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Sony PRS-T3 -- $20 on Mercari (plus $5 s/h)
#1  rcentros 01-03-2020, 08:24 AM
https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m83506757438/?ref=search_results

I'm guessing this won't last long. Severely testing my resolution not to buy more eReaders. I don't know the seller and can not personally vouch for him/her.
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#2  Junket 01-07-2020, 01:10 PM
Says sold. Was your resistance successful?
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#3  rcentros 01-08-2020, 03:12 PM
Quote Junket
Says sold. Was your resistance successful?
No. The seller dropped the price a WHOPPING 5% ($1) and I crumpled like a cheap suit (or something like that). Actually I resisted for a few more hours thinking "surely SOMEONE will buy it now." Wrong. It's supposed to arrive today. Looking a little closer at the pictures, it appears to have a lighted case, so that would be a bonus. Until I actually get off my duff and sell some of my eReaders, I will have (at least) one of every Sony Reader made (from the 500 to the T3). I'm cat person of eReaders.
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#4  Richwood 01-10-2020, 02:23 PM
Got my T3 from ebay over a year ago, with the lighted case. Still my favorite Sony ebook reader though the PRS-950 is close. Scarce in the USA as Sony never distributed the T3 here per what I have read.
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#5  rcentros 01-12-2020, 11:38 PM
Quote Richwood
Got my T3 from ebay over a year ago, with the lighted case. Still my favorite Sony ebook reader though the PRS-950 is close. Scarce in the USA as Sony never distributed the T3 here per what I have read.
It's a very nice reader. This one has a very small "blemish" on the screen that's only noticeable if you look for it and the light didn't work at first in the cover (I took it apart and put it back together and it seems to be working fine now). It's kind of nice to have a Sony with a good (212ppi) screen and an auto-wake cover. I don't know if this will be one of the "keepers" when I finally get around to purging my excess eReaders or not, but it's a good one. I wish Sony would have kept making eReaders. I still think their build quality was the best.
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#6  Richwood 01-13-2020, 12:39 AM
Quote rcentros
It's a very nice reader. This one has a very small "blemish" on the screen that's only noticeable if you look for it and the light didn't work at first in the cover (I took it apart and put it back together and it seems to be working fine now). It's kind of nice to have a Sony with a good (212ppi) screen and an auto-wake cover. I don't know if this will be one of the "keepers" when I finally get around to purging my excess eReaders or not, but it's a good one. I wish Sony would have kept making eReaders. I still think their build quality was the best.
You have to make sure that the back cover is completely clipped onto the back of the reader so the light power contacts on the cover firmly contact the contacts on the back of the reader. As I recall the cover and reader each have about 8 clip together points that need to fully engage to make good power contact for the light.
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#7  4691mls 01-13-2020, 10:19 AM
Quote Richwood
Got my T3 from ebay over a year ago, with the lighted case. Still my favorite Sony ebook reader though the PRS-950 is close. Scarce in the USA as Sony never distributed the T3 here per what I have read.
Back when the T3 was still on the market new, I bought my T3 from B&H which is US store. Not sure how they had it.

Quote Richwood
You have to make sure that the back cover is completely clipped onto the back of the reader so the light power contacts on the cover firmly contact the contacts on the back of the reader. As I recall the cover and reader each have about 8 clip together points that need to fully engage to make good power contact for the light.
Yes, the back cover connection is finicky. And if you are a klutz like me and drop the reader, the cover will likely come off and you'll have to start over.....

I mostly read on my Kobo or Tolino now but I've pulled out the T3 a couple times when I was reading a book that had a lot of unfamiliar words. Having both the American and English Oxford dictionaries was so great. Even obscure slang words from a hundred years ago are in there.

I also liked the small form factor of the T3.
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#8  PatGIV 01-13-2020, 12:08 PM
@ rcentros: I for one, will be looking forward to viewing your list of Sony readers when you decide to purge 'em for sale!
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#9  rcentros 01-14-2020, 05:01 AM
Quote Richwood
You have to make sure that the back cover is completely clipped onto the back of the reader so the light power contacts on the cover firmly contact the contacts on the back of the reader. As I recall the cover and reader each have about 8 clip together points that need to fully engage to make good power contact for the light.
That could have been it and taking it apart was just an accidental fix. For some reason (I'm guessing) the former owner thought the light was too bright. They had something (white out?) over the light and I had wash it off. It felt almost like gum. But it's working now. Very nice reader.
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#10  rcentros 01-14-2020, 05:05 AM
Quote PatGIV
@ rcentros: I for one, will be looking forward to viewing your list of Sony readers when you decide to purge 'em for sale!
I'll probably post them on the Flea Market, but leave a notice here. It's just a matter of getting up the gumption to do it. I don't know why I keep procrastinating. I definitely don't need (or even want) all the eReaders I now have. Though, I'm happy to report, I got my son (#3 of 5) to take a Kobo Aura Edition 2. Small steps...
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