In the spirit of full disclosure, I admit I’m a huge Amazon fan – it’s my first stop for anything I want to buy online. So, when Amazon announced the Kindle, I was intrigued. After researching its feature set, I decided that even though Kindle is an interesting product, I didn’t want to pay $399 for it.
This morning, I awoke to an email announcing that Kindle’s price has been reduced to $359. Even for a 4-star product, $359 is too much.
The magic price point at which I’ll become a Kindle owner? $199.
Admittedly, I’ve found other options for digitally consuming books:
- Audible.com audiobooks (& Audible Air to stream books to my Q9H)
- O’Reilly’s Safari Online (which I wrote about previously)
Of course, when Kindle 2.0 is released, I’ll be one of the first reading up on it. And if it’s priced at $199 or less, I’ll finally buy one.