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Old 07-04-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Can anyone buy ASTAK reader from Frys for me?

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I have been waiting for Frys sale on Astak readers for two weeks and now I am mad because they won't ship to my home address, only to a store address!!

The nearest [deleted expletive] store is 90 MILES AWAY!

Can anyone buy this for me and ship it to my address and I will repay you?

I have no ebook reader and have been looking towards this weekend so I can snag Astak reader while it would be on sale but Frys is [deleted].

http://www.frys.com/product/5834633
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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It's a 40 mile drive for me, not too awful. However, you really should look into the costs of shipping before you try to snag a sale price. Also, you need to consider whether you are going to be willing to reimburse the person who does this for you for time and gas as well as shipping.

I say this only because, your sale price might get inflated to the point where it is no longer a bargain, or less of one than if you drove the 180 mile round trip yourself (or found someone in your area who made that commute on a regular basis).
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Can you explain what you mean when you say "Frys is gay", please?

And please try, in the future, to express you views without using obscene language. Many people find such things distasteful.

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Old 07-04-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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Hi,
I have been waiting for Frys sale on Astak readers for two weeks and now I am mad because they won't ship to my home address, only to a store address!!

The nearest [deleted expletive] store is 90 MILES AWAY!

Can anyone buy this for me and ship it to my address and I will repay you?

I have no ebook reader and have been looking towards this weekend so I can snag Astak reader while it would be on sale but Frys is [deleted].

http://www.frys.com/product/5834633


Hello, K03AK:

Two of your words have been deleted by me from your post. As another Moderator has stated, please refrain from using such language here on MobileRead.

We welcome reasoned dialogue that does not descend into the realm of profanity or gender choice.

I wish you luck in finding your Reader of choice.

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Old 07-04-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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Hi Don (Moderator),

The 2nd word that you had deleted was also used quoted by the first moderator but it wasn't deleted by you.

Anyway, the 2nd word is a old english word. it is not a obscene word. It means => "happily excited"

From merriam-webster

I agreed with the first moderator(Harry) to first ask what does the use of word intended to mean before doing any form of censorship.


As for the first deleted word, I would agree that should not be used. (though its just a colorful expression of one's emotional state. And has no obscene implication)

Cheers..

PS: Astak just lost another customer.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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I do apologize for my language. It is just I waited for this deal for two weeks and it was the first thing I checked this morning when I woke up. I was looking towards getting a reader for such a long time and this seemed like an awesome opportunity. I know this is not Astak's fault but just the way Frys sells this item.

The price at the counter (or when order to be shipped to the store from Frys website) would be $249.99

I will would reimburse any gas costs (reasonable of course, if you live NEAR Frys) and the shipping costs to my address. In addition I am willing to send a check for $30 (amount of the rebate) for doing this favor to me. I am serious about this.

Here is my eBay feedback is under username darkmage47
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I do apologize for my language. It is just I waited for this deal for two weeks and it was the first thing I checked this morning when I woke up. I was looking towards getting a reader for such a long time and this seemed like an awesome opportunity. I know this is not Astak's fault but just the way Frys sells this item.

The price at the counter (or when order to be shipped to the store from Frys website) would be $249.99

I will would reimburse any gas costs (reasonable of course, if you live NEAR Frys) and the shipping costs to my address. In addition I am willing to send a check for $30 (amount of the rebate) for doing this favor to me. I am serious about this.

Here is my eBay feedback is under username darkmage47
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...ab=AllFeedback

My Heatware feedback:
http://heatware.com/eval.php?id=55872

Thanks, K03AK.

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Old 07-04-2009, 02:33 PM   #8
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Hi Don (Moderator),

The 2nd word that you had deleted was also used quoted by the first moderator but it wasn't deleted by you.

Anyway, the 2nd word is a old english word. it is not a obscene word. It means => "happily excited"

From merriam-webster

I agreed with the first moderator(Harry) to first ask what does the use of word intended to mean before doing any form of censorship.


