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Old 10-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #271
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I have never needed to carry more than 10 books on mine let alone 1000 so SD slot is meaningless to me. I am happy there are people who like Kobo....not that it is a Canadian company but because I like that people shop in Canada.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #272
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #273
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #274
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I would LOVE to own a Kobo Glo but for some reason the "Free Market" ends at the U.S. Border
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:06 PM   #275
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I would LOVE to own a Kobo Glo but for some reason the "Free Market" ends at the U.S. Border
Guess we could say the same thing about the Kindle Paperwhite? (amongst other stuff...)

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #276
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Geez, did you have to rub it in?
If your desperate, Chapters (chapters.indigo.ca) will ship to the States,
they'd probably be more than willing to take your money but you'd lose a bit on exchange

After YEARS of getting hammered on exchange for anything coming in from the states, it's nice to be on the other side of the equation.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #277
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@XrXca; Are you SURE they will ship to the US?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #278
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@XrXca; Are you SURE they will ship to the US?
Not 100% for eReaders, but I've had them drop ship other stuff to a friends place in Montana (was still chapter.ca at that time)
Looking in the account settings they allow Canada, United States and Other for primary and shipping addresses, and they do give shipping details for US addresses under the Shipping link on the bottom of their web page.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #279
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If your desperate, Chapters (chapters.indigo.ca) will ship to the States, they'd probably be more than willing to take your money but you'd lose a bit on exchange

After YEARS of getting hammered on exchange for anything coming in from the states, it's nice to be on the other side of the equation.
Does this mean you don't share my pain?
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #280
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I'd send a Kobo to the US for a future package forwarding favour (nothing illicit of course )
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #281
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Got my Kobo Glo today from WH Smiths.

I bought the Black model, I set it up from home via my desktop on Windows 7 (already had Kobo Desktop Installed) No problems with installing latest firmware, syncing my books or finding my wifi.

Overall very impressed with build quality of the device and it's much better and of more solid construction than my creaky Kindle Keyboard (I have noticed one really tiny bright speck on top layer of screen with light on - see bright pixels thread)

Touch Screen is very responsive and the light is very even across the screen when turned on. Page turns are fast (no ghosting when reading) Text is crisp and clear.

As others have noted the casing and the back seem to attract finger prints but easy to wipe away.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #282
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First impression: Neat looking device, nice crisp display. Installation was fairly straightforward. On using it, not sure if I like the interface too much as I'm used to the very crude but effective 'directory' style listing on my Boox. Now I essentially have this huge pile of books to wade through. Quite possible I'm missing something here.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #283
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Set up some "shelves", they will take the place of your folders....
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #284
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Not 100% for eReaders, but I've had them drop ship other stuff to a friends place in Montana (was still chapter.ca at that time)
Looking in the account settings they allow Canada, United States and Other for primary and shipping addresses, and they do give shipping details for US addresses under the Shipping link on the bottom of their web page.
I tried to order one, but received this error: "Unfortunately, we cannot ship Heavy, Extra Heavy or electronic items to the United States, and cannot ship any toy, gift or electronic items outside of Canada or the United States."

Nice try.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #285
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Set up some "shelves", they will take the place of your folders....
Found the post related to that, and management of those through Calibre. While far from ideal, it's far better.
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