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Amazon Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device £152 (Instore) @ Tesco
Amazon Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device £152 (Instore) @ Tesco

Amazon Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device £152 (Instore) @ Tesco

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Not much of a deal at this price as it's the same as the Amazon website but it has a number of Advantages over buying directly from Amazon.

You get clubcard points, possibility of Quidco, Topcashback you can use your own clubcard discount vouchers and who knows what else.

Listed as instore as I could not see it on the Tesco website

Exactly the same price in Currys and everywhere else, no price fixing there then, so currently the best deal I can find.

Love it or hate it. It is very good although it has a few flaws but currently the best chance of a discount and ease of purchase I have seen.


Kindle Wi Fi also available £111

All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
Read in Bright Sunlight - No glare
New and Improved Fonts - New crisper, darker fonts
New Sleek Design - 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6" size reading area
15% Lighter - Only 247 grams, weighs less than a paperback
Battery Life of One Month - A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
Double the Storage - Up to 3,500 books
Books in 60 seconds - Download books anytime, anywhere
Free 3G Wireless - No monthly payments, no annual contracts
Built-In Wi-Fi - In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
20% Faster Page Turns - Seamless reading
Enhanced PDF Reader - With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
New WebKit-Based Browser - Free 3G web browsing (experimental)

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I get the advantage of clubcard points but as its instore only how can there be a possibility of quidco or topcashback?

Original Poster

It is brand new to Tesco the possibility was if it went online as some things take a little time when introduced.
Edited by: "Midway" 5th Feb 2011

why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, videos etc?

Its a book reader and not a tablet as such

chromosome17

why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, … why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, videos etc?

just one reason I am sure others will give you more sleepeducation.blogspot.com/201…tml

chromosome17

why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, … why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, videos etc?


Its all down to the screen display - ebook reader use a special display which can be read in sunlight and is comparable to reading paper ie less eye strain....

chromosome17

why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, … why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, videos etc?



Totally different experience to reading from a tablet

Banned

chromosome17

why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, … why is this better than a £100 cheap tablet with android, internet, videos etc?



As others have said, it's the display. You really have to see one in action to appreciate it

Yep the display is amazing! Recommended if you read a lot. Nothing like a tablet so no comparison really.

Is this the new price after VAT? They used to be £109 and £149.
Edited by: "montblanc" 5th Feb 2011

I recommend getting the 3g version.
I use mine if I need to get online and am away from a wifi spot (cheap hotels= expensive wifi).

I love it

Also they say the charge lasts a month, how long would an iDevice last ?

montblanc

Is this the new price after VAT? They used to be £109 and £149.



Yes thats right.

On the issue of vat, it is about time they made ebooks zero rated for vat.

It is ridiculous that a paper book has zero vat but you pay 20% vat on an ebook

This a brilliant device
can store lots of book and your own text files etc

Reading off the screen is a pleasure - and can be used outdoors easily in sunlight!
no more sore monitor eyes!

Battery lasts ages - though i'd say 2 weeks with light wifi use - 3 weeks prob without

I have been doing much more reading with the kindle and its easier to have with you then a stack of books

yeah the VAT is a prob but thats for the gov to change - contact you local mp!

i have the wifi only version - which is quite good - if you need it though yeah get the 3g one
either way it a brilliant device !

and a good deal there loads of free books on places like Project Gutenberg
and quite a few books on amazon's sight are a good decent price too

A question for anybody with the 3g version.
Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?
Thanks

marco77

A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the … A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?Thanks



yes

marco77

A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the … A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?Thanks



Yes, you can browse the Internet Anywhere in the world for free. Bit clunky but it renders pages well as the browser is webkit based (which is a good thing). No flash or similar but great for email, news sites and similar.

marco77

A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the … A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?Thanks


Yes, it has a decent (if black and white) web browser on it. No fees, either (though I'm sure they don't want you abusing the service.)

I've used it for google maps when I'm trying to find my way, for example.

Amazon also touts "free Wikipedia access" as a feature of the 3G version, so I imagine you can access that site as much as you want. I certainly do.

What's more, the free 3G access works in many countries, good for travelling.



As for why it's better than a tablet: aside from the screen, it's also got a perfect light-but-solid weight to it, and the battery can last about a month, so you're never caught short on power when out and about.

marco77

A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the … A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?Thanks



Yes it's possible but it's not exactly a great experience =] it's okay for checking emails or your Twitter/Facebook or maybe for reading newspaper articles but if you want to use this primarily for anything other then reading books then it's the wrong device for you.

marco77

A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the … A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?Thanks



nope, can browse web etc

You can also you a program called 'Calibre' to convert EPUB format books to the kindle, its not the most user friendly for new users, but plenty of guides online and simple when finally setup.
I have mine set to send all my favourite newspapers to the kindle every morning (all free) over wifi.

marco77

A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the … A question for anybody with the 3g version.Is it possible to browse the internet with it or is the 3g only for purchasing books from the amazon online service?Thanks



You can browse the internet, but it is limited as its only black and white.
Still, its great, and i love mine which i got earlier this week. Already downloaded alot of books for it.
Before i was skeptical, but now i highly recommend them.

