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I got a used kindle for Christmas and I think it's Great except that the previous owner must have had greasy hands.  The casing is dirty and I'm not sure it can be cleaned to my satisfaction. Can you trade in an old kindle for a discount on a new one?  I wondered since I notice you can buy refurbished kindles.  Can I get mine refurbished?  ???  ???
 

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Sorry about your dingy Kindle.  Have you considered covering it up with a skin?

You can't trade it in, per se, but you could sell this one and buy yourself a new one.  They were going for a premium on ebay and the amazon marketplace, but the prices might have dropped now that the big gift-giving holidays are over.
 

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psst... Magic eraser works wonders on my kindle and my white macbook, just make sure there is very little moisture on it, and do not ever rub it on the screen.
 

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Go to decalgirl.com and buy a pretty skin...! For 15.00 and shipping, it will give you Kindle a whole new look!
Skins are deocrative adhesive decals that do not leave any residue and can be easily adjusted. They make them to fit
a kindle perfectly and it looks like it came with this cool cover. Beats paying 180.00 to fix a cosmetic problem.
I would also try the magic eraser... but a skin is the way to go.

Here is my Kindle in it's skin:
 
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pidgeon92 said:
Try rubbing the case with a little white toothpaste.
4 our of 5 dentists recommend it!

Before you do anything call customer service and ask them about it.

If you go the skin route, look around here for the cupon code.
 

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WD-40


1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that just-waxed sheen without making them slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains.
8  Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. Removed quickly, with WD-40!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans pad ded leather dashboards in vehicles, well as vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain
37) Florida's favorite use 'Cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38) Protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time.
40) Ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42) If you've washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and Presto! Lipstick is gone!
43) If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
 

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chynared21 said:
Wow...that's a lot of uses for WD-40 ;-p Number 5 had me laughing...lol.

I would also go with the skin either way...it really dolls up the Kindle :) Good luck.
I think the skin suggestions are great, because I like the way they look. But, keep in mind that the instructions say the surface should be clean before applying the skin, so probably some of these cleaning options are in order, gypsie, even if you do decide to purchase a skin for your Kindle.

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gypsierose said:
WoW, Thanks for all the suggestions! I have a lot more options than I had thought! ;D
Gypsierose--

Good luck with the suggestions, let us know how it comes out! Congratulations on your Kindle, and welcome (belatedly) to Kindleboards!

Betsy
 

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LDB:  You make me want to submit your list to my kindle address and have it converted for display on my Kindle...are they all tried and true? 
 
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