Refurbished first-gen Kindle for $299

kindleLooks like Amazon is unloading some first-generation refurbished Kindles at $299, a so-so savings over a new second generation unit at $360.

As the resident cheapskate here at CrunchGear, even I would pony up the extra $60 for the newer version, but this refurb deal might be worth monitoring in the hopes that the price drops even more. At $269 or even $249, this would begin to look more and more enticing.

Not that the Kindle 2 is radically different from the original Kindle — it’s just soooo skinny and the battery lasts a bit longer.

Refurbished Amazon Kindle 1 []

Thanks for sending this in, Michael.