Amazon Fire 7 tablets in 'full working condition' are available for $15.99 a pop at Woot
But if you feel even 50 bucks is too much to pay for the company’s latest Fire 7 generation, you can get a (significantly) older model at a measly $15.99 right now, presumably for a limited time only.
Yup, you read that right. A fully functional tablet, certified and tested to be in perfect working condition by an Amazon technician, currently sets you back 16 bucks. That’s roughly as much as a McDonald’s meal for two. Or a couple of movie tickets, no popcorn included.
But wait, there’s more. Amazon-owned Woot even throws in free standard shipping for Prime members and a 90-day limited warranty with the 2015-released Fire 7 units on sale here.
Of course, these (heavily skinned) Android-based devices are terribly outdated, sporting modest screens with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, sluggish (by modern standards) MediaTek MT8127 quad-core processors, only 1 gig of RAM, 8GB internal storage space, a 2MP rear-facing camera, and VGA front shooter.
Then again, the newest Fire 7 model comes with largely the same specifications, selling like hotcakes despite not exactly setting the world on fire either in terms of processing speed, memory, or imaging performance.
The biggest weakness of the $15.99 Amazon Fire 7 units is undoubtedly their physical appearance, which may include plenty of scratches, dents, and dings. On the Amazon grading scale, these would be considered “unacceptable”, but Woot believes they’re still “pretty nice”, presenting a “moderate” level of wear and tear.
At 16 bucks, if the tablet turns on and the display is intact, you’re arguably looking at a great deal if you ask us.