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Old 05-13-2010, 10:07 AM   #16
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I've heard that the relative scarcity of e-ink, or similar, displays is pumping up the price but then the iPad and other slates will come and people will trade off functionality and price against over-priced single-use devices and e-ink will be nestling down next to 8-Track in the technology graveyard.

Oh, you people who say you'll NEVER read off anything EXCEPT e-ink... you're no better than the dead tree fetishists that don't want to give up the smell of musty paper. IMO.
Bigot, you are.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:24 PM   #17
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Do the prices you mention include VAT or sales tax? In Europe prices normally include VAT.
No VAT in the US, and the state I live in has no sales tax, nor (in most states; see other angry threads for details) is there sales tax on mail order sales. When sales tax exists, it's generally in the 5-7% range (varying in both directions depending on state and sometimes city). Shipping also varies, but with a bit of luck you can get free shipping.

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Compared to a similar device, Bebook Neo, bought at Bebooks own site, the price is €299 plus VAT and shipping. Shipping within Europe is probably something like €10 to €15 and VAT somewhere around 17-19% on top of the listed sales price.
Holy mooing cow! For the price of that Bebook Neo, which (assuming midpoint of tax/shipping) comes to a final total of €367, you could buy a PRS-600 for home and a PRS-300 for travel, and have money left over for some books.

Yeah, I guess €235 (merely the list price of a 600) starts looking pretty good at those rates. But ... ouch!
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:41 AM   #18
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Can you tell me, why 302 looks better for you?
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:21 AM   #19
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all inclusive of VAT

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Sony 600 touch at £199 inc VAT and delivery

So I think the price is Ok but not a bargain as such.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:50 AM   #20
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Out of all of them I think the Sony readers are the best to look at and to hold. Every other ereader Looks and feels cheap. At the prices you pay you expect something better.
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