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Kindle Pre-Order on BigW and Dick Smith, $159 for Wi-Fi and $219 for 3G (Free Delievery)

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The price is less than AMAZON price + postage.and U may can use current AMEX card SPEND $250 AND GET $50 REBATE PROMOTION @ Big W. or U can get $30 off promotion from Dick Smtih.

Note:"for 3G Kindle, only @189 with code WEEKEND30 at Dick Smith" is ok at this morning but now it is not work on Kindle.

http://dicksmith.com.au/offer/kindle
promotion: http://dicksmith.com.au//offer/weekend30
AMEX card promotion see: http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/50042

So, I think it is a good deal. :)

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  • +3 votes

    Rumour is the new ones come out in September - regardless kindles are great to use

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    Err this isn't correct "The Big W price is less than AMAZON price + postage"
    The total price including shipping is around $au200

  • +1 vote

    Cheaper from amazon.. :/
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HFS6Z0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p...

    But I still love you.

    • +1 vote

      That's the add version which can't be shipped outside the US, you would need to use a drop box which would result in the wifi one here being cheaper!

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        $139 for the one which we can have shipped to an Aus address. I just went through the shopping cart and the quoted price with shipping is AUD 156.97 so if you really want to save $3, go for it.

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      :) Thanks mate

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      The Wifi + 3G one is ~$206 delivered from Amazon.com.

      I prefer the local one from BigW & DSE, but the OP claiming it's cheaper is just plain incorrect.

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    Yeah, I just checked through amazon.com, and the 3G model is $206.03 including shipping.

  • +2 votes

    I bought my kindle through amazon.com and it was shipped here no problems. Get the 3G version as you will have free worldwide 3g internet. The operation of the internet is not great, but it is good enough to check your gmail.

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      So you dont need to put an Aussie Sim card into it to get net connectivity!?

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        Nope. No monthly fees either. It comes ready to go.

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    I have one and I really like it. It's got me reading books again.

    I have the 3G model, but I think if I could buy it again, I would get the Wifi only model. I just don't find a good use for 3G internet, because it's much faster on the phone. I would suggest only get the 3G if you don't have internet access via phone.

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    Can kindle load pdf?

    • +2 votes

      yeah it's pretty hard to read…you're best off using Calibre to convert it to text.
      I've converted a few PDf's, but unless they're pure text, it's a bit messy.

      But for reading novels & text, they really are excellent devices.
      Especially if you're commuting or going on holidays. There's plenty of free/v.cheap content available.

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        does't kindle have native pdf now? why calibre?

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          They don't render particularly well unless its all text… the document viewing interface isn't amazing.

          ie, you can't flick it around like you could on a tablet, but it can still work if you are in a pickle and need to look at something.

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          yes it does,but you have to zoom in & the zoom sux as it's not a gradual, but seems to go from 100% -> 200% so you have to keep scrolling left/right/up/down.

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        +1
        I use calibre to convert formats and manage content on my reader.

        http://calibre-ebook.com/

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    WRT the AMEX promo but they are not $250 so you cant get your $50 rebate? :S

    Or is the AMEX promo for total spend (can be split) at one participating retailer?

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    now we know where Amazon going to dump all the old model stock before the new one comes out ;D

  • +1 vote

    Grrr… My wife just bought me a Hanvon N450 for a surprise and paid about $220, and it doesn't even have WiFi or 3G. I would have returned it only she threw away the receipt. Oh well, as they say 'Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.'

  • +5 votes

    Is it really that hard to write "you" instead of "u"? I mean…it's two whole extra letters. Really?

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    This might be a dumb question, but does this have a browser? If not then what is the wifi/3g for?

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      It has a browser.

      Wifi and 3G can also be used for transferring files e.g. through Amazon's whispernet.

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      The Wifi/3G's primary function is browsing the Amazon Kindle eBook catalogue, making purchases and downloading books.

      It does have a limited browser as a bonus. But without a browser, Wifi/3G would still be there.

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        I don't have a 3G one, so this might be because I haven't experienced the luxury of it, but I don't really see the point of the 3G. I've never had such a strong urge to buy and read a book that hasn't been able to wait for me to connect it to a wireless network.

        • +1 vote

          One could say the same thing about any technological convenience.

          Who needs a mobile phone? Can't they just wait until they can use a regular one?

        • +2 votes

          That's a pretty bad analogy. Comparing communicating with purchasing a book is like comparing apples with oranges.

          The difference between a WiFi kindle and a 3G kindle is significantly different to the difference between a fixed line telephone vs mobile telephone.

          I can't come up with many use cases where the 3G would be of any real benefit. If there is reference material I really need on the spot and I don't have wifi access, I can usually find it on my smartphone. Or by calling someone and asking them to get it to me.

