Thanks for both inputs. we don't have "goodwill" here in UK - We have charity shops e.g. Oxfam shops, but often they will not take anything "electrical" & if they did then they'd be selling it to someone anyway, probably without the disclaimer.
I hate binning stuff that still works so if the battery will continue to go for months on a quick wall charge every 2 -3 days then for a non-traveller that could be fine. But I don't have a feel for how fast batteries go from being poor to being hopelessly bad.
nice thing about the 650s is that they can run prs-plus, none of the newer sony readers can do that.
Ripplinger, how well is your replacement battery performing ?
Last edited by cybmole; 12-20-2013 at 02:47 PM.