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Subject: Buying from KOBO
Date Posted: 10/18/2012 3:45 PM ET
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Just saw this and thought I'd pass along for those of us who occasionally buy from Kobo:

If you shop at Kobo and you use coupon codes or gift cards during checkout, you need to be sure and edit your account settings. Kobo has added a new "Quick Buy" checkout procedure, which streamlines your checkout and eliminates the ability to use coupon codes and have made this new checkout method the default for everyone. While I'm sure there are some people that prefer that, as it makes it more like the one-click buy at Amazon and B&N, it also means you don't have any way to enter a coupon code, even if you want to. To switch back to the old checkout procedure, first click on My Account at the upper right corner of the page, the find the option for Checkout for eBook purchases in the lower right corner, just above the Save Button and choose the second option listed, for "regular Checkout". Click Save and you should be good to go. Although, it also appears you can turn off the annoying little popup of the last book viewed that keeps showing on the side of each page (blocking what you are trying to see on the website and which has no close button): under Browsing History, pick "Do not track the items I view". BTW, if you don't want to enter your full name and a birthdate, just enter some initials and any date, so that the page will save.

 

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 4:44 PM ET
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Thanks for the heads up Sherri, because that sure would have made me angry. :-)

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 5:03 PM ET
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I know.  Glad I ran across it!  It was in the Dear Author newsletter today.

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 7:35 PM ET
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It was also in Books On the Knob today.  I don't keep a CC on file at Kobo anyway and I always use a coupon code when shopping with them.

Date Posted: 10/19/2012 6:04 PM ET
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If you use coupons then you need to make sure of your settings.  I think that's basically what the article was saying.