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Old 09-27-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Brick-and-Mortar Store Thread

Hello,

To keep everything together for easy reference, please use this thread to report:

- Brick-and-Mortar stores that will stock the Sony Reader

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- Actual reports of sightings of a Sony Reader for sale in a physical store

Thanks!

To start things off, Sony and Borders have officially confirmed that Borders chain of stores will be stocking the Sony Reader.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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No units in downtown Seattle or Redmond Town Center Borders stores until November (or so they told me on the phone this morning).

The Lady whom answered at the Seattle store thought I was asking about a book.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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I called Borders in Redmond too; the store manager said they're getting them in but they don't know when.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:32 PM   #5
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..The Lady whom answered at the Seattle store thought I was asking about a book.
I can understand that... e-book....a book...e-book.... very similar! ;-)
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:37 PM   #6
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For those who called up their local Border's, did the salespeople there mention that it was supposed be released on the 29th (Friday)? That's what two of them around here said, but they also were not sure when they would actually get them.
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Remember nationwide only around 200 Borders and 30 Sony Style stores will carry the Reader, initially.

It would be nice to obtain a list of these 200 Borders.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:51 PM   #8
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I tried calling 4-5 Borders in the DC area. Only one of them had heard of it, but didn't have any idea of when they'd be getting them in. The others were much less helpful..."we don't carry e-books anymore," to "no one here has ever heard of that." At least only one asked, "is this a book or a magazine?"
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:55 PM   #9
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Apparently Amazon sells Sony Reader ?!?!?!?
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Apparently Amazon sells Sony Reader ?!?!?!?
Looks like it's Sony selling through Amazon.
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Sorry my mistake. It's definitely Amazon. Good catch!

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Price: $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

Availability: Usually ships within 1 to 2 weeks. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
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Amazon allows payments through CCs with foreign billing addresses.

So this could solve the problem for some who have someone in the States (shipping address) but didn't know how to pay for it.
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@TadW: nope :-(

>Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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@TadW: nope :-(

>Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Note I mentioned it could only solve your billing problem, not the shipping one
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So, Amazon lets you pay for Reader and then wont ship it, while Sony doesn't let you do both. I'm not sure what approach is better
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