Black Friday & Cyber Monday Discussion 2017

It seems e-ink readers aren't affected by Black Friday very much

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Mar 24, 2017
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It seems e-ink readers aren't affected by Black Friday very much

Only the baseline versions seem to have sales during this time, but anything better than that haven't changed price for a while now. Are the baseline models really worth getting with just 6 inch screens? I have never used an e-ink reader before, always used tablets to read stuff, but it just doesn't feel good reading things for long period of time with tablets.
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I used to use an iPad or iPad Mini to read Kindle books, but I found it impractical (impossible) in the sunlight.

I’m happy I bought a Kindle Paperwhite.

I was hoping the new (‘way too expensive) waterproof Kindle would have gone on sale this weekend, but I’m not surprised that it didn't.
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it." Upton Sinclair

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Apr 18, 2017
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Kobos rarely go on sale. Aura H20 Was on sale for 1 day from $159 ($199) usually. Kobo Aura now at $99

Was really hoping for the Aura One to go on sale :( Hopefully they have something for Boxing Day
Penalty Box
Jan 6, 2017
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This isn't new, Kobos never go on sale. Only way to get a discount is when Staples or Bestbuy has Visacheckout or Masterpass promo, or Staples coupon that works on e-readers (rare). If you need an e-reader, pay full price or be prepared to wait for a long time (only to get a small discount).
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yes, it doesn't seem like the readers go on good advertised sales. I bought our Aura One with a 20% off sitewide coupon making it $200 from Chapters/Indigo, and that price is better than any "sale" they've had before.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.

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