which is important because the Sprint WiMax (sometimes called just 4G) is going away. More so if you plan to use the cellular portion 🙂

NOTE #1: Upon activation, Freedompop typically gives customer free trials of their for-pay plans and premium services, so if you are not interested in them, make sure you cancel them during the trial period. IF you are not familiar with their approach to freemium, pay attention to the details in your plan page or contact their customer service and instruct them to turn off the premium services.

NOTE #2: this can only be used with FreedomPop cellular-wise. You can still use the Wifi of course regardless.

Used Presto 02704 Electric Tea Kettle for $13.60

If you are a Prime member or if you plan to place an order over $35 at Amazon, you can get the Presto 02704 Electric Tea Kettle, in “used – very good” condition, in original but damaged packaging for around $13.60 by Amazon Warehouse Deals. This is half the price of the new condition model, so if you are comfortable with used, you can score a low price!

Used Samsung Galaxy S3 (Freedom Pop) for $90

If you are looking for the Samsung Galaxy S3 to use as a media player or for experimentation or as a phone with a low cost monthly fee, for a limited time, Groupon Goods is offering the certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S3 for the Freedom Pop network, in either blue or white, for $90 with free shipping, with free returns, and a 90 day warranty from Freedom Pop (warranty not from Samsung).

This is a 4G LTE phone which is good, because the Sprint 4G WiMax service that Freedompop relies on is being dismantled and will be dead as a doornail before the end of 2015. Freedompop’s monthly plans include a free option, but when you activate, pay attention to the various 30-day premium feature free trials. If any of those are activated and you don’t need them, you have to manually turn them off if you don’t want to pay any monthly fees. And if that fails, you can always contact customer service and ask them to reverse free-trial-gone-wild charges.

NOTE: this phone is locked to Freedompop. They are the only cellular provider for it. However, you can use it with any Wifi network if you don’t need cellular service.