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Old 02-24-2009, 03:27 AM   #1
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I'm curious about how many people are new to eReaders in general or Kindle converts because of the debut of the Kindle 2 (like me.. the Kindle 2 that will be arriving on Tuesday will be my first eReader).

The K2 won me over mainly because of the convenience of buying books over Whispernet and the savings on newer books. I read about 2 books a week so being able to save a couple bucks a book (not to mention the space I'll save by buying eBooks) is pretty significant long-term.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:40 AM   #2
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I got the k2 for cheaper books and saving space because I tend to move way too much
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I travel continuously and got it for convenience. All my books, newspapers etc with me. this replaces my original Kindle.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:39 PM   #4
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I'm looking into purchasing an eReader for my wife to assist her with getting more reading done (she has a vision imparment that requires large print). From what I've been reading I'm considering getting one myself as well.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:59 PM   #5
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I've been reading ebooks for years and years, but on my desktop or laptop. The Kindle 2 will be my first dedicated ebook reader.
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I'm curious about how many people are new to eReaders in general or Kindle converts because of the debut of the Kindle 2 (like me.. the Kindle 2 that will be arriving on Tuesday will be my first eReader).

The K2 won me over mainly because of the convenience of buying books over Whispernet and the savings on newer books. I read about 2 books a week so being able to save a couple bucks a book (not to mention the space I'll save by buying eBooks) is pretty significant long-term.
I saw someone reading a Kindle on the subway. I'd never considered any type of ebook reader before, but this "kindled" my interest () and when I got to the office, I started reading everything I could find about it.

The price really put me off, though, so I started looking for other types of ereaders. That led me here, where I saw lots of positive comments about the eBookwise. Since the price was right, I bought one and immediately fell in love.

Plus I was able to get rid of a ton of paperbacks from my personal library (donating them to the public library, of course! ), which made my husband happy since it freed up quite a bit of space in our Tuff Shed!

And um, I just bought a used Kindle 1.0! So I'm a happy camper, though my VISA bill is gonna be interesting next month.
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Has everyone participated in this poll?

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