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Old 04-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #191
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I have a general idea what this thread is all about, but for the most part I am lost. I really need to catch up with this techie world.

I learned computers when they first came out. You had to know all the commands even to start a new paragraph. How quickly the world changes when you are not watching.

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #192
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I wasn't sure I wanted one of these because I do love my "real" books. I got one Christmas of 2010, the Kindle fire that had web features. It was great at work since I could look stuff up on the internet and read my book at lunch only carrying one thing around in my bag. I have gotten so used to reading on it that I can't remember the last time I read a "real" book. I tend to spend as little money as possible on ebooks. I have a limit of how much I will fork over for an ebook. I try to go for freebies most often but will go as high as $10 depending on the book. I always check the paperback vs. ebook pricing and if paperback is cheaper, I don't buy!

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Old 09-06-2013, 05:53 AM   #193
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Originally Posted by vitauta View Post
HEY!!! where the heck are the free kindle and nook books we were promised last year? remember, there was a law suit re amazon and b&n overcharging for ebooks, and it was all supposed to be settled by jan. or feb. of this year? has anyone received credit for free ereads? me neither!

boy, this law suit is taking forever to resolve! i finally got an update on our ebook credits, this time from B&N. the message from B&N verifies that i am eligible for a partial refund for ebooks i have purchased in the past. no mention of the amount of my credit, or when i will receive it. but now i have an i.d. number, and am told that further info will be forthcoming soon.
i haven't heard another word about book credits from amazon, since 2011.

one other thing: remember how ebook prices were reduced shortly after news about the about publisher overpricing of ebooks became public, in early 2012? books that had been priced at $12 dipped back under ten dollars again? well, since then, i've seen the biggest price hikes ever on ebooks. a sizable portion of new releases are being priced at $14.99. what's up with that? will there be another lengthy law suit that will take three more years to resolve?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #194
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I picked up a Kobo Arc last week. They had a Labour Day sale on. It has an LED display but uses IPS technology so you can read in direct sunlight.

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