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Old 02-23-2024, 03:29 PM   #16
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Thanks. The ISBN is in the scroll box just below the initial description (and immediately above "Report an issue").
I noticed that but they show the same ISBN-13 for both versions (978-1491952023 for the Kindle edition and 978-1491952023 for paperback). This is incorrect since the ISBN is supposed to be unique to an edition which does include media. Kobo shows the ISBN-13 for their ePub3 edition as 978-1491951989.[/QUOTE]
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Old 02-23-2024, 06:12 PM   #17
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I do a price match via Kobo about once a month, and have for years now, and have never had them not honor it, simply based on the giving the URL of the Amazon ebook listing.
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Old 02-23-2024, 09:25 PM   #18
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Well, this isn't starting out well. Bought it from kobo, tried to download it (to have backup on PC) and Windows Security quarantined it in multiple chunks which left me with a 1KB file which obviously isn't valid. Grrrr...maybe I should have booted into Linux instead??? Hopefully their ebooks don't really have malware!

Did manage to sync it down over wifi. Hopefully I can copy it to PC via usb later.
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Old 02-23-2024, 10:21 PM   #19
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I do a price match via Kobo about once a month, and have for years now, and have never had them not honor it, simply based on the giving the URL of the Amazon ebook listing.
This is more or less my expierence, though I don't pice match as often. When I do, acceptance has been more or less automatic and hassle-free, and the credit in my account has often proved helpful.
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Old 02-23-2024, 10:27 PM   #20
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Well, this isn't starting out well. Bought it from kobo, tried to download it (to have backup on PC) and Windows Security quarantined it in multiple chunks which left me with a 1KB file which obviously isn't valid. Grrrr...maybe I should have booted into Linux instead??? Hopefully their ebooks don't really have malware!
Never happened to me on any Windows computer I've used. Weird.
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Old 02-24-2024, 10:24 AM   #21
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Here is how you go about price matching at Kobo UK.

https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/p/pricematch-about
That's a foreign place across the sea. The Kobo Ireland has
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it's as easy to travel to the USA. Maybe easier.
Georestrictions on anything are a pain, and stupid for digital content.
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Old 02-25-2024, 07:10 AM   #22
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Would you mind posting or linking your script? Thanks.
Yes, I put it on GitHub.
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Old 02-25-2024, 07:14 AM   #23
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Well, this isn't starting out well. Bought it from kobo, tried to download it (to have backup on PC) and Windows Security quarantined it in multiple chunks which left me with a 1KB file which obviously isn't valid. Grrrr...maybe I should have booted into Linux instead??? Hopefully their ebooks don't really have malware!

Did manage to sync it down over wifi. Hopefully I can copy it to PC via usb later.
I've never had Windows AV screw with an eBook.
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Old 02-25-2024, 09:54 AM   #24
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Yes, I put it on GitHub.
Would some kind soul give an example of how to run it to search for a specific book?
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Old 02-25-2024, 09:59 AM   #25
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Well, this isn't starting out well. Bought it from kobo, tried to download it (to have backup on PC) and Windows Security quarantined it in multiple chunks which left me with a 1KB file which obviously isn't valid. Grrrr...maybe I should have booted into Linux instead??? Hopefully their ebooks don't really have malware!

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Was the file extension .acsm?
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Old 02-25-2024, 02:57 PM   #26
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Would some kind soul give an example of how to run it to search for a specific book?
Of course. Find a book on your favourite Kobo store. Copy the URL, and run the script with that URL as an argument.

eg. "https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-crystal-cave-1"

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$ kobocompare https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-crystal-cave-1
India                £3.03 INR 315.400
Switzerland (French) £3.14 CHF 3.490
Austria              £4.72 EUR 5.490
Belgium (Dutch)      £4.72 EUR 5.490
Belgium (French)     £4.72 EUR 5.490
Cyprus               £4.72 EUR 5.490
Eire                 £4.72 EUR 5.490
Finland              £4.72 EUR 5.490
France               £4.72 EUR 5.490
Germany              £4.72 EUR 5.490
Greece               £4.72 EUR 5.490
Holland              £4.72 EUR 5.490
Italy                £4.72 EUR 5.490
Luxembourg           £4.72 EUR 5.490
Malta                £4.72 EUR 5.490
Portugal             £4.72 EUR 5.490
Slovak Republic      £4.72 EUR 5.490
Slovenia             £4.72 EUR 5.490
Spain                £4.72 EUR 5.490
UK                   £4.99 GBP 4.990
Turkey               £6.03 TRY 201.470
Australia            £6.62 AUD 12.990
New Zealand          £7.04 NZD 14.990
Norway               £7.42 NOK 100.190
Japan                £7.53 JPY 1388
South Africa         £7.90 ZAR 185.710
Malaysia             £7.90 MYR 46.790
Sweden               £8.16 SEK 113.300
Taiwan               £8.55 TWD 343.000
Brazil               £8.83 BRL 54.090
Singapore            £8.92 SGD 15.220
Hong Kong (Chinese)  £9.08 HKD 89.590
Hong Kong (English)  £9.08 HKD 89.590
Romania              £9.08 RON 52.170
Thailand             £9.12 USD 11.490
World-wide           £9.12 USD 11.490
Estonia              £9.36 EUR 10.890
Lithuania            £9.36 EUR 10.890
Poland               £9.66 PLN 50.280
Czech Republic       £9.88 CZK 277.410
Mexico               £10.84 MXN 228.000
Denmark              £11.05 DKK 95.860

Cheapest price is £3.03 in:
	India https://www.kobo.com/in/en/ebook/the-crystal-cave-1
Switzerland is often one of the cheapest stores, which seems very counter-intuitive.
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Old 02-25-2024, 03:41 PM   #27
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Was the file extension .acsm?
No, it's .epub (no DRM). But it hadn't even finished downloading. The file that got quarantined was .part. Anyway, I later used kubuntu (I dual boot) to download and unzip it. Scanning the unzipped folder, Windows AV found nothing. But it still thinks the zipped epub has a trojan. Because it's an epub3 ? Because it's about javascript?

BTW, I got a credit of $14 from kobo, so that went well at least.
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No, it's .epub (no DRM). But it hadn't even finished downloading. The file that got quarantined was .part. Anyway, I later used kubuntu (I dual boot) to download and unzip it. Scanning the unzipped folder, Windows AV found nothing. But it still thinks the zipped epub has a trojan. Because it's an epub3 ? Because it's about javascript?

BTW, I got a credit of $14 from kobo, so that went well at least.
Perhaps it was triggered by it having another extension (.epub) yet actually being a zip file. That's a classic old school way used to trick someone into opening malware.

Other file formats are similar, eg Java jar files are just zips in disguise. I've seen AV software replace class files in jars with PDFs, which amazingly caused software to break

In this case though, whatever it was that interfered with your download needs to be taught about epubs.
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This is more or less my expierence, though I don't pice match as often. When I do, acceptance has been more or less automatic and hassle-free, and the credit in my account has often proved helpful.

You guys are so fortunate. I’ve stopped doing price matching because it’s such a hassle. Back and forth emails… demand for a screen shot… I’ve never had it be automatic.
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Thanks for the link. I’ll be giving it a shot tonight.
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