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Old 02-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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I'm going to buy one next week. 99% sure.

From bitsub.com.
£218.98 is the best price I see.
They ship to Portugal (some other places don't ship outside UK).

Reasons to buy it:
I read a lot.
I believe e-ink is at the present time a viable alternative to paper books.
I pay too much money to get my literary fix (currently Asimov) sent to me from other countries.
I am a technophile.
I prefer open-source.
It's specs are better (for my usage) than sony's prs-505, cybook's gen3, etc.

Reasons not to do it:
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...and take into account...
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(takes hands off ears, and recomposes himself)

So, after carefully considering both sides of the question, I think I'm going to do it.
I'm just waiting to see where the shipping costs are lower.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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We won't argue with your reasons here I hope you get it soon! How much in shipping costs are we talking?
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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Nothing too outrageous. 10-20 pounds depending on the seller.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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I got mine on Wednesday last - (2-4); and I'm in love! I got an EZ Reader from Astak (the US distributor) because well, I'm in the US. But it's the same thing. I just used Logomaker to change my boot screen so it shows my name and address. The more features I find, the more in love I fall. It is already my constant companion, I changed purses to be able to carry it with me safely.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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Great choice, gmvasco. Once you get used to it, you may want to check out OpenInkPot firmware for it. I love that combination.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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Great choice, gmvasco. Once you get used to it, you may want to check out OpenInkPot firmware for it. I love that combination.
It is actually THE one reason that made me go with this one instead of other models. I kinda mentioned it when I said "open source", but not explicitly.

If I buy it tomorrow (after deciding what shipping costs are better), I'll have about 2 weeks to finish my 4 Asimovs on paper. A bit of a stretch, but I gotta do it. Otherwise, I suspect I won't pick them up again anytime soon.
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It is actually THE one reason that made me go with this one instead of other models. I kinda mentioned it when I said "open source", but not explicitly.

If I buy it tomorrow (after deciding what shipping costs are better), I'll have about 2 weeks to finish my 4 Asimovs on paper. A bit of a stretch, but I gotta do it. Otherwise, I suspect I won't pick them up again anytime soon.
I do ocassionally read one of my unread pbooks but it has become more difficult as time goes by. Good luck.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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Support for OI is one of the main reasons that I'm leaning towards the EZ Reader. I'm still waiting to see what new devices will be released between now and March, though. I'm actually a bit worried that I'll be tempted by a newer device since the OI developers already have a backlog of devices to support which will probably keep them from getting to new devices any time soon.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:28 PM   #9
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Support for OI is one of the main reasons that I'm leaning towards the EZ Reader. I'm still waiting to see what new devices will be released between now and March, though. I'm actually a bit worried that I'll be tempted by a newer device since the OI developers already have a backlog of devices to support which will probably keep them from getting to new devices any time soon.
Before I loaded OI, I did too. But I think I've found my dream reader with the EZ Reader and OI.
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From bitsub.com.
£218.98 is the best price I see.
They ship to Portugal (some other places don't ship outside UK).

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So, after carefully considering both sides of the question, I think I'm going to do it.
I'm just waiting to see where the shipping costs are lower.
And why not 100% sure!

And I'm with you, I'll be buying one too... Not sure if it'll be next week, but I think it'll be this month.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:37 AM   #11
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And why not 100% sure!

And I'm with you, I'll be buying one too... Not sure if it'll be next week, but I think it'll be this month.
I'm 100% sure now. I just bought it (giggles like a school girl)!

Well, now, onto getting to grips with the best format, and getting a good conversor... AND reading my pbooks.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:09 AM   #12
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I bought my BeBook about 20 days ago and I am loving it. The main reason why I chose the BeBook was because I would be able to run OpenInkpot on it, and it was worthy, I would say the experience gets much better with OI, the ability to adjust margins, font size etc on-the-fly, so it looks just the way I like it, is great.

I was a bit concerned that I would not be able to read de-DRM'ed books on it (and unfortunately most books I want to read are sold only with DRM) but I had no problems whatsoever, just ran mobidedrm on a mobi book that I bought at BooksOnBoard and it was fine.

Paper books really feel like "old stuff" now, so heavy and clumsy.

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:25 AM   #13
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Congrats!

At least you've more decisive powers than I have I'm always afraid that when I buy something, the next week there'll be a much better device, for the same price...
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I actually had only one disappointment with my BeBook, I am not sure how it is with other ereaders: from the pictures I've seen, I expected the screen background to be whiter. Mine has a gray tint, which means the contrast is not as good as I thought.
It doesn't bother me too much though, it's more of an aesthetic thing.
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Congrats!

At least you've more decisive powers than I have I'm always afraid that when I buy something, the next week there'll be a much better device, for the same price...
I had a friend like you who wouldn't buy a calculator for the same reasons you have concerning readers. He never did buy a calculator and AFAIK still has none.

Do what my wife did when buying a horse trailer, when you find something you like, buy it and quit looking.
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