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Old 09-11-2015, 04:08 AM   #46
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:45 PM   #47
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I'm now a bit curious about Kobo's new Flip Cover. It'll be interesting to see if anyone around here gets one; I'd like to know how it feels in real-world use.
If there was a $19.99 flip cover for the Aura, I might go for that. The regular sleep cover is too expensive.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:16 AM   #48
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Well.. it is on pre-sale for 89 Euro's here in the Netherlands and that is way to expensive.
The case (sleepcover) is the same as for the Glo and Glo HD and is sold for 29,95. (I have them from e-bay for 7,95 including shipping)
There is a flipcover for 19,95.
Why does something that kost 90 canadian dollars,has to cost 89 euro ?
At current value CAD $90 is 60,22 euro's..
The cheap price of the Glo HD is 110 euro's, compare all its futures to the 90 euro's Touch 2... I would forget this whole Touch 2 thing...

Link for the Touch 2 at Bol.com:
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/kobo-touch-2...0000047501710/

The flipcover:
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/kobo-glo-hd-...0000045580811/

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Old 09-15-2015, 05:02 AM   #49
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This 1 to 1 price conversion from CAD (and/or USD) to EUR and not taking into account the exchange rate is quite common.
When I wrote this post €90 converted into CAD is 134,80. This is a staggering +50% price difference. (CAD 134,80/CAD 90).

I also agree that the Touch 2.0 is too expensive for a basic, entry-level ereading device. €60 would be a fair market introduction price for such a reader. I seriously doubt if the 2.0 will become a sales success.
Importing the device from Canada into de EU would be (much) cheaper, but even then the device remains too expensive.
And accessories, well those are usually way overpriced and Kobo is no exception to this general rule.
Buy your accessories on Ebay or a Chinese shopping site and you can easily save 2/3 on the retail price. I bought a cover for a HP Stream 7 and it was 100% identical to the original HP cover except it had no HP logo on it. Okay, that makes it 99,5% identical.

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Old 09-15-2015, 06:47 AM   #50
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I also agree that the Touch 2.0 is too expensive for a basic, entry-level ereading device. €60 would be a fair market introduction price for such a reader. I seriously doubt if the 2.0 will become a sales success.
I don't think much people look to the specs and compare them, they only think, hey there is no light,that is okay,my older Sony doesn't have that either.
But they will not compare the resolution,and for a lot of buyers they don't know what it is.
So common thought, if I visually compare them, I pay for the Glo HD between 20 and 30 euro's more "only for the light".. If they never had the Glo HD in their hands,they just see 2 the same models, one with and one without light.
That there is under the hood, so much difference, most of them will not see.
Under the hundred is also psychological, 99,99 "sounds" better then 100,01..
So I think they gamble for the unknowing customers..
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:46 AM   #51
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I bought a cover for my Kobo HD from Ebay
UA Blue Folio Slim Auto Sleep Leather Cover Case For Kobo Glo HD eReader
( 321758169151 )

ITEM PRICE:
US $10.99

Also bought a
BROWN SMART(Automatic wake) PU LEATHER CASE COVER FOR AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE
( 121079697354 )
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ITEM PRICE:
US $13.99

both work great for me
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Blue Folio Slim Auto Sleep Leather Cover Case For Kobo Glo HD eReader

I see that the KoboGlo HD cover is now US $10.99 with free shipping
here is the link.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/H3-Blue-Foli...item5b15e25f00
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