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Old 10-29-2007, 05:07 AM   #1
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sorry to bother you again about this,
but I just discovered that my friend (who should buy my 505 while in the US in the next days) will live in a hotel rather far from both SonyStyle and Borders.
So I'd like to know if there are other shops now carrying the item: compUSA? which other?

thanks for any info...

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Old 10-29-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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Where will he be in the USA? That would help us to try to find a shop locally that might have the 505. That said, he could order one online and have it sent to the hotel.
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According to their current AD Best Buy has them.
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Where will he be in the USA? That would help us to try to find a shop locally that might have the 505. That said, he could order one online and have it sent to the hotel.
Bestbuy has the 505 silver. I have to say it looks NICE! Photos don't do it justice. It is really thin. I do hope they make a dock for this one. Was the dock available from release or did it come later? The silver one looks pretty slick, does the darkblue look better?
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:57 PM   #5
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:22 PM   #6
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It's not showing the 505 yet, but Sony has a dealer locater here: http://direct.where2getit.com/sony/
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:51 PM   #7
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According to their current AD Best Buy has them.
Not all Best Buys have them. Just checked ours and they have no Readers in any of my state's stores.

I noticed they only have the silver online, why don't they offer the blue also?
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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Best Buy had them in their weekly sales ad in the Sunday paper yesterday. This was in Columbia, SC.
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Best Buy had them in their weekly sales ad in the Sunday paper yesterday. This was in Columbia, SC.
They had the reader in our Ads too, but none in the store or any stores in the state. Best to check inventory online first.
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Just remember that while most times the online inventory is right, sometimes it's not. I've had it tell me items were not in stock & called the store only to find out they were.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:48 AM   #11
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Just remember that while most times the online inventory is right, sometimes it's not. I've had it tell me items were not in stock & called the store only to find out they were.
The store I checked was the Best Buy in Everate Ma. They had just got them in.
I have not checked the other stores. They have the 505 on display. This store had had the 500, I think they sold out of that at a reduced price, before putting up the 505. The accompanying signage still referred to the 500.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:07 AM   #12
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The 505 model is now on display at both my local Best Buy and Border stores in Sterling, VA. They had the new holding bracket and ad displays for the 505. Both stores had them in stock, but they also both only appear to carry the silver color model. I wish I knew why they are doing that. I have seen both models at the Sony Style store and much rather get the blue color one. I may have to order it on-line or head to the Sony Style store.

Are any other national US chains besides BB and Borders carrying the 505 Sony Reader yet?
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:52 PM   #13
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Bestbuy has the 505 silver. I have to say it looks NICE! Photos don't do it justice. It is really thin. I do hope they make a dock for this one. Was the dock available from release or did it come later? The silver one looks pretty slick, does the darkblue look better?

The dark blue version definitely does look better, for the following reasons:

a. The dark background contrasts with the screen, thus creating the visual illusion that the screen is brighter and crispier. The silver background somehow renders the screen darker, thus leading you to wonder if all the other units were like yours or if you just had the bad luck to get hold of that just one defective unit. Ugly thought, isn't it? Next thing you know, you want to investigate and find other owners just so you could make the comparison.

b. You notice the black margin sorrounding the text? Not all screens are perfectly centered. In fact, most are just a teeny bit askew, leaning just a little bit to the left or to the right. Not much of a defect, but if you're the OCD type just like me, it can be bothersome. Now, the screen of my dark blue unit is a teeny bit askew, but it is not noticeable because the black color of the margin is so close to the dark blue color of the frame. I would imagine that with the silver unit, the black margin could stand out against the silver edging; thus, you would notice if the screen leans a little bit to the left or to the right.

b. The darker background creates some kind of psychological window to another world towards which all mental and psychic focus & energy is concentrated--so much like a painting with a darker frame, I should say--or a stage with sorrounding dark curtains. The lighter background sort of scatters and diffuses the attention and focus.

c. Who ever saw a silver book?

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