It's used of course, when have I ever bought anything new, and I love it. Ok, so technically I haven't actually used it yet because I am still finishing a paperback but hopefully I will be able to start using it tomorrow. I already downloaded my 1st book, The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam and can't wait to start. I have been wanting an e-reader for some time now but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I went back and forth between the Sony Reader and the Kindle but finally decided on the Sony Reader because my sister has one and because I could get one on eBay for cheap. Plus it came with the cutest leather cover that opens up like a book. I plan on taking it everywhere and using it while feeling uber-cool on plane rides, at coffee shops, DMV appointments, really anywhere when I have a free moment to read; its perfectly compact and fits so well in my purse.