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Yes 31 38.75%
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Hell No -- they're still to expensive 27 33.75%
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Will you be giving someone an ereader for Christmas?

My parents and I are going in together to get my sister one, and I got my mom one.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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I have already purchased all the eBook readers for all the readers in my family
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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My parents are getting a Kindle 2. I'd get them one each but I'm not entirely sure they'll use it (although my father did read Animal Farm in one sitting on my Sony 505 so I think I'm on a winner).
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #4
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It would be nice if there were a choice for "I would if I could", as I would love to get them for certain members of my family (my sister especially), but as we have no income right now, it's not financially possible. Not that I think they're too expensive, as the last choice suggests. If this was last year and I had been enjoying my Sony 700 as long as I have now, the answer would've been definitely "yes". I didn't receive my own until mid-January and I wouldn't give something like this as a gift if I wasn't thoroughly impressed with my own. I definitely will be recommending them as a great gift, with lots of info to back it up with. My niece received a Kindle 2 for her birthday from her mom & dad, based on my recommendation.

It would be really awesome to be able to say "eBook readers on the house"!
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
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I've been looking around to get one for my girlfriend. She went from "I love the feel of a book, and will never use an ebook" to "Oooh, this is nice, I have to have one" after playing with mine.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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My wife has recently retired, and has been spending a lot of time reading pbooks. I'm thinking a Nook might be perfect for her. No hassle downloads from B&N, and she saves a trip to the B&N B&M.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:06 PM   #7
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I'm thinking about it. My (14-yr-old) daughter would love one, and I'm trying to decide if (1) we can afford it and (2) it won't get broken if she takes it to school.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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I have gotten me a netbook so that I can better read pdfs and I will be giving my ereader to my sister in law how has asked me to let here use it.
I have found thand almost 100% of my reading is pdf tech docs and I have not found a ereader device that does a good job of resizing and reflow.

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Old 11-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #9
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:22 PM   #10
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If I could afford it, I'd be getting one for both kids. My daughter's still in the stage where she's moving around a lot, so a large physical book collection isn't practical for her, and my son reads all the time too. However, budget says, "not this year". It's not that I think they're too expensive, as Rebarnmom says, it's that I just don't have it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:59 PM   #11
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No, my girlfriend wants one. But as a fellow academic she needs something with a bigger screen that can do A4 sized PDFs well--preferably with good stylus mark up.

I want the same thing for work, but have a Kindle for leisure reading. She doesn't want a leisure reader--especially now that Kindle for PC is out and she just uses my account on that.

But there's not a good devices for PDF markups yet at a reasonable price, so we'll wait a year or two on that. I'm more interested in some future tablet device. She's less wed to needing to mark up stuff, so something like the Kindle DX with better PDF support (bigger screen maybe) etc. would probably work for her once prices come down.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:35 PM   #12
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I'm getting my Dad an EBW1150 from Ebookwise. The price is right and having only 3 buttons should work for him. I'll already have it loaded with books on Christmas morning and I'm really hoping he likes it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:08 PM   #13
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:15 PM   #14
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Nope. The only one person I know that would be interested already owns a reader
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:07 PM   #15
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I said yes but the real answer is maybe. I want to give my wife a nook but I won't buy one until I see it live (if it doesn't pan out, I may get a Sony for her). So whether she actually gets one, since I didn't preorder, will depend on what it is like live and whether the store has one to sell.
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