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Old 12-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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PW craze on ebay sites - prices astronomical!

This is crazy! I just checked how much a PW goes for on the German Ebay site, and some WiFi (WLAN) ones are around $300 already!!
Ebay.de PW listings ~ EURO to USD conversion on XE.com

Amazon lists them as available some time in mid-January for the WiFi ones and some time in January for the 3G ones, so the prices will likely go up the closer we get to Christmas!!

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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I just went to the Paperwhite site on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Paperwh...rds=paperwhite

Dec 21, 2012, is the expected shipping date for the WiFi Special Offer and non-Special Order models. However, I have Prime membership and that date may only apply to Prime members.

The price is $ 119 and $ 139 for the Special Offer and non-Special Offer models. That translates to 91.665 and 107.071 Euros at today's conversion rate.

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I just went to the Paperwhite site on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Paperwh...rds=paperwhite

Dec 21, 2012, is the expected shipping date for the WiFi Special Offer and non-Special Order models. However, I have Prime membership and that date may only apply to Prime members.

The price is $ 119 and $ 139 for the Special Offer and non-Special Offer models. That translates to 91.665 and 107.071 Euros at today's conversion rate.

OP is in Germany. US shipping dates are irrelevant.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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eBay speculators I assume. I've seen them do this in the past a lot with popular items that are difficult to get, especially around Xmas. I think it was the Sony PlayStation I or II that was released near Xmas a few years ago, but only a handful were available. Speculators stood in lines to buy them and bought as many as they could then put them on eBay at several times their sale price!

I also saw a lot of Sony PRS-950 eInk readers on eBay for ridiculous prices after speculators bought up the discontinued units and marked up the prices.

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