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Old 06-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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The price is hefty. But if you are a *reader* and want access to recently published books without paying the high price of hardback books, you can do the arithmetic to show that the Kindle can pay for itself in a relatively short time. Even if you factor in the "bestseller" discount at your local brick-and-mortar store, the $9.99 price of the Kindle version of a book represents a substantial savings over the hardback. How quickly you've saved the price of the Kindle depends on how many books you buy -- and whether you would have bought the hardback in the first place. In my case, it's not so much an issue of saving the price of the hardback as it is:
* convenience -- carrying as many books as I want in one small package
* immediacy -- not having to wait for the paperback or queue at the library
* compactness -- not having to deal with the size & weight of a hardback
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