This was posted 6 years 2 months 26 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

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Kobo Glo $60, Kobo Touch $60 at Big W. Usually >$125

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As mentioned in the comments for the Kobo Glo HD at JB HiFi deal,

The original Kobo Glo is being cleared at Big W for $60 each, which is a steal as the best deal in the past was $69 at DJ's. My local Big W had 4 in stock but they were not even in the display cabinet.

The Kobo Touch is also being cleared at Big W for $60 each. The price marked on the shelf is $128, but scans at $60. This model is not backlit.

From the other post it seems that this is available at quite a few Big W's in several states, so I will assume it is nationwide if you can find stock. This item is not listed on their website.

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    Nice.. too bad that I've got too many books in the Amazon Store (thanks OzBargain!) and too hard to move away from it.

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      Pretty simple to do with Calibre + DeDRM plugin.

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    The thing is there is very little difference from generations to generations. I have a kindle keyboard and a kindle paper white. I still uses both. I have iPad 1, 3 and air. the technology advancement is much more apparent on the tablets, hence the more frequent upgrades.

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      I have to disagree the KB kindles lack of inbuilt lighting is a huge negative, With the PW you dont have to keep it tilted for best lighting plus its smaller, lighter and has better contrast.

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    I have owned both of these. Picked up a Kobo Touch when it was $49 and used it for months, before I decided that I needed to upgrade to one with a backlight. Now I'm using a Kobo Glo and I've been very happy with it.

    Pros:
    - Good screen quality, good build quality and not too locked in.
    - Excellent battery life even with the backlight.
    - Connects to Calibre without needing anything extra running or installed.

    Cons:
    - DON'T buy the sleep cover; the Kobo sleep cover is poorly fitted and simply doesn't work well. You're better off without it.
    - Slow to restart after side-loading books onto it.
    - Can't be setup without connecting to a computer and setting up Kobo software and account, though once you've set it up you can use Calibre to load on eBooks from any provider. Kindles, on the other hand, let you use them out of the box.
    - Not good for comics (CBRs), it'll read them but the screen is a shade too small and the zoom feature isn't worth mentioning.

    I've never used the Kobo store, so I can't comment on it.

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      I don't know what problems you have with the sleep cover. I've got the Gray fabric sleep cover and it works great. Poorly fitted? I assume you're referring to the sleep cover being a book style cover. Are you better off not with it? Not necessarily. I use mine with both the case and without. For home use I use the glo naked. For outdoors I use the case.

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        I have the original gray fabric cover for the Kobo Glo as well and have no problems, but an aftermarket sleep cover for one of our Kobo Minis is terrible, and seems to freeze the device a lot, so we needed to switch off the sleep cover support on the Mini.

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      Regarding the Kobo store, not sure if it was here I read about it (this is my homepage - where else would it have been) but there is a way of getting cheap books.
      Set your location up as India and you are charged in Rupees.
      At the time the 'bargain' was posted here there were all sorts of books on special that worked out to be a few AUS cents.
      The prices of most books are often on par with AUD but there are still bargains to be had.
      I guess you could shop around with different currencies too if you wanted to get the best price.
      But the way the $AUS is going the reverse will soon be posted on Indbargain.com

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        just tried this, an ebook i was about to buy from google for $15 is only $4.86 is rupees. 2 other that i very recently paid $15 each for are only $3. lucky i paid with my google reward$.

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        Also go to the first post on this thread on this site: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115233 which is constantly updated with codes and for varying discount amounts. A bit of trial and error as a lot of the codes depend on which country you have set, but I found that I can usually get a minimum of 20% off any book via India. Work your way from the most discount to the least discount, and one should eventually yield results.

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    The new kindle voyage released today from DSE. Finally!
    I got mine from Amazon. Top shelf reader!

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      Yeah but is it really worth paying the premium for it over the Glo HD? I would say not…

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    the glo's were mentioned in this post:

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/190843

    ring around, they seem to be kept under the counter

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    Yeah, good reminder for anyone else looking for the kobo glo. As per my prev post, plenty of stock in my local stores,(sunshine & highpoint) as I bought two in the first week of the drop zone sale and another the week after, not exactly flying off the shelves.

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    Got one today after a call to Big W Stafford, QLD. I took only one and they said there're a few more. Thanks OP !

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      Could you upload the receipt if possible? Cheers

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    Just in case anyone else in Melbourne is after one
    Ringwood Eastland has a touch but no glo
    Forest Hill has a touch but no glo
    Lilydale has no glo left

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    Southland out of both.

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    Thanks OP :)

    Grabbed the last one at Coffs Harbour city centre. Silly staff member opened the box and dropped the Glo on the floor. I squealed, she didn't seem to care.

    Took it anyway and I am loading books on it as I type :)

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      I picked up what I think were the last 2 at Coffs Plaza BigW this morning. Mine were even cheaper at $50.01c each as seemed to be display stock and boxes were opened, screen protector still on though and I think they generally keep them under glass so no marks on them. Bargain.

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        Good job! Knew I should have gone to the plaza first :p

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    A few (I think 2 of each) of the Blue and Red (White face) Kobo Glo left at Fairfield NSW. No clearance tag but scans at $60. Some Kobo touch left too, I think 4-5.

    Called Liverpool NSW and they only had pink left

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    6 more Glo's (Pink only) + 2 Touches at Winston Hills NSW

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    About 6 Glos left at Willeton WA
    About the same touch.
    Yesterday afternoon

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    Wow thank you so much ! Have been looking for a deal on kobo for long time since my kindle packed it in!

    Got a Kobo Glo from Big W Erina Fair - ticketed at $158, got it for $60!!

    Sales girl was really surprised:) 1 more left there.

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    3 blu's and 3 pinks at Green Valley

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    seems like a few left at big w cairns

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    At least 3 blues and 5 pinks in Woden, ACT as of lunchtime today.

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    Today go to warrawong bigw (near wollongong NSW )find there have heaps of glo in stock , both blue and red colour .

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    Still available - got last one in Macquarie (NSW) today. Dad'll love it. Thanks guys.

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    Merged from Kobo Glo $60 (or $54 Today) Pink/Blue (Was $158) at Big W Clearance

    such a good price for a Kobo reader with backlit for night reading, been using Kindle so not my type of reader coz prefer auto sync from wifi instead of copying from computers or have to use Kobo services
    with 10% discount it's $54 only, ends today 31/5 refer BigW Friends and Family 10% weekends discount

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      Who's Web,
      Hope you have proof he is a rapist

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        OP is web. he is THE one.

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      Bought the Kindle PaperWhite a week ago from that DSE deal so they're about a week late. :(

      Thanks for the post though, I am sure other ozbargainers who missed out that deal will ozbargain this to death. :)

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        that's for sure, if Kobo allow to sync my Kindle books over I would have gotten one too

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          The Kobo ecosystem is faaaar more open than the Kindle ecosystem.

          Strip the DRM from your Kindle eBooks via Calibre and sync away.

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      might want to say which store you saw them in

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      Its a good price but I think you would struggle to find stock in most places - this has been on for quite a while.

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      This could be an alternative if you can find stock (no light though). http://www.bigw.com.au/product/kobo-touch-lilac/p/WCC1000000...

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        I have one, and it is a little underpowered/laggy. Obviously the e-ink screen doesn't refresh as fast as a active screen, but it seems to have more lag than a kindle.

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      I got lucky with mine, Big w Macquarie restocked the kobo glo after it sold out.

      So if ever you are in big w have a quick look, may get lucky if they restocked for whatever reason. ☺

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    Anyone got a receipt?

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    I want one, but still can't find it from BigW, anyone got info, please let me know, cheers