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Old 09-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Where to buy page for wiki?

Over the last few months (while I've actually been paying attention) I've noticed that a lot of newcomers often want to ask where to buy E-book readers.

While its easy to point them to the companies site in case of Amazon (Kindle) or Bookeen (Gen3), etc. now that a lot of retail stores are carrying Readers I was wondering whether it would be worthwhile to create a couple of Wiki pages with locations as to where to find them.

Now as to whether to do it based on

Country - State - City - Device or

Device - Country - State - City or

Something else, I'm not sure but you get the Idea.

I was also thinking that linking that location information with addresses / Contact info for stores may make it a useful resource for those who might want to call ahead to check availability, etc.

I figure that it will probably help to keep repetition of the same information down, and in turn allow all our members to pool our knowledge as to who is selling what, where.

It'll also probably be more helpful for countries where availability is not widespread (i.e. outside the USA, Canada & U.K.)

Thoughts?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #2
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I think that would be fine. We already have a page for eBooks so why not for the readers. It would need to be reference. Some of the device pages already include some of the dealers by the way, particularly if they oem the product.

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I think that would be fine. We already have a page for eBooks so why not for the readers. It would need to be reference. Some of the device pages already include some of the dealers by the way, particularly if they oem the product.

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I did see that some of the pages did mention dealers, but it was usually incomplete, and in most cases you would have to dig in a few layers deep to find the information.

I figure that having it in one place will also encourage people to help keep it updated as things change.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
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Well, I've Started the Page

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Wher..._eBook_Devices

And am slowly working out how to present the data in an understandable format

Would appreciate any comments / suggestions to make it better/ more legible before I get too deep into it.

Would also appreciate people throwing in their own knowledge as my knowledge is manly confined to the UK, with some knowledge of the US but not much.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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Well, It's coming along Nicely. Speciall thanks to cbell, M.H. and DaleDe for giving it shape and putting in the info.


Still we do need more information especially on dealers / resellers in Asia.

Also, While I know that Borders UK does sell the Iliad & Borders US the Sony Reader, I've not been able to find mention on any of the websites.

The question is Do I just put in a Link to the general site and add a comment that they are available in store only or leave it out?
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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I'd just link to http://www.borderslocal.co.uk/books/home - so that people can use that to find their local store. Don't know if there's a similar site for the US?

UPDATE - Added it to the page for UK...

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Old 10-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #7
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How about this for the Borders US website reference?
http://www.bordersmedia.com/features...sonyreader.asp

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Old 10-05-2008, 03:06 PM   #8
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How about this for the Borders US website reference?
http://www.bordersmedia.com/features...sonyreader.asp

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Thanks! Added to the Wiki.

Now I'm just wondering why it didn't show up when I did a search on the site

Are there any more sources that you know off for any of the readers that I might have missed (I know its's Quiet few so please enlighten me )
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I just did a Google search for "borders, sony reader". That link was the first Borders link to appear.

Here's the link for ordering the Reader directly from Borders. I think it's hysterical that Borders puts the Reader in the DVD category.
http://www.borders.com/online/store/...u=027242723665

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I think this one is an old link? It's pointing at the 500...
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I think this one is an old link? It's pointing at the 500...
I hadn't even noticed the picture was the 500. However, the text is not version specific and is the only generic reference to the Reader's availability at Borders.

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I just did a Google search for "borders, sony reader". That link was the first Borders link to appear.


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I Actually went to Borders Site and searched for it.
That'll teach me for snubbing the all powerful Google


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I think this one is an old link? It's pointing at the 500...
Yup, changed it for the new link Dreamer just posted
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