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Old 03-30-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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When o when will the price for the DX drop

Even with the iPad right around the corner it is impossible to get even an used DX for anything other than close to retail. I dont get it. Even the older US versions are demanding (and getting) almost $400 for it.

Perhaps after the iPad is out and available at stores I will be able to grab a DX that someone is trying to offload.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #2
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If you don't mind used Kindle, I believe when IPad is released you will see a lot of used Kindle. But If you want to have a new one Hmm ... I don't know either. But I believe that Amazon will drop their Kindle price. Sony already done that with 30 USD on every models, why not Amazon.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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Used is what I want. Have been looking for quite some time lol
Maybe I should just not get one. I guess I just want the bigger screen as a home reader and have the K2 for travel.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #4
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Keep an eye on Craigs list - there were reports of K2's being dumped. Folks may start selling DX's to buy an iPad.
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I still think it won't drop until the Que is released.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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$400 seems eminently reasonably for a device with a 9.7" screen, given that top-end 6" devices (eg the BeBook Neo) are around $300.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:11 PM   #7
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Keep an eye on Craigs list - there were reports of K2's being dumped.
I scored a K2 for my niece for $150
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #8
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$400 seems eminently reasonably for a device with a 9.7" screen, given that top-end 6" devices (eg the BeBook Neo) are around $300.
Perhaps you are right... maybe it is me just being cheap.

I though about getting the iPad for the money I would spend on the DX but I simply dont want the iPad since I already have the iPad mini
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #9
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I sure do hope Amazon will not drop it prices juz becoz iPad is launching. They should only drop when they are gonna release a fourth generation KindlePad ;p
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I sure do hope Amazon will not drop it prices juz becoz iPad is launching. They should only drop when they are gonna release a fourth generation KindlePad ;p
I don't think they will, but I don't see the ipad as ereader competition. I guess it will depend on the success of the ibook store.

The DX is still the most affordable 9.7 in. epaper device, with the next price step being an Irex DR 1000S 10.2 in. for $860 if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:43 PM   #11
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I don't think they will, but I don't see the ipad as ereader competition. I guess it will depend on the success of the ibook store.

The DX is still the most affordable 9.7 in. epaper device, with the next price step being an Irex DR 1000S 10.2 in. for $860 if I'm not mistaken.
But I think that the price alone will drive people to the iPad in my opinion
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$400 seems eminently reasonably for a device with a 9.7" screen, given that top-end 6" devices (eg the BeBook Neo) are around $300.
Or perhaps they are both overpriced?
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But I think that the price alone will drive people to the iPad in my opinion
Depends on what the user is interested in. If they are looking for a device solely for reading then they should opt for the kindle. If they want any other functionality (internet browsing, videos, etc.) then they should look into the ipad.

For me, I wanted something to read manga on, so the DX was the best choice.
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Depends on what the user is interested in. If they are looking for a device solely for reading then they should opt for the kindle. If they want any other functionality (internet browsing, videos, etc.) then they should look into the ipad.

For me, I wanted something to read manga on, so the DX was the best choice.
True but with the price being like they are why spend the money on a DX when there are 6" readers for half the price
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True but with the price being like they are why spend the money on a DX when there are 6" readers for half the price
Because one may not want a 6 inch device, one wants a large screen reader.
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