Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Kobo Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-2021, 10:21 AM   #1
DaveLessnau
Connoisseur
DaveLessnau doesn't litterDaveLessnau doesn't litterDaveLessnau doesn't litter
 
Posts: 93
Karma: 212
Join Date: Sep 2013
Device: Kindle Voyage
Wait or Buy on Sale

I'm such a weenie. The Forma is on sale (again):

https://us.kobobooks.com/collections/ereaders

But, I saw that blurb about the possibility of a new Kobo showing up (Real Soon Now). I'd LIKE to replace my Kindles with Formas (don't NEED to, immediately). So, now I'm torn. Wait a few (possible) weeks to see if the new model is what I want or buy the current version on sale for $30 off (each). What to do? What to do?
DaveLessnau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2021, 03:00 PM   #2
4691mls
Wizard
4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.4691mls ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,370
Karma: 23679524
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: US
Device: ALL DEVICES ARE STOCK: Kobo Clara, Tolino Shine 2, Sony PRS-T3, T1
Since you don't need a new reader right away, why not wait and see if a new reader comes out and if you don't like it, wait for another sale on the Forma.
4691mls is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-30-2021, 08:48 PM   #3
davidfor
Grand Sorcerer
davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.davidfor ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 21,772
Karma: 37499227
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo:Touch,Glo, AuraH2O, GloHD,AuraONE, ClaraHD, Libra H2O; tolinoepos
At this point, it is unlikely the new device will be out before October. And we have absolutely no idea what it will be. A Forma update or replacement is likely as it it the oldest of the currently available devices. But, it could be anything.
davidfor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2021, 10:16 AM   #4
RowdyRuff
Enthusiast
RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 42
Karma: 386
Join Date: Jul 2018
Device: Kobo Mini, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Forma, Nook ST
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidfor View Post
At this point, it is unlikely the new device will be out before October. And we have absolutely no idea what it will be. A Forma update or replacement is likely as it it the oldest of the currently available devices. But, it could be anything.
Isn't the Clara a few months older than the Forma? Shame the US store didn't repeat the UK's mahoosive error on the 32GB Forma sale price.
RowdyRuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2021, 05:42 PM   #5
Mercador
I'm not a number!
Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.
 
Posts: 200
Karma: 11496
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Quebec City
Device: Kobo Aura One
Quote:
Originally Posted by RowdyRuff View Post
Isn't the Clara a few months older than the Forma? Shame the US store didn't repeat the UK's mahoosive error on the 32GB Forma sale price.
Not the same "level" of device. Forma is more Premium, like KA1 and that's the logical next one to be updated. Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, the next one will probably announced in early August for a release at the beginning of September, like the KA1 was. It's my hypothesis based on nothing.
Mercador is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 05-01-2021, 05:44 PM   #6
Mercador
I'm not a number!
Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.
 
Posts: 200
Karma: 11496
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Quebec City
Device: Kobo Aura One
It's on sale in Canada as well, not a lot, 30$ (so 10%)
https://ca.kobobooks.com/collections/ereaders
Mercador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 12:06 AM   #7
DaveLessnau
Connoisseur
DaveLessnau doesn't litterDaveLessnau doesn't litterDaveLessnau doesn't litter
 
Posts: 93
Karma: 212
Join Date: Sep 2013
Device: Kindle Voyage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercador View Post
Not the same "level" of device. Forma is more Premium, like KA1 and that's the logical next one to be updated. Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, the next one will probably announced in early August for a release at the beginning of September, like the KA1 was. It's my hypothesis based on nothing.
From:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobo_e...gical_Overview

it looks like Kobo tends to release new models in, as you said, May (-ish) and September (-ish). May would be nice . September-ish would be less nice.
DaveLessnau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 02:42 AM   #8
Nascarfan1972
Connoisseur
Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.Nascarfan1972 is faster than slow light.
 
Posts: 94
Karma: 29532
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kobo Glo/Mini/Aura/Glo HD/Clara/Libra & Forma & Kindle PW
Even at $249 the forma is still a good deal, in the uk retailers generally just do a straight $ to £ conversion i.e. $249 becomes £249, that means that in $ terms the uk public are paying $344 for a device that in the us costs $96 less.

Yes Kobo's screw up with the price of the 32gb forma was massive, but as someone who is sick of being ripped off price wise in the uk it was a pleasant surprise.
Nascarfan1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 05:04 AM   #9
RowdyRuff
Enthusiast
RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 42
Karma: 386
Join Date: Jul 2018
Device: Kobo Mini, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Forma, Nook ST
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercador View Post
...It's my hypothesis based on nothing.
You're going on my Christmas card list!
RowdyRuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2021, 05:09 AM   #10
RowdyRuff
Enthusiast
RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.RowdyRuff has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 42
Karma: 386
Join Date: Jul 2018
Device: Kobo Mini, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Forma, Nook ST
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nascarfan1972 View Post
Even at $249 the forma is still a good deal, in the uk retailers generally just do a straight $ to £ conversion i.e. $249 becomes £249, that means that in $ terms the uk public are paying $344 for a device that in the us costs $96 less.

Yes Kobo's screw up with the price of the 32gb forma was massive, but as someone who is sick of being ripped off price wise in the uk it was a pleasant surprise.
Surprising it took them so long to pick up on the error; all those 32GB models suddenly shippig out to sweaty-palmed UK buyers.
RowdyRuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2021, 09:42 PM   #11
Mercador
I'm not a number!
Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.Mercador can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.
 
Posts: 200
Karma: 11496
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Quebec City
Device: Kobo Aura One
Quote:
Originally Posted by RowdyRuff View Post
You're going on my Christmas card list!
Well, I just bought a laptop since I was pretty sure I won't see a new Kobo until the next 6 months. If you want to give me one, sure, go ahead
Mercador is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buy or Wait ? medwatt Which one should I buy? 30 02-28-2017 08:11 PM
Would you buy a K3 now, or wait and see ? Wordcrasher Amazon Kindle 43 09-28-2011 11:33 PM
Buy now or wait? txcheart Which one should I buy? 11 08-22-2008 11:03 PM
Buy or wait RobbieClarken iRex 12 07-28-2008 10:03 PM
buy now or wait? sorbix iRex 3 05-07-2007 09:10 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.