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Old 12-23-2009, 06:31 AM   #46
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I would wait until there was something with a clearer advantage over your current reader available.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:19 PM   #47
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My prs-505 is great at what it does, so my next new toy would tend to need to be very different as far as features or form factor to get me to buy it. A notable exception would be if sony brought out a prs-510 that was a 505 with more memory, faster pageturns and the multilanguage support of their current devices so I could get english menus on a german model without having to reflash it like I did with my 505.
Actually, in the case of a souped-up 510 I would probably trade up as well. If the PRS-900 had the same screen clarity as the 505, I would also likely trade up, but as it is I will probably hold out for a larger screen for academic reading. If I win the lottery any time soon, however, ebook reading devices of the world beware...
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:25 PM   #48
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I know there is *always* something new coming out and the fear that you'll buy something and then something new will come out is never a reason not to enjoy a new technology.

Generally that's true, but right now there happens to be a lot of devices that "should" be coming out soon. The unique timing right now might be an exception to the basic rule you stated.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:33 PM   #49
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Actually,... If I win the lottery any time soon, however, ebook reading devices of the world beware...
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #50
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Generally that's true, but right now there happens to be a lot of devices that "should" be coming out soon. The unique timing right now might be an exception to the basic rule you stated.
Agreed, especially if you want a large screen reader, it's definitely better to wait a month or two and see what pans out with the Que, what else is announced at CES, what happens with Pixel QI screens etc.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #51
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I am just going around in circles here about whether I should treat myself, because I really would use those features often and am a serious/prolific enough reader that I will enjoy it, or whether I should just be a little more patient for a litte while longer and see how things shake up...
I'd recommend waiting, if you already have an ebook reader that will do.

Over the next six to twelve months we should see ebook readers with much less fragile screens and/or colour screens and/or must faster refreshing screens.

Having just have another cracked screen, I'm almost certainly going to be waiting for non-glass screens before buying another ebook reader.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:13 AM   #52
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Great minds think alike!!! You must be an old retailer...(or not so old) Hubby taught me that lesson long ago...buy something, enjoy it, sell it, & go on to the 'next' big thing.
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I think it's particular apropos of any electronic device these days.
It is amazing how many people don't make that connection and will do anything possible to not sell to fund the next purchase and simply "shoebox it" which is kinda like being waterboarded to an ebook reading device...
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:15 PM   #53
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I would buy something like 600 but with 505 screen's clarity.
Even better, 8" with the above specs.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:43 PM   #54
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It is amazing how many people don't make that connection and will do anything possible to not sell to fund the next purchase and simply "shoebox it" which is kinda like being waterboarded to an ebook reading device...
What's amazing is how hard it can be to sell old electronic devices. You'd think there would be a market for a 7-year old computer, working, but I haven't found one so far. (Probably would be, on eBay, but the shipping would cost more than the computer in that case.)
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:45 PM   #55
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What's amazing is how hard it can be to sell old electronic devices. You'd think there would be a market for a 7-year old computer, working, but I haven't found one so far. (Probably would be, on eBay, but the shipping would cost more than the computer in that case.)
There's not. You can't even give PCs that old away to schools or local youth centers. They don't want to deal with setting them up and maintaining them.

Just recycle them like a good green consumer. Oh, and thanks for using your PC for 7 years. I don't think I've ever used any of mine that long.

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Old 12-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #56
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There's not. You can't even give PCs that old away to schools or local youth centers. They don't want to deal with setting them up and maintaining them.

Just recycle them like a good green consumer. Oh, and thanks for using your PC for 7 years. I don't think I've ever used any of mine that long.

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Yep, I've got a whole basement full of old computers no one wants. Have to pay to get rid of them....
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:58 PM   #57
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I am in the market for a new reader. I lost one of my kindles (I had 2 kindle 1s, because my 11 year-old decided she didn't like it), but I really like having a backup. I guess that is silly, since thanks to MR I can read my books on any device. I am going to sit back and see what comes out - I am actually hoping that after Christmas, they will drop the price of refurbished Kindle 2s back down.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:59 AM   #58
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I don't think this is a good time to be buying a large-screen device, because there are many that will be released in the next few months.

However, it's a very good time to be buying small-screen devices, with all sorts of interesting new ones on the market. I've just bought a Pocketbook 360, and that's a very nice 5" device. There's also the new firmware releases for the Bookeen devices (Gen3 and Opus), which make them well worth looking at.
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I wouldn't think of it, except that my Cybook has been given me trouble lately. Ideally though, I wouldn't buy a new model but rather one that has been around for some time and proven to be reliable enough over the long term. Of course, that's mostly wishful thinking on my part, since models rarely stay on the market long enough to judge that
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