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Old 07-31-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Cool I finally got a PRS-505

I got my Sony PRS-505 late last week from JandR.com. It was the least expensive net price and I usually get stuff from them in 2-3 days. I got a surprise; when I authorized it with the eBook store, I got an error that the reader was already authorized. Reauthorization only took a couple of mouse clicks, so no big deal. Later, I found a directory with about 50 books that appear to be Mobi with DRM. Physically, the reader looks brand new, but I am sure it is used!

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I got my Sony PRS-505 late last week from JandR.com. It was the least expensive net price and I usually get stuff from them in 2-3 days. I got a surprise; when I authorized it with the eBook store, I got an error that the reader was already authorized. Reauthorization only took a couple of mouse clicks, so no big deal. Later, I found a directory with about 50 books that appear to be Mobi with DRM. Physically, the reader looks brand new, but I am sure it is used!

Is this a common practice?

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The lowest I have seen is vanns.com at $269.00 plus shipping.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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I got my Sony PRS-505 late last week from JandR.com. It was the least expensive net price and I usually get stuff from them in 2-3 days. I got a surprise; when I authorized it with the eBook store, I got an error that the reader was already authorized. Reauthorization only took a couple of mouse clicks, so no big deal. Later, I found a directory with about 50 books that appear to be Mobi with DRM. Physically, the reader looks brand new, but I am sure it is used!

Is this a common practice?

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Mobipocket format eBooks cannot be used on a 505. So why would they be on it? That makes no sense. You should give J&R a call and tell them of the problem and that you got a used 505 instead of a new one and you want them to replace it with a new one.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:58 PM   #5
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I thought about that, but physically, my 505 was perfect. I deleted the extra files, reauthorized the reader, and loaded some books. You know the old saying, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush..."
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