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[Amazon.ca] Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Res Reader (300 ppi) with Light, Wi-Fi $99.99

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[Amazon.ca] Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Res Reader (300 ppi) with Light, Wi-Fi $99.99

This is a good price for Paperwhite Hi-resolution Kindle; hasn't gone below that in the past.
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It was sitting at that price for a while @BF. Got it for $89 with some coupons... Oh I L.O.V.E. it!!!

I am so glad I got read of that terrible, terrible Kobo Glo HD!
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was that price during black friday i believe.
Picked one up for a christmas presenet then :)

Tho curious, does anyone know how the free 3g on these work? whats the limitation on it?
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lildevilx wrote: was that price during black friday i believe.
Picked one up for a christmas presenet then :)

Tho curious, does anyone know how the free 3g on these work? whats the limitation on it?
You pay a heavy premium for anytime syncing to the cloud, downloading books at anytime, anytime definition look up, and free access to Wikipedia and Amazon whenever. It probably comes with a battery hit as well.

Personally, books last forever for me, and by the time you're searching for your next fix, there's a very good chance you'll find some sort of free wi-fi to be able to download your book (that's if you didn't pre-load it beforehand). I don't need my reading progress synced 24/7 and while definitions are nice to have, I don't need them while commuting/travelling.
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lildevilx wrote: was that price during black friday i believe.
Picked one up for a christmas presenet then :)

Tho curious, does anyone know how the free 3g on these work? whats the limitation on it?
I believe this is how it works but i didnt buy one yet

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/ ... =201733590

Not sure if i read enough to need this over just using a tablet
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lhsonic wrote: You pay a heavy premium for anytime syncing to the cloud, downloading books at anytime, anytime definition look up, and free access to Wikipedia and Amazon whenever. It probably comes with a battery hit as well.

Personally, books last forever for me, and by the time you're searching for your next fix, there's a very good chance you'll find some sort of free wi-fi to be able to download your book (that's if you didn't pre-load it beforehand). I don't need my reading progress synced 24/7 and while definitions are nice to have, I don't need them while commuting/travelling.
Paigne wrote: I believe this is how it works but i didnt buy one yet

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/ ... =201733590

Not sure if i read enough to need this over just using a tablet
Lol thanks guys,
Not that i'm interested but just curious what it gives you :P
seems interesting and something handly to have, but prob not at a 2x price premium on it.
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max011 wrote: It was sitting at that price for a while @BF. Got it for $89 with some coupons... Oh I L.O.V.E. it!!!

I am so glad I got read of that terrible, terrible Kobo Glo HD!
still got them coupons?
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User381589 wrote: still got them coupons?
Sorry for misunderstanding, it was Amazon's targeted promotions and some gift cards I got at that time, not some general "coupons"...

Like: "Add $100 to your Amazon gift card - receive $5 etc... which made a lot of sense because the price is $100 anyway.. Than $5 gift card from BC Hydro for switching to paperless bills..and some more...
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lhsonic wrote: I don't need my reading progress synced 24/7 and while definitions are nice to have, I don't need them while commuting/travelling.
Actually, definitions work off line as well; you get a bunch of free off-line dictionaries from Amazon that come with the purchase, and you can download on your Kindle [WiFi or USB connection] and use it anytime...

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It will complain that Wikipedia cannot be reached while offline but it's OK...
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max011 wrote:

I am so glad I got read of that terrible, terrible Kobo Glo HD!
Why is this better than kobo glo HD?
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In short: Way faster, smooth page turns. Stable settings and connections. [IMHO] better back-light... Simply, better practical usability. Comes with the price tag: Calibre becomes your favorite tool cuz you have to convert everything non-Amazon; emails better be at your hand reach to send stuff to your Kindle, and that requires tight connection with Amazon account, etc...

[Had 2 GLO HDs and both were ridden with hardware problems. On software side, I am missing a lot on their hackabillity (being based on Linux) open epub format, borrowing books straight from the library and - most of all - direct, straight connection to Pocket saved articles...

So nothing is perfect.

But once I load Kindle with what I need at the moment - that's it; just enjoying reading... No wresling with forgotten settings, no "refreshing" of pages... loooooong "refreshing" of pages - and it happened whenever you touch it no matter if you put "every 6 pages" in the Setup... etc... I could go on, but you get the picture I hope... These were probably the reasons why GLO HD was discontinued.
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looks like its back to the ripoff price of $140, 40% price jump overnight since I had it in my cart from yours truly SCAMazon.com, I see how they got their name. Mods this is expired
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staffpro wrote: looks like its back to the ripoff price of $140, 40% price jump overnight since I had it in my cart from yours truly SCAMazon.com, I see how they got their name. Mods this is expired
Guess what? That's the normal price for the Kindle Paperwhite. Just because you didn't have the wisdom to buy it when the price was right doesn't make it a ripoff price or a scam. Some would say it's worth it for the regular price and most of us know that Amazon regularly puts these on sale for $99.99.

You snooze, you lose and anyone who knows anything about amazon knows this old adage.
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staffpro wrote: looks like its back to the ripoff price of $140, 40% price jump overnight since I had it in my cart from yours truly SCAMazon.com, I see how they got their name. Mods this is expired
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