dealskindle ereader d01100 wi-fi 6in e-ink display…

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Is this a good model? I know nothing about Kindles except that I want one, even if it will likely end up a paperweight.

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it isn't bad... for this price, you could do MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH worse. definitely a quality product

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I have one of this model. The menu system and controls are a bit cumbersome, but fortunately, you don't normally spend much time in there. Normally, it's a non-issue. I don't know if any other Kindle models (except the Fire) are any better in that area either.

Really, I'd recommend just getting this model. It's as cheap as you're likely to find a Kindle and aside from screen size, there aren't many differences between models.

Finally, I would note that these really cheap Kindles tend to be ad-subsidized. If you wish to turn that off, they do offer a paid one-time "upgrade" for something like $15 (rough estimate - don't quote me on that).

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This is a good model for just reading. I had the original Kindle and then upgraded to this version and love it, but I only use it for reading, nothing else. I do not update Facebook or Tweet from it like others. If that is what you are looking for, then it is perfect for you. AND it's half the cost from Amazon.com but they still support it.
As someone else posted, it is difficult to get around the "virtual" keyboard, but that is only used for non-reading things. You can research more at Amazon.com, it is the same as their $80 Kindle.

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That's an awesome price! I purchased a refurbished Kindle for my husband (same model) and he loves it. If what you want to do is read, this is perfect. I have the Kindle Keyboard, and I'm slightly jealous of how small his is in compaison.

ETA - I paid $49 for his refurb direct from Amazon using a $20 AmazonLocal promo code. If I knew someone else in my family who wanted a Kindle, I'd be in for this.

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I'm only going to be using this for a ton of PDF files I have on my computer. Is this a good model for reading them clearly?

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@chibitheballa: It depends on whether your PDFs are graphics heavy or not. A mostly text PDF will convert beautifully (done for free by Amazon), but graphics may not appear in the right places in the text. You can read PDFs natively on a Kindle -- I have done so on my Kindle Keyboard -- but it sometimes requires a bit of zooming if the text is small. The optimal Kindle for reading PDFs is the DX.

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The actual price will be $44.99 ($5 shipping).

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Yeah, Maybe a good price, if your CC is accepted. I put my # in 4 times and still they "said" not a CC number! :(

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@pathowe - I have ordered from Cowboom many times and never a problem. You may be better off closing your browser and starting anew session.

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@chibitheballa: i have a few PDF files on mine and it really depends on the formatting of the PDF, you want bootleg vonnegut novels? not gonna work out so great, but PDF's designed to be e-reader friendly will work fine.

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Ok, so I'm gonna look like a complete kindle-moron (I really like actual books) but my mom was thinking about getting one of these. Do you have to have wifi to download books? She only has DSL (I think).

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Nothing had about being a novice!
Your mother would need access to wifi in order to download books, so DSL would not work...

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@nadine624: I don't own this specific model, but in general, yes, you can download eBooks to your PC and then move them to your eReader via the included USB cable. Note that she will want to save the copies on her computer as if she ever needs to deregister the Kindle, she'll lose everything stored on it.

EDIT: But you could buy her a wireless router for around $30 which would allow her to buy/download books directly from/to the Kindle.

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Ymmv, but check your local target as well. They are clearing their kindle stock. They had this same kindle, new, for 39.99. They also had the kindle touch for 49.50. I ended up with the touch

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Given the choice today, I'd buy a Kindle Touch over a basic Kindle 4, but I bought the Kindle 4 a few months ago as a try-it-out item and I love it.

As others have said, the five-way navigator is a bit of a nuisance, but one doesn't need to use it that much. The thing is extremely light weight (about 6 oz.), which makes it very comfortable to hold, protective cases can be had on eBay for under $20, and there are tons of out-of-copyright "good literature" books available for free if one is so inclined. The wi-fi download is exactly what they say: 15 seconds and you're ready to read. Anything you download from amazon is also cloud-stored for you, so you can delete it from your Kindle and still be able to re-access at any time. Also, the Kindle software is available for many platforms.

I'm pleased with mine.

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Been a kindle app usere for years and I was on the fence about this but for forty beans plus 5 shipping, I figure it's worth it just to be able to borrow from the Kindle reader library.

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After sitting on my Kindle w/keyboard (why was it in my back pocket?) I got one of these. One of the reasons I decided not to get the keyboard one was to break my habit of playing an anagram game called "Every Word," as I wanted my Kindle to be strictly for reading. It makes it harder if I want to take notes, but overall I'm happy with my purchase.

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After stepping on my more expensive model, I bought this one at $79. I like it better as it's lighter and seems to have a slightly improved screen. I would buy another.

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If I'm understanding this deal, it's the version "without special offers" (i.e., ads) since the MSRP is $109. Very tempting....

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Bought this a few weeks ago. Love it!! You will need to buy a case and a book-light (or the case with the book-light) but other than that you will be good to go. Maybe a USB plugin adapter, but I just use the ones I already own.

It's my first e-reader after years of saying I didn't want one.

Out of all the Kindle's I think this is the best. The Fire would be for people who need a tablet, or who need a color screen for children's books or magazines.

The Touch is pretty much the same as this one, other than it's a touch screen and it has a feature that will link you to Wikipedia and other sources if you want to learn more about a topic. The touch had many reviews that it was cumbersome for lefties because of where you had to tap to turn the pages.

