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Old Yesterday, 10:03 PM   #10531
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Okay, I see you haven't been charged for the book, but for one odd reason or another does it show in 'My Library'?

PS: I'm guessing that you're living through 'interesting times' there at the moment.

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Old Yesterday, 10:07 PM   #10532
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The book doesn't appear in my Kobo Library.

Yes, exciting times in Hong Kong. I've joined the student protests. But let's not get into that. WAY off topic.
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Old Yesterday, 10:16 PM   #10533
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Now here's something weird I just noticed. When I go to check out the book, the Purchase page says, "You will be charged $77.99 for this purchase. By clicking Buy Now, I agree to Kobo's terms of sale." (remember this is HK$).

When I enter SAV50, the new checkout price displays as $39. But those little words at the top now read: "You will not be charged for this purchase. By clicking Buy Now, I agree to Kobo's terms of sale."

This indicates that the discount code is actually not being accepted, even though the checkout price reflects the discount.

EDIT: But if I try one of the recent 35% comeback codes, the little words at the top now tell me "You will be charged $50.69".

So, problem solved: SAV50 is not valid in the HK store, even though it claims to be. I'm so irritated by this whole thing I'm not going to buy the damn book even with the 35% discount.

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Old Yesterday, 10:33 PM   #10534
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Okay, I just tried sav50 on a Kerry Greenwood book (because I knew it to be discountable), and I get the same message as you:
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You will not be charged for this purchase. By clicking Buy Now, I agree to Kobo's Terms of Sale.
I don't know how long that statement has been there, and I don't want to buy any books at the moment so I can't test it out.

But just to let you know that it's also on my Aus checkout.

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I've just added a photo so that people can see what we're referring to.

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Thinking about it, I think it's the standard 'sloppy' message and that a person will be charged the amount showing in the Total. Otherwise they're in breach of consumer laws.
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 PM   #10535
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Thanks for the link about kepubs. The one time I tried to "rescue" a book from kepub format, there were so many formatting errors my Sony Reader couldn't handle it.
The "Modify ePub" plugin can help with that...
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Old Today, 12:17 AM   #10536
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New contest coming soon!

http://contest.kobo.com

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Contest starts on October 22nd at 1pm EST !

Same bad distribution ratio, though.

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Coupon Value Daily Distribution
10% off 20.0%
20% off 30.0%
25% off 25.0%
30% off 19.15%
35% off 4.40%
45% off 0.60%
55% off 0.50%
65% off 0.20%
75% off 0.15%
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Bummer. But at least there's a (slim) chance at a decent code.
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New contest coming soon!

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Same bad distribution ratio, though.
But, I feel lucky this time.
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