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Old 06-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #61
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So, I checked on Friday here in British Columbia and eGift cards were available.
I check just now on Monday and there is NO LINK?????

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #62
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So, I checked on Friday here in British Columbia and eGift cards were available.
I check just now on Monday and there is NO LINK?????
Gone again in the US too.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #63
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Gone again in the US too.
Kobo is practicing its prestidigitation skills... Now you see them... Now you don't!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #64
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Whatever they're practicing it's annoying! Went to buy a gift card today and *poof*. Missing. Again.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #65
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For many, you also get hit with money exchange fees with each card hit, so the gift cards were highly favored by all (and many countries have zero access to physical gift cards, so those guys are left entirely in the cold).
I'm sorry, but that makes absolutely no sense. I haven't gotten a foreign transaction fee in years, if ever. For sure not since I moved back to the U.S. two and a half years ago.

And I know my credit card charges foreign transaction fees, because I just got notification that they are NOT going to be charging me a foreign transaction fee starting this month.

Actually, the main reason I started using Kobo was because I was living overseas and B & N wouldn't let me buy book since I was out of the U.S.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:06 PM   #66
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This has been added to the FAQs even for Canada: Please note: You won’t be able to purchase eGift cards for a while, because we’re making changes to improve the Kobo Store. Check back in a few months for our new eGift cards!
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:23 AM   #67
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:47 AM   #68
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Still no gift cards in stores, no e-gift cards online and no FAQ to check that. I think I'll send a tweet to Kobo fr to see if it's temporary as well
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:19 AM   #69
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This has been added to the FAQs even for Canada: Please note: You won’t be able to purchase eGift cards for a while, because we’re making changes to improve the Kobo Store. Check back in a few months for our new eGift cards!
MONTHS? What are they thinking? They're losing sales because of this...it's a PITA to keep hitting the credit cards for little charges. I always use PayPal so for each book I buy I have to log in to PayPal again. If I'd had to do that Black Friday I'd have quit long before I was really done buying books.

It wouldn't be so bad but there is nowhere around me that sells Kobo gift cards. If I could run to Target and buy one it would be a pain since that's 25 miles away (everything is 25 miles away at best, nearest really large city is 90 miles) but at least they'd be available!

If they had a cart system like Books on Board (RIP) had that'd be a little better but since Amazon and Nook don't I don't see that happening any time soon.

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #70
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Agreed, Selina. Months?!

I'm not about to pay one-at-a-time transaction fees on my credit card. It's just supporting my taking my business to Smashwords and Angus & Robertson (an Australian outlet), which do have a cart system for purchases, and sell epubs not kepubs. I can do without Kobo's control freaki-deakiness anyway.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #71
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MONTHS?? Wow... Kobo really don't seem to have any idea of the damage even just a few months can do to their customer retention. Seems like very bad timing for them to do it now, when they have been pushing the reduced-price Mini and others. You want new customers to jump straight in and get used to using the cards (and know that the feature is there)! Not leave them wandering around in the dark, tempted to jump over to Kindle.

Having said that, I've been noticing the Kobo gift cards popping up at several retailers up here (Safeway, London Drugs), so I have other options than the e-card.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #72
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...and sell epubs not kepubs. I can do without Kobo's control freaki-deakiness anyway.
I assume you realize that you can download almost all books from Kobo as regular epubs rather than kepubs if you want?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #73
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Has anyone in the US seen Kobo cards in store? The only places listed on Kobo's site that sell them are Best Buy and Frye's. A search of both websites comes up empty on them having those gift cards.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #74
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Call your local Family Christan Store. They might have Kobo cards.

http://www.familychristian.com/storelocator/
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #75
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Best Buy in the United States does not carry them and I couldn't find them at Fry's either. According to Kobohelp on Twitter, they still don't know when or if the online gift cards will be available. I just asked about this yesterday. I wanted to switch from my Nook to the Kobo Aura, but this might be a deal breaker for me. My family buys me gift cards so I can buy books, and this is unacceptable.
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