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Old 08-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Should I sell my Bebook for a Kindle Wifi

My Bebook is going out of warranty and so I am wondering whether to sell my Bebook One and buy a Kindle Wifi. What do you all think? What would I be sacrificing / gaining by moving over?

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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The scrifice is that you won't be able to read epub books. The pluses are many...

edited to add: of course that's because I'm a Kindle owner :-)
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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The scrifice is that you won't be able to read epub books. The pluses are many...

edited to add: of course that's because I'm a Kindle owner :-)
I mainly read PDF technical books with difficulty, would the Kindle Wifi handle them any better?
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:32 AM   #4
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All honesty, with the current prices of ereaders I doubt you would get much for your BeBook One, especially given it has been replaced in the last few months with the updated model.

Personally in your shoes, if you wanted a Kindle I'd buy one and keep the BeBook. I have an Astak Mini and am not selling it when my new Kindle arrives. I figure I'll get next to nothing for it, and having both readers allows me to buy/borrow ebooks essentially from anywhere.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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All honesty, with the current prices of ereaders I doubt you would get much for your BeBook One, especially given it has been replaced in the last few months with the updated model.
I've been surprised just how much eBook readers do sell for on eBay. Over the last couple of months I've been having a "clear out" and have sold some of mine for the following:

CyBook Gen3: £117 ($182)
CyBook Opus: £102 ($159)
Sony PRS-600 without cover: £134 ($209)
Sony PRS-600 + cover: £142 ($222)
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Old model or not, the BeBook should easily clear you US$100 as long as its in working order. Quite possibly more. Just mention OpenInkpot and all the alternate firmwares and a hobbyst or three will start running up the bidding.
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The scrifice is that you won't be able to read epub books.
Calibre, problem solved.
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