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Initial post: Jun 5, 2008 10:13:23 PM PDT
Cat Gurinsky says:
Does anyone who owns a kindle live in Northwest Indiana? I'd really like to see one before I make the commitment of the money... I'm grateful it has gone down in price, but it's still a pretty penny! I'm highly interested though as I love to read and it would be great to not have to litter my bookshelves which as it is are already running out of space.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2008 9:44:57 AM PDT
I live just outside of Terre Haute, IN. I received my Kindle in the mail earlier this week and have already finished half of my first book on it. I absolutely love it. And being able to download within a few seconds is phenomenal! Let me know if I'm close enough for a visit - I'd be happy to show it off.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2008 9:20:14 PM PDT
Cat Gurinsky says:
I am located in Valparaiso, that is a bit of a drive, but I appreciate the offer!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2008 8:50:42 AM PDT
I live in Fort Wayne. I love my Kindle. I saw it on Martha Stewart show and HAD to have it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2008 9:12:40 AM PDT
Can you tell me why you think it was worth the $$$? I really want one,but wow, the price. Is it really worth it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2008 9:13:00 AM PDT
Kevin says:
Hi Jennifer, can you tell me if this is backlite so I can read in a dark room without having to find a seat by a lamp? Also does it magnify (I'm 45 so my eyesight isn't what it once was). Lastly, did you look at any other E-books before buying this one?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2008 5:01:43 AM PDT
Hello Kevin - No, the Kindle is not backlit, which I kind of prefer actually - its easier on the eyes. And it gives the feeling of a real book when you have to find a light source to be able to read.... There are some attachment lamps available for the Kindle, just like regular booklights for books. Yes, it does magnify - there are six or seven options for font size. And yes, I looked at Sony's ebooks - well, actually I read reviews since I never could actually find one in this area. None of the reviews I read could compare to the Kindle, so that's the one I went with. I wanted something that 'felt' like a book, rather than yet another electronic device to cart around with me. In that respect, the Kindle wins hands down.

Hello Michelle - Yes, I do believe the $$$$ is worth it for the Kindle, mainly because there is no wireless fee whatsoever. If you were to get any other device, you'd still have to hook it up to your wireless internet, hope that you could find Wi-Fi when you wanted it, then have a good enough connection to get your downloads. With the Kindle, that is moot. And the assertion that books download in a minute or less is completely true. I've downloaded over 15 books so far and they've all been finished within seconds.

Hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2008 2:03:19 PM PDT
I am in Fort Wayne and would like to see a Kindle - any chance we could meet at a Starbucks some time ?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2008 1:45:40 PM PDT

I know I'm bumping a very old post here, but if you're still interested drop me a line at CCRGMac (at) hotmail (dot) com. I'm in Fort Wayne and love my Kindle, if you're related to Jim and Jacky Gephart, I'm right next door!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2008 9:25:42 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2008 6:48:28 AM PDT
M. Murdock says:
I live in Valpo. Just let me know where - I just saw the date of your post. I have not had my Kindle all that long, but I have been loading it up with free books - lots of titles that are pretty inexpensive in the Amazon store are free elsewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2009 7:23:06 AM PST
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Scott says:
We are just north of Indy and we might try and connect to see your Kindle. We have one on order but want to see/try it before deciding to keep the order or change the order to a Sony.
Anyone near Indy with a Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2009 7:12:33 PM PST
Cinda Horton says:
Scott, Please let me know what you think of your Kindle when you get it. I am in Lafayette, IN. I"m thinking about purchasing one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2009 7:43:40 AM PST
Scott says:
Still like your Kindle? How far outside and which direction from Terre Haute are you located. I ordered one for my girlfriend and it won't be here until March. She just wants to check one out to see if she may want to cancel our order and go with a Sony 505.


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2009 8:16:32 AM PST
M. Murdock says:
I am up in Valparaiso, but I have to travel to Indy for three Saturdays this semester. I just ordered/downloaded/received and have looked at three of my textbooks - I love the WhisperNet connection. Let me know if you'd like to arrange for a meeting.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2009 8:30:11 AM PST
Yes, I still love my Kindle - I'd be lost without it. The whispernet service is absolutely the best part of owning a Kindle: last fall I went on a trip and while I was gone, a storm knocked out the phone service in our area. Since I couldn't get thru to my husband, I used the Kindle. The experimental section offers a primitive internet connection and I was able to use it to email my husband, letting him know I'd arrived safely.

We're about fifteen miles north of Terre Haute. We could meet up with you somewhere along I70 if you'd prefer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2009 8:30:14 AM PST
Kevin says:
My Daughter is a student at VU. Do I understand this correctly? You can download your university text books onto a Kindle? Are they any cheaper than buying them at the new Union?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 2:57:21 PM PST
About the free titles, I assume you're loading them from some other source onto the SD disk rather than directly to the Kindle. Am I correct?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 6:16:47 PM PST
M. Murdock says:
I teach part-time at VU. My grad school texts from IU were between 1/2 and 1/3 the price of Amazon (which was cheaper than the IU bookstore). Not all texts are available, but have her check the Amazon store and click on the link "I'd like to read this book on Kindle." she can probably save quite a bit even if she orders them from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 6:30:28 PM PST
M. Murdock says:
You can load titles to either the SD or to the Kindle directly. has links to free books. I just searched on Google to find them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 6:15:25 AM PST
Kevin says:
Many thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 7:54:16 AM PST
Scott says:
Let us know when you'll be near Indy and we'll do our best to meet up with you. Be glad to spring for a snack after your long drive! You may email me at if you like.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2009 7:56:34 AM PST
Scott says:
If you can head north on a Sat/Sun we could easily meet up with you somewhere on I-70. This weekend is good before noon or after 5pm and two weeks from now is good as well. My email is

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2009 12:28:12 PM PST
W. Zahn says:
I'm in Evansville, IN. If any southern Indiana people are interested.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2009 2:00:00 PM PST
Jerrwin says:
I live near the Indy airport and I have a Kindle. I love it. Maybe we can meet and you could see mine.
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