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Old 06-14-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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Factory Refurbished Sony T2 -- $30

TigerDirect lowered the price of the factory refurbished Sony T2 (with 1 year warranty) to $29.97 (plus shipping and tax). If all of them are like the one I bought (at $50 a couple months ago) then they're like new. They come complete with paperwork and warranty sheet. Mine came in a retail box with the green "Refurbished" tag.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...017&CatId=6847

EDIT: The Kobo Store is now working on Sony T1s, T2s and T3s -- at least I'm guessing it works on the T2 and T3 (I don't have the models). It definitely now works on my T2. Just tested it tonight.

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Old 06-16-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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Ordered one. How could I resist that price?
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Does TigerDirect offer international shipping? or is it US only?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Does TigerDirect offer international shipping? or is it US only?
They have a number to call for international shipping, but I'm guessing there would be licensing restrictions for this product. Here's a link to their ordering information.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/h...tional.asp?#i1
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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Mine arrived today, and I love it! I like the look and feel of it much better than that of the T1, which I had previously.
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I ordered one with this deal too. Couldn't resist at that price! It's being held at the PO, though, until I get back from DC. Glad to see you like it!
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The only thing was, the battery was completely run down. Thought I had a DOA until I plugged it into my PC. That woke it up.
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Mine arrived today, and I love it! I like the look and feel of it much better than that of the T1, which I had previously.
That's good to know! I ordered one too, but I've fallen out of using my T1 and mostly have been reading on my phone for the past year.
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Mine arrived today, and I love it! I like the look and feel of it much better than that of the T1, which I had previously.
Mine too. I'm guessing they've been sitting on the shelves for quite a while. Probably the reason these are on clearance for so little (even though TigerDirect has other T2s on clearance for about $70) is because these have an outdated coupon for a free "Harry Potter" book at "Pottermore." I've even seen a couple places where this was called the "Pottermore Edition." The coupon expired on 7-31-13. Again, as posted previously, not a big deal for me, as I wouldn't have used it anyhow.

BTW, I'm glad yours arrived without issue. I think they really are nice eReaders. I like the lighter font better in brighter light and the Kindle's (or Nook's) darker fonts better in dimmer lighting.

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These things are still available.

Either they are not selling at this price, or they have a humongous supply available.
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These things are still available.

Either they are not selling at this price, or they have a humongous supply available.
Tiger Direct is kind of an oddball outfit. Their search engine doesn't work worth a darn. When you search for eReader (for example) the first two "hits" are the Sony PRS-T2, but two different SKUs (one for $79.97, one for $79.99) than the $29.97 one (with yet another SKU) -- which is way on the bottom of the page. So, I'm guessing, they just aren't selling that well. I was surprised they didn't sell out at $49.97. I ordered a 2nd one (at $29.97) -- figuring I could find someone in my family to give it to, or sell it -- and it came from a different store than the first one. The first one came from McAllen, TX -- the second from Hoffman Heights, IL. So, I think when you make an order, they just find a store that has them in stock and then send them from there.

At any rate, if anyone is still looking for one, I probably wouldn't wait around too much longer. The first SKU version (the only one that allows you to check "store availability") only shows three stores with them still in stock -- and one of those was the one I got my second one from. When I first checked these, there were probably fifteen or twenty stores that had them.

EDIT: Actually I was wrong about the "send from" location of the 2nd T2. It came from Hodgkins, IL, which may (or may not) be a warehouse.

You can also find the same products under www.globalcomputer.com -- and www.circuitcity.com redirects to Tiger Direct. At one time www.compusa.com also redirected to Tiger Direct. But now it looks like they've dropped that name. Tiger Direct's parent company bought up these names when the store chains went under.

At any rate, it might be worth checking www.globalcomputer.com for those who can't order from Tiger Direct. Unless the name "Global" means nothing (which is probably the case).

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stormcloude: I really do like the T2 better than the T1 in so many ways. I can't imagine reading on my phone for so long, even on my new 4" screen.

rcentros: I especially like it now that I've figured out what font and size to embed before I send it to the device. I was converting to 14pt font size but lines were disappearing. 12pt seems to work great.

everyone: I agree with rcentros! They have been this price for about a week now, it could end at any time. If you have ever considered a Sony, you will not find one this cheaply again!

Dr Drib: We are a small minority here on MR. Nobody wants these kinds of readers any more. Everyone wants tablets and/or phones, even for reading. Those that want eink want the lighted ones. So no, there is no market for the T2, thus the incredibly low price.

Of course I didn't need one, but for that price, I had to have it. And I do like it. Light weight and the firmware is very robust.
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Are these refurbs being shipped with the store change firmware update already installed, or would a buyer need to do it after the purchase?
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No, you have to update them. I'm guessing they've been sitting on the shelves for at least a year now -- long before the closing of the Reader Store. The update is available directly from Sony's Support page. I also registered my first T2, the only one I'll personally keep, directly with Sony on their website. So they're still supported by Sony (whatever that support amounts to, I don't know -- and, hopefully, I won't have to find out). They do come with a year warranty.

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Mine had old firmware on it. I connected to wifi and without even having to register anywhere, was able to download the latest firmware and install it. Another thing I love about Sony, you can use it without ever registering it. Now I have the Kobo store logo, and of course if I want to use it I would have to register it with Kobo.
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