Kobo Glo HD on Sale for $109 Again

Kobo Glo HD Sale

Kobo has been running sales on their ereaders a bit more frequently lately.

The Kobo Glo HD is on sale once again just like it was last month for Valentine’s day.

They’ve taken $20 off the regular price, taking it from $129 to $109. The sale runs from March 11th through March 20th, 2016.

Amazon also has their Kindles on sale this week for $20 off, so I guess Kobo wanted to get in on the action too.

The Kobo Glo HD is comparable to the Kindle Paperwhite 3, which is currently going for $99. But the Paperwhite comes with ads at that price, and it costs $20 extra to remove them, so the Glo HD is actually a slightly better bargain.

Both are among the best ereaders on the market but each has some advantages and disadvantages over the other. Here’s my comparison of the Kobo Glo HD vs Kindle Paperwhite 3 for a closer look.

Both Kobo and Chapters.Indigo, have the Kobo Glo HD on sale.

If ordering from the US, it’s usually cheaper to get Kobo ereaders from Indigo because they charge in Canadian dollars instead of US dollars. Even with having to pay shipping it’s cheaper than ordering from Kobo with free shipping at the current exchange rate.

6 Responses to “Kobo Glo HD on Sale for $109 Again”

  1. I read some of the reviews at Chapters.Indigo and I think I’ll pass on this ereader…

    • I wouldn’t let that scare you off. Those reviews sound like a bunch of people that don’t know what they are doing when it comes to ereaders. A lot of them seem to be complaining about how easy they break. Well yeah, chucking an E Ink ereader into a backpack with a bunch of other junk is a sure way to break it. 🙂

  2. The Kobo Glo HD is an amazing reader! I love mine!

  3. There was a small window last December where the Glo was $99 so I snagged one. I love it so far. I probably use it more for the Pocket integration than for books but it’s very good for reading both. And I like how customizable all the font settings are.

  4. I bought my Kobo Glo Hd this month and I love it. The Kobo Glo HD is better than Kindle paperwhite.

  5. Thanks for your great blog Nathan! It’s one I check every day!

    Last week, the Kobo Glo HD I pre-ordered when they first appeared on the Kobo website appeared under my bed having escaped the “lost sock” dimension!

    There were lots of problems with using the reader back in May, fortunately, most have been resolved one way or another.

    Pinch to zoom: the checkbox has been removed and it’s now necessary to go to Font Settings to change font sizes.

    Adjusting the front-light from within a book: seems to work better now … the touch screen reacts a little differently from the Kindle PW 300, and all my other touch screen readers.

    Highlighting: pressing, holding, and moving finger for highlighting works reliably now. Used to take anywhere from 3 to 10 attempts to highlight.

    Too much white space at the bottom of the screen: There is a fix for this issue and since I have too many books to adjust individually in Calibre, just ignoring extra white space.

    Difficult page turns: page turns are now more easily accomplished with refresh rate set at 1 page turn. Don’t see the choice to change this any more so back to the screen flash from the first generation e-readers ;(

    The Concierge Service promised is a Cruel Joke!

    Rakuten seems to have lots of issues with manufacturing quality, many people complain of defects in brand new readers out of the box. Rakuten requires an inordinate amout of documentation to effectively resolve ANY problems with a new reader and their Help Desk is another Cruel Joke.

    The $99 reader I ordered last December was shipped from the warehouse in an “open box”. Given the many manufacturing problems buyers are experiencing, I returned the Glo HD without using it.

    Rakuten service asked me why the seal had been broken on the box and required pictures before they would issue an RMA. The refund to my credit card took more than one month, less than two months.

    Quality control and customer service seem to be HUGE issues for Rakuten, still, I enjoy my Glo HD; epubs and a white frontlight with adjustable font weight are wonderful and enough to tip the balance away from Kindle for the moment.

    Now to find out if the Glow HD Screen Refresh Rate is adjustable …