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Old 11-30-2009, 12:23 PM   #46
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Yeah, yeah

Just popping back to let you know that Bing Cashback just went back to 10% for Newegg. So now that bad boy is $137 minus $13.70. And I'm slightly irritated that I missed out on that thirteen bucks, cause I'm CHEAP.

Might sweeten the pot for you a bit Takes it down to $123.30

That could change at any moment, Bing has been fluctuating between 2 and 10% for a few days.
NewEgg sell Aluratek for $179.99 now - the same price that jetBook White with all accessories:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16858723004
and they don't have Aluratek in stock now. I think this price - $137 was some kind of promo action for black fri only.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #47
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What amuses me about this friendly little dispute we have here is that two people have asked me why I am skeptical that New Egg will include a great deal of merchandise not listed on its website. I would think that the burden of proof should be on the other side - that they would send items not listed. We'll see.
I see it differently. Are you surprised when you order a Big Mac and it comes with 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onion on a sesame seed bun? No. Because that is what comes on a Big Mac. They even wrote a song about it . Every item on a Big Mac isn't listed on the menu at McDonald's. You just order the Big Mac, and know the other stuff comes on it by default. That's how I see it.

Aluratek already told us what's on the burger, on their site.

And if I am wrong, well...I was due for at least one before 2009 comes to a close.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:32 PM   #48
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NewEgg sell Aluratek for $179.99 now - the same price that jetBook White with all accessories:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16858723004
and they don't have Aluratek in stock now. I think this price - $137 was some kind of promo action for black fri only.
No, the black was out of stock this morning, and the white one had been marked down to $137. Now it looks like they are all gone.

Bing 10% CB still applies to the Sonys though, and the Jetbook. Sometime to keep in mind.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:28 PM   #49
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It says here that Fry's has the Aluratek Libre Pro with the complete package at its stores, but not available online, for $159.

http://www.frys.com/product/6049268?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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It says here that Fry's has the Aluratek Libre Pro with the complete package at its stores, but not available online, for $159.

http://www.frys.com/product/6049268?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
If you buy it in offline store they charge sales tax. NewEgg don't charge sales tax outside of CA and offer free shipping by UPS.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:49 PM   #51
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based on someone post on here I've downloaded the new firmware from Aluratek and it supports PDF reflow and Adobe digital formats. I have to get to class but I've tried a bit of the reflow and it works but I'm not sure how well it works with advanced PDF and I haven't tried the Adobe digital format yet. The firmware does get rid of the zoom grid thing for PDF though.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:56 PM   #52
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Got my black Libre delivered tonight. Wall charger, usb cord, slip cover, sd card, headphones, and a little shoelace styled loop handle.

I had given my sister my Jetbook a few months back as she travels alot... very happy to have replaced it at an excellent price.

When Newegg rocks they rock hard!
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #53
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That's great, tenkar! May I assume that you got it for $137?
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I will refrain from saying 'neener neeener neener.' But I *did* tell you so, Russell!

And, now, DRM and reflow. Even happier I didn't wait!
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Siwickimom, I am delighted for you that I was wrong!

However, I am not going to get into the habit of thinking that a product includes more than what a website says it does. But I will get into the habit of not believing NewEgg's customer support!
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Got my package from Newegg. Very dissapointed Aluratek removed Cyrilic support from their firmware. Jetbook has that. Unfortunately I found no way to reflash it to Jetbook FW... it says that upgrade failed. The SD card is ok, because it accepts and flashes Aluratek firmware, but it's impossible to flash anything else. Is there anything I can do with that?
I think I'll sell it on craigslist or send it back to newegg.
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If you buy it in offline store they charge sales tax. NewEgg don't charge sales tax outside of CA and offer free shipping by UPS.
Kris777, you are mistaken about this. NewEgg charges me sales tax for everything I order from them and I am in TN. Much of the stuff comes from Memphis so they have at least a distribution center in the state and therefore charge sales tax. My understanding is stores must charge sales tax for any state where they have a physical location. I have started ordering most electronic items more than a few $ from J&R in NY if they have what I'm looking for to skip sales tax. Prices are usually close.
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Kris777, you are mistaken about this. NewEgg charges me sales tax for everything I order from them and I am in TN. Much of the stuff comes from Memphis so they have at least a distribution center in the state and therefore charge sales tax. My understanding is stores must charge sales tax for any state where they have a physical location. I have started ordering most electronic items more than a few $ from J&R in NY if they have what I'm looking for to skip sales tax. Prices are usually close.

Yes, NewEgg has physical location in CA, TN and NJ. So they probably charge sales taxes in these states.
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Got my package from Newegg. Very dissapointed Aluratek removed Cyrilic support from their firmware. Jetbook has that. Unfortunately I found no way to reflash it to Jetbook FW... it says that upgrade failed. The SD card is ok, because it accepts and flashes Aluratek firmware, but it's impossible to flash anything else. Is there anything I can do with that?
I think I'll sell it on craigslist or send it back to newegg.
you can exchange it for jetBook. NewEgg sell Black color jetBook for $179.99 now.
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you can exchange it for jetBook. NewEgg sell Black color jetBook for $179.99 now.
Unfortunately, they don't offer an exchange for this device. Only refund with $20 restocking fee + shipping.
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