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Old 07-29-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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Any news on when KOBO ereader will be at walmart?

I hear Aug 21 and I also heard the first week of August? I know I need a new ereader like I need a hole in the head but I want it lol
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
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Where did you hear that? This is technically the first week of August.
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Where did you hear that? This is technically the first week of August.
Streetlib leaked it (see my blog).
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:40 PM   #4
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They are already at the Canada Walmarts.... So are You asking about US Walmarts?
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:20 PM   #5
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Citing this Jul 22nd article :
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"Walmart sources have disclosed to Good e-Reader that in the first two weeks of August Kobo e-readers will be available, in addition to other new tech products."
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:15 PM   #6
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Hope this also includes the Kobo Gift cards!
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:25 PM   #7
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I hear Aug 21 and I also heard the first week of August? I know I need a new ereader like I need a hole in the head but I want it lol
I'm guessing not the first week of August – at least not in stores (at least not stores in my area). We dropped by a Walmart yesterday and I checked the Electronics Department and saw no new floor plan changes and nothing yet in the book department with Kobo book displays. But I don't imagine it will take that long to clear a spot for both the books and devices.
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Based on Wal-Mart's past performance with electronics, if they put Kobo ereaders on the shelf, and they don't sell fast enough, Wal-Mart will put them on discount. Keep your eyes open a few months from now and you might be able to grab a brand new Kobo at a bargain.
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:34 PM   #9
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A new article published on August 1st states
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Walmart will start selling Kobo e-readers and e-books on August 21st.
However, that is only the title... When reading the article, it only mentions that

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We do know that the official launch of the digital bookstore on the Walmart website will be launched on August 21st.
It doesn't actually mention when Kobo eReader devices will be available in Walmart stores in the USA, aside from the title.
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:08 PM   #10
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They are already at the Canada Walmarts.... So are You asking about US Walmarts?

Yes given I am an American in America LOL

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Old 08-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #11
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Waiting is just killing me! I hope they will put one on display so I can fiddle with it
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Oh, Good-E-Reader, I thought you had linked an actual news site. I think the folks got the 21st date off another forum, who's source was Streetlib. From the a link in the news forum ...

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/to...tml#msg3692066

Good-E-Reader's "news" came after it "broke" in this forum.

It looks like the 21st might be the date, but it might just be rumor. Of course, if you Good-E-Reader keeps predicting the date, sooner or later it might be right.
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Waiting is just killing me! I hope they will put one on display so I can fiddle with it
Me, too. I hope the 21st is the right date because that's not too far away.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:48 PM   #14
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Well my local Walmart had No Clue what a Kobo eReader is muchless when they will have them in Stock
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I wouldn't expect hourly employees to know anything about when new merchandise is going to be offered.
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