|12-28-2007, 03:13 PM||#346|
Join Date: Dec 2007
I got mine yesterday... But think it is REFUBRISHED. :(
I got mine yesterday. This is PRS-500. The device looks new, but I wonder if we (all who waited for so long until Sony "recieved a new stock") got refubrished devices. One of the reason I think so, is that the packaging looks odd. Instead a big blue box, I recieved my reader in a small box (similar to what cell phone providers use for sending repaired devices).
 Here is how my package looks like: http://i10.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/cc/0d/2aee_1.JPG
 And this is how I believe the original retail box suppose to look like: http://i10.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/c2/7f/23f1_1.JPG
(sorry for using e-bay URLs, but that's where I found the pictures)
Can somebody confirm what package ( or ) he/she recieved from Sony?
Thank you in advance,
|12-28-2007, 05:37 PM||#347|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Device: Sony 500, Amazon Kindle
Mine was a 500, appears new, not remanufactured.
Set up was easy. It did a software update after I installed from the included CD.
After setting up my sony ebook library (formerly called connect software) account and getting the 100 classics credit, I downloaded half a dozen just to test the Reader and it worked just fine.
Not quite as slick as the iTunes/iPod pairing for syncing but still very workable, mainly drag & drop from the e-book library to the Reader.
I should have taken it a little slower and moved the content from the Reader to the library but I got in a rush and just sort of deleted the excerpts, pics & sound files from my reader. heh.
With the holidays upon us I haven't had any 'reading' time to really test it out but I do know I need a stronger reading lamp for better definition of the text.
An interesting turn of events is that another family member received a Kindle so it'll be interesting to compare these two side by side (assuming I can ever pry it away)
|12-29-2007, 12:51 AM||#348|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Device: iPad Air
Here's a picture of the box my Reader came in:
|12-30-2007, 10:40 AM||#349|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
Device: Sony PRS-500
Mine came with  in the orange box. I first thought it was reconditioned but it does not say anything on the box. My reader did come attached to the cover, is that the way it comes? I say that because the instructions talk about attaching the reader to the cover.
I have to say it is perfect in condition so I would not think its reconditioned. Besides Sony would be looking at a class-action suite. Its happened to SO many companies.
|01-04-2008, 02:36 PM||#350|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle 2
No pre-loaded books on Reader
The Reader I received 12/22/07 came in Orange box from same Sony Repair Center address as an earlier one I had ordered on another account. The latest PRS500 Reader was a much lower serial number & also did not have the usual pre loaded books as was on previous unit? I no longer have the unit but I have no doubt I was not the first to browse the unit.
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