Same for me. I traded an old Kindle and used the 20% discount a couple of months later when the Paperwhite was last on offer. The discount was automatically taken at checkout so I bought for £80. One thing I did note when I initially traded my old device, the 20% discount has an expiry date on it and doesn't last forever. If it doesn't work for anyone, then I would guess that it just expired.
Yeah they make them and people buy them. They are great when you see them in person. The ‘paper-like’ technology in the screen makes it actually look like paper rather than a bright reflective screen. Sure a tablet could display a book and also do a million other things, but they also need charging every day or 2. These last months at a time have literally zero eye strain and emit zero ‘blue light’ which has been proven to disrupt sleep patterns (so no good for reading in the evening) They also weigh next to nothing and are waterproof to read in the bath or next to a pool. Granted, £100 does seem like a lot of money, but for avid readers, who will get good use out of them it’s definitely worth it. I read half of my books in physical paper form and half on one of these and enjoy both experiences. :)
But someone with a tablet isn’t posing to look cool on the train or bus? I once sold my Kindle to read on the tablet app instead and even with the light as low as possible and with dark mode on I would get headaches after a while. My Kindle never leaves the house.
Pfff, I read books on my 50'' TV (annoyed)
If this is the trade in scheme, I had a different experience. Traded in my Paperwhite and used the discount when the Oasis was last on offer. Not saying it still definitely works but this was a couple of months ago. Discount for applied at checkout IIRC.