Amazon now clearing out the refurbished Kindle – $99

Amazon has been clearing out the refurbished Kindle Wifi and Kindle 3G, with a sale that’s been going on for the past week..  The price for both models were dropped to a bargain-basement level, and now might be a good time to get one.

On the other hand, some tech blogs are taking this clearance sale as a sign that the next Kindle is coming soon.

I disagree. Amazon signed a bunch of new Australian retail partners this morning, and opening that supply pipeline just to clear it out in a few weeks makes little sense. It would have been better to announce the new partners after the new Kindle, not before.