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Old 10-16-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question Where to buy in Singapore?

Hii...I'm a newbie to Ereaders. My friend (who apparently bought the 500 in America) just showed me this really wonderful gadget, and now, I want to get one also.

But...from what I've read in the forums, the PRS-505 is not officially available outside of the USA...yet. But I was wondering where I can order the 505 in Singapore (or in Thailand). Any suggested websites? I tried looking in Ebay, but the marked up prices are outrageous, while other online retailers don't have the 505 in stock yet (e.g. Smarthome, B&H).

Also, is it better if I hold out and wait to see what Bookeen or Amazon has to offer with their readers? I'm not willing to pay more than $350 on a reader, so Bookeen's will be the max I can afford, so is the $50 increase over the 505 worth it?

Thanks so much...
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I can't make a decision for you on 'holding off'. BUT, I've had good luck in the past with J&R Electronics in NYC. I don't know if they do international shipments, but they definitely have the reader.

http://www.jr.com/JRSectionView.proc...dheld_and_PDA/

You can probably check by e-mail if they will ship to you.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:36 AM   #3
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hi ken. i am from Singapore and plan to buy when my colleagues go to USA for business trip.

you can also look at using VPOST service. Order from a USA online store and send it to the vPost address in USA. vPost then send that to SIngapore after you pay them.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:56 AM   #4
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I can't make a decision for you on 'holding off'. BUT, I've had good luck in the past with J&R Electronics in NYC. I don't know if they do international shipments, but they definitely have the reader.

http://www.jr.com/JRSectionView.proc...dheld_and_PDA/

You can probably check by e-mail if they will ship to you.

FYI

http://www.jr.com/templates/informat...opping.tem#G03

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At the present time, we only ship to the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. J&R proudly ships to our Armed Forces APO/FPO customers.
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Be careful about using vpost US for the reader. I have confirmed with them once that they do not ship anything with lithium battery. You could possibly end up with your reader stuck there for good. Send a mail to confirm with them first.

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