Squirreling

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EBooks

Posted by squirreling on February 8, 2008

So Paulo Coelho made it onto the NY Times bestseller list by pirating his books.  I’ve only read the first few, but The Alchemist seems like it would be a good read. (I don’t remember exactly, but I may have read this book already a long long time ago).

Which brings me to electronic readers. Most visible is probably the Amazon Kindle and Sony’s Reader. While I’ve never been a fan of reading from a screen, these eink devices are supposedly a lot easier on the eyes. I’d like to try one out, just to see how much I would miss a few hundred pages of paper. I have my eye on the iRex iLiad or the Han Lin eBook v9, which both sport larger screens than the 6″ Kindle or Sony screen. Here’s a spec matrix of current readers, thanks to the MobileRead forum.

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Amazon Price Helpers

Posted by squirreling on December 30, 2007

Amazon will refund you the price difference 30 days after you buy an item.  These sites will monitor the price and email you if the price drops lower than you bought it for.

Flamingo World’s price watcher has a nice interface which lets you preview the item after you enter the item number

RefundPlease is another Amazon price watcher.  The site claims to be working on compatibility with other sites, so keep your eye on this.

Webgadgets will show you a graph history of the prices on Amazon, as well as listing entire Amazon wishlists.  Price histories are better for more popular items since the prices seem to be tracked whenever someone views the graph for the item.  Also offers rss feeds for item prices.

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