baguy From UK - England, joined Mar 2006, 533 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
I just ordered a Kindle 2 from Amazon! And I had to pay £50 import duty! £50!!! Anyway I can't wait for it to come, does anyone here have any experience of the Kindle 2 and the Whispernet? Also I'm particularly interested in the Newspaper subscriptions.
syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 1983 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
From both an iPad and a Kindle 2 owner, congrats! You will not regret getting the Kindle at all. I have read more on my iPad in the last few weeks than my Kindle, but I think once the novelty of the iPad wears off I will use my Kindle more. I don't have any problems reading on the iPad, even with the LCD screen. If nothing else the Kindle is smaller and has fewer distractions while I am reading. Plus it doesn't seem as "cold" and machine like as the iPad and more like a real book.
marsciguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1118 times:
Quoting eatmybologna (Reply 1): at's a great price!!! Sorry, I don't own a Kindle, but I'd like to acquire an e-reader (kindle, nook, or iPad) So, I can't comment on my experience with one except from what I hear. And that is...
Cost of each book is lower, relative to that of the iPad.
Extensive e-book library.
The screen is easy on the eyes, has no glare, and can be read well in bright sunlight.
only available in monochrome.
Sole function is a reader and not versatile like the iPad.
By the way, would you care to share how you found such a good deal? I'd be interested at 50 pounds.
Unless I am mistaken, the OP did not mention the price he paid for the Kindle itself, rather the tariff paid IN ADDITION to the purchase price...
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