I have been back and forth on this whole ereader craze. Well, I am about there on wanting one. However, as a stay at home mom, I am on a budget and a new ereader does not fit it. Kindle does have a decent price for their new kindle at $139, but I am not a kindle person. I don't like being restricted to only getting my books from amazon and then trying to figure out how to load book that reviewers send to me. I have researched the Kindle and just feel like it isn't a good fit for me. I have also decided to stay away from all the store ereaders, such as the Nook and Kobo. I am leaning towards a Sony most likely. I like the look of it and the flexibility that it has. There are many different models to choose from also.
So, where do you go to find a used model? Ebay or Craigslist I am guessing. Craigslist has not been much help and I have been on ebay mostly. I have been watching the prices of the used readers to see what they sell at on average. The model I like is usually right over $100. Which is ok, and is my limit. I just can't spend over $100 on a used ereader when they average now about $140 new. Of coarse, some of these used ereaders come with accessories that make the price worth it. Such as a cover with light, a case, some are even preloaded with books already. So, going used is worth it in the accessory department. I also understand that people want to try and make their money back on their item, but sometimes the prices are crazy. Sometimes it almost like I could spend $10 more and get it new. While I may find it crazy, people are still paying the high prices for the used model.
So, if you were going to buy used, what is your max price? I have to say at this point, mine is $100 and that is only if its coming with some accessories. If its just a plan ol used ereader (that almost everyone claims is like new and barely used), I would spend at most $85-$90.