So now that Amazon.com is shipping Kindles faster, I doubt eBays can ask for the amounts they were asking a few weeks back. But if you need to have a Kindle right now, you have a few options:
One way to go is of course eBay. I think you will be able to get a Kindle for as low as $420 on eBay depending on your luck. You want to make sure you are getting a healthy Kindle though as you don’t want to spend days sending the Kindle back and waiting for a replacement. Also, make sure you don’t get ripped off by people who claim your money and don’t send you your product.
Craigslist is another way to go if you are disparate to get a Kindle. You can search for Kindles in your local community and you may get lucky to find a buyer who’s feeling a buyer’s remorse with his/her Kindle (though that is hard to believe). Again, one needs to be aware of the scammish offers on Craigslist.
But you can also choose to wait for a Kindle from Amazon. This option probably takes the longest but is the surest bet out there. It only takes a month to get your Kindle and shipping is free too. Besides, you know that you are less likely to end up with a defective item if you buy it directly from Amazon. If you are on fire and need a Kindle to put it off, then this option won’t work for you. Otherwise, save your money and buy from Amazon.