This is a great price for the 3G model, even if only 2nd gen. This is the model I bought my mom for her 89th birthday in December, and I never, ever could have made a better choice. She's in BF Arkansas, where a wi-fi connection at her home would be cost-prohibitive, not to mention extremely sloooooow.
Anything remotely even looking like it requires any tech-savvy at all scares her off, but when she got this we had already loaded a book she wanted, turned it on and handed it to her, and she was instantly in love. Every time we talk, she lets me know what she's reading, and how much she's enjoying it. The only thing I really needed to do was set her up with an e-mail address on my account, and we are finding it's easier to look for free books on the computer and then have them sent to her Kindle. Works well for her, and it gives me another reason to spend a little more time with her on the phone. She's 89, I'll take any little bits I can get!!! LOL
Yay, Woot, good choice!