Pandigital is probably regretting having ever released this ereader, but their loss is your gain.
This device launched back in 2010 with a retail of over $100 when new. I didn't think it was a good value then due to the poor quality screen (grayer than the original Kindle) and otherwise unremarkable features, but now I think it's great value.
I'm tempted to buy a dozen just to use them as coasters. Or I might give them away to hackers in order to encourage them to come up with clever ways to use them.
In any case, I think this is a great value. Go buy a couple for your kids.