|07-07-2011, 12:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Kobo touch or Eco-reader or Kindle?
So I'm looking to buy an e-reader as I have way too many paperbacks and not enough space to put them.
I've done a bit of research and I've narrowed my choices down to the Kobo touch, the Eco-reader or the Kindle.
The main reason why I am hesitant to get a Kindle is because I've read reviews of them freezing/dying etc and I live in Australia so sending one back to get repaired would be a bit of a hassle and expensive.
I'm considering the eco-reader because it's Australian, however, it seems a bit pricey. I haven't read any bad reviews of it yet.
I'm also thinking of ordering the Kobo touch from the Borders US site as I've read about others doing the same.
I'm ONLY going to be reading books on it. I don't care if it has wifi or can connect to the internet. I would like to buy from a company that has good customer service/support if the e-reader breaks/freezes/battery dies. I would prefer that the cost would be under $200 (the Sony is out of my price range).
Please help me decide
|07-07-2011, 02:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SW Australia
Device: Eco Eclipse, Sony PRS 350 (pink), Ipod Touch, Kindle Touch
Are you planning on using a library to source your books? I have an Eco eclipse which I love but it's not compatible with Overdrive which seems to be used by most libraries. Don't ask me why, but it's on the Overdrive list of incompatible devices. If I were a bit more clued up I could maybe get around it but I've I've ordered a Sony. The Kobo looks good too but I've had no reply to an email I sent them a week ago so dunno what their service is like. If you're not going to borrow from libraries then I can recomemnd the Eco reader or eclipse as a very good basic reader. I had the eco reader first but gave it to my mother and got an eclipse because of the smaller size.
|07-07-2011, 10:37 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
Device: Kindle Voyage,Kindle PW, Fire HD 8.9, Fire HD8
|07-07-2011, 12:23 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3 Wifi and Kindle DX Graphite
I think that sent your kindle back to USA to get repaired is not going to cost you any money. Amazon pays shipping charges. Besides, Amazon Costumer Service is simply the best. If you have a problem with the screen, usually the companies don't consider that kind of problem is covered under the warranty, but Amazon does, and changes your device for another one totally free.
Last edited by thebestjeter; 07-08-2011 at 12:11 AM.
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