Kindle 3 is perhaps the best e-book reader on the market today. It may not be a revolutionary jump from Kindle 2, but it does have a better screen and a ton of features to make people want to upgrade to it from an earlier version of Kindle. You may be ready to pick up a new Kindle, but you don’t want to just trash your old one. Unfortunately, Amazon does not have a trade-in program for old Kindles. Those of you who bought your Kindle 2 for $259 months ago will have to find other ways to get something out of your old device. Here are just 5 things you may want to consider doing with your Kindle:
- Sell it on eBay: Kindle 2 still has some value. You just do not want to give it up for cheap. eBay is a great place to check prices to see how much you can sell your old Kindle for. Considering that Amazon Kindle 3 costs only $189 (or $139 depending on your model), you should not expect to get too much of your original Kindle 2 investment back.
- Donate it to a good cause: if you don’t need your Kindle, why not donate it to someone who might. Ebooks for Troops and http://worldreader.org/ are two places you can donate your Kindle to. Do your research before donating your Kindle.
- Hack your Kindle: it is never too late to get started with Kindle hacking. If you are interested in the technical side of things, your Kindle 2 can make a great test subject. Plenty of information is available on Kindle hacks all over the Internet.
- Keep it as a backup: if you are lucky, your Kindle 3 will last you for years. Unfortunately, there is no way to be sure about it. Having your old Kindle around as a backup is just smart, especially if you have not been offered the right price to sell it.
- Gift it to family members: Kindle makes a great gift, especially for seniors in your family. It has plenty of features to make reading more convenient for people of all ages. As long as you have not abused your Kindle too much, there is no reason not to give it away to a family member who may have a use for it.
Just upgraded to Kindle 3 from Kindle 2 (or Kindle 1)? What did you do to your old Kindle?