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          "The difference between a WiFi kindle and a 3G kindle is significantly different to the difference between a fixed line telephone vs mobile telephone."

          One you can use only in certain places, one you can use in most places. It's not a perfect analogy, but then neither are most. Your decision to argue with the analogy instead of the point of it is… weird.

          "I can't come up with many use cases where the 3G would be of any real benefit. If there is reference material I really need on the spot and I don't have wifi access, I can usually find it on my smartphone. Or by calling someone and asking them to get it to me."

          So you claim that it wouldn't be any real benefit, then admit there are situations where it'd be more convenient. Really?

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          Ok, I will tie it back for you.
          A mobile phone is used in many conceivable situations for both convenience and safety. The very obvious cases where a mobile phone is required are people who need to authorise things and people who rely on others for transport.
          A 3G book buying service is used in hardly any conceivable situations and has no real safety impact. The very obvious cases where a 3G book purchasing device is required are…

          As for the use case, I suggested very much an exception case and said how I would be able to get around it with probably no more effort than attempting to buy it on a 3G Kindle.

          Also, you never addressed my original statement of not seeing the point of 3G in a Kindle. Strange that you would just throw out a random statement about technological convenience with no real backup, and give an unrelated analogy.

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          You're really hung up on the analogy. It's an analogy - if there weren't differences between the example given and the actual thing, then it'd be the same thing and not an analogy. Mobiles can be used for things other than convenience doesn't stop them from being something that is used for convenience. I've admitted it's not a perfect analogy and asked you if you disagree with the POINT of the analogy: it's a technological convenience.

          Not everyone has WiFi at their convenience when they want to read a book. It's a convenience. You yourself have provided an example of when it'd be convenient (so you wouldn't have to use your phone or get someone to come bring it to you). I don't know how many more times I can use the word convenient or convenience. I'd give examples but you seem caught trying to make a perfectly formed logical argument instead of looking at practical realities.

          The Kindle itself is an exercise in technological convenience. That you can be on the road, in an airport, at a hotel, on holiday, at a cafe that doesn't have WiFi or you just don't want to get their little sign in receipt… is convenient. It's a convenience. Would it be useful to everyone? No. Would it be useful to no-one? It's patently absurd to say so.

  • +1 vote

    Bring in the DX BigW! :)

  • +1 vote

    Yeah, hate to say it as well but my Kindle was cheaper direct from Amazon.

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    Great to have Kindle supplied directly in Aus, but IMHO the savings vs. buying directly from Amazon are arguable and the service from Amazon US was been incredible - 3 days from order, in my hands.

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    The AUD actually fell almost 6 cent. its now 1.04.

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      WTF when did this happen?

      edit:
      Basically happened overnight….. for once PayPal's rates are on par with the market rates lol.

  • +3 votes

    not the bargain at all.cheaper at amazon $209.98 delivered.please research before posting. more like advertising for Big W.

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    AUD-USD sliding ever down, approaching $1.03 :(

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    It's about same as buying from Amazon. Currency fluctuations can float this either way, but good if you want to get it from a local supplier, that's all there is to it.

    I love my Kindle 3. I'm reading more than ever with it and I purchased it fairly recently, over the newer 'touchscreen' ereaders (Kobo, new Nook etc) because..
    1) I prefer actual buttons on the side to change page, I don't want to 'swipe' the screen.
    2) The Qwerty keyboard means the bottom bezel is thicker than the top, so I can rest the Kindle on my belly in bed, and still have it stick up enough to read :D

    That said, I didn't see the point in the 3G model myself. Only scenario where I could see this working is emergency checking of email (and I have my phone anyway). Do people really impulse purchase books on 3G? Almost everyone I know with an ereader has at least half a dozen unread books stored on the device.

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      The 3G came in handy a couple of years ago when I was buying books on the device while on a beach in Thailand!

  • -1 vote

    This is not a good deal. It's cheaper to buy from Amazon and you'll get it within a week.

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      correct - i did this week and cheaper from Amazon - just playing with it now :)

      • -2 votes

        I bought the 3G version from Amazon last Dec for $217 including delivery. Our dollar was not even on par with the greenback last Dec.

      • +2 votes

        You can also read without a light. And you don't need to reposition yourself in bed when you turn a page. You can take as many books as you like with you on a plane and not have them put you over the luggage limit (the five books I took on my last trip weighed over 3kg).

  • +1 vote

    Do your homework before jumping on this deal. You can get the Kindle cheaper at Amazon and you don't have to wait for more than 3 weeks for delivery. You'll get it within a calendar week from Amazon. Search other forums to get a better idea on Kindle delivery times from Amazon.

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