I happened to notice that Walmart is currently selling $50 Walmart eBook gift cards for only $40. They can be redeemed at Kobo to purchase ebooks since all Walmart does is funnel ebook sales to Kobo’s website with a Walmart logo on it. So basically you can get $50 worth of ebooks for $40, or […]
Kobo’s eBook Readers Can Be Returned at Walmart Within 90 Days
Here’s something I wasn’t sure of until now. When you buy a Kobo ereader from Walmart, it is subject to Walmart’s standard return policy of 90 days. If you buy one in a retail store it’s 90 days from the date of purchase; if you buy online it’s 90 days from the time the Kobo […]
Exclusive Walmart Edition of Kobo Aura for $69?
Walmart is Kobo’s lone retail partner in the US and they recently created a new listing for the 6-inch Kobo Aura on their website and they’re calling it the “Exclusive Walmart eBooks Edition”. So now Walmart has two separate pages for the Kobo Aura on the Kobo section of their website. On the old page […]
Walmart Releases New Budget Tablets to Compete with Amazon’s Fire Tablets
Walmart has released a new lineup of cheap budget tablets under their “Onn” store brand. There’s an 8-inch model for $64 and a 10.1-inch model for $79. They also offer the 10.1-inch model with a detachable keyboard for $99. These new tablets are as much about the ecosystem as the tablets themselves. Much like Amazon’s […]
Walmart Now Charging More for eBook Gift Cards Than They’re Worth
Here’s yet another example of how the Walmart Kobo partnership has gotten off to a questionable start. To begin with the in-store Kobo displays turned out to be a joke. Walmart only stocked the entry-level model in a few stores and they haven’t had any of the higher up models on display at all. Then […]
Get $10 Off an eBook or Audiobook at Walmart, Includes Best Sellers
One detail that is easy to overlook with the new Walmart Kobo partnership is the fact that you can get $10 off your first ebook or audiobook purchased through Walmart’s version of the Kobo store. The offer is valid on all titles priced over $10, including new releases and best sellers, which are usually never […]
Here’s How to Tell Which Walmarts Have Kobo eReaders in Stock
Last month Walmart partnered up with Kobo to start selling Kobo’s ebooks and Kobo ebook readers in the US. So now Walmart sells the current lineup of Kobo ereaders online, with the exception of the Limited Edition Kobo Aura One, but it appears that they’re only selling the Kobo Aura 2 in retail stores at […]
Is Anyone Buying eBooks and Audiobooks from Walmart?
Walmart launched their ebook store last month, except it’s actually just Kobo’s ebook store with a Walmart logo on it. They were adverting it on the Walmart homepage at first, but it appears that they’ve already given up on that idea. Now you have to go hunting for the link to their ebook and audiobook […]