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

Shipping & Handling:$0.00

Total Before Tax:$139.00
Estimated Tax To Be Collected:$0.00
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.

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