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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2011, 23:57:40 PM »

I got mine straight from amazon, cheapest if you take the long time delivery option. They actually gave me $20 back because there was a price drop 3 weeks after I got mine, just for that go amazon.   
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 16:03:17 PM »

Seems like everybody is raving about kindle.
Where is the best place to buy it.
Should I import through Amazon and is there any import duties.
I have seen some South African sites sell it but not sure if it is cheaper to import.

I totally do not get the kindle thing - I love the feel and smell of books and trawling through second hand book shops and finding random ones when travelling and then leaving them for someone else to find somewhere else like some weird circle I guess - Can't imagine ever liking touch-screen books. I know the whole saving resources etc... But then I also tend to shun anything popular for at least 5 years and then find out it's awesome - like Harry Potter (eeek don't judge) and probably Twilight in about 2015....

Also Amazon already have a development centre in Cape Town as my other half works for them so it's only a matter of time before there is an amazon.co.za plus you can sell your second hand books back and buy ones read once for about R15
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 08:49:42 AM »

I also have a 3G Kindle. But I still tend to go into Exclusive Books and buy something there. But it is great to get a book that you can never find very quickly on the Kindle, either directly through Amazon or through other means.
One thing about the new Kindle Touch, it's apparently horrible. Rather get the non-touch one, or you can still get the keyboard one.
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2011, 08:52:56 AM »

Oh, does anyone still go to the library? I'm just not reading 8 books in two weeks anymore, hell, sometimes it's two months, so it's more convenient to just get a book through some other means.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 16:45:32 PM »

Oh, does anyone still go to the library? I'm just not reading 8 books in two weeks anymore, hell, sometimes it's two months, so it's more convenient to just get a book through some other means.
Here the budget for stock in the library hardly covers a few news papers and periodicals. New books are not seen there too often.

I used an iRiver reader that was very good but not used once I bought my iPad. I have a substantial library on the iPad which allows me to swap from light reading to the more substantial or visa versa. Glare is a problem when reading outside but that is where the reader comes out!
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