(Approx £203.44) Amazon Kindle DX Graphite, 9.7" E Ink Display, Free 3G (3G Works Globally)
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(Approx £203.44) Amazon Kindle DX Graphite, 9.7" E Ink Display, Free 3G (3G Works Globally)

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Found 3rd Aug 2013
Amazon Kindle DX Graphite, Free 3G, 9.7" E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally

Just dropped to $239 from $299 (but there is shipping and import fees on top)

For UK delivery, you must order from a specific page off amazon.com at amazon.com/Kin…HTU

My order came to:
Order Summary
Items: $239.00
Shipping & handling: $20.98
Total before tax: $259.98
Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
Import Fees Deposit $52.00
Order total: $311.98
which on xe.com currency converter shows as approx £203.44.

Some will say this is a huge expense and over-priced for what it is, but I have been watching this price for some time, and this is the lowest it has been, and there is nothing in the marketplace to rival it. I have a Kindle 3 (with keyboard) and an iPad 3, but I have been wanting one of these for some time for reading technical manuals and PDFs for technical exams for work. The normal Kindle is too small, and the iPad is lovely to look at, but inappropriate for reading over a period of time due to the backlight and glare, and awful to read in sunlight (all tablets suffer from this issue).

Only 3 days ago, somebody paid £212.95 for a USED one of these on ebay.

The DX won't be every-bodies cup of tea, but for those that have been considering it, this price drop may make you pull the trigger and order it.

I love the e-ink screen of my normal Kindle, and will use the DX for studying and reading without having to lug around huge 1026 page manuals (like the one sat on my desk now).

I'll await the abuse from those who think i'm foolish for spending this much money on a Kindle, but passing the exams and progressing at work is worth much more than this small investment.

Happy shopping!

25 Comments

Good price, I would definitely get one if I needed it to avoid having to carry around heavy textbooks.

This seems like a great deal for you.
It may not be everyone's cup of tea.

That is a whopper. A pity it doesn't have the Paperwhite back light, then I would've been interested.

Hot, good for my textbooks, but I really wish amazon would release a new version.....

I have wanted a DX ever since it came out and silently hoped with each new kindle release the price would drop dramatically. I read a lot of technical manuals like you and lots of manga also, but i have now gotten used to pinching in and out of the ipad screen.

This seems a nice price drop but it would have to drop a further £100 for me to buy one. If i happened to be inthe US though $239 is a good price
Edited by: "bluntmachetti" 3rd Aug 2013

Will UK customs want 20% VAT ?

spannerzone

Will UK customs want 20% VAT ?



Seems to be included: Import Fees Deposit $52.00

Original Poster

spannerzone

Will UK customs want 20% VAT ?



According to this page, I don't believe so:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…780

Cheers, smogey

smogey

According to this page, I don't believe so: … According to this page, I don't believe so: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200556780Cheers, smogey



Doesn't matter, Azazon takes the customs charges at the time of purchase anyway

I got the 6" kindle anybody know the best way to read pdfs on it? zooming is a main, I don't even bother, but is there any programs that can be used to convert pdfs to mobi format that will work good on the 6"

jg213

I got the 6" kindle anybody know the best way to read pdfs on it? zooming … I got the 6" kindle anybody know the best way to read pdfs on it? zooming is a main, I don't even bother, but is there any programs that can be used to convert pdfs to mobi format that will work good on the 6"



Look up a software manager for ebooks (its itunes for books) called Calibre.

bluntmachetti

Doesn't matter, Azazon takes the customs charges at the time of purchase … Doesn't matter, Azazon takes the customs charges at the time of purchase anyway



And do you really think Amazon will pay the tax to the uk government, they don't have a great track record of that so far, lol.
Edited by: "silps" 3rd Aug 2013

silps

And do you really think Amazon will pay the tax to the uk government, … And do you really think Amazon will pay the tax to the uk government, they don't have a great track record of that so far, lol.



Ok, so they'll charge you the tax/duty and then suddenly decide that they want to take their ball home and keep it.

Hot

jg213

I got the 6" kindle anybody know the best way to read pdfs on it? zooming … I got the 6" kindle anybody know the best way to read pdfs on it? zooming is a main, I don't even bother, but is there any programs that can be used to convert pdfs to mobi format that will work good on the 6"



willus.com/k2p…pt/ has some excellent features if you're looking to do this for more than a one off

I am not saying cold, because this is really the best price for a 10" e-ink device.

But: it is still way overpriced. The resolution is pitiful by modern standards, and so is the hardware. Everything else is going for 200 or even 300dpi - this one has only 150dpi. Even the Kindle Paperwhite has nearly the same amount of pixel and more RAM. The DX was a great idea, but it never received the love or the upgrade that it needed. More RAM, faster CPU, higher resolution, and it could have been a great product.
Edited by: "MrPuddington" 3rd Aug 2013

MrPuddington

I am not saying cold, because this is really the best price for a 10" … I am not saying cold, because this is really the best price for a 10" e-ink device. But: it is still way overpriced. The resolution is pitiful by modern standards, and so is the hardware. Everything else is going for 200 or even 300dpi - this one has only 150dpi. Even the Kindle Paperwhite has nearly the same amount of pixel and more RAM. The DX was a great idea, but it never received the love or the upgrade that it needed. More RAM, faster CPU, higher resolution, and it could have been a great product.



I agree

For text books I think a tablet is better tbh as it has full colour and faster at page turns. also a touch screen is great for writing on the pages. your also not limited to buying them from Amazon.

How will the warranty work out in these? All the grey imports of basic kindles are not honoured by Amazon UK.

Great for reading comics, but you could buy an awful lot of comics for £200...

Just to let you know - from time to time CEX has them for ~120 pounds. At the moment they have white only (online) for 115.

Pros: can read PDF nicely, Cons: PDF pictures are not generated properly on the latest firmware for DX - you need to update to another version (newer, for kindle 6" keyboard) using "hack" procedure

Heat added. As the OP mentions, using a 6" e-reader to read technical manuals is a PITA.

gluke21

This seems like a great deal for you.It may not be everyone's cup of tea.

It goes without saying that there is no computing device that is everyone's cup of tea.

silps

And do you really think Amazon will pay the tax to the uk government, … And do you really think Amazon will pay the tax to the uk government, they don't have a great track record of that so far, lol.

Amazon is in effect an alter ego of an emperor. They are so powerful globally that their finances exceed that of most countries. In that regardd an imperial head of state pays no tax, it is the peasants and the servants to the emperor who pay tax.
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