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Prime Day secret deal: The Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet for $28 (Update: Sold out)

It's used, but still $51 below the regular price! Plus: This single-serve Keurig-compatible coffee maker is just $35.

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The Fire HD 8 is crazy-cheap if you don't mind a used one.

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Update: The used Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet has sold out for now, but will update should it come back in stock. In the meantime the new Fire HD 8 in this story is still available for $49.99.

How much do you care about a "minor cosmetic imperfection" on a tablet? If your answer was "zero" or close to it, you'll want to check out an Amazon deal that's flying way under the radar.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon Warehouse has the used Kindle Fire HD 8 with Special Offers tablet for $27.99. That's the price Prime members will see at checkout following an extra 20% discount; it shows $34.99 before you add it to your cart.

As you may know, the Fire HD 8 normally sells new for $79.99, though it's currently on sale for $49.99 as part of Prime Day. Even at full price, I've long considered this the best tablet deal, period. At $49.99, it's just that much better.

But $27.99 for one with a "minor cosmetic imperfection"? That's utterly amazing.

Read more: Amazon Fire HD 8 review

At this writing, the black, blue and red models are available at that price -- all with 16GB of expandable onboard storage, all with Amazon's Special Offers lock screen. (My $.02 regarding the latter: who cares? You look at the lock screen for a millisecond before swiping to unlock.)

But they're going fast. The blue one already shows as being backordered.

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One other caveat: There's no warranty information that I'm seeing anywhere, and a quick perusal of Amazon warranty policies didn't reveal anything about used gear. My guess is 90 days, but I just don't know for sure.

Your thoughts?

Bonus deal: Sboly Single-Serve Coffee Maker: $34.99 (save $30)


This coffee maker drips both ways.


Calling all college kids: This might be just the thing to pack for your dorm. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker is just $34.99 when you clip the on-page $4-off coupon and then apply promo code 8LBQ6XVM at checkout. Regular price: $64.99.

What's cool about this is that it accommodates both Keurig K-cups and ground coffee. Just fill the reservoir with the amount of coffee you want to brew, then choose the mode.

This maker has a 4.5-star average rating from over 460 buyers, so chances are good you'll be happy with the purchase.

Watch this: Amazon's new, improved Fire HD 8 tablet is a bona fide bargain at $90

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