Ebooks – Availability of Kobo ereaders in South Africa

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Shortly after they were launched in South Africa in 2012 I bought the Kobo Touch.

Why Kobo?

Because the price was good (about R900 as I recall), the devices are format agonstic, (accepting epub, epub3, mobi and pdf files) and books don’t have to be bought from Amazon.

The other day I thought about looking for a newer model (the existing one working perfectly and better than ever with a software upgrade) and … surprise, surprise … with the exception of the odd unit available on bidorbuy, distribution of the the product in South Africa appears to have ceased.

Try clicking the South Africa links (Bargain Books, CNA, Pick n Pay) from the link below

https://www.kobo.com/koboretailers?style=onestore&store=ZA&language=en-US

Good product. Lousy marketing.