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rsquare 02-22-2013 07:03 AM

Pre owned Kindle Touch 3G + WIFI for $52 AC + tax + Free Shipping
 
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http://www.cowboom.com/product/1280113
There are quite a few #6. Apply coupon code cowboom5 to get 5 off ( you may need to make a new account)

One advantage of Kindle Touch over Paperwhite is Text 2 Speech capabilities.

yuugotserved 02-22-2013 07:03 AM

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G + WiFi 6" eReader (Pre-owned) $57 or less + Free Shipping
 
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CowBoom has Amazon Kindle Touch 3G + WiFi 6" eReader (Pre-owned D01200) for $57. New customers may save an extra $5 off with promo code cowboom5. Shipping is free. Thanks rsquare

ChrisML 02-22-2013 11:25 AM

New resolution on the paperbright is much better. But this is a great price.

iamandrewz 02-22-2013 11:28 AM

thanks for posting. Just bought a Kindle Keyboard and I love it. A few bucks more and now I have a Kindle Touch. Gonna see which I like more out of the two and sell the other. Thank you!

Steeve 02-22-2013 11:51 AM

How good is the text to speech feature? (I would use it for textbooks)

rsquare 02-22-2013 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Steeve (Post 57762496)
How good is the text to speech feature? (I would use it for textbooks)

It's more like Siri. Automated voice that heeds to English punctuation and pronunciation. But no where near audiobook quality.

iamandrewz 02-22-2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steeve (Post 57762496)
How good is the text to speech feature? (I would use it for textbooks)

if its similar to Kindle Keyboard, I would say its not very useful.

Steeve 02-22-2013 11:58 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E5lBZ0BQuY

skip to 1:30 for an example

hieuhef 02-22-2013 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisML (Post 57761764)
New resolution on the paperbright is much better. But this is a great price.

I honestly don't think the higher resolution trumps the older version by that much, I hardly notice the difference from a borrowed Kindle keyboard with my Paperwhite.

Now, on tablets and computer monitors... yeah, you'll definitely notice higher res, but for ereaders, it's very subtle.

9thJedi 02-22-2013 12:07 PM

no charging cable kills it for me.

XReflection 02-22-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arunvgopal (Post 57762952)
no charging cable kills it for me.

Why? You can just buy a micro-usb cable for a few bucks or something.

redearth 02-22-2013 12:28 PM

is 3g free on these

pauladams11 02-22-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by redearth (Post 57763508)
is 3g free on these

Yes. Unless they've changed it from the Kindle 2... you're not going to be surfing the web (probably) or playing movies, so they probably figured it was worth the minor expense to them so that you could buy books wherever you are.

redearth 02-22-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by pauladams11 (Post 57763610)
Yes. Unless they've changed it from the Kindle 2... you're not going to be surfing the web (probably) or playing movies, so they probably figured it was worth the minor expense to them so that you could buy books wherever you are.

thanks

rsquare 02-22-2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by redearth (Post 57763508)
is 3g free on these

You can only access Amazon.com store, wikipedia on 3G. On Kindle Keyboard you get some limit/month of full 3G browsing.

iamandrewz 02-22-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9thJedi (Post 57762952)
no charging cable kills it for me.

I don't think a sub $5 item "killed" it for you lol.

GIRay 02-22-2013 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rsquare (Post 57763790)
You can only access Amazon.com store, wikipedia on 3G. On Kindle Keyboard you get some limit/month of full 3G browsing.


That sucks! I'll keep my Kindle Keyboard and return the Kindle Touch then.
I need to check email on the go.

iamandrewz 02-22-2013 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GIRay (Post 57764754)
That sucks! I'll keep my Kindle Keyboard and return the Kindle Touch then.
I need to check email on the go.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrbQ9KCRCSY

GIRay 02-22-2013 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by iamandrewz (Post 57767448)

Just a reminder that the Kindle Touch has limited 3G (only amazon and wikipedia) the Kindle keyboard has unlimited 3G, you can get your email if you want.
The youtube guy was on WiFi.

iamandrewz 02-22-2013 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GIRay (Post 57767702)
You can only access Amazon.com store, wikipedia on 3G.
The youtube guy was on WiFi.

ahhhhh..

thanks.

Steve12 02-22-2013 07:48 PM

I use text to speech all the time. You get used to its imperfections quickly. It's nice to read and be read to at the same time. The "pages" turn with the speech conversion. I like my Touch overall. You do need a light source though and clip on lights can be awkward for some.

KwurK 02-23-2013 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by GIRay (Post 57767702)
Just a reminder that the Kindle Touch has limited 3G (only amazon and wikipedia) the Kindle keyboard has unlimited 3G, you can get your email if you want.
The youtube guy was on WiFi.

