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Old 02-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #61
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You could also so: I don't understand those people that resell stuff... I'll keep on using it till it breaks. I won't buy it unless I want it, why would I want to get rid of it simply because something new is available?
Because sometimes, as with the Kindle Paperwhite, there is an addition that I deem to be worthwile to have. If my current device is still fine and not too old, I just sell it for as much as possible.

As long as there is nothing I'd want or need, I don't upgrade. My computer is 4,5 years old, for example. And I'm a software engineer. Go figure. (Granted, my computer from 2008 was almost at the top of the line back then, and can still get along with current day midrange systems, especially after upgrading the SSD and the graphics card. Rest is still as it was in 2008.)
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #62
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What's the use of keeping so many readers?
I loan out ebooks on some of my older ones, just like I might loan out a paper book.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #63
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What's the use of keeping so many readers? I've had three but I only keep one. I take great care each time so that I can resell them for a good amount; that way, I can afford to always buy the newest model (when it's worth it).
I live to the old saying "the way is it's own reward".
Meaning: If it would be just about the reading, I still would be perfectly fine with my Sony 505 or iRex iLiad.
But for me, it's not only about getting to my goal (i. e. reading).
It equally is the fun with the gadget itself.
Of course, having dozens of units, I regret some purchases.
But those mispurchases make the champions even more rewarding.
Usually, I stick to the mispurchases: I've decided for them, I keep them.
Only exception: If a direct successor is available.
I've replaced my iPad 3 with an iPad mini and never looked back.

For now, I anxiously look forward to Microsoft Surface Pro. I already have the Surface RT and I perfectly can work Windows on my MacBook Air. I don't "need" Surface Pro - but I have to have it.
Still: I'll definitely keep Surface RT as well.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:09 PM   #64
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My brother will also be giving me his iPhone 4S (iOS 5.1.1 + Stanza 3.2) when he switches to whatever iPhone's released in 2013.

Got the iRiver when it was on clearance at Target but never really liked it. The PRS-350 is my favorite reader provided I have enough light available and I have the book I want to read already loaded on the device. Otherwise, it's one of the iDevices.
Wow, 4 Sony PRS 350!!! My beloved 350 died earlier this week. I was beside myself. I am a heavy reader and the 350 had been in heavy use since I got it when it first came out. I came here to look for possible fixes but nothing worked. So I went out bought a T2 which I am not impressed at all. Makes me miss my 350 even more. Today I hunted down a T1 so I am now a little happier. My husband thinks I am nuts that I don't want the latest and greatest. Then I saw you have 4 350! You can certainly understand how much I love my 350!
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #65
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So that one day my desk can look like this:

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:40 PM   #66
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As far as I know, the K3 still allows me free 3g internet access outside of Europe, so as long as that still works, free wifi isn't available everywhere, and I don't own another device with that feature, I would never get rid of it. :-)
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:40 PM   #68
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:48 PM   #69
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I went out bought a T2 which I am not impressed at all. Makes me miss my 350 even more. Today I hunted down a T1 so I am now a little happier.
How interesting, that you like the T1 better than the T2. Were you able to do a side by side comparison of the screens? People have reported that the T2 has a better screen. I have never seen one. (I have a T1 and I like it). I'm hoping they produce an improved model this fall.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:35 PM   #70
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How interesting, that you like the T1 better than the T2. Were you able to do a side by side comparison of the screens? People have reported that the T2 has a better screen. I have never seen one. (I have a T1 and I like it). I'm hoping they produce an improved model this fall.
Yes I actually did do comparisons. I even loaded the same book and turned pages at the same time. T2 screen seems to have a whiter background. Also the screen material itself seems to have more a matte finish. I suppose it means less finger prints and scratches showing? Oh and T2's wifi connect is a bit faster. The reading experience is the same to my untrained eyes. Nothing so noticeable like the screen between iPad 2 and 3.

All the new features are meaningless to me. I like the T1 buttons much better. I know its body is plastic but at least it looks more like the my metal 350. I like borrowing library books and download books into my reader software on PC so I really don't care about wifi. Or Facebook or Evernote.

I am also hoping that Sony step up their game and produce something better this fall!
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I loan out ebooks on some of my older ones, just like I might loan out a paper book.
I think I will use my Sony 650 in that way when I will have set everything up on the Kobo Mini.
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