|11-16-2010, 10:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Device: Sony PRS-500 (RIP); PRS-600 (Good Riddance); PRS-505; PRS-650; PRS-350
Sony Reader $99 on Black Friday Wal-Mart... Er... Crud! :(
Wal-Mart's Black Friday Ad is out, and they have "Sony Reader" at "$99 each." Sounds good, eh? Here's the catch.
* Carries up to 350 Titles
* E-Paper Technology
* reduces glare
Black friday just got a lot blacker! Because, yes, that's the discontinued model -- the picture is of the PRS-300 also -- not the new PRS-350. Sad sad sad. What makes it even worse, the last NIB PRS-300 I saw was at Target for $75.00. So it's discontinued, and a bad deal.
It is certainly possible this is a mistake, but I'm doubtful. And it's too bad, because Sony would have done well to put the PRS-350 on sale for this price.
|11-16-2010, 10:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: San Angelo Texas
Device: Samsung Galaxy tab
Considering Walmart hasn't discounted the 300 below $149, this is a deal. According to them, that is. The Walmarts around here haven't even acknowledged there IS a newer version.
|11-16-2010, 10:58 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Nook ST
If you look around, you can pick-up the newer 350 for $130 and it's a significant upgrade from the older 300.
|11-16-2010, 11:11 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Frozen North (aka Illinois, USA)
Device: MS Surface Pro 1, Kobo Aura HD
Yeah, our Walmart has one lonely little 300, marked at $149, and it's buried in a case with iPod covers. Sad, sad, sad. I complain to the electronics staff every time I go in, and they ignore me...every time I go in.
I called the Sterling Walmart today to see if they're going to be one of the stores carrying ebook readers. The associate had no idea what an ebook reader even WAS, and then disconnected me while trying to connect me with his dept. manager.
|11-17-2010, 12:48 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Nook Classic, NookColor, HTC Rezound, Sony PRS-505, ICS Touchpad
I paid $60 for mine at Target.
I would pay full price if it meant not being trampled within an inch of my life at Sprawlmart on the busiest day of the year though.
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