Kindle keyboard 3G was imposed with a 50MB per month limit last time I checked. The great thing is is that it's uncensored. If you are in a foreign country with censored internet, this will tunnel to let you access normally blocked websites.

alanzlinsky 02-23-2013 02:06 PM

WIll amazon alert you or automatically charge you if you go over the 3g limit on the touch/keyboard?

fauxden 02-23-2013 02:19 PM

does anyone know if you can load books onto this straight from your comp, like books not bought through amazon? I have lots of epubs on my comp and I'm curious.

BeerBellyBob 02-23-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by fauxden (Post 57782378)
does anyone know if you can load books onto this straight from your comp, like books not bought through amazon? I have lots of epubs on my comp and I'm curious.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

Hefner413 02-25-2013 09:07 PM

I have both an iPad and an iPad mini. Any real reason to get this over just using the kindle app?

nodinero 02-25-2013 09:11 PM

From what I understand, although the screen specs from the Keyboard (what I have) and the next generation are the same, the Keyboard versions got a higher binning so there is less quality variation. So the PaperWhite screen improvement should be more noticeable in comparison to the previous generation, but possibly not as much against the Keyboard.

I still hold on to both my keyboard models as the free 3G, even capped, is a great back-up email access when travelling. Hard to beat that feature for frequent international travelers!

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Originally Posted by hieuhef (Post 57762948)
I honestly don't think the higher resolution trumps the older version by that much, I hardly notice the difference from a borrowed Kindle keyboard with my Paperwhite.

Now, on tablets and computer monitors... yeah, you'll definitely notice higher res, but for ereaders, it's very subtle.


arribasn 02-25-2013 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hefner413 (Post 57829196)
I have both an iPad and an iPad mini. Any real reason to get this over just using the kindle app?

e-ink is generally easier to read (especially outdoors), easier on your eyes and battery life is much greater for just reading.

danpi 02-25-2013 09:20 PM

Why Nook & Kindle better as a reader
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BeerBellyBob (Post 57782612)

Yep, been doing that for years on my Kindle and Nook. Have never purchased anything from their respective "stores" (but some of the Amazon freebies often posted on obesewallet are interesting).

Nook has a little better screen (but hardly worth talking about), and can be rooted to be an android tablet (which leaves the original functionality totally intact). But the free 3G, albeit slow and a testy browser on the Kindle, is nice at times.

Hope this helps.

danpi 02-25-2013 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XReflection (Post 57763154)
Why? You can just buy a micro-usb cable for a few bucks or something.

Actually less than $1 from time to time on meritslime.

se1zure 02-25-2013 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alanzlinsky (Post 57782188)
WIll amazon alert you or automatically charge you if you go over the 3g limit on the touch/keyboard?

There is no limit on the 3g, only what you can access with it.

it is limited in that you can only use it to browse wikipedia and the amazon store.

Hawks4Life 02-25-2013 09:53 PM

How much better is this than the Kindles from earlier today on cowboom? Is it really worth the extra?

IamJack 02-25-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawks4Life (Post 57829826)
How much better is this than the Kindles from earlier today on cowboom? Is it really worth the extra?

Unless you listen to audiobooks, I prefer the non-touch version.

It's lighter and I actually like the physical buttons for page turning rather than tapping the screen.

wholovepandora 02-25-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flipknoc (Post 57829854)
Unless you listen to audiobooks, I prefer the non-touch version.

It's lighter and I actually like the physical buttons for page turning rather than tapping the screen.

Second this. Go for kindle 4 rather than touch. The physical botton is way better user friendly than the touch screen.

firstdavis 02-25-2013 10:33 PM

have never bought anything from them, how good/okay is grade 5???

waterbottle99 02-25-2013 11:27 PM

is there a way to sort by condition?

justainchoe 02-26-2013 02:59 AM

This product should be $45 shipped.

NOT a slick deal.

Go on craigslist, and find a used Kindle for $40 if you want one.

3G has NO value in this device and just hurts the battery life. I charge my kindle once a week max, and fyi, there's no reason why you should be browsing the web on an e-reader. I did it for fun (on wifi) and looked on facebook (and it's still pretty slow). Maybe to google, but we all have phones that do that. Checked some photos, just to see how it looks, and it's not a bad grayscale browser, but why? Why? Why would you need to check a website on your kindle? This is for READING. Kindle Fire is just another tablet. NEVER buy that. If you do, you're a noob.

Anyways, Cowboom, I would expect it to be around $40-45 shipped. Whoever thought $57 was a good price, was wrong. Why? Just get a new paperwhite for like $30 (slickdeal) more.

Quote:

Originally Posted by firstdavis (Post 57830240)
have never bought anything from them, how good/okay is grade 5???

