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Old 04-09-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Sony eReaders at Target

Has anybody seen these, or have I been blind? My local Target is selling the silver ones for $299, along with the lighted cover (is that what everyone calls the light wedge?), the AC power cord, Connect giftcards, warranties and several headphones.

I think that's a great option for someone who doesn't want to pay shipping, although I still would have bought mine online because I wanted blue.

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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Yes, they have been being sold at Target for quite a while. And yes, the Sony lighted case is the "lightwedge" that people talk about.

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Has anybody seen these, or have I been blind?
I think you've been blind

Think they began selling 505's at Target late last year. I have only seen silver and rarely see the lighted cover. The lighted cover is what everyone calls the lightwedge.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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I bought mine from Target. They only cary the silver, AFAIK.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:36 AM   #5
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I've seen the silver one in my store. The demo unit was dead. The workers there didn't even know about it. They do have gift cards, which is good
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Yep, as everyone has said, Target has had them for a bit now. If you want other colors in person, your options are a Sony Style store (which is not close to everyone) or check your local Borders. I found a red 505 at our local Borders last November when I was buying my presents...which I promptly got for my vampire-loving sister-in-law.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:47 AM   #7
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BJ's Wholesale Club also sells the Silver model...$259.
http://shop.bjs.com/Sony-Reader-Digi...VVviewprod.htm

Wish I would have seen it at BJ's before I saw it at Target.
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I wonder if I didn't see them because I wasn't interested in them until the last few months...?

Although, it's on the aisle with the iPods and I don't have any reason to visit that aisle so I guess it's possible...

But, you know, I think I'm going to have to insist that my Target just got them.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I wanted a blue one because navy blue is my favorite color, but I didn't even think about the vampire/red thing! I love vampires, so that would have been a good choice for me. Oh well. I love it no matter what!
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There are 3 Targets in my area, only one of them carries the reader.
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I got mine at Target for Christmas, $269 on sale.
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The lighted covers are always sold out at my local Target
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That suggests that there are a lot of locals using a Sony. Raises all sorts of possibilities for a meetup!
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I got my RED 505 from frys.com.
Because there is no Frys store in my state, I saved on sales tax.
It was cheaper (including the O/N shipping) than Target and I
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In the local Borders, they only carry the silver. The Target stores locally only carry the silver. And when Best Buy used to sell them, they only carried silver.

So, around here, you can buy any color Sony 505 you may want, as long as it's silver. And I've never seen them go on sale.
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In the local Borders, they only carry the silver. The Target stores locally only carry the silver. And when Best Buy used to sell them, they only carried silver.

So, around here, you can buy any color Sony 505 you may want, as long as it's silver. And I've never seen them go on sale.
I got my blue one at Border's.
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