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If you’re shopping for a great gift to give Dad this Father’s Day that won’t leave you broke as a joke, the search might be over if your pops is an avid reader.
Right now on Woot!, you can get a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for just $70. This is the 2016 version, which they recently replaced with a newer (and pricier) model. Originally, this Paperwhite retailed for $120 and the best price it ever reached on Amazon was $80, making this the best price ever for this model. Until the 8th-gen. Paperwhite came out, we loudly proclaimed that this was the best Kindle you could buy. And it’s still one of the top options for its near-perfect blend of features and price, though its successor did score a little bit higher in our tests because it has more storage and is waterproof.
So how does Woot! have it for so cheap today? Well, Woot! is a discount site that offers exclusive discounts and deals, which typically only last for a day. And in this case, their inventory came from international waters and is technically rated for “international 3G.” While 3G is no longer available in North America, this Kindle is the same as a WiFi-only model. And unless your dad plans to be away from WiFi for a super long time but also knows he’ll absolutely need to buy books at the same time, he really doesn’t need cellular connectivity on his e-reader anyway (no one does).
The other thing worth noting is that, because these were originally intended for sale overseas, the packaging may be in a different language. But every Kindle is equipped to support loads of languages, so you can change it to Dad’s preferred defaults when you help him set it up. Bonus points if you set it up before you give it to him and load up some books he’s wanted to read.
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