It takes me a really long time to buy a gadget. Over the course of months I deliberate whether I really need the device and, if I do, what options I should get. The current object of my rumination is the Amazon Kindle 2
and, right now, the pendulum is on the "not buy" side of the swing. Here are the arguments that are keeping it there.
I like to share books with my friends and family. The exchange of books can be a nice social experience. You loan or borrow a book and you have at least one person you can discuss it with.
I buy used books. Used books can be a great deal. I like to browse used book stores and tags sales to find interesting books at a reasonable prices.
There you have it; those are my reasons. They are working for me right now but, in case you are not convinced, you can click through this Amazon Associates link
and put a little money in my Kindle fund (because that I know that I will eventually cave).