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Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 1:42 pm

Does anyone know any local shops selling the Kindle Paperwhite? I know there will be a markup, but I'd like it in the next few days before a trip. Lazada will take too long.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby nakatago » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 2:05 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Does anyone know any local shops selling the Kindle Paperwhite? I know there will be a markup, but I'd like it in the next few days before a trip. Lazada will take too long.


http://www.sgkindleshop.com/pages/payment-shipping

Claims shipping within 3 days.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 2:23 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Does anyone know any local shops selling the Kindle Paperwhite? I know there will be a markup, but I'd like it in the next few days before a trip. Lazada will take too long.


http://www.sgkindleshop.com/pages/payment-shipping

Claims shipping within 3 days.


Looks sketchy. Do you know anyone who has used this?

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Postby aladine » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 6:17 pm

I just saw new paperwhite selling on Groupon

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby nakatago » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 7:08 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Does anyone know any local shops selling the Kindle Paperwhite? I know there will be a markup, but I'd like it in the next few days before a trip. Lazada will take too long.


http://www.sgkindleshop.com/pages/payment-shipping

Claims shipping within 3 days.


Looks sketchy. Do you know anyone who has used this?



¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It was a stab in the dark. :-"

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby x9200 » Fri, 24 Jul 2015 8:12 am

zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Does anyone know any local shops selling the Kindle Paperwhite? I know there will be a markup, but I'd like it in the next few days before a trip. Lazada will take too long.


http://www.sgkindleshop.com/pages/payment-shipping

Claims shipping within 3 days.


Looks sketchy. Do you know anyone who has used this?

Why?

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Jul 2015 9:57 am

Looks pretty legit to me. The site is functional, not beautiful. All the info seems to be there and in order. I'd be tempted to try it using PayPal to give myself the added protection just in case, but If I wasn't a hardcore PayPal user, I'd probably use one of the other methods available.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:40 am

I guess my expectations as to what a website should look like are just too high. :) I was hoping more for a store front I could go pick it up from, as I'd like it by Tuesday. My fault i guess for being slow.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby x9200 » Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:31 pm

It looks pretty ok to me and actually for what I think it is (a one person company, perhaps a source of some extra $$$ for this person only) I think it is good and shows that it was well planned and with some focused effort.
There are for example many relevant details, like the one on possible education partners. The prices (AFAI can tell) seem pretty right for anything worth a risk on the seller side. Having Paypal as a payment option also add a lot to buying confidence.

Main problem with buying from sites like this in Singapore is that they often sell what they don't actually have and only after n-days and you contacting them (as they don't bother to inform you) you discover that sorry-lah, no stock, it will only arrive end of next week, would you be interested in buying something else instead? It can be a big and well know retailer or a small company like this one.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby MayDay5 » Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:09 am

why don't you try to buy it from Amazon

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 08 Aug 2015 9:37 am

MayDay5,

Why don't you grow up and learn to read the threads instead of just typing one liners that make you look like an imbecile on the board.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby emilywatson » Sun, 09 Aug 2015 8:29 pm

If I were you I would avoid all kindle resellers in Singapore. They sold the kindle at insane marked up prices. I bought mine direct from Amazon through a package forwader like vpost. This guide will help you through the process of buying a kindle in singapore http://kindlesingapore.net/

cheers :)

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:30 am

emilywatson wrote:If I were you I would avoid all kindle resellers in Singapore. They sold the kindle at insane marked up prices. I bought mine direct from Amazon through a package forwader like vpost. This guide will help you through the process of buying a kindle in singapore http://kindlesingapore.net/

cheers :)


Thanks!

I actually wanted the kindle right away, so the re-mailer wouldn't work. I decided against the local reseller due to the markup and lack of trust. I'd rather pay the markup at Simlim where i could at least touch it before paying. I'll just grab it during my next trip to the US.

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:13 am

can you bring me back a nook too? :P
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Buy Kindle Paperwhite (2015) locally?

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 12 Aug 2015 1:36 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:can you bring me back a nook too? :P


I don't know where to find antiques :(


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