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Old 05-31-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Sony Australia to sell readers (finally !!)

In the "what took such a #$#** long time" category Sony Oz have announced that Aussies will finally be able to buy Sony readers in Australia. As the news report says they have to finalise a deal with local publishers first.
Presumably they won't be selling the PRS505 which is shown in the news report

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Home_Of...blets/T8W2E7E6
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In the "what took such a #$#** long time" category Sony Oz have announced that Aussies will finally be able to buy Sony readers in Australia. As the news report says they have to finalise a deal with local publishers first.
Presumably they won't be selling the PRS505 which is shown in the news report

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Home_Of...blets/T8W2E7E6
"...have to finalise a deal with local publishers first." I wonder how long that will take?
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In the "what took such a #$#** long time" category Sony Oz have announced that Aussies will finally be able to buy Sony readers in Australia. As the news report says they have to finalise a deal with local publishers first.
Presumably they won't be selling the PRS505 which is shown in the news report

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Home_Of...blets/T8W2E7E6
You beat me to it...
My line was gunna be:
"What's that, Skip? Sony are bringing the Reader to Australia?" http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/t...0531-woki.html
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Oh joy!!

If all comes together then I will hold off on a Kobo acquisition for my wife and buy a PRS-300 for her. Hope the pricing is competitive!
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:09 AM   #5
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"...have to finalise a deal with local publishers first." I wonder how long that will take?
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:12 AM   #6
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It would be a great move for Sony to sell the full range of their ereader as the PRS-300 compete very well against the Kobo.

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:01 AM   #7
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That is so cool!!! I still cant wait however long it is that they are forcing us to wait. I'm ordering my Sony reader this week...

I wonder what the price difference will be like?
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I wonder what the price difference will be like?
It would be a smart move if Sony follow suit like the Kobo and price it here in Australia equivalent to the US (US price for Kobo is $149, roughly $175AUS + 10% GST = $192.50AUS, so $199 is about right)
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It would be a smart move if Sony follow suit like the Kobo and price it here in Australia equivalent to the US (US price for Kobo is $149, roughly $175AUS + 10% GST = $192.50AUS, so $199 is about right)
$AUS181.77+10% GST=$199.95
To calculate amounts before GST, use equation PREGST=POSTGST*100/110
So for $199, PREGST=199*100/110=180.90909090909090909091... - round to nearest cent, i.e. $180.91

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$AUS181.77+10% GST=$199.95
To calculate amounts before GST, use equation PREGST=POSTGST*100/110
So for $199, PREGST=199*100/110=180.90909090909090909091... - round to nearest cent, i.e. $180.91
I went off $1AUD=$0.84US which is $175.97. Either way at least they are pricing it comparatively.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:22 AM   #12
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Even more interesting was the report on the Sydney Morning Herald's website that Sony wouldn't confirm whether is was just going to sell its current range of readers or a new model
But it did say it was later this year so it won't be for a couple of months or so. Just in time for Sony to announce a new reader around the time that they usually do
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