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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof 8GB $161.10 C&C (Or + Delivery) @ The Good Guys eBay

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Greetings everyone, TGG have matched the current discounts on the new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite and this has been reflected on their ebay store.

Plenty of stock available for C&C.

Stack with 5% off $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (Max 5 Cards) @ PayPal Digital Gifts eBay to get further savings.

As always, enjoy!

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    Great price!

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    Was going to post this myself, was waiting for the eBay price to update to match their website.

    One xmas gift sorted

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    can i change the background to dark/black for easy on the eyes?

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      No. Maybe with a jailbreak.

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        They're lit from beneath so even with the lights they're not hard on the eyes like an lcd / oled screen. Light can be incrementally turned up and down. I've found even reading in the dark is fine.

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      Apparently this model has an inverted feature which can do exactly that.

      Mines on the way from Amazon so can’t test yet

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      It's Eink, so normal white with black writing shouldn't be uneasy on the eyes. It's essentially the same as reading on paper?

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      You can invert the colours on this model so its white text on a black background. No jailbreak required.

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      It looks akin to shining a torch onto an etch-e-sketch.

      Because that's what this essentially is, a really fancy etch-e-sketch.

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      There's no need - it's e-ink, not a lit display, so it's as easy on the eyes as reading actual paper.

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    Are you able to load non-kindle ebooks to here, or do they need to be from the kindle store? I currently have a Kobo ereader which is a bit long in the tooth and looking to get a new one. Thank you for any assistance with this

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      from memory you can email your non-drm books to amazon and they convert it for your kindle for free.

    • +10 votes

      I use calibre for my earlier generation paperwhite with no problems.

    • +4 votes

      Yep - I use an application called "calibre". It's an ebook management tool, it can convert epubs and other formats to mobi (the kindle format) and can upload direct to the device

      EDIT: What these guys said ^

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      Thanks everyone. I use calibre currently for my collection, so that's great to hear it should work

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      You have use something like calibre to convert from epub, pdf etc to mobi format

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    Sweet, great price, just picked one up :) Although, I guess potentially there could be a Good Guys 20% off eBay sale between now and Christmas…

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    I'm an avid ebook reader, I use my various ebooks for several hours every day.

    This is a good deal, but I personally put the Kobo over Kindle if I had to make a choice.

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      Does the Kobo accept Mobi ebooks, or just ePub? I like my Kindle but I wish that ePub files were readable on it. I know that Calibre can convert ePub files, but some ebooks come back with messed up formats after converting them and sending them to my Kindle, so I have heaps of unread ePub books on my computer.

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      Which Kobo if you don't mind me asking? I currently have a Kobo that is now 6 years old, and it's time for a new one, so open to suggestions.

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        I use the H2O, It's a little dated now, but boy is it a reliable workhorse.
        Compared to the 'original' paperwhite, the KOBO was whiter, and the frontlight is just perfect.

        I have an eye condition (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratoconus) so clarity and more so light handling are absolutely key for me.

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          Thanks for the feedback. Mine is one of the ones pre-inbuilt light, so the addition of some in-screen lighting would be much better than the lighting cover that I have

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      I was considering a Kobo Forma - which by the specs looks really good. But, it really sounds like Kobo's quality control is lacking - there's lots of posts complaining about uneven back-lighting (or is that front-lighting?) etc.

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        So long as you bought it locally, why worry? If you get a 'bad one' exchange it.
        Although of the numbers sold, I've only seend 10 or so complaints. So thats a BLOODY small percentage.
        Compare that number to the number of 'refurbished' available on amazon for kindle.

        Also… the simple open ecosystem, vs closed ecosystem.

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      The Kobo Clara is $159, which is cheaper than the $161 for the waterproof Kindle on the Good Guys store. Which one to get?

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    Do these still use e-ink or are they just tablets with LCD screens?

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    What's the battery life on these things like?

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    Make it $99 and you got yourself a deal Amazon

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    Using gift cards to pay for it, it keeps saying something went wrong at checkout. Anyone else have the same issue?

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    I've just bought from Amazon for $179. Can I cancel the order? It's being shipped tomorrow.

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      Yes, chat to Amazon customer service if that's easier. They should be able to cancel.

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      Go on chat.

      I bought one for $199 yesterday with a $185 amazon promotion credit i had, they gave me a $60 credit back.

