They really don't go on sale. I would sell stuff to raise the funds. It's worth it considering the cost will work out to less than $1 a day over a year. Also worth it considering how much you will save with being able to borrow library books and some classics are dirt cheap. I enjoy the Pocket feature. Note: Rakuten is working on an e-reader that will allow for listening to audiobooks, if you're into that and would prefer to hold out for that.