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Old 10-14-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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Hanlin V5 - Ebay or Bebook

Gday, Gday
I want to buy a Hanlin V5, & i seem to have 2 choices for sourcing it.

1) Bebook

http://bebook.net.au/products/BeBook...rsion-7-0.html

2) Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-Hanlin-eR...3286.m63.l1177

So far ebay would be around $50 - $100 cheaper and most ebay ones come with a jacket..

So what do you reckon? Local supplier & warranty vs $100 cheaper china direct?
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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Are you in Australia? If so and you wish to buy locally DADirect.com have the Hanlin V5 for $349 (plus freight I believe), which includes the cover. Alternatively, which is what I did, I ordered the Astak Pocket Pro from the US. After currency conversion it worked out about $280AUS inc freight. This package included a cover. Only real difference in terms of actual package contents buying the Hanlin V5 locally and the Astak PP was the Astak PP did not include an AC to USB power adapter for Australian power points, but they are cheap for about $15, or you could just use your PC for charging the unit.

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Look at the location of the seller, if it's utrecht in the Netherlands you buy it directly from endless ideas (aka the owners of bebook). I dit it through ebay and paid eur 205,= with shipping instead of the price on the bebook website that was then eur 299,= excluding shipping.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
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Gday, Gday
I want to buy a Hanlin V5... Local supplier & warranty vs $100 cheaper china direct?
Get it from Astak. It is cheaper (US$199 + postage ), and they stand by their product.

Had to RMA my unit due to paint problem (since fixed) with initial batch, and they paid for the unit to be reutrned and shipped a new one.
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Get it from Astak. It is cheaper (US$199 + postage ), and they stand by their product.

Had to RMA my unit due to paint problem (since fixed) with initial batch, and they paid for the unit to be reutrned and shipped a new one.
good luck with that brand, hope you like rolling dice...
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good luck with that brand, hope you like rolling dice...
What do you mean by that? Don't you feel that Astak is a good brand of e-reader to buy?
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I am happy with my Astak Pocket Pro!

I agree with Rling, they do stand by their product and they also have helpful customer support.
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What do you mean by that? Don't you feel that Astak is a good brand of e-reader to buy?
nope....given the issues with the devices, batteries, charging, who knows what issues with PAINTING the case, the LIE about using a standard Nokia battery prior to release but insisted by the Astak rep, the USB port problems...need I go on?

I would not buy an Astak reader if it came with a $1000 rebate...
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