So, this is a little follow-up post about the crazy hoops I’ve had to jump through just to get a new Kindle Oasis.
You all know that I had ended up ordering the 32gb, WI-FI-only version of the Oasis from Best Buy, after I had found out that ordering it from Amazon would result in my not receiving the Oasis until November 21st.
So, I went on to Best Buy and ordered it from there. It said that I would have it Friday, November 3rd, even with the free shipping, so I ordered it. And then I waited, and waited, and waited. When it came to Thursday, it was still stuck at “Processing.” Concerned, I gave Best Buy a call. After getting a real person, I was told that it wouldn’t make it in time because they were out of stock.
You would imagine that they wouldn’t allow anyone to order it if they didn’t have enough stock, but nooooo. And they didn’t change the status of the order officially until THE DAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. It even said that it would be here before December 3rd, and if not then they would “cancel the order.”
I checked the page for that particular Oasis and it said “sold out.” However, the WI-FI and Cellular version was still available, even if it was more expensive. I cancelled the other order and ordered that one, with an expected delivery day of Wednesday, November 8th. It’s more expensive, but to be able to download my ebooks anywhere and also have the “special offers” taken off made it worth it to me.
The next day, I was excited because it went from “processing” to “preparing.” Then my heart stopped because I saw that the one I had ordered also went to “sold out.” I contemplated calling Best Buy again to see if I would actually get my Kindle this time, but I figured I’d give it a few days just to see. My waiting has paid off.
Today, my Kindle Oasis went to “shipped.” I’m super excited to get it and load it up. I even have some ebooks in my Wish List that I plan on buying to put on my new precious.
Oh! I didn’t even think to tell you all. So, my current Kindle Paperwhite has this cover that looked amazing online but horrible in person. It was teal with gold swirls that I thought would be metallic but ended up not. So I found a really cute decal to put on it. Here it is:
When I found out that I was getting the new Oasis, I tried to peel the sticker off of the other case, since I wanted my new one to have the decal. It didn’t want to come off. So, I called the two nearest Hot Topics (where I bought it) but they were all sold out. Well, that they knew of.
The other day we went to the mall in Pensacola and I figured that I would stop at Hot Topic just to see if they happen to have one and just didn’t know it. Lo and behold, I found the last one they had! So, once the Oasis is here, I’m putting the new sticker on the case and I’ll be ready to go.
So, if I haven’t bored you all already, here’s the TL;DR: After a long and arduous process, my new Kindle Oasis finally is on it’s way.
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So, my topic of today’s blog post is the “All-New Kindle Oasis.”
Now, before you start, I know a lot of people don’t like ereaders and prefer to read a physical book instead. I love physical books as well (especially my 1st American edition of The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux), but you have to concede the convenience of ereaders. Kindles in particular, since they sync across many devices.
Anywho, back to the Oasis. Now, normally I would shy away from something that’s priced near $300. I mean, who in their right mind would spend that kind of money, especially if they already have a working Kindle? Well, it turns out that person would be me.
BUT GUYS. IT’S WATERPROOF. Like, IPX8, which means it can be held underwater (fresh water, mind you) for near an HOUR. Now, for those of you (like me) who love to read in the bath, this is a must-have feature.
Let’s go Billy Mays and say BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!
It also comes in an 8gb version OR A 32GB VERSION. Now, the current Kindles (at least the Paperwhite, Voyager, and Oasis) are only 4gb. That is a good amount for ebooks, even if you have a ton. I have over 1,000 ebooks on my current Kindle Paperwhite, and it’s only halfway full. But I don’t have all of my comics on there, so I don’t know how much room that will take up. I like the idea of 32gb because it future-proofs your Kindle experience. That, and it allows for the audiobooks you can get from Audible.
So, excited, I went over to Amazon and hit pre-order. The next thing I saw made my jaw drop.
IT WOULDN’T BE DELIVERED UNTIL NOVEMBER 21ST.
This thing comes out on October 31. If I ordered it today, it should be here on release day. That gives it time for the Prime free shipping to get it here. But noooooooo. They wanted me to wait almost a month to get my new toy! Not fair!
So I Googled “Kindle Oasis delivery delays” and boy, am I glad I did! I found a blog post that had a bunch of comments on it with different people listing their arrival dates for their Oasis’s. Some people were apparently getting it on release day, but they ordered it the day it was announced. Everyone else showed sometime mid-to-late November.
Except one person. They posted that they ordered it the other day, and were getting it on release day. But they didn’t order it from Amazon, they ordered it from BEST BUY!! I didn’t think I would be able to get my 32gb version from Best Buy, but lo and behold, it was there! I was so excited. I immediately cancelled my Amazon order and placed one for Best Buy. My new delivery date is November 3rd. I could have paid an extra $20 and gotten it on release day, but I can wait four days and save the money. It’s still better than mid-November.
So, lesson learned. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Kindle Oasis and will be sure to post a review for it a few days after it arrives. Keep an eye out!
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