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#1  davidkettle 05-12-2010, 10:14 AM
I've had my Kobo for over a week now and I'm basically pleased with it, but I have to say I don't like the Kobo web site very much. The search function is totally inadequate. You can't search specifically by author, title, subject, ISBN, etc., like you can on most bookdealers' web sites, such as Chapters/Indigo for example. And if you browse by category, unless you drill down far enough it only seems to return a maximum of 500 titles. And some books seem to have been put in the wrong category altogether. So searching for something, or just browsing, is somewhat painful.

How do others feel about the web site?
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#2  AnemicOak 05-12-2010, 10:17 AM
There search engine has always sucked, it's one thing that makes Kobo a site I go to only after looking at other sites.
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#3  Bittybye 05-12-2010, 10:34 AM
I find the same thing. I was looking for a book; Love in the Time of Dragons and not only did I not find the book but they gave me something completely unrelated.

Now I remember why I got my books elsewhere.
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#4  techie42 05-12-2010, 02:08 PM
Wow I see what you mean!

Why is there no advanced search option or at least an extact title search option?
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#5  Bluebizzer 05-12-2010, 02:40 PM
Yeah, I had trouble finding anything using it when I wanted to buy my first book after getting my Kobo. Found it really odd not seeing any search options.
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#6  SensualPoet 05-13-2010, 08:56 PM
While I have yet to actually buy anything from Kobo, e-book wise, I will continue to check prices against other places. There is some variation on price and titles available. I think it's pretty dumb, however, not including the size of the book to be purchased. And if I didn't own a Kobo, I probably wouldn't bother.
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