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Old 02-09-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Post Anyone buying back-up Readers?

I'm a complete machine addict and would rather use a device that I love than let vendors decide. Obsolescence only really happens when the parts and the knowledge are gone - my car is 50+ years old, and still running strong.

So I thought I'd start a thread for others who may be looking to pick up a Sony before they disappear.

T2

Tiger Direct has new Black T2s for $99US, plus refurbished for $69US and bundled with a $25 giftcard for $79US. (I bought the bundle as a gift last Christmas - no problems AFAIK)

New Red or White T2s from this ebay seller for $90US - Got my original from him, and will most likely get another.


T3

Looks like Best Buy Canada and Future Shop have the T3S for $79.99CA in Red or Black - no shipping for those of us in the US, but nice deal for those in Canada. (I may have to send my brother back home across the bridge to Windsor for a red one.)

US eBay has a few, some reasonably priced and others not so much, especially on the shipping charge.


Here's hoping for some great deals in the future - and maybe better availability for those of us in the US.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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the "good for 50 years idea" fails on predicted battery life. 3 years if you are lucky, and not using it for 3 years does not work in your favour.
the T3 is still £99 in uk sony store ,same as at xmas - so no reductions yet.
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Yes, going to be looking into battery replacement down the road, if necessary. I'm fortunate to have a friend who loves fiddling with electronics.

I miss the days when hardware had user-replaceable/swappable batteries. Of course, battery capacity was a lot smaller then, too.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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I've not actually read anything on how hard it is to change T series batteries, I know there are replacement kits for the x50 models, if you are up to the fiddly steps involved
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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And IF your going to Storage them You need to remove the Batteries for Safety.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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I really like my PRS-T1, but I don't plan to buy another Sony reader unless they start selling new models in the US again. I will probably just wait until something happens to my T1 and see what epub readers are available in the US at that time.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #7
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I assume those prices for the T3 are sans case. I see the case as essential.

re: backups, I move to a rooted Nook STR (I have two) but I have a T1 & T2 and three 650s. *Shakes head* I'll have to get some 650 replacement batteries.

I'd like a front-lit e-reader, but the device I want hasn't been made yet (at least, in N.America, and for a decent price).
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I'm still using my 505 from 2009. The battery is getting pretty bad. But I have bought a few extras off eBay (at least one works perfectly) which I alternate use. I like the buttons and just want to read...

I may get a new battery for my original 505. I'll use them until they die or something I really like comes out.
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And IF your going to Storage them You need to remove the Batteries for Safety.
why ? as there ever been a report of an exploded/caught fire battery inside of a sony reader ?

and as we know, you can't easily remove a battery - you need special tools & plenty of skill to do that.
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I assume those prices for the T3 are sans case. I see the case as essential.

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the T3 case is integral to the design - closing teh flap puts device in standby, like closing a laptop. It's a neat feature

So they are not sold without a case
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So they are not sold without a case
Incorrect, there is a version without a case - the T3S.
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Incorrect, there is a version without a case - the T3S.
not in the Sony store, there isn't. It may theoretically exist but have you seen a new one on sale anywhere ?
the only one that google shopping finds is a Jap import on ebay. I suspect there is no european T3S

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I've not actually read anything on how hard it is to change T series batteries, I know there are replacement kits for the x50 models, if you are up to the fiddly steps involved
Thanks cybmole - I checked with the vendor I've always bought my PDA batteries from, and they carry new batteries for most of the discontinued Sony models too. I've sent them a message asking if they are considering carrying stock for the Tx line also.
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not in the Sony store, there isn't. It may theoretically exist but have you seen a new one on sale anywhere ?
the only one that google shopping finds is a Jap import on ebay. I suspect there is no european T3S
I bought my T3S from ebook.de. Still rather theoretical for US residents. BTW I would not buy a spare T3. I hope for better hardware in 3 or 4 years, depends on how long the battery will endure.
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Interesting idea but what those ereaders will become if Sony doesn't update the firmware to render the new DRM scheme?
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