I've got a Kindle and it is excellent. Extremely lightweight, phenomenal screen clarity and contrast and as for the battery life, let's just say I've been reading for approximately 20 minutes every night since Christmas and still have 50% battery. Great for reading books, but for those of you thinking of doing lots of web browsing, forget it, it's like browsing on a phone from 2004 where you have to repeatedly push the directional pad to actually get to the link you want.

blizzard7

Great for reading books, but for those of you thinking of doing lots of … Great for reading books, but for those of you thinking of doing lots of web browsing, forget it, it's like browsing on a phone from 2004 where you have to repeatedly push the directional pad to actually get to the link you want.



That about sums it up. It's a superb book reader - in my view the best on the market. But as a web browser it's seriously flawed - deliberately, I imagine, by Amazon, to minimise its use on the free 3G.

Great for checking the odd email, opening times etc, and stuff like that, but you wouldn't want to spend more than a few minutes on it.

And don't forget - the browser is under the 'experimental' tab, and Amazon can withdraw the free 3G/GPRS at a momen't notice if they choose to.

It's a brilliant device, well worth it imo when you consider how many free books you can get online.

The internet over 3G costs them a pittance I guess due to the way the data is sent, however I agree they could remove it at anytime but I think some sort of access will always be there. Looking forward to seeing if it works in Mexico next month.

Yes thats right.On the issue of vat, it is about time they made ebooks … Yes thats right.On the issue of vat, it is about time they made ebooks zero rated for vat.It is ridiculous that a paper book has zero vat but you pay 20% vat on an ebook



Actually you'll be paying about 12% VAT on an ebook
Edited by: "yamaha865" 5th Feb 2011

Voted hot simply in terms of a good price for the device.

Can't see the point in them myself - you might well be able to carry around 100 books, but surely you can still only read one book at a time?

yamaha865

Actually you'll be paying 15% VAT on an ebook



I'm not doubting you, but i was just wondering where/how you came by this figure?
Edited by: "Kanedaaaaaa" 5th Feb 2011

I'm not doubting you, but i was just wondering where/how you came by this … I'm not doubting you, but i was just wondering where/how you came by this figure?



Its subject to the Luxembourg rate of VAT which is actually about 12%

yamaha865

Its subject to the Luxembourg rate of VAT which is actually about 12%



Ah, because that's where they're based/file from i assume?

correct

Well you learn something new every day, ta.

madasahatter

Voted hot simply in terms of a good price for the device.Can't see the … Voted hot simply in terms of a good price for the device.Can't see the point in them myself - you might well be able to carry around 100 books, but surely you can still only read one book at a time?



true but like say this morning - read a bit of a novel then switched to factual one - then looked at another file etc - very handy!
dont have to have a huge stack of books in a bag if you out or travelling or school / college etc
still some books are better for print like the more visual ones

but the devices are quite useful

yamaha865

Its subject to the Luxembourg rate of VAT which is actually about 12%



thats unusual aint it? I think those on the channel islands get the books VAT free but not 100% sure
Edited by: "corzair" 5th Feb 2011

yamaha865

Its subject to the Luxembourg rate of VAT which is actually about 12%

What are you talking about? Goods sold by Amazon in the UK are subject to UK VAT.

What are you talking about? Goods sold by Amazon in the UK are subject to … What are you talking about? Goods sold by Amazon in the UK are subject to UK VAT.



Actually I think I do know what I am talking about, look it up before you start spouting rubbish
Edited by: "yamaha865" 5th Feb 2011

I have looked it up, but perhaps you have some different information. Care to share a link?

I am getting my information from Amazon, but maybe they are mistaken about how much VAT they charge?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…576

I have looked it up, but perhaps you have some different information. … I have looked it up, but perhaps you have some different information. Care to share a link?I am getting my information from Amazon, but maybe they are mistaken about how much VAT they charge?



amazon.co.uk/tag…C6B

Although a number of countries have reduced VAT on ebooks the UK hasn't.

Recent article: blogs.telegraph.co.uk/tec…cy/

Although a number of countries have reduced VAT on ebooks the UK … Although a number of countries have reduced VAT on ebooks the UK hasn't.Recent article: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/shanerichmond/100006146/the-vat-rise-and-the-idiotic-ebook-inconsistency/



Doesn't matter you don't pay UK VAT on an Amazon e-book
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