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Old 03-25-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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Cheap Iliad??

Has anyone purchase their Iliad from here..

http://www.ipmart.com/main/product/i...hp?prod=105512

Sounds like a cheap price. Shipping from China.

Are they made in China?
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Has anyone purchase their Iliad from here..

http://www.ipmart.com/main/product/i...hp?prod=105512

Sounds like a cheap price. Shipping from China.

Are they made in China?
As far as I know, all iRex units are manufactured in the Netherlands (spinoff of Philips).
What's not quite clear: Does the "1" in "iLiad-1" imply 1st generation? iLiad V2 is out for about 18months.....
It's definitely a good price (too good?). Usually, it's still € 599. I'd simply mail iRex, whether this is an official retailer and trustworthy. Wouldn't be the first fake from China...
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It's a first edition for sure. The connect button doesn't have the @-like sign on it.
iLiad's have only been made in Taiwan and Philippines, never in China.
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iLiad V1

iLiad V2 did replace V1 about 18 months (maybe even 2 years ago already) ago.
V2 has a bigger battery and slightly different housing. Even on V2, quite a few users claim too short battery life (some say, only 12 hours). I've never had V1, but from what I hear I'd never recommend it.
And then it's not cheap enough.
So, given pauli's observation, I wouldn't go for it.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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I knew it was probably too good to be true.

I have email the retailer with questions, but I am nervous about the authenticity.

I also found the silver (book edition) at $210 from indonesia. Sounded great until I discovered you had to buy 100 units.
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I don't see the point in purchasing this iliad from china for $539. You can purchase DR800SG from CarToys for $400 plus about $50 service, shipping and handling fee of Shipito.
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Oh, and yes, i remember this site. Do not know about this iliad, but keitais (japanese cell phones) they are selling are certainly fakes.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:54 AM   #8
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I've gotten my iLiad v2 from the Dutch equivalent of Ebay. It's like I bought a new one for half the price. Idle battery-life is still 15 hrs. So if you really want an iLiad you might want to consider a second hand one. A lot of readers with better screen technology and software will be released within a year anyway.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:08 PM   #9
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Update. I have received emails back from ipmart. Here they are
Email from IPmart Support Team (darren_ch)

Hi,

This is iRex iLiad first generation which made in China, in Black, and the manufacture warranty is 1 year.

Best regards,
Darren
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Sent on: Friday, March 26 2010 at 10:34 AM (desmond_tck_hq)

Thank you for writing to us

In regards with your queries for the iRex iLiad-1 Ebook reader (ProductID: 105512), please kindly allow us to check with the suppliers if the eBook reader is the liad V2 or the Iliad Book edition and the warranty of the eBook reader. We will get back to you as soon as possible once we have their feedback.

Best regards,
Desmond
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Sent on: Friday, March 26 2010 at 10:29 AM

Is this product the Iliad V2? or the Iliad Book edition?
The picture looks like the V2 being black whereas the book edition is silver.
Do you get a full manufacturers warranty on this product?
Is this product made in China?
Thanks
So I think I will give it a miss
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:20 AM   #10
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hi, everyone,

I'm from China and I know there are some iLiad 1st generation on sell.

do you think the price is cheap?
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Just a comment...

They aren't made in China, but there is a special version of the iLiad that is sold in China. I believe it runs a different firmware though and has a slightly different model number. This may be what they're talking about when they say it is "made in China".
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:13 AM   #12
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Chinese version iLiads have this code: ER0100-010 (where 010 is the language code)
The Chinese versions do not have a mobipocket reader installed

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