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Old 11-07-2010, 06:06 PM   #46
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I bought Kobo Ereader because:
1. It is canadian - Chapters
2. Price - $149 in May 2010 - it was the lowest price Ereader available in Canada at that time.
3. Support for epub and PDF.
4. Not restricted to books purchased at Kobo Bookstore.
5. Wanted a basic EReader for reading books - no wifi, no music player, no games, etc.. just reading and keeping my collection of books on it.
I bought my Ereader in May and still like it. It is a bit slow on the boot up and page turning, but hey - it does the things it suppose to do well - read books
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:42 PM   #47
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:54 AM   #48
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I bought Kobo Ereader because:
1. It is canadian - Chapters
2. Price - $149 in May 2010 - it was the lowest price Ereader available in Canada at that time.
3. Support for epub and PDF.
4. Not restricted to books purchased at Kobo Bookstore.
5. Wanted a basic EReader for reading books - no wifi, no music player, no games, etc.. just reading and keeping my collection of books on it.
I bought my Ereader in May and still like it. It is a bit slow on the boot up and page turning, but hey - it does the things it suppose to do well - read books
What he said. Except it was April for me.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:38 AM   #49
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I am still waiting for my Kobo 1 to arrive, but I bought it Oct 31 because it reached the magic $99 price and with the $10 gift Certificate Borders kindly sent me a day prior I will have a Kobo 1 in Australia for around $100 Australian - a bargain as it sells for $179 here...and yes as a long term lurker of this site I am aware of the limitatiions of the Kobo 1, I rather hope the new firmware arrives soon and has a goto page feature!
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:13 PM   #50
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1) supports public libraries
2) is not a sony product
3) very affordable! (less important to me than #2)
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1. Canadian
2. e-ink
3. price ($149 - two weeks before the price dropped to $128)
4. simple and elegant machine that feels good in my hands (I don't need wi-fi, keyboard, dictionary, etc).

I lurked here on MR and other sites for a couple months before I bought my Kobo. I waited until after the first firmware fix. I bought the Kobo because I want to read anytime, anyplace. This summer I've actually taken walks with the Kobo for longer than 40 minutes while reading. While walking and reading, I switch to a larger font than I would generally use. Also, it's easy for me to transfer my favourite fanfic (html to epub) to the Kobo. I enjoy my Kobo and have no regrets about my purchase.
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1. sold at Chapters
2. price
3. epub and pdf's, i.e. library books and documents
4. physical format (no buttons where I put my thumb to hold it)
5. basic reader, no unnecessary bells & whistles

I wasn't even going to read books on it, just pdf's I need to read for my studies (and I hate reading documents on a computer screen), but once I got it, I got hooked!
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