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Old 06-08-2011, 11:56 AM   #74
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Originally Posted by porkupan View Post
In Best Buy the readers are on closeout. Both 350 and 950. I don't know what you mean buy "expanded", but Best Buy stores I've visited have single units left in stock and no covers (so, those readers are unlikely to sell - who would buy a reader without a cover). Amazon Marketplace is not a retail channel, and neither is for the most part Buy.com. These are general marketplaces similar to eBay. Yes, 350 has not experienced major shortages, such as 650 and 950. But 350 covers are now very hard to find as well.
Expanded means larger floorspace than previously. The three Best Buys near me actually have devoted Reader "islands." If the 350 is on close out that would explain the low price on their site. But has BB stated they are on closeout? Or that they are stopping sales of the Reader? As of Sunday, the island at my nearest best buy was still populated.

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The retail channel is tricky. You may have some stock in Alabama or Montana and no stock in New Jersey and Maryland. So one could argue that Sears and Best Buy still have readers in stock. But not around where I live. And they are not coming either.
Which is why a web search would do you service. BB, for example, will even send to their stores if you purchase on their site.

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And which is the most required and important accessory? In fact, which accessory is absolutely necessary for the safety of a device such as an ebook reader? Are those covers so hard to produce? Were they being manufactured at a plant that was washed away by the tsunami?
I don't understand this. You continue to claim the covers aren't available, but they are right there on Sony's site. All but one in stock right now.

And just to be clear once again, I cited the tsunami in reference to Sony claiming it was due to their financial losses this year. It's not something I personally find tasteful to joke about.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=13662877

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