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Initial post: Nov 15, 2013 7:09:51 AM PST
In2books says:
Does anyone know if they are still selling the 2nd Generation Kindle Paperwhite in 3G? I purchased one for myself and received it last week. I was going to purchase one as a gift but I'm only seeing the first generation in 3G. Maybe I missed it, but I looked twice. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 7:13:49 AM PST
Kindle Paperwhite 3G, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

This is the new one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 7:14:53 AM PST
B. Marks says:
You can still find the second generation ones if you look in the drop-down box on the upper left corner of the page, go down to Kindle Ereaders and click 3G Paperwhite on the pop-up menu. It will take you to the new one.

The last time I looked, 2 or 3 days ago, they were backordered and estimating 2 weeks for delivery.

Barry

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 7:30:14 AM PST
In2books says:
Thank you both!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 7:35:22 AM PST
You're welcome.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013 9:24:17 PM PST
KME says:
Hi. I had been wondering if they were going to offer The ALL NEW Paperwhite with the 3G option until I saw this thread. Thank you for the link M.Francis.

Is it just me or is this product not so easy to find on amazon's website? When you click on "buy a kindle" you see that banner at the top with pics of all their kindles. All I see for the PW is the one that just says PW (which I assume is the 1st one that came out) then the ALL NEW PW with wifi. No options for the all new PW with 3G. I still don't know how to find it without the link M.Francis provided above. Am I missing something obvious? Why is this product hard to find when kindles are usually so easy to find on the website?

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 6:12:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2013 6:12:51 PM PST
C.C. Writer says:
I think it's hard to find because it's out of stock. Does anyone know if individual Best Buy stores or any other chain (Walmart, maybe?) has them in stock?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 6:19:06 PM PST
Mike says:
Don't believe Walmart carries Kindles. Whether your Best Buy there in the Midwest has them... Well, you'll just have to check yourself.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 6:34:39 PM PST
Just remember that if you purchase it anywhere but the Amazon site, you are subject to that seller's return policy. Amazon usually offers a 30 day return; during the holidays, they extent it so that if it is purchased any time between November 1 and December 31, you have until January 31 to return it. Other sellers are much more restrictive in their policies.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013 6:58:09 PM PST
C.C. Writer says:
Thanks, I appreciate your input. Just wish Amazon had this model available. Don't need it by Christmas, but it seems like they keep pushing back the delivery date.

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 9:40:24 AM PST
C.C. Writer says:
Just bought a Paperwhite 3G! - it was available (briefly!) yesterday, Dec. 17th. Now the site says it's out of stock, but will be available again on the 23rd. So I guess the key is, you need to look every day - multiple times a day, if you can - in order to catch it "in stock". Mine has shipped, it's due to arrive on Friday! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 10:21:28 AM PST
Wish I knew where it says will be available again on the 23rd, I see will ship in 3 to 4 weeks! So maybe you are meaning January 23rd.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 10:31:12 AM PST
C.C. Writer says:
No, actually, it has changed since this morning! I know I'm not crazy, because the Dec. 23rd availability was still up on my screen. I hit refresh - and saw what you are seeing. I can only think enough peopled queued up to essentially reserve the next batch that they're getting in. Sorry. :-(

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 11:26:07 AM PST
I believe you, especially after searching the web resulted in very few people talking about this stock issue. It is very frustrating after seeing a new deal everyday on Kindle Fires, seeing the Fires drop so cheap and knowing I am going to have to pay more for a Paperwhite (3g version) then for a Fire. After finally accepting that no deals were ever going to happen with the Paperwhite now I am looking at 3 to 4 weeks wait time.

Now need to decide whether to order or not especially since I didn't find much about the stock issue online but did see a lot of info about the next Paperwhite coming early in Q2 of 2014. So buy and wait a month for this model or wait possibly only an extra two months for the nextgen.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 11:57:25 AM PST
C.C. Writer says:
I think if I already had a Paperwhite, I would wait and see if the next one is a major step up. (It seems like Amazon didn't expect much demand for this one, and doesn't really care if it sells or not!) But I already gave my Kindle Fire to my husband, and don't have an ereader at all now. I am willing to bet the 2014 version will cost more than the current model, too. Guess we'll find out...

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 3:17:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2013 3:19:20 PM PST
Wifi version now showing ships in 2 to 3 days, 3G version now up to 4 to 6 weeks. My biggest concern is are they doing away with the free 3G. I am having a hard time believing Amazon literally can't fill the orders of one of their own products for a month and a half. I also don't see so many people ordering it to change it from shipping the 23rd to maybe six weeks in one day. I know it's Christmas but I don't see that many orders happening on an out of stock item that won't arrive till after Christmas. I went to Amazon's Twitter and Facebook but saw nothing. I just really wish Amazon would say something as this seems to be something more than a standard out-of-stock.

It's actually a gift (obviously this time of year) and they have and old 3G Kindle but not a Paperwhite version yet. The 3G is an important feature to for this person as well.

I also don't understand that if so many have been ordered to change the shipping time by such a large period of time why aren't more people talking about it.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 5:08:16 PM PST
I bought mine on Dec 14. I'm still waiting for mine. At the time, they said it would take 4-5 weeks.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 2:06:30 PM PST
P. Miller says:
Did you all notice that it is the 3G paperwhite we cannot get is on-sale in India for a reduced price? Just a note.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 11:57:45 AM PST
Accutronman says:
Any insight into why the Paperwhite 3G is 2-4 months backorder?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 12:00:46 PM PST
Loz says:
Not enough to cope with demand.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 12:24:10 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Sometimes there is a problem with sourcing parts; in this case, since the difference between the wifi and 3G PWs is the 3G capability (and the antenna that it requires). it's a reasonable guess that they're having trouble sourcing the part at a price they can afford. Perhaps, as suggested above, the parts are being reserved for the upcoming new "PW3." Or maybe Amazon is tired of footing the bill for 3G connectivity. We can only speculate; Amazon will never tell us.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 12:58:40 PM PST
C.C. Writer says:
I bought mine on the 17th, when it showed up as "available" for about 4 hours. It arrived in just a few days - on the Friday before Christmas. I kinda wonder about the free G3 service thing, I'll almost bet the new models will be WiFi only.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 1:17:09 PM PST
I really don't think so. Remember, it's now only available to get to Amazon, wiki and the translator. Amazon doesn't usually disable something designed to facilitate buying from Amazon............

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 1:27:43 PM PST
C.C. Writer says:
I'm just thinking, though, they have to have an agreement with AT&T (which provides the G3 mobile service) and that's an extra cost. They might just be thinking, gee, almost everyone has access to WiFi now, why incur all those extra overhead costs if we don't have to?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 1:30:07 PM PST
King Al says:
Amazon is probably counting on a lot of impulse purchases. People aren't going to make many impulse purchases if they have to wait until they get to a hotspot first.
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