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Old 11-09-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hi!

This is my first post, but I have been lurking around for a few weeks! I decided to ask for help today, because I really, really want a reader and I'm tired of waiting!!!

Basically, I have compared most of the readers, and have come to the conclusion that the PRS-505 would be the best product for me. However, I live in Quebec, where stores have yet to sell any kind of reader whatsoever...

I was wondering if any of you knew where I could find one? I tried ebay, but the 505s I found were expensive... I heard about the 70$ sale at Target, and even emailed them about it, but they ran out on target.com, and they are not able to see what brick and mortar stores have in stock... does anyone know if they still have any, somewhere in the US? Somewhere in Florida would be really convenient as I have family going in the next few days... so if any of you have any information, please let me know!

I'm aware this is probably an impossible request... my choice isn't set in stone, so if you have any suggestions to make, go ahead I just know I don't want a kindle. Oh, and my budget is about 250$, but the cheaper, the better!

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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I've been lurking for months, but signed up so I could reply! It would be a physical purchase, but when I was in Niagara (Canadian side) last month, they had 505s at the Sony Store there. They may also still have some at aeroplan.com if you have enough air miles to exchange for one.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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I've been lurking for months, but signed up so I could reply! It would be a physical purchase, but when I was in Niagara (Canadian side) last month, they had 505s at the Sony Store there. They may also still have some at aeroplan.com if you have enough air miles to exchange for one.
Oh, thank you! Do you remember how much they went for at the Sony Store? I hope it's cheaper than Target (found some in stock in FL, but don't know the price yet, will call tomorrow) ! As for aeroplan, it's a great idea... not sure my parents will want to spend their miles on a reader though... it's ridiculously expensive (41 000 miles or 820$ ..... yikes ) !


And hodad66, thanks for the idea, but I'd rather avoid ebay if I can... it's been a pain in the butt lately for a few people around me.... and last time I checked, with shipping and all those extra fees since I live in Canada, it's really not worth it
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I think it was $289 plus tax. They only had the silver ones.

I got my reader last month with my Aeroplan points since I wasn't going to use them for anything else soon. I'm not completely sure, but I think the value of points is around 0.8 cents per point for merchandise, which works out to about $330 dollars--which isn't that bad... Shipping is included in the price.

The Sony Store outlet info is here:
http://www.canadaoneoutlets.com/stor...ils.asp?sid=43

Good luck. By the way, I'm really happy with my 505 so far, especially since I got it (sorta) free!!

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #6
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Hi,

I've been wanting a 505 as well, and being in Canada I was thrilled that they hadn't been discontinued yet. Well, last week I called my local sony store, and they have indeed been discontinued in Canada. :-( Ebay does have them, and since you don't have to pay taxes on it, as long as its around the $330 mark, you aren't paying more than you would have at the store...

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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I believe this store is in Ottawa. I ordered my reader from them and didn't have any problems. The price is 275, it might be worth you looking into.

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It looks like staples.ca still has the red and silver 505 for CDN $ 299.99.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:52 AM   #9
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Thanks for your help everyone, still looking... I know future shop has it too, but I might wait for Xmas sales, there are usually some nice discounts around that time of the year.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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Well, be careful. I had the same plan for the 505 I will give my dad for Xmas, and all of a sudden in one week they were all gone. In the end I had to buy one on ebay, and it was not cheap....

I'll cross my fingers for you then !
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I ordered my 505 from shoprbc.com for $275, but It no longer seems to be listed on their website. It might be worth it to call them, just in case they still have a few left in stock.

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However, I live in Quebec, where stores have yet to sell any kind of reader whatsoever...
You should be able to find 300's and 600's in any SonyStyle store across Quebec.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:19 PM   #13
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:59 PM   #14
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I just bought my 505 from staples.ca ... Only the red one is available, they are selling $259.97 on the internet. There are also coupon code on the internet as well. So it could be cheaper when you use coupon code.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:35 PM   #15
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Thanks for your comments everyone, yay Alouettes, it was a great game too

Sonystyle here did have them (300 and 600) when I went today. Hadn't had time to go before so I just assumed we didn't have them, hehe, oops.

Anyway, I played around with them and find that the 600 is better for me size-wise, but I don't like how it's a little blurry. I find the 300 too small for my liking.

Shoprbc and staples are out of the 505! FS still has them, although I'm growing undecided now. Sort of considering the international kindle.

Maybe I should just wait after the holidays, and see what comes out next... seems like no reader feels exactly *right*.
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