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Old 01-18-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Refurbished Pocket and Touch Editions on Sonystyle

The readers have finally showed up in Sony's Outlet. Here is the link.

The Pocket Editions are $159.99 and the Touch Editions are $239.99. It looks like all colors are available except the Pink Pocket Edition.

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Old 01-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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The readers have finally showed up in Sony's Outlet....
Those prices are too tempting--I need one of each!

Seriously, if the 300 had a dictionary I'd think it was perfect....
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Me too...a dictionary would complete my user experience with the 300 - think maybe Sony could put it in a firmware update....or is that too much to ask?
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #5
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Is $159 for a refurbished Pocket Edition a good price? A new Sony Pocket can be regularly found on places like Amazon for $179. It would seem that Sony should cut the price a bit more on the PE. $240 for the Touch is a much better price discount.
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Me too...a dictionary would complete my user experience with the 300 - think maybe Sony could put it in a firmware update....or is that too much to ask?
Not really sure how that works. But if it's possible at all, I hope that they decide to do it! And if they decide to do it, I hope they also make access to it less clunky than as it is on my K1. My understanding is that on the 600 you just double-tap the word and the dictionary entry is displayed at the bottom of the page. On my K1, you have to scroll to the line containing the word of interest, then click, then select "Lookup...", then wait for what seems like a pretty long time. The resulting display shows the definition of all the words on the selected line.

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Is $159 for a refurbished Pocket Edition a good price? A new Sony Pocket can be regularly found on places like Amazon for $179. It would seem that Sony should cut the price a bit more on the PE. $240 for the Touch is a much better price discount.
The math geek in me insists that both prices are a 20% discount of the suggested retail price. But I didn't know you could get a new one for $179 elsewhere--thanks! My understanding is that most refurbs are pretty much brand new anyway (returns) and $20 would buy several books, so I'm still leaning toward a refurb. Now if I can only figure out a way to convince my wife that I need to replace my K1....
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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Is $159 for a refurbished Pocket Edition a good price? A new Sony Pocket can be regularly found on places like Amazon for $179. It would seem that Sony should cut the price a bit more on the PE. $240 for the Touch is a much better price discount.
Checking online, the touch is available for $269.99, just $30 more. If I really, really wanted one and had a SUPER TIGHT budget... but I would just buy it new.
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Refurbs are not bad deals, 30$ is 30$, especially when we are talking that the discounted new price is still 30$ off MSRP.

Yes, they are sometimes returns, sometimes repaired product, but your odds of getting a lemon refurb are about the same as with new product (potentially a little lower, as more eyes have checked that specific device at Sony). I've never been disappointed by a refurb's quality, and from some companies, I'll buy refurb before I even consider buying new.
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covers!?

They are listing refurbished covers even
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665251969
$31.99

but of course it can be had new for only $29.88 at america's favorite retailer
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10746127
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I checked out Sonystyle and they do charge tax on your purchases. Currently, I found the $179 price for the pocket reader 300 at J&R Music. No tax or shipping fees on this purchase.
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If you do buy at Wallyworld, don't forget to go through bing for 10% off (ebay is 8% by the way). I actually plan to get a 300 for my daughter, so I went through bing to ww, bought $200 of gift cards with 10% cashback; then used the gift cards (went through bing again) to buy the reader with 10% cashback, giving me double savings. They're $178 at ww right now. If I could figure the math right, I think I then get the 300 for about $140 new. Of course, I could use the gift cards to buy more gift cards via bing a few times and save even more, but that scrambles my brain too much. I did that with borders before Christmas when they gave $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 giftcard - I cycled them through twice and ended up with about $40 in free giftcards. I think I'm on to something here
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