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Old 09-07-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Buying a reader from a "far" country

Hello everyone,

I am a university student, who live in Turkey. I don't know if I open this thread in the right section, but I thought that one can only got the question "which one I should buy?" after he/she actually "can" have a chance to buy an ebook reader.

In my country, amazon or other dealers(sony, barnes and noble) don't have e-book reader branches. Also, because of low rates of book reading, it seems it's quite impossible to one company will invest on. But there are a huge amount of people-mostly students like me- who need an e-book reader. But because, my country is not a competitive area for sellers, we only can reach readers with very over-rated moneys. For example a man an sell old amazon kindle (kindle 1) from nearly 300,- Euro.

My only wish is that is it not possible for this site, that someone over there, who can reach those devices witihin fair prices help us about this. I am not quite sure it is against the principles of this site but, in my humble opininon, it is social duty for a site that grew huge and become a "masterpiece" like this one.

Also, this offerings can be made for earning some extra money for you over there, but I know no matter how high profit you add the selling price before sending them to us, you can't even get closer to the prices in my country. Besides because most models are under 350,- Euro -which is the limit for a property that can enter in my country without customs tariff- and there are no place or branches that sell this devices it is totally legal.

What are your opinions and advices about this?
(btw. sorry if my English is not good enough.)

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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I ordered my Kobo at Borders.com.I payed €123 shipment included.
Didn't have to pay any taxes in my country.6" ereaders costs easily twice as much over here.
I can buy books from the kobo store but you can easily put content on it via USB.
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350,- Euro -which is the limit for a property that can enter in my country without customs tariff-
Nope. Limit is €150. I just checked from the government web site. But you are right. I bought my Nook for €220.

There is a ebook (only ePubs with embedded fonts) and ereader store in Turkey. But their cheapest model, which is a Cybook Opus, is sold for €270 and they sell Hanlin V5s for €300.

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Old 09-09-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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I live in Central Europe and I understand your position very well. You can always try getting a reader from our Flea market, that's how I got my new reader .
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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I think what we need is a retailer willing to ship to Turkey for a fair price.
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aeolus, if you are interested in one of PocketBook, we can ship to Turkey. Please feel free to email me at info@ereaders-plus.com if you have any questions.
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