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Old 10-11-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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where do you buy your Kobos?

They certainly don't have a wide marketing footprint, do they? Guess I expected one or more of the big ticket stores (like Target) to stock them. Kobo even lists rakuten's former corporate name (buy.com) on their site. I shouldn't squawk as there's an indie dealer about 20 minutes from where I live.

All that being said, I'd be interested to find out where users here picked theirs up.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Kobo used to have a page that listed independent sellers of their ereaders, but I can't seem to find it on their site now. This site list mosts of the stores, but not all of them. I know Family Christian Booksellers also sells them in Illinois for instance (but the last time I called them, they didn't have them in stock but could order a reader, maybe that's why they're not on the list).

So I've picked mine up from The Book Cellar, and it's right next to a nice outdoor cafe, a section that's more like a park walkway, and near a library as well, so it's nice to make the special trip there too.

Edit: I should add that it can be hit-or-miss which readers any particular store stocks, so call ahead and make sure they have the one you're interested in.

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Old 10-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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where do buy your Kobos? interesting question. I bought my first Kobo, a mini, at Best Buy. My second Kobo was a glo, purchased from my local independant book store. My third Kobo, an Aura HD, I bought at Kobo.com. My last Kobo was a second mini, the price at my town's book seller was just too good to pass up.

One thing I liked was I could see, and hold, the Kobos I bought from my independant store. Best Buy wouldn't even let me open the box! But my independant store wont carry the Auras.. might be off on this but I don't think the Auras are available via bookstores.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:44 PM   #4
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I've bought mine at Officeworks (big stationery chain store) and at JB Hi-Fi (big electronics chain store).
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:05 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:27 PM   #6
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I've bought mine at Officeworks (big stationery chain store) and at JB Hi-Fi (big electronics chain store).
Same here.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:37 AM   #7
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I bought my HD directly from Kobo.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:32 AM   #8
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Hmmm... for the most part, I've purchased from Chapters/Indigo and Kobo. Add Best Buy, London Drugs, Future Shop, Staples and Target at which I've purchased Kobo ereaders that were on sale as gifts.
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:33 AM   #9
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I've gotten all but one of mine used. The one new one I bought from Powell's books via the Internet.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:06 PM   #10
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:25 PM   #12
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Kobo's website for all of the new ones... but dang, Borders for the Kobo Wifi, which was my first Kobo! So long ago.
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