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Started:November 22nd, 2009 (05:33 AM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:4,912 / 54
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I actually sold all my paperback/hardcover books (wow, many trips to post office!)
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Mike - did you use Amazon used listings to sell the books? Or what did you find to be the easiest method to sell/pack/ship a bunch of books?

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Old January 12th, 2010, 04:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i'm also considering the kindle - the reason is - i cannot stand looking at an lcd any longer than i have to with my trading - and i've heard that e-ink is excellent in this respect... anything that merges the convenience of a computer with the advantages of a physical book gets my vote.

i'd still like to "test-drive" one of these before buying it...

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Mike - did you use Amazon used listings to sell the books? Or what did you find to be the easiest method to sell/pack/ship a bunch of books?

Doug, yes I did, I used Amazon marketplace because it was soo much easier than ebay. I've got 150 feedback or so on ebay, but decided to try amazon marketplace for these, my first time selling on amazon. It worked well, but the fees were higher than ebay+paypal.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i'm also considering the kindle - the reason is - i cannot stand looking at an lcd any longer than i have to with my trading - and i've heard that e-ink is excellent in this respect... anything that merges the convenience of a computer with the advantages of a physical book gets my vote.

i'd still like to "test-drive" one of these before buying it...

The e-ink display is awesome.

There is a 30-day money back.

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Old January 27th, 2010, 09:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Apple's new iPAD

Mike,

How do you see the iPAD Apple launched today, compared with the Kindle ?

The iPAD (with the iBook app), and the built-in iBookstore will enable you to buy books (on-line) that you can store on a Bookshelf on the iPAD. The cost is $499 (minimum config).

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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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An American who wants to save trees! Not very credible. Could this be a rationalization process?

You like the Kindle, so you neede to find a reason why you like it. I bet that the true reason is something else. Could well be that it was the idea of your dog, LOL.

The Kindle has one inconvenient. Often the charts are not on the same page as the text. With a real book it is easier to look at page 52 and 54 at the same time. And it is also easier to go back a couple of pages, if you have forgotten the beginning of the story or want to compare a new idea with a prior statement of the author.


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Buy a Kindle and save $10 bucks and some trees

I love my Kindle.

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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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If you do not have Kindle, can you still read an ebook via a PC app? That is the eBook you buy as a kindle edition from AMZN
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YES
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311

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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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An American who wants to save trees! Not very credible. Could this be a rationalization process?

You like the Kindle, so you neede to find a reason why you like it. I bet that the true reason is something else. Could well be that it was the idea of your dog, LOL.

The Kindle has one inconvenient. Often the charts are not on the same page as the text. With a real book it is easier to look at page 52 and 54 at the same time. And it is also easier to go back a couple of pages, if you have forgotten the beginning of the story or want to compare a new idea with a prior statement of the author.

LOL.

Well for me, I really enjoy my Kindle over traditional hardcovers or paperbacks. It is much easier for me. There are disadvantages to be sure, but the biggest disadvantage I would cite would be for the 'typical' person who resells or gives away his old books. Not possible with Kindle.

As for charts not being on same page as text, it's never been a problem for me. But I don't read too many books with charts, I am not reading 'methods' I am reading psychology and money management and etc. Still, I've come across many books with charts and illustrations and its never been a problem. There is also the Kindle DX which is bigger and solves this problem you mention.

Yes flipping back and forth is not as easy as turning a page. But it's not exactly hard.

As for the real reason behind the Kindle, it was a technology geek thing. Then I found I actually really liked it, sold all my real books, and haven't looked back.

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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If you do not have Kindle, can you still read an ebook via a PC app? That is the eBook you buy as a kindle edition from AMZN

My experience says legit ebooks (like a copy of the book on PDF) are enclosed in the hardcover sleeve of the real book, on CD.

The reason Kindle is priced lower than the hardcover is because of the long term sales cycle. Publishers know Kindle books cannot be resold, so they grab a higher percentage of customers buying new books because there are no used book transactions they are missing out on. Plus, there are technical reasons why it SHOULD be cheaper, but its all business.

There is a Kindle app for PC, iPad, and etc etc, but I just use my Kindle itself.

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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #20 (permalink)
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An American who wants to save trees! Not very credible.

Let me remind you, this American wants to move out of the country and retire on some far away island.

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