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# 99579 22-Mar-2012 10:21
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Bought my nice new Kindle Touch via the GZ link, 3 day delivery via DHL for the same price as their cheapest option because shipping was "delayed" by about a day, plus significantly cheaper overall than what DSE wants for them.

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  # 602020 29-Mar-2012 16:31
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Yeah I bought one too from Amazon, opted for the faster courier option cos I was excited like a little kid. Took six days and still had to go to Morningside to pick it up. Then I got one for my mum and went for the "slower" cheaper mail option. Was delivered to my door and only took 2 days. A tip mate if you need it. Don't try and create different folders on the kindles drive. It'll mess with it's tiny brain. Organize your books just by collection only.

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  # 602026 29-Mar-2012 16:34
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Yep, worked that out. The "Calibre" program is pretty handy for organising things. Pity the Kindle doesn't recognise the series # of books that Calibre puts into the metadata, I've got 6 books with similar titles and need to check the covers to work out which is which in the order.

I ordered one for a lady I work with, paid for the "cheap" shipping option, and it still turned up 2 days later via DHL.


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  # 602028 29-Mar-2012 16:38
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Yeah I use Calibre too, can't you fully edit the metadata of the books to whatever you want? Change the title to 1whatever, 2whatever, 3whatever, etc.

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  # 602032 29-Mar-2012 16:41
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Absolutely, which is what I'll need to do, not a big deal obviously, just would've been nice if you could sort by sequence.

I'm amazed by the detail on the screen, nice little devices. I was going to buy a case for it, but it looks like about the only reasonable ones are the "official" ones which are a tad expensive.

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  # 602038 29-Mar-2012 16:51
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Bought mine via geekzone link as well last week. Ordered on Thursday. Arrived Monday. Reading Steve Jobs bio atm.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  # 602041 29-Mar-2012 16:56
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tatbaird: Yeah I use Calibre too, can't you fully edit the metadata of the books to whatever you want? Change the title to 1whatever, 2whatever, 3whatever, etc.

Yep. This is what I do. Change the title so it has a number in it.

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  # 602043 29-Mar-2012 16:58
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Why didn't I think of that?

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