Grade 5 is good. Cowboom has a decent quality control process.

deskbound 02-26-2013 03:35 AM

cable
 
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Originally Posted by 9thJedi (Post 57762952)
no charging cable kills it for me.

just keep refreshing and someone will let one drop out of their basket that has a cable. I was looking, none...refreshed a few times..two 5's showed up with cables.

sxy2003 02-26-2013 05:41 AM

cable is standard anyway, a lot of phones, ext hard drives, etc use the same one. i have one that shares psp, ext. hd and kindle.

clearanceman 02-26-2013 06:24 AM

Don't really get the whole kindle touch thing. I have a kindle keyboard and I don't think it is a hardship to use the keyboard for those times when I need to type something in. It was from Cowboom for $42 and it's 3G also. Overall though, I like the kindle a lot.

clearanceman 02-26-2013 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sxy2003 (Post 57833184)
cable is standard anyway, a lot of phones, ext hard drives, etc use the same one. i have one that shares psp, ext. hd and kindle.

Yeah, it's just micro USB. I buy them off ebay for $1 each shipped from china. All our phones and my kindle are all micro usb. I've got cables on the computers and on the battery chargers for the phones. That's a sweet deal too, stand alone charger for a phone battery for $3 shipped from china. They have a plug in for a USB cable so they can charge a phone or a Kindke while they have a fully charged battery ready for that same phone or another phone. The kids just charge their phones overnight or they have the option to switch batteries if there isn't time to charge. And the whole thing was dirt cheap, the batteries are less than $4 shipped too. Anyway....

Bottom line is if you have an Android phone, you probably already have a kindle charger/cable

purple 02-26-2013 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steeve (Post 57762496)
How good is the text to speech feature? (I would use it for textbooks)

very annoying.

giantsquid 02-26-2013 07:18 AM

FYI: There's a couple of the 4th generation Kindles back that were on the front page yesterday for $29.99. Mostly 4 and 5 product grades. http://www.cowboom.com/product/973417

superduperasian 02-26-2013 07:24 AM

After owned kindle keyboard, kindle touch, and kindle paperwhite, I love the screen on the paperwhite, but really not a fan of using the touch screen to turn pages.

Tropicat 02-26-2013 07:53 AM

There are some 6's and some 5's with cables now. There are 118 pages so lots of choices.

iamandrewz 02-26-2013 08:00 AM

I read comic books and magazines on my Kindle Keyboard and using the d-pad to zoom in is a pain. The Kindle Touch has pinch to zoom and will be better for that. Regular book reading will be fine on both, I don't really understand why pressing a button vs touching a screen to turn a page would make a difference. Plus the screen is supposed to be better on the touch vs the Keyboard, we'll see when it gets here. e-ink is e-ink.

iamandrewz 02-26-2013 08:53 AM

double post fail

nkutke262 02-26-2013 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tropicat (Post 57835932)
There are some 6's and some 5's with cables now. There are 118 pages so lots of choices.

Is there any easier way to search the inventory?

elite001 02-26-2013 09:09 AM

what does 3G means? is it means that beside WIFI we can also put a sim card in for getting internet data connection ?

iamandrewz 02-26-2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nkutke262 (Post 57837494)
Is there any easier way to search the inventory?


Control+F (CMD+F on MAC) then type "grade 6" in the search bar that comes up.

LaughingL 02-27-2013 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steeve (Post 57762496)
How good is the text to speech feature? (I would use it for textbooks)

I use the text-to-speech feature pretty much every day, and I love it. I use it for both non-fiction and fiction books.

It's one of the best computerized voices I've heard. I can listen to it for hours.

Not every book has the text-to-speech feature enabled, so you may want to make sure that your textbooks do before you buy.

XCokeCustomer 02-27-2013 12:32 AM

Is it me or are they all starting at $69 - $5 (cowboom5) = $64

Correct me if I missed something...

Diamonique 02-27-2013 01:51 AM

They went up on this one in the past few hours.

firstdavis 03-04-2013 04:41 PM

nm i received mine grade 6 today, as good as new :D

alanzlinsky 03-04-2013 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by se1zure (Post 57829542)
There is no limit on the 3g, only what you can access with it.

it is limited in that you can only use it to browse wikipedia and the amazon store.

You can browse other sites other than wikipedia/amazon. I've gone on other sites using my friend's kindle touch and have been able to look around(mainly on text heavy sites). It takes a while for images to load, but I wanted the kindle e-ink more as an online bedtime reader before I go to sleep (don't want blue light to keep me awake).

Also, when I said "3g" I meant the 50mb limit they set on the browser, sorry for not clarifying. I wasn't sure if amazon would bill people for exceeding 50 mb in the month after using their 3g too much.

Is there a way to check the bandwidth usage on your kindle?


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