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Old 05-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your WSOD. It is a rare occurrence but unfortunately it has happened to a few new owners. I'm on the fence when it comes to used versus new. I bought two PEs new from WorldWide Distributors on Amazon over a year ago and both still look and work great. The nice thing about a used Pocket eDGe is that it has been broken in and possibly less prone to the WSOD. If you search WSOD in this forum you will find it primarily happened to owners with a new device. Plus, many owners, like myself, treat their eDGe with the utmost care so a used device won't always be a piece of junk. I purchased a gently used full size eDGe over one year ago from an owner from this forum which is in absolutely excellent cosmetic shape and still works great. I am very happy with this purchase. I would take a look at the MobileRead Flea Market and browse the listings for Pocket eDGe. Some of the listings may be old but you could still private message the owner as you never know they may not have sold the device listed. Here's a couple recently listed in the eDGe forum:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=177043

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=172907




New or used, whichever way you decide to go you may want to consider a warranty through SquareTrade to better protect yourself this time around. This can be purchased from Amazon the same time you buy the eDGe or for items purchased on eBay. See my Resource Sticky for more info on SquareTrade's reputation.


Here's a couple examples:


Here's a new Pocket eDGe with a reasonably priced 2 year SquareTrade warranty:http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Entourag...item5198cc02d0


Here's a pretty good deal on a used Pocket eDGe on eBay and you can add a warranty from SquareTrade: http://www.ebay.com/itm/enTourage-Po...77181476772491.


Here's another used Pocket eDGe with an available SquareTrade warranty: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-Goo...77181476772493



If you decide to buy a used eDGe outside of this forum I would stick with Amazon or somebody reputable on eBay that offers a return policy. However, if you can pick up a new PE for about the same price as a used I would go with it. I hope you have better luck this time around so you can truly find out what this wonderful device is really capable of.

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