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Old 04-18-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Rumor: Sony Reader in Canada on June 1st?

Reported by knigolub from the-ebook.org forums. Rough translation:

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A few days ago I've met a guy with the Sony Reader in Montreal's metro. He said he was at a Sony conference and Sony Canada announced that Reader sales will start on June 1st.
Source: http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewt...?p=78413#78413
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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Now when was that conference? I would have loved to be there.
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Boy I hope this is true. Not being able to use Connect without getting Leaping Gnome to buy gift certificates for me.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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Great news if it's true! If they're expanding to Canada a European launch is probably not far behind, probably by the holiday season I expect.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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I got news from a SONYStyle store that a Canadian Connect store will open soon. They didn't mention ebooks though... looked more like selling content for SONY's mp3(???) walkmans, PSPs and stuff like that.
Definitely once they have the store up and running it will be easier to bring the reader to the Canadian market, but I guess they need publishing deals as well.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:41 PM   #6
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This ties in with the strongly rumoured June UK launch. Perhaps a more general launch is being done then? Let's hope so!

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sic, they've had a Connect Music store for a while in the US, long before the Connect book store.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:01 PM   #8
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After reading this "rumor", I wrote an email to iLiad, ask them when will them build dealership in Canada, they say no plan.
Heyhey, seems they have too good selling score to willing bo business in Canada.

the Tax is really a barrier for buying Sony reader or iLiad in Canada. 349 us$ in US means around 400us$ for Canadian customers, shit
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:14 AM   #9
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the Tax is really a barrier for buying Sony reader or iLiad in Canada. 349 us$ in US means around 400us$ for Canadian customers, shit
Come on ...
have a look at the forums for how much Europeans have to pay in tax/duties/VAT for Reader. Most folks that have officialy imported their Readers have paid around 70$ ON TOP of the US VAT (which is some 20 bucks). Plus Europeans have to pay for shipping, handling, money transfer and usually also for the air they breathe while waiting for their Readers.
In my country, for example, VAT alone for a 350USD Reader would be 80USD.

a small example:
mac mini.
Identical models.
USA on line store price: $599
my country on line store price: $877
a modest 147% of the "usa price"

Sigh ...
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:50 AM   #10
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the Tax is really a barrier for buying Sony reader or iLiad in Canada. 349 us$ in US means around 400us$ for Canadian customers, shit
is a price for europe before any tax is applied. 350 the reader + 50 shipping.
My tax was 90$ (£48) on top of the 400$ mentioned above. So, you Canadian are very lucky and get it almost for free in comparison to Europeans

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Old 04-20-2007, 07:13 AM   #11
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I paid £67, which is about US$135, in taxes and other import duties on mine!
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:11 AM   #13
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After reading this "rumor", I wrote an email to iLiad, ask them when will them build dealership in Canada, they say no plan.
Heyhey, seems they have too good selling score to willing bo business in Canada.

the Tax is really a barrier for buying Sony reader or iLiad in Canada. 349 us$ in US means around 400us$ for Canadian customers, shit
It cost me an additional $127.29Cad to bring it in. There is only taxes on a max of $60.00 savings if you mark it as 'gift' while shipping. Which amounts to a whopping $7.35 savings!!! Thanks! Mr Harper!
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:34 PM   #14
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Boy I must be lucky. I did not have to pay any custom fees at all. I just had to pay US to Canadian dollar exchange at the time of purchase.

Must be my good living! ;-)
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:07 PM   #15
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Well I picked mine up during a business trip to the U.S. so no duty fees nor taxes. :-) I hate traveling but just for this it was worth it.
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