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Old 11-21-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hello from Porkopolis

Greetings! I'm a long-time eBook reader from Cincinnati. I've read dozens of novels on my PDA (x50v), but I really want a proper e-ink reader. I'm working on getting a Sony Reader or maybe even a Kindle in the near future. The Kindle really has some killer apps for me (NYT subscriptions and $10 bestsellers, for example) but I'm not crazy about the closed nature of the system and the excessive DRM.
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. Agree with you about the Kindle. I'd go with the 505 were I buying today. Consider the Cybook as well, though.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:56 AM   #3
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I'm leaning towards the 505 for $200 or so, either through the credit card deal or by getting a used system.
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Sony had a deal on the 500 this past summer in which you got $150 worth of books. One hundred dollars was good for Classics and $50 could go towards best sellers etc.

I was going to get the 500 had my wife given me a MicroCenter gift certificate for my birthday which is in June but, as it turned out, I got some new shirts.

I'll probably let the Christmas madness pass then make a decision in the New Year.

Let us know what you end up doing.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:08 AM   #5
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I remember that deal, I was tempted but was actually unemployed at that point. I keep hoping that pressure from the Kindle will trigger a price cut or other incentive on the 505 shortly. I do have a vacation coming up in a couple of weeks though so I probably won't be able to convince myself to wait too long.
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