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Old 02-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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Kindle 1 price plummets

people are ditching there kindle 1's at ridiculous prices. I see a used like new condition for $225 under kindle 1 product page. I did not expect people would be willing to get rid of them so cheap. I can see them getting under $200 in a few hrs.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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people are ditching there kindle 1's at ridiculous prices. I see a used like new condition for $225 under kindle 1 product page. I did not expect people would be willing to get rid of them so cheap. I can see them getting under $200 in a few hrs.

I might actually buy another one for a backup. Lets see how low the prices go.........
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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I might actually buy another one for a backup. Lets see how low the prices go.........
No kidding.

In my mind, this rather "meh" announcement has actually increased the value of the original Kindle in my eyes.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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I'm surprised they are getting rid of them already, they'll need to wait a few weeks before the K2s come in.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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Certainly a good opportunity to get a good deal on a K1. I wonder if there are any eBays with new in box Kindle 1s... they may have to take a loss on them at this point... unless they sell them international.

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Old 02-09-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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people are ditching there kindle 1's at ridiculous prices. I see a used like new condition for $225 under kindle 1 product page. I did not expect people would be willing to get rid of them so cheap. I can see them getting under $200 in a few hrs.
Or quickly jumping above $500 and staying there as people figure out that the new kindle doesn't really add many features and dropped both SD card support and the replaceable battery.

If you do have a Kindle 1, watch for the custom covers to start being dumped on the market, as well. Some were on the K1 backlist and are now getting the K2, but had already ordered SD cards, batteries, M-Edge and Oberon covers, decalgirl designs, etc.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:23 PM   #7
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Or quickly jumping above $500 and staying there as people figure out that the new kindle doesn't really add many features and dropped both SD card support and the replaceable battery.

Right. And also dropped the free cover. The K2 with cover will cost $390. Bummer.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #8
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w00t maybe it's time to pick one up for the wife.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:46 PM   #9
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dropped both SD card support and the replaceable battery.

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Well, according to the last page of the manual, it does say ""AC power adapter and replaceable, rechargeable lithium polymer battery.""

However, there are no instructions for taking off the back cover and replacing the old battery, like there was for the old one.

Perhaps its a simple 'insert dime and remove' application. But why wouldn't they just say so?

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Right. And also dropped the free cover. The K2 with cover will cost $390. Bummer.
I'm interested in getting a better look at the Amazon cover for the K2 and how it mounts.

I do think it should have been supplied, as with the K1.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:52 PM   #11
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:55 PM   #12
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I'm interested in getting a better look at the Amazon cover for the K2 and how it mounts.

I do think it should have been supplied, as with the K1.
I agree it should have been supplied. Apparently the Amazon cover clips in:




Posted here by Lilly.

There are some other cases that use elastic.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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looks to me that some velcro will be needed for the Kindle II as well
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:07 PM   #14
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I agree it should have been supplied. Apparently the Amazon cover clips in
Thanks. Hopefully it is (as it looks to be) a more secure attachment that the Kindle 1 cover. I know it worked for some, but it never worked well for me at all -- I bought an M-Edge cover pretty quickly after I got my Kindle.
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Creating a newer, more expensive model often makes the original go up in value (as people want to have the "next to best one.")

But we may see the prices shoot back up once there is a supply problem with the new model. People may be willing to go "well, I can get one of these old ones NOW and it's not much different."
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