|05-13-2007, 03:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2006
New Deal with Sony?
Looking at the Sony site, they are having a special. If you buy a reader at $349, you get $149 in books for free.
Special until 7/31/07
|05-13-2007, 04:11 PM||#2|
Grumpy Old Man
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: L.A., Euro ex-pat
Device: Kobo, Nook Classic,Color,ST/Glow, iRex DR1000, Sony 505, REB1100&1200
Just had a look at it. Smallprint: "Credit good for $50 towards any title and $99.50 toward any CONNECT eBooks Classics title will be applied to your account."
In short, you still get only $50 in real credit (not a bad thing anyway), but you have the option of downloading public domain books that are free anyway. I guess it is a bonus in as far as it is a convenience since they might be easier to find and better formatted for the Sony reader. But it certainly isn't the same as 3x the credit to buy any book in the store, which is what most people would expect.
Ah, those sneaky marketeers...
|05-13-2007, 06:33 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Device: Sony Reader PRS-500
There was another recent thread on this - http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10623. It's been out since 5/1 I think.
|05-13-2007, 07:48 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Device: Sony Reader; Kobo; Nook color
I still do not find out how to use that 99.99 beside the $50 can be spent directly
|05-17-2007, 11:52 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NW Iowa
Device: Sony PSR-500
Solved the "Classic" credit downloads
For those of you still having troubles registering,opening an account,downloading the "free" credits from the regular listing ($50.00) and "Classic's" Here is one possible solution.
Make sure your firewall or anti-virus software is not blocking your access to the eBook store. [MINE WAS] Insure that your set-up allows you to receive "pop-ups".[Mine DID NOT] Almost impossible to register if pop-ups blocked. Vital registration steps are on a pop-up.
Once your computer can accept the input, you have registered then "authorized" your account, your credits will be made available.
Then the fun starts. The"ebook" store will now allow you to go to the "HOME" page (depress "Menu" on the e-reader for 5-6 seconds and it will jump you to
"Home".) Buy what you want out of your $50 credit--it will tally it up. Confirm your buys and then go up to the "Categories" section (Top middle). Pick the "Classics categoryand then you are pretty much on your own.) There are about 24-26 pages of classics. You can sort by size,date,author, etc.
What you can't do (Or what I couldn't figure out how to do) is select more than one book at a time to add to the cart.
One would have thought you could, for example, pick H.G.Wells and select "ALL". Nah! That would be too easy--you get to struggle one book at a time through the whole 26 pages. Well, what did you expect for $1.99? My whole hand was numb and I gave up after 42 books. Oh well, we have until 8/1/07 to nibble away at this listing. Have fun
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