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7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« on: September 03, 2016, 08:26:29 AM »
Those of you who have pre-ordered the new 7.8" Kobo Aura One, please share WHEN you ordered, from WHERE you ordered (Rakuten website, Chapters Indigo, etc.), and if you have received a SHIPPED notification yet.

I ordered from Rakuten website at 2 AM Eastern Time on Aug. 30 and have not received a shipping notification yet.

Kobo says the release is not until Sept. 6 but I know from other forums that there are people in NY and GA who ordered after me and have received tracking numbers that say their orders are on their way.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 04:40:06 PM »
I ordered mine on Aug 30 from the Rakuten website. I haven't received any shipping notice yet. The Kobo website now says that they will be in stock on Sept 15. Can't wait to get it.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 01:54:41 PM »
I just got my shipping notice. It's coming by FedEx next Monday the twelfth by 10:30 am. Yayyyy






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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 01:58:05 PM »
I just got my shipping notice. It's coming by FedEx next Monday the twelfth by 10:30 am. Yayyyy






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Still nothing here and several attempts to get an answer from customer service to no avail.
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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 06:17:50 PM »
I received mine from Kobo today.  I still haven't received the shipping email. 

I think I am going to send it back.  I see purple and greenish-yellow colors on the screen.  I tried to read on it tonight and it is driving me crazy. 


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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 06:39:05 PM »
I received mine from Kobo today.  I still haven't received the shipping email. 

I think I am going to send it back.  I see purple and greenish-yellow colors on the screen.  I tried to read on it tonight and it is driving me crazy. 


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So sorry to hear that. Returns with them are even harder than the shipping. Hope it goes well with you.
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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 08:43:31 AM »
I just got this email from KOBO:

"Response By Email (David L) (09/09/2016 10:45 AM)
Hello,

Thank your recent pre-order for the Kobo Aura ONE with Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Due to higher than expected order volumes, we are experiencing some delays with our shipments.

Please be assured that your order is being prioritized and that we are doing our utmost to process and ship the order in the next two days.

You should be receiving your shipping notification shortly.

Thank you for your understanding.

Rakuten Kobo Customer Care"

I've cancelled the order. I'm going to be traveling and won't be home to receive the package for a while. When things die down a little and I'm back home I might consider ordering the Aura One again. I never dreamed that it would take this long to arrive and then get an email that it's delayed. Others on the US ordered after me and received theirs on Sept 6. There's no rhyme or reason to Kobo US' order process.
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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 11:19:16 AM »
Unbelievable! Five minutes after I got off the phone with CS to cancel my order, I get an email saying it's too late to cancel because it's already been shipped and they suddenly had a tracking number! It's a miracle! Haha!

If I refuse shipment (because I won't be at my address until Sept 20), they would charge me a restocking fee. I was able to contact fedex and have them hold it at the local fedex facility for me to pick up when I get back home.

FedEx is amazing. Kobo, not so much.
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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2016, 11:25:18 AM »
I just got mine today, three days early. Lighting is perfect. Size is perfect. Couldn't be happier with it.

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2016, 01:46:58 PM »
I just got mine today, three days early. Lighting is perfect. Size is perfect. Couldn't be happier with it.

Good to know!
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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2016, 08:19:11 AM »
Mine is in FL already! Unfortunately, I won't be there until the 20th. It's amazing how fast FedEx moved it from Hong Kong, once Kobo sent it. Slated to arrive at my local FedEx location on Tues. but could be sooner.

If Kobo hadn't caused the delay by questioning if my Delaware address was a P.O. box (it wasn't!), I think I could have had it before I left on my travels. I couldn't take that chance, so I told them to send it to FL to be safe. Then they blamed the delay on me for changing my address! Comedy of errors here but I have the new reader to look forward to when I get home. I guess delayed gratification is OK.

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2016, 03:53:01 PM »
Can't wait to hear the reviews.


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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 08:00:37 AM »
Mine is in FL already! Unfortunately, I won't be there until the 20th. It's amazing how fast FedEx moved it from Hong Kong, once Kobo sent it. Slated to arrive at my local FedEx location on Tues. but could be sooner.

If Kobo hadn't caused the delay by questioning if my Delaware address was a P.O. box (it wasn't!), I think I could have had it before I left on my travels. I couldn't take that chance, so I told them to send it to FL to be safe. Then they blamed the delay on me for changing my address! Comedy of errors here but I have the new reader to look forward to when I get home. I guess delayed gratification is OK.



That would drive me nuts. Mine was in Hong Kong on the eighth and was delivered on the ninth. FedEx did real good for a change.

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 11:39:37 AM »
Finally got back to FL yesterday and my KA1 was waiting for me. I'm really loving it!
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Re: 7.8" Kobo Aura One order watch thread
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 04:54:45 PM »
How is your screen?  I am waiting for my replacement.


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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 01:20:23 PM »
How is your screen?  I am waiting for my replacement.


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I think it's very good. Nothing about it that distracts me. I don't like the red tones of the night time screen. So I just turned the automatic setting off for that feature and keep it on the bluish/white tones that I prefer.
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2016, 05:57:18 PM »
Finally got back to FL yesterday and my KA1 was waiting for me. I'm really loving it!

Glad you got it ok. I'm loving mine too. I've read about fifteen books so far. Yesterday I went back to my Kindle and was shocked by how small it seemed. Kobo hit the ball out of the park with the Aura One.

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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2017, 08:49:14 PM »
This thing looks incredible. Could anyone give an extended review (even better if you can compare it to the Kindle models) and comparisons in regard to lighting, build quality, etc? Thanks for any insights.
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2017, 07:03:51 AM »
I ordered the Kobo Aura One.  It is coming tomorrow.  I noticed that it doesn't come with an adapter.  I hate charging from my laptop as I almost never use it since I bought my IPad several years ago.  Does anyone know if you can buy an adapter for the Kobo Aura One?

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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 06:20:30 AM »
I ordered the Kobo Aura One.  It is coming tomorrow.  I noticed that it doesn't come with an adapter.  I hate charging from my laptop as I almost never use it since I bought my IPad several years ago.  Does anyone know if you can buy an adapter for the Kobo Aura One?

You can use any standard charger with Micro usb be it from your android phone, windows, cameras or tons of devices. You likely have one laying around.
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 06:23:32 AM »
For those that have it, what are you impressions (or does this warrant a new thread)? I like mine a lot. the hardware really feels great and I now find myself using it when i'm just sitting at tables often rather than my 6" Oasis.
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2017, 08:27:56 AM »
I was considering ordering one. Really want to hear some reviews.

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 11:29:33 PM »
This is now where I'm at, which one, and with the it being so popular will Amazon take it on and make a kindle the same/similar size?

For those that have it, what are you impressions (or does this warrant a new thread)? I like mine a lot. the hardware really feels great and I now find myself using it when i'm just sitting at tables often rather than my 6" Oasis.

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2017, 05:17:01 PM »
Amazon just came out with a bigger Oasis.


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