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Subject: Border Store Closings = eReaders on sale.
Date Posted: 3/5/2011 10:59 PM ET
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eReaders are on sale at some locations.   The Sony PRS350 is $143.00  (original price of $179.99).

ETA:  Kobos were $79.99.

 



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Date Posted: 3/11/2011 8:21 PM ET
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FYI, stores that are closing and still have the eReaders, the Sony is now down to $125.99

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 9:30 PM ET
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I saw from a press release on the Kobo site that even though Kobo is the Borders ereader it won't be going away.  They are an independent company who has an affiliation with Borders but Borders doesn't own them.

That should be good news for Kobo owners who might be wondering about such things as support.

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 2:54 PM ET
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Well the good news, at this point, not all Border Stores are closing.   Though you can take advantage of the sales at the stores that are closing and can pick up a Kobo or Sony Reader for a good price.  I think Kobos are down to $59.99.

I heard the same thing, that Kobo is independent and will not disappear if Borders tanks as a company.

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 7:01 PM ET
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Is it ONLY the stores that are closing that have the eReaders on sale?  Or ALL the Borders Stores?

BTW Big Lots has Sonys for $100...refirbs I think!

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 8:15 PM ET
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Only the stores that are closing -- everything is on sale.  Books are 30% except for romance that are at 40%.  Gift cards are 30-50% off and they have blue ray DVDs at 40%. 

These are all brand new - not refurbished eReaders.   It is the touch screen version. 

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 8:29 PM ET
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Well dang when my store closed the sent the eReaders to another store....grrrrr

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 12:26 PM ET
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Barbara, there are two stores near me that have closed and that's exactly what they did.  Before they started discounting, they shipped all the 'Best Selling' everything to the stores not closing - including ALL eReaders!

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 2:23 PM ET
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I don't think the stores own the readers, but sell them on consignment of a sorts. The physical books they still buy from the publishers, so would own those. I think those were sold to the company that's liquidating the stores.

So I'm not surprised they'd remove anything not owned outright by Boarders, take what they could for their other stores that still had good value, and then turn over the rest to the liquidators to get rid of.

I noticed the Sony's that were $129 a sometime in early Feb were back up to regular price. I think that was a Sony sale and not a Boarders sale.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 8:50 PM ET
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I noticed the Sony's that were $129 a sometime in early Feb were back up to regular price. I think that was a Sony sale and not a Boarders sale.

No, this store is discounting the ereaders.  Last week I purchased one for $143.99 (there about), then I was in this past week and purchased one for $125.99 as a gift.  I was told that every time they increase the discount, the ereaders will be discounted too -- if they have any left.  Also, they have all the best sellers and other items they sold and all are marked down.  Up until this past Friday, there was a huge selection and the selection is still pretty good. 

Now this is a Border Express store vs Borders, it is the only store in NH that is being closed and there isn't  that many in NH anyway. Maybe that is the difference?  I don't know.  There is a Borders Store in Boston that is going out of business, but I didn't ask about the ereaders because NH doesn't have sales tax.