Used Kindle Holiday Sales Stats on eBay

Posted on January 2, 2010

I thought it might be interesting to see how well the sales of "used" kindles went on eBay during the past two weeks of the holiday season. I carefully screened the results to provide the most accurate data due to the fact that many sellers provided inaccurate information on their listings. For example several sellers used "kindle 1" titles when they were actually second generation kindles. I also tried to remove any new items, broken items or listings that included many accessories that would distort the sales data adversely.

Here are the results I compiled...

Used Original Kindle 1 Sales

Successful Sales Lowest Price Highest Price Average Price Find used Kindle 1's
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94 $75.00 $249.99 $197.17

Used 2nd Generation Kindle 2 Sales

Successful Sales Lowest Price Highest Price Average Price Find used Kindle 2's
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98 $175.00 $305.00 $235.69

Used Kindle DX Sales

Successful Sales Lowest Price Highest Price Average Price Find used Kindle DX's
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32 $399.00 $530.00 $466.98

Conclusion

Overall, the sales of Kindle Readers are in high demand and sell for big dollars. Some sellers even sold them for a higher price than new on Amazon which really makes no sense since Amazon was including free shipping right up till Dec. 23rd. Some sellers did include leather covers and other accessories which makes it attractive to buy on eBay. I believe that the Kindle eReader is a great investment and one that you can get close to 80% back when you decide to upgrade and sell it.

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