The Kobo E-Reader is quickly becoming THE item to pick up for father’s day, and many retailers in Canada and the USA are completely sold out.
We called 3 different Chapters Indigo locations in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada today, and all of their Kobo E-Reader units are sold out, and they do not expect to have more until mid-June. The same story is sung across Canada in major cities such as Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
Internationally the Kobo is basically sold out everywhere, and most stores do not take pre-orders, although you can order it from the Indigo website, but they take around two weeks in order to ship it.
In New Zealand where the Kobo only recently launched on May 27, all units are sold out, and REDgroup is making customers wait over two weeks for their unit to arrive. Initially, the REDgroup website had all units to be shipped within 24 hours, but this has since been amended.
With its 150.00 Price tag, the Kobo E-Reader is the perfect price for an entry level unit, since most other E-Readers cost well over 200.00, with competition being entrenched by the Barnes and Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, and Sony E-Readers.
The Kobo E-Reader is not without its problems, many people find its current reading list is hard to change without encumber some software, such as Adobe Digital Editions. Font issues also abound with books bought outside of the Kobo E-Reader Store.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.