Kobo Tablets and eBook Readers Now Available at Walmart

When itArc 7HD comes to promoting their hardware, Kobo has long adopted the policy of playing hard to get. For the longest time their ereaders and tablets were only available in the US from indie booksellers or directly from Kobo, but that is slowly changing.

In late December Kobo devices showed up on the Best Buy website, and this week they made an appearance on Walmart's website. Neither retailer is carrying the devices in store, but you do now have the option of placing an online order and having it shipped.

Walmart is now carrying the Kobo Arc 10HD, Arc 7, and Arc 7HD Android tablets and the Kobo Glo, Aura HD, and the new Aura ereaders. They are also carrying cases  for the tablets and ebook readers.

It looks like Walmart may have just started getting the devices in stock, because some of the prices are ridiculously high. Several of the tablets are priced far higher than retail, and that is just something Walmart doesn't do.

If you are looking to get a Kobo device soon, I would go to the Best Buy website. They have the correct prices, and they also offer decent customer service and a fair return policy. True, I have found Walmart to be nicer to deal with than Best Buy, but so long as Walmart's prices are screwy it is best to avoid that retailer.

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About Nate Hoffelder (11591 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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