Thursday, May 1, 2008
When the Amazon Kindle e-book reader was introduced on November 19, 2007, the existing stock sold out in 5 1/2 hours! After that, everyone who wanted a Kindle had to order it and wait weeks for delivery. Now, app. 5 1/2 months later, Amazon finally has Kindles back in stock.
I ordered my Kindle in late November and received it in mid-December, and I love it. It really has become my constant companion. I love the wireless connection and near instantaneous delivery of books, magazines and blogs. I love being able to adjust the font size of my books. I love the larger-size page (compared to reading on my PDA) and the fact that the Kindle is so lightweight. I could go on and on, but I won't bore you.
So the good news is, the Kindle is back in stock. The bad news is it still costs $399.00. Is it worth the price? It was to me, but I told my DH it counted as both Christmas and birthday present for the year. But I'm an avid e-book reader, not a new user, the the chance I would use my Kindle a lot was high. Obviously, this is an individual choice, but one I'm glad I made. What do you think?
For more on the Kindle, go to Me and My Kindle and Amazon's Kindle product page.