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Old 07-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Kindle 2 Price Drop: $299

The Kindle 2 price dropped to $299 today on Amazon.com. Anyone who had a Kindle 2 ship within the last 30 days can get in touch with Amazon Customer Service for a $60 refund of the difference. I called them 5 minutes ago and it took about 2 minutes to get the refund.

That's a pretty nice price drop and adds substantially to the competitiveness of the Kindle IMHO!
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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Early adopters get screwed again... lol.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Early adopters get screwed again... lol.
Nah, not screwed. If the device was worth the price when one bought it, there is the value of having it and using it in the time since. Definitely, though, if price is one's main driver, it is always best to wait as far as technology is concerned. But that could lead to waiting forever
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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Early adopters get screwed again... lol.
Say you bought one on release day (Feb23rd)... which I did, and you've been enjoying it 'till today for the low early-adopter tax of less than $.50 a day. *shrug* That's worth it to me, and in that time I bought a DX and ebay'ed my K2 heh.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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Well this was expected.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:15 PM   #7
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Value is relative. If you had fun with it, that's all that really counts. A nice price drop by the way. It will attract new people to the community.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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I think Amazon did it just to keep the conspiracy theorists happy wondering what the evil empire is covering up now.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #9
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Yeah, the original Kindle was $399....I waited for the price to drop and it never did. 16 months later (just four months ago), I bought the Kindle...now they dropped it the $40 I was really hoping it would be priced originally. Still, I've saved quite a bit on books now. The only gripe I have is that more and more books are going for greather than the $9.99 which was the original e-book price. Given that's the attraction of the thing, I hope they don't kill the goose that lays the eggs.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:44 PM   #10
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Finally called them today and same thing. 5 min and 65.00 back (includes tax which was a nice surprise).

Now just need to get one for the GF so i can actually use my own K2!
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:11 PM   #11
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Finally called them today and same thing. 5 min and 65.00 back (includes tax which was a nice surprise).

Now just need to get one for the GF so i can actually use my own K2!
With the $65 refund and the new and improved lower price, there's no excuse not buy her one!
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:48 PM   #12
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With the $65 refund and the new and improved lower price, there's no excuse not buy her one!

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Old 07-10-2009, 11:15 PM   #13
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I called and requested the refund as well. It's a nice unexpected extra money in my pocket that will go towards new reading material. Yay!
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