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Old 11-26-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Future Shop Canada ... PRS-650 for $219!

I went to the Future Shop in Brantford this morning to get a PRS-650 for my step-daughter for Xmas. When I had checked online, the flyer said that the PRS-650 was on sale for $229 ... but when I got there, it was actually $219! Yay!

The lighted covers are also on sale ... for about $34 I think.

I was delighted with the savings. That's the cheapest I've seen around here.

Of course, I have another step-daughter in Australia ... so what we saved in the price of the Canadian PRS-650 will be eaten up by how much more the unit will be in Australian dollars ...

Still ... it's a great deal ... so if anyone out there is looking to buy one ... check out Future Shop!

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Old 11-27-2010, 03:05 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, I found this out AFTER buying my new PRS-650 the night before at the Sony Style store! I wasn't too happy about it but you you think about it $229.99 is still a pretty good price. The price of the cover got to me though.

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Does Sony Style have a "price guarantee" policy? I know that after purchase at Future Shop, if I see the same thing for less somewhere else, they will not only match the lower price ... but refund an additional 10% as well.

Perhaps you could check with Sony Style to see if they do the same thing?

However, I got my husband's at full price ... I got mine at $229 [at Walmart] ... and I got this one for my step-daughter at $219. It would have been nice to get all three at the $219 price ... but we've been so pleased with our ereaders that I really don't mind having paid so much more for my husband's.

The covers are WAY too expensive ... but that said, I really like it.

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Not sure about the price matching yet.

The unfortunate thing is I live too far from the nearest Sony Style store to make the $30.00 ($239.99 vs $269.99) endeavour feasible (whatever I save gets absorbed by the cost of travel and nourishment). I'll just chalk this one up as jumping the gun and and make sure that I gon't do such things again.

The covers ARE way too expensive. Ah well, I already use this Reader a lot than my phone (Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 running Android 2.1 and FBReader). Considering that this was my birthday and Christmas present rolled into one, I think Santa has been very good to me this year considering that I've been such a good boy.

Currently using it as my electronic newspaper and loving the fact that the news calibre pushes to the device ends up the periodicals section.

What colours did you get your Readers in? Mine is black with the black cover.
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Both my husband and I have black readers ... and my husband's cover is black ... mine is red. Originally I really wanted the red reader ... but when Walmart had them on sale, they only had the black model.

Yesterday at Future Shop, I could have got my step-daughter the red one ... but I've found that I really like the black one ... so that's the one I got her as well. I'm letting her get her own cover for it.

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they are also 219 at London Drugs on the West Coast I'm picking up one on Monday

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Old 11-28-2010, 11:38 AM   #7
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A/C adapter and cases also on sale

Future Shop also has the standard cases (without the light) on for $19.99. The A/C adapter is also on sale for $19.99.

Remember, Best Buy will price match and give you 10% of the difference on top. Not a huge savings, but convenient if you're closer to a Best Buy than a Future Shop!

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Future Shop also has the standard cases (without the light) on for $19.99. The A/C adapter is also on sale for $19.99.

Remember, Best Buy will price match and give you 10% of the difference on top. Not a huge savings, but convenient if you're closer to a Best Buy than a Future Shop!
That's what I read in the flyer ... but when I got to my local Future Shop, they didn't have the cases on sale at all. If I'd been smart, I'd have taken a printout of the flyer ... but I wasn't so I might do that and wander back next week to pick up a case for my step-daughter.

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We just went straight into Best Buy, with the Future Shop flyer in-hand. We got the price match without so much as a blink from the salesperson. Might be the route to go if your local FS is sold out.
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We just went straight into Best Buy, with the Future Shop flyer in-hand. We got the price match without so much as a blink from the salesperson. Might be the route to go if your local FS is sold out.
they are owned by the same people so it makes sense to not have to worry about getting price matched.
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