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Old 08-22-2018, 07:07 AM   #286
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I don't want another one now, but I'm happy I probably won't have to order from Canada anymore. I see they have all the current models and the Kobo covers.

https://www.walmart.com/cp/kobo-erea...sories/3252253

Anybody have any experience with buying stuff from Walmart's website?
They're okay. It depends on what you buy. My mother likes them more than Walmart.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:59 AM   #287
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They're okay. It depends on what you buy. My mother likes them more than Walmart.
Anything is better than actually going into a Walmart Store.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:59 AM   #288
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Anybody have any experience with buying stuff from Walmart's website?
I've ordered a couple of times and had no issues. The orders were over $35 so the items arrived in two days.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:06 PM   #289
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Well, I guess it's only going to be 1,000 stores that have Kobo displays ... (there will be 3,500 that offer book cards).



https://news.walmart.com/2018/08/22/...iption-for-999

But at least you can get free 2 day shipping (or store pickup) so it's not terrible.
Darn, I was really hoping I could see and handle an Aura One and Clara
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:07 PM   #290
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You gotta admit there is good people watching sometimes
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:22 PM   #291
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You gotta admit there is good people watching sometimes
You don't even have to go to Walmart for that.

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:18 AM   #292
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #293
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it seems Walmart isn't holding up their end of the deal:

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/...elling-ebooks/

Anybody have a different experience?
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:05 PM   #294
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it seems Walmart isn't holding up their end of the deal:

https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/...elling-ebooks/

Anybody have a different experience?
I posted these comments at Digital Reader ...

A couple comments. First, Walmart is currently contracting out the Kobo display maintenance to outside companies. Walmart employees aren’t even involved. (Doesn’t look like Walmart is getting their money’s worth.) Second, in April of 2019 Walmart plans to integrate the Digital eBook section into their floor plan (so the current situation is stop-gap — why not now? ... I have no idea). Third, I’m pretty sure the in-store display is more to make people aware of Walmart’s online Kobo eBook store. The idea is to compete against Amazon (who is almost entirely online).

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:01 PM   #295
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The idea is to compete against Amazon (who is almost entirely online).
I hear you, but they're also in every Best Buy, Target, Staples, Office Depot/Max among others, at least for devices.
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My Walmart has a half empty card display. The reader is there but is is not even plugged in or turned on.
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Assuming your assumptions are correct (and I have no reason to think they aren't):

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First, Walmart is currently contracting out the Kobo display maintenance to outside companies. Walmart employees aren’t even involved. (Doesn’t look like Walmart is getting their money’s worth.)
That's not much of a defense. If Walmart really cares about the situation, they should rectify it. It's been two months.

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Second, in April of 2019 Walmart plans to integrate the Digital eBook section into their floor plan (so the current situation is stop-gap — why not now? ... I have no idea).
If you want your new department to be a success, do it right the first time. We're ramping up to the Christmas season. The displays should be better and employees should be trained.

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Third, I’m pretty sure the in-store display is more to make people aware of Walmart’s online Kobo eBook store. The idea is to compete against Amazon (who is almost entirely online).
The displays as they exist now are unlikely to build much interest. Oh, look! An empty display! If I'm lucky I'll find an employee who knows absolutely nothing about what's going on there.

If they cared (and I get the feeling kobo cares more than Walmart), how about some nicer displays up and running on day one and maybe a TV commercial or six?

Do you think when they bust out their Christmas decorations that will be done in the same slapdash fashion?

This isn't to pick on you. I hope your sunny outlook is the right one. But right now, I agree with Nate's assessment. Walmart doesn't seem to care much about selling e-books.

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Old 10-18-2018, 04:37 PM   #298
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Assuming your assumptions are correct (and I have no reason to think they aren't):
It's not assumptions, it's what was written to Walmart employees when these displays were first installed — though, I agree, it is pretty pathetic.
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