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Topic # 114117 8-Feb-2013 20:56
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I saw a DSE flyer the other day which had on it's front page, an ad to preorder the Kindle Paperwhite with availability on 12th Feb. No indication of price or how to order though and I can't find ANY mention of it on the DSE site or indeed anywhere else...

Someone asked a question on their FB page about the price upon release next week (so they must've seen an ad too...) but there's been no reply.

I see on their Aussie site that the Paperwhite is indeed being released by them over the ditch on the 12th at AUD$149 for the wifi only version...

Anyone here seen/heard/know anything about this?

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  Reply # 757538 8-Feb-2013 21:05
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I haven't heard anything for local availability, but Kindle Paperwhite are available for international orders for a couple of weeks now. I ordered a Kindle Saturday afternoon and it was here on Wednesday... And cheaper than buying retail locally...

And yes, I recommend using our Amazon order page for that.

On another note, Amazon service is always incredible. I broke my Kindle keyboard and asked them if repair was available. They said that since it's three years old then can't repair or replace, but offered me a US$50 discount and free shipping on a new model. Can't complain about that.




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  Reply # 757556 8-Feb-2013 21:51
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Wifi version of the paper white at DSE is $199, seems fairly reasonable to me given its ~$190 to get one from Amazon delivered to NZ.



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  Reply # 757559 8-Feb-2013 22:22
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ethannz: Wifi version of the paper white at DSE is $199, seems fairly reasonable to me given its ~$190 to get one from Amazon delivered to NZ.


Where did you see the price? Is it an in-store only preorder perhaps?

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  Reply # 757573 8-Feb-2013 22:37
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Where did you see the price? Is it an in-store only preorder perhaps?


I work part time at DSE, I've been checking for information re the paper white since the flyer came out and today was the first time I saw the price up. Not sure why its not online, maybe only sold in store initially? (I'm in the retail side, so don't quote me on anything, my guess is as good as yours)

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  Reply # 757594 8-Feb-2013 23:56
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I suspect it will still be a bit cheaper from amazon directly. $150 australia is going to make it at least $200 - $260 NZ adding on a healthy margin.
While the kingle pw from amazon is about $180-$190 NZ delivered when converted to NZ dollars.

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  Reply # 757599 9-Feb-2013 08:14
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$199 seems pretty reasonable. I've been thinking about buying one for ages. I presume I can still load my own books on them?

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  Reply # 758698 9-Feb-2013 14:54
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Paper white now on DSE website for $199

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  Reply # 758700 9-Feb-2013 14:58
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That is surprisingly cheap, and they can't be making much of a margin on it at that price. The price difference between buying from the US and NZ is between $10-$20 (and cheaper if a business claiming back the GST), which would probably make buying in NZ a better choice as you also get CGA coverage for personal use.

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  Reply # 760041 12-Feb-2013 13:10
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The 3G paperwhite from Amazon - what's the story re the $179US for the non-ad version vs $199 for the ad-free version?  Is it worth paying the extra $20?

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  Reply # 760042 12-Feb-2013 13:14
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The extra $20 will rid you of ad's on the screen inplace of the screensaver. Depends if you care or not

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  Reply # 760052 12-Feb-2013 13:23
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On that note, is the NZ DSE Wifi model ad free?

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  Reply # 760057 12-Feb-2013 13:31
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I work at Dick Smith and can confirm that the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi is completely ad free. It's not the sponsored version. $199 is pretty great, it's $187.46 direct from Amazon (just checked myself), and Amazon expect to ship in "2 to 3 weeks".

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  Reply # 760058 12-Feb-2013 13:32
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What's going on with Amazon???  I have just tried to order the 3G Paperwhite (ad-free version), cover and screen saver through your link and I get the message "can not deliver to your address".  Can anyone tell me what's going on??

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  Reply # 760062 12-Feb-2013 13:38
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Ah you have to order the international version from Amazon. It's the same price, but a different product page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007OZO03M?tag=geekzone-20

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  Reply # 760067 12-Feb-2013 13:43
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Thank you.  And could I suggest Geekzone changes the link at the top of the screen, then.  I have only just avoided having heart palpitations!

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