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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 11:28 AM
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If anyone is interested in comparing prices with some different stores I found this really useful article whilst doing some research

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_1952736.html

I had myself decided to get the Kindle Paperwhite with 3G only to process thr order through Amazon and discover they aren't deliverying to Australia such a shame!! A friend of mine bought one from the US but used an forwarding PO box from the US so I might do a bit of research to see what these are like.
There's supposedly a short supply of these things in the US. I would make sure that your able to buy books in Australia if you get a US model.

From what I can remember, they never sold the kindle fire in Canada and you need a US credit card to be able to buy books and such so IF your in Canada with a Kindle Fire, your stuck with a paperweight unless you have a US Credit card and US Proxy or the selection of books is sparse for Canadians.

Also, do you need 3G on an eReader? that just means your going to have to get another data plan for it and a separate sim card. Wifi should suffice cause you can always hotspot or tether it to your mobile.

Price wise, i think it's pretty good priced.

As for books, remember...google is your friend. There are many sites out there that offer free books legally outside the stores, non copyrighted of course or books that the copyrights have expired and is public domain.


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Great thanks for this. I have done some further research, apparently it will work in Aus, it's just getting it here. Also the 3G feature is a 'free' service in that you don't need a sim or to join a netowrk to utilise so sounds pretty handy.
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I have a Galaxy Tab, about 7 inches. I like being able to get on the internet too. Lots and lots of free ebooks to choose from.



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I'm late to the party, as usual, but thought I'd chime in. I have just a plain old Kindle -- not the earliest, but a couple of years old. I'd have to go to the Amazon website to tell you which version it is. Anyhow, the two most important features to me were that it is only for reading, and that it is not backlit. I spend way too much time on my laptop and android phone as it is, and at this point I think I have full blown ADHD from jumping around so much, ha ha. I love that when I am reading on my Kindle, when I get the itch to check my e-mail or go to a website I can't just easily give into the temptation. Well, not without getting out of my comfy chair, at any rate. I also wanted to be able to read it outside on nice warm sunny days, and wanted a screen that's just like reading on paper. It doesn't bother me that it's not backlit. If necessary I just use a lamp -- like with a book! I'm not even sure I know the difference between this one and the paperwhite, but I hope you get it, Tammy!
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thanks!! Ya, pretty certain I am getting it... lol
I'll report in as soon as I figure out if I REALLY like it or not.

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ell I just got off my new treadmill. I walked a mile reading my original Nook. I have the touch screen one, but it doesn't turn the page as well as the push button one. So I can walk a pretty good pace for me and read. Makes the time go by without me noticing. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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GOT it! still need to play with it and get some books on it to figure out if I like it, but I'm pretty sure I will!

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GOT it! still need to play with it and get some books on it to figure out if I like it, but I'm pretty sure I will!


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My sweetie got me a paperwhite kindle for Christmas! Now I have to get use to the touchscreen. The hubby agonized over whether to get me the paperwhite or the fire. He decided that the fire would be a waste because I love my laptop and just need an e-reader with a backlight. I like it so far.

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My sweetie got me a paperwhite kindle for Christmas! Now I have to get use to the touchscreen. The hubby agonized over whether to get me the paperwhite or the fire. He decided that the fire would be a waste because I love my laptop and just need an e-reader with a backlight. I like it so far.
Awesome!!! Once we figure it out, my husband said there's a way user can share books...!
I also wanted it just for reading... although the kids got Nook Color's for Christmas and I am seriously envying them... thinking I should have gotten one for myself!!

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