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      You can, but did you use CashRewards for an 8% cashback? That works out better if you don't mind the waiting period.

      This Good Guys deal has a $5.60 delivery charge, so unless you're driving past a store anyway, it's not worth the bother.

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    fml bought this full price on amazon couple of weeks ago. Is there any way I can get compensated the difference?

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      Go on amazon chat as even they have dropped $20, you will get a credit back at least. I was offered $30 asked for $50 got $60.

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      Is there any way I can get compensated the difference?

      Absolutely, take it to A Current Affair and you'll also get pain and suffering.

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    Thanks picked one up!

    Anyone know if this model is jailbreakable?
    Also, with C&C do they ask for ID? I bought this on a alt. ebay account which isnt the same name or even the same state lol.

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      Yup, they do ask for an ID. Never bought anything like in your situation, but explain it to them with your email/PayPal account(s) ready and it might be OK?

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    I have the 2013 Paperwhite that I bought back in 2015 (from a Dicksmith deal posted here), which is still working fine, so I am not sure if it's worth buying this. I usually read in bed and never go anywhere near water (plus, there's plenty of space left in my current Kindle), so I might hold back and resist this irresistible deal.

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    Read a book while swimming, winning. Thanks Doweyy.

    Ps I actually added the amount of $'s I spent because of you, it's >$2k.

    Well done.

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      Lol you're kidding! Hey, at least you got a bargain on all of it, that's all that matters!

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    Bought! Great find. I've been waiting for a better price.

    What is a good cheap case? I don't need leather or anything - just protection for when it is in a bag

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    Is it worth getting if I have the 300ppi one already? I don't need waterproof or 8GB.

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      Nobody on OZB needs anything.

      But do you want it?

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        Ok. If you want to be pedantic, I wouldn't mind those features but they're not essential. Though I suppose you will say nothing is essential either. Alright, I wouldn't mind the features but don't care if I don't have them.

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          If I were in your shoes, I would wait until you see this for a much lower price, maybe a year down the line (when the next gen is about to drop or has just dropped).

          Or, I would list my current device on sale on Facebook Marketplace at a price which would make the difference in price worth upgrading - and wait however long (even a few months) until you get that sale guaranteed to pull the pin on this one.

          Sounds like you're happy with you're pretty happy with your current device!

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            @snoopydoop: I am happy with it. But I'm a sucker for new features and upgrading. If there was a killer me feature I totally would upgrade it. I also own the paperwhite gen before the 300ppi but can't use it now that the new one looks so much cleaner. Plus I accumulated too many free amazon ebooks on it and there's no easy way to delete them all. So the other one is the one with minimum books on it.

            I would have got a voyager if it was cheaper before they discontinued it.

            I'll probably wait for the gen after this.

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              @lostn: 'Worth' is something you need to decide for yourself.Since we have no idea what your disposable income is, what you value, how often you read, etc., then it's impossible to say. For me, this is a worthy upgrade since I'm moving from a G1 Paperwhite, and the added waterproofing, etc. is a very nice bonus since I bring my Kindle to the beach, etc. The new flush display is also long overdue, since grains of sand love getting stuck in the old lip.

              If you already have a 300 PPI Kindle and don't need the extra storage or waterproofing then ask yourself why you want this, other than self-indulgence.

              If you look at Amazon's cadence, they usually go several years between major revisions, so the next version will probably be identical with possibly a minor change like USB-C.

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                @Strand0410: It's not that complex a question. My question of "worth" magically boiled down to "what else is new?"

                If 8GB and waterproof is the only thing different, it's not worth it for me. I was hoping there might be some new feature I didn't know about.

                As for why, I like to upgrade whenever there is a meaningful new feature.

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                  @lostn: Of course it depends on your personal use case and finances. If you have the money and/or like the upgrades, then it's 'worth it.' You say you don't like the added storage and waterproofing (the two new standout features), so you kinda answered your own question. There are a few other minor improvements like a flush screen and even lighting; are these worth $161? No one can answer this for you.

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      I am also deciding whether or not it is worth it - nothing wrong with my current one, so can't really justify a new one unless I pass on my current one to a family member.

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      (Probably not worth it unless you're really keen for waterproof)

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    in big dilemma between this and ipad for my wife :(

    • +6 votes

      Totally different use case for each device.
      Kindle for reading only, even in bright sunlight.
      iPad for everything else except reading in bright sunlight.

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