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Old 05-09-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Sony PRS-650 - should I return it or ebay it?

Hello all,

I have told so many people that I wanted a PRS650, that I ended up with two...

I bought one about a month ago, and I got today as a gift another one, together with a Sony case (but with no receipt...)

So I could try to return the one I bought, or I could try to sell/ebay the brand new one with the Sony case (pouch style).

Are these units still so much in demand (i.e. difficult to find) than a month to two ago?

I would appreciate your advice.

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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I suggest getting the receipt from the person who gifted it and returning it. Less hassle.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:56 PM   #4
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Keep it as a spare in case you break one.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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They are fetching a great price on the Bay!! In many cases more that list price. Used 950's are going for just a little more than the 650.

Ebay the 650 and pick up a 950. Then you have both!!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:19 AM   #6
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If you do ebay it make sure you send it with signature request if it goes over $250.

If you don't and they claim they didn't get it they get their money back no matter what. If you have the card signed and returned to you there will be no problems unless ebay has changed rules again.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:34 AM   #7
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I would keep it as a spare one just in case it is the last model of ebook reader Sony made.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:35 AM   #8
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I would keep it as a back up. When I found my screen broken last week, i would have loved to have a back up. Hell, I considered picking up a Nook or Kobo when I saw them on sale for under $100 so I would have a back up. A 650 back up is even better.

Keep it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:08 AM   #9
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Keep it as a spare in case you break one.
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I would keep it as a back up. When I found my screen broken last week, i would have loved to have a back up. Hell, I considered picking up a Nook or Kobo when I saw them on sale for under $100 so I would have a back up. A 650 back up is even better.

Keep it.
Or is it quatro?

I bought a spare. Just in case. One never knows...
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:12 AM   #10
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I'd keep it as a spare. It's such a fantastic reader, and they've been so hard to find. If you break one you may find you can't get another.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #11
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I bought a spare. Just in case. One never knows...
Semi-OT: My first ebook reader was a Handspring Visor PDA, bought around 2001. I used it for an unremembered length of time, then one day pulled it out of the case to find the screen broken. I lived without for years until in 2004, when I thought about looking for a replacement screen (I had kept the PDA) on Ebay, and ended up getting a whole replacement PDA for around a quarter of what I paid for the first one. Over the next several years, I'd sometimes watch Ebay for Handspring Visors and occasionally buy one or an auction of a few, sometimes for as low as $5.00 per PDA. I was able to swap parts between broken units to build working ones. I ended up with as many as around 10 working units plus spare parts at any one time. I think there was only one other time I broke a screen (minutes after switching a very nice, scratch-free screen onto the unit, when it slipped out of my shirt pocket when I bent down to pick up something that had fell on the floor) but I liked always having a few spares around, "just in case." Even had backup modules (the Visors had a Gameboy-like expansion slot in the back) so that I could in minutes configure a fresh PDA to match an old one.

I don't have a spare for my 350 (though I wish I did) but I still have that pile of old PDAs if worse comes to worst.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:59 PM   #12
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Since someone was so nice to give you a reader I suggest giving one away to someone else. As they say "pay it forward."
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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Thank you all for the replies.

Keeping it as a backup is a good idea; however I have so many toys that if I were to keep a backup for all, my wife would probably divorce me...

Up on ebay it goes - if the person who contacted me here expressing interest does not get it first.
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I would keep it as a spare one just in case it is the last model of ebook reader Sony made.
Has Sony announced anything about not continuing to manufacture ebook readers?
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Has Sony announced anything about not continuing to manufacture ebook readers?
Nope. The readers are just so good, one tends to get a wee bit paranoid of not having one.
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