SuperNoober, thank you again. I got everything working after I realized that I had a 7033D model on my hand that was already rooted out of the box. Amazon market and Google Playstore work now - somehow.
There is still a little problem with Amazon. I can download and install from the tablet but not thru the PC. It seems to download and I then 'own' the program, but it never shows up on the tablet. Initially I had the same problem with my Nexus 7 but after I called them, the problem got resolved. I guess I'll call them again in the new year.