As for the first deleted word, I would agree that should not be used. (though its just a colorful expression of one's emotional state. And has no obscene implication)

Cheers..

PS: Astak just lost another customer.
Hi, gen:

I didn't delete Harry's use of the word due to the fact that Harry is asking what "gay" means within the context of the original poster. I interpreted the OP's comment to mean he was NOT having a happy time.

I actually know the alternate [and not often used] meaning of the word "gay" (as opposed to its use as a negative slam against the gay community), due to having purposely used "gay" in a headline I once wrote advertising for a happy time at an event at my university. This was during my younger years, back when I was a Features Editor for the entertainment/arts section of the newspaper.) Yabba Dabba Do: Time to get my Flintstones wheel out and roll it around on the carpet!

I think many of us have access to colorful expressions...there have been many, many times when I wanted to use one on [name deleted by me]...but I decided not to.


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Old 07-04-2009, 02:41 PM   #9
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As I told my daughter, words and the connotation we place on them are interesting.

For example we could all get by (maybe not well but could get by) if we used the term BS in polite society. But if we spelled it out, i.e. what the B & S stand for we'd likely be criticized. On the other hand if we said, "male bovine feces" many of those same criticizer would think it cute and in the end (no pun intended) it's all the same stuff.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #10
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Apparently Fry's EZ Reader deal isn't as big as it was advertised here by Robertb. Not Roberts fault, though, as Fry's decided to up the sale price before the refund.

I would suggest the OP wait until mid-Aug and order the 5" inch PocketPro. The screen is only slightly small, it's faster, twice the gray levels (8 instead of 4), and is much more portable. Also, you get the same number of lines as the 6" but without the blank margins. All this for only 200 bucks.

It's really a no-brainer.

I've been wanting to get an ererader since the Sony Reader 500 was still being talked about, but prices and features kept me from it. Now, finally, is the time to buy.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:26 PM   #11
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Apparently Fry's EZ Reader deal isn't as big as it was advertised here by Robertb. Not Roberts fault, though, as Fry's decided to up the sale price before the refund.

I would suggest the OP wait until mid-Aug and order the 5" inch PocketPro. The screen is only slightly small, it's faster, twice the gray levels (8 instead of 4), and is much more portable. Also, you get the same number of lines as the 6" but without the blank margins. All this for only 200 bucks.

It's really a no-brainer.

I've been wanting to get an ererader since the Sony Reader 500 was still being talked about, but prices and features kept me from it. Now, finally, is the time to buy.
Sounds like a plan.
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Hi Don,

Thanks for the reply. Guess colorful expression will go the way of the dodo in the 23rd Century as like Star Trek 4 - The Voyage home.


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Yup, agreed with griffonwing. This EZ Reader basic isn't really a big deal, its still using the old 200MHz Arms processor. All the new readers coming out are at least 400MHz. This sales is most likely to clear off some old stocks before the new stuffs comes in. And since the pocket pro is just 6weeks away plus its still a good $20 lower. Its a much better deal than this..

Also i guess also in Aug, Sony may be coming out with another new model, therefore the last border sales at $199 for the PRS-505(also a 200MHz processor) thus seems like there is going to be a big shift in the reader's market.

my guess is with Pixel-Qi in the pipeline to compete with e-ink, e-ink is going to have to lower their screen cost. All this time e-ink is having a monopoly. Its great for us when there are competition in the market.

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I'm probably going to regret writing this, but the phrase "Frys is happily excited" makes no sense to me whatsoever in any context.

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I'm probably going to regret writing this, but the phrase "Frys is happily excited" makes no sense to me whatsoever in any context.

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Haa, english is kind of ambiguous. so many angles to look at.

Frys is happily excited to make all its customers unhappy, forcing most of its customers to come down and visit their store in hope that when customer visit their store, they would buy other stuffs too.
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