This version, had buttons on both sides, so you can use it in either hand. It's light weight. I carry it in my purse wherever I go. Highly recommend.

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@dupedyetagain: I believe it's the best of the current options. The only way it wouldn't be is if you want a color screen, or for it to be more than for reading books. In that case, you will need the Kindle Fire.

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@die4noles: you do not need wifi. You can download via the usb cable that comes with the kindle.

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They charged me $5 shipping plus sales tax - total of $48.14. I'm in Mississippi & I doubt they have nexus here? Still a great deal.

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If it IS the one with ads (price makes me think not, but anyway) they are in no way intrusive. The only time they show up is on the screensaver (when you're not reading) or in the menu (small bar, very discrete). If you buy books through Amazon they'll use it to recommend books according to your tastes, and the other ads are more Groupon-esque, with massive discounts on various products (customizable so you only see ads that pertain to your interests). If I had to choose between getting the "ads" and seeing paintings/pictures (the screensaver for the non-ad supported version), I'd take the ads any day.

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Condition: Pre-owned
Product Grade: 4 - Significant scratches or scuffs

Hmmm, a great deal but I'm not sure I'd be cool with significant scratches or scuffs.

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@korpo53: When I click I see a different product grade (6... minor scuffs/scratches) but perhaps that's standard for cowboom? (different grades of same product available)

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Note, the description on my order said it was actually Pre-owned and might have "some fine scratches or minor scuffs." Take that into consideration.

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Excellent price, excellent product, but be aware that Amazon is rumored to release new Kindle models in September.

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This will be my 5th Kindle (the first 3 are in the hands of relatives; #4 is still in use; this will be it's spare). I love them, for just reading books. Trying to use the web is not advised; a table it better for that. But for an avid book reader, these are wonderful! You can also do a daily search for items with price = $0.00 on Amazon, and come up with scads of free books to read. My #4 Kindle is too full with such free books (and not out-of-print ones either). I have over 1000 books on it, and I wanted a spare Kindle so the indexing didn't seem so slow! So I bought one. Yeah, +$5 shipping and +$3.xx for tax. Still a great deal!

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@sara567: thnx for the info about downloading books via USB! I didn't mean to mislead the questioner.

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@godskid: I thought you could move currently unused books to the Amazon cloud for storage, rather than clog up your kindle, or worse, have to buy an additional kindle for storage.. Am I wrong?

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Anyone have a great deal on a case for this?. Someone said $20, but that seems high.

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@speedoo: $10.18 for the CaseCrown case I purchased for my husband: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005TM22A0

We purchased a similar flip case, in red, for my mother-in-law's gift Kindle Touch. I prefer the flip style for easy propping while reading at a table.

I have seen cases down in the $8 range too.

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Extra 4.5% cash back when you order through TopCashback.

http://tinyurl.com/wootcowboom

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@speedoo: every book you buy on Amazon for your Kindle is already stored on Amazon, so any Kindle you register to your account will have access to them. There's no need to keep 1000 books on your kindle. I've seen people who do, but I have no idea why they would want to. bragging rights?

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@dupedyetagain: I have one, and I like it. It fits in my purse nicely and doesn't weigh too much. I like the e-ink for reading. I was not a fan of reading on the Kindle Fire however.

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will this one read out loud to you?

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@nadine624: She'll just have to connect the Kindle to her computer using the USB cable if there's no WiFi. Shouldn't really be much of an issue. The Kindle desktop app is quite simple to use for managing the library.

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@speedoo: I bought a silicone cover for mine on Amazon. If I recall, it was about $6. It covers sides and back, but not the screen. Makes it easier to hold onto, and protects in case of a drop.

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@speedoo:
One more nice cover, $ 4.99 with free shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Amazon-all-new-Kindle-E-Reader/dp/B005QZXCYK/ref=pd_sim_pc_5

This one includes a reading light, ay $12.95:
http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Generation-E-Reader-Leather-Reading/dp/B006T6FUUO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1SUZOD6DF0J04&coliid=I23S98LX9YQEXV

And this is really cute, with the fish-bone key chain/ ear buds organizer, at $ 7.99:
http://www.amazon.com/HappyZone-Portfolio-Leather-Display-Generation/dp/B0060UYEL0/ref=pd_sim_e_26

You will also like this power adapter, not included with Kindle, for a total of $ 5.99 {as comparable to the $19.99 original brand]. Really handy.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JWZL1G/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A1CV8EEXTX9BF1

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I have one of these, refurbed. Works like a charm, use it every day, paid a little bit more than this and it's worth every penny. It uses a micro USB port for data and power, so I can use my phone charger with it. Ended up getting Amazon's case for it (also a refurb), with the built in LED for reading in the dark. Can't imagine not having one of these now.

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Ohh, this looks like fun. I've been wanting to hack a Kindle for a while, this way if it bricks I'm only out about 45 bucks.

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Oh noes! It looks like it's sold out! :(

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If you have or will get a Kindle (or any e-reader), I recommend downloading Calibre. It will convert pdfs, txts, etc. into any e-reader format. It will also create a storage library on your computer that you can move to and from your device.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

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@nadine624: Yes, this model needs wi-fi to download. You may want a model that also has 3G...