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Old 12-04-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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Sony PRS-505/SC $199 at BestBuy.com

Best Buy's website has the Sony PRS-505 on sale for $199.99. IT is only in silver but it made for a great deal. I ordered one for my sister-in-law for her holiday present. Sadly, they are currently on back order, but hopefully they will be in stock soon. If you are not in a hurry and want a good deal on a 505, this might be it.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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I snagged this deal on Sunday and according to UPS tracking it will arrive tomorrow. My first electronic book, I'm looking forward to loading it up for the cruise vacation we're taking over the holidays.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
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Sold out, but on back order. I've had my PRS-505 for a little over a week now, my wife loves it so much, she went ahead and purchased it from the bestbuy.com site.

$199? Heck, you can't beat that price. She wanted a red one (I've got the dark blue) -- but silver is all they had. She'll be applying a skin to it.

Again, even with a 1-2 week delay in shipping -- $199??!! I paid $260 for mine and I still think I got a great deal!!

Oh, and $15 tax. Free shipping. Still a fantastic price.

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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I got mine for $170 last January as it was a window display from Christmas. And it works great. But that was dumb luck. Since I hadn't got one for Christmas, I decided to treat myself and walked into the Sony Store prepared to pay full price.

$199 is a damn good deal too. You can buy two 505's for the price of a 700.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:42 PM   #8
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They're sold out online. I thought I could pick up another and save my husband $100 that could be used for book purchases.
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They're sold out online. I thought I could pick up another and save my husband $100 that could be used for book purchases.
I'm waiting for 3rd party vendors to offer the Sony 700 at a discount. (Plus, I'll need to return to the U.S. in order to authorize the new Reader....argghgghghg!)

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Old 12-09-2008, 10:19 AM   #10
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And the suckage begins.

I just got an email that the order I placed had been cancelled. I was kind of counting on that for a present. Now I have to either find another one almost as cheap or buck it up and pay the full $300 to buy it in store.
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And the suckage begins.

I just got an email that the order I placed had been cancelled. I was kind of counting on that for a present. Now I have to either find another one almost as cheap or buck it up and pay the full $300 to buy it in store.
Good luck with that. The stores here are out too. Was talking to one of the managers trying to get an idea when the next orders would come in and she said she honestly didn't know. They were all told that they would be lucky to sell any of them this year. After all, they are just a niche item, WAY overpriced and no one really wants them except for a very small group of the reading populace.

(And yet they keep selling out of them every month and STILL can't figure out why.)
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:44 PM   #12
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And the suckage begins.

I just got an email that the order I placed had been cancelled. I was kind of counting on that for a present. Now I have to either find another one almost as cheap or buck it up and pay the full $300 to buy it in store.
My wife just got the same email. Canceled her order. She called me to notify me that I'll end up just having to live without mine.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:50 AM   #13
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I received my PRS-505 from the $199 Best Buy deal last week -- I have to say it's an amazing little device. I purchased an after-market hardshell zipper case for it which doesn't add much to the bulk but seems like it will do a great job protecting what I've read is a fragile screen. All the better, looking forward to taking the books I've purchased and downloaded to it on my holiday cruise next week. I'm gushing to everyone I know about this device, it's fantastic.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:01 AM   #14
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I received my PRS-505 from the $199 Best Buy deal last week -- I have to say it's an amazing little device. I purchased an after-market hardshell zipper case for it which doesn't add much to the bulk but seems like it will do a great job protecting what I've read is a fragile screen. All the better, looking forward to taking the books I've purchased and downloaded to it on my holiday cruise next week. I'm gushing to everyone I know about this device, it's fantastic.
You are going to grow to love your 505. I am never without mine.

You might consider getting the AC adapter as that charges up your reader in just two hours (vice four hours using the USB connector). And you can read on it while it is charging.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:10 AM   #15
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If Best Buy said they had the 505 for $199 in stock on their website when you ordered it, call them and complain and if they won't honor the purchase, take them to court.
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