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#61 SuggaD  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 10, 2010 - 9:58 am

One thing that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread is that with the nook you can take your nook to any Barnes and Noble store and freely read any ebook (while you are there in the store). That's a nice little bonus above the Kindle.


True, but limited to an hour a day (which is plenty).

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Posted Nov 10, 2010 - 9:58 pm

what about all the off brand ones that are now coming out? worth it?

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 4:42 am

I just ordered the Nook speeddiva posted on the on-line deals forum ($99 refurb at buy.com). After reading everyone's thoughts on Nook vs. Kindle,I think the Nook will better suit my husband. It's will be a big surprise though because I told him I couldn't afford to buy him one this year!

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 8:15 am

Thought I'd add this to this thread. I BROKE My KINDLE TUESDAY NIGHT! I was devestated. I DID it..it has nothing to do with Kindle itself. I called Amazon Wednesday and they are sending me one out overnight with all my previous content already downloaded into it.....I just have to send back my Kindle in original box. No questions asked and yes they knew it was my fault. Kindle has a full 1yr warranty. Also I thought it was neat that my warranty is still in affect from my FIRST kindle I bought..BUT if your towards the END of your warranty and have to send it in..they extend the warranty to 90days from the time you recieve the new one... I thought I'd have to send MINE off to be repaired....and that I'd loose my content. I never expected them to overnight me a new one and pay for return shipping !!! I <3 Amazon and I <3 Kindle

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 12:06 pm

http://www.buy.com/p.../217612847.html

what does everybody think about buying reconditioned?

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 12:17 pm

We bought a reconditioned Ipod when DS12 broke his first "new one" (straight from Apple though) and I would have bet money it was brand new. I've heard Apple is an exception with reconditioned things though... Does it have a warranty? (Apple has the same 1yr warranty on refurbished items)

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 12:30 pm

http://www.buy.com/p.../217612847.html

what does everybody think about buying reconditioned?


I bought that one when I posted it last Friday, I'll let you know how it is when arrives. Should be any day now.

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 1:07 pm

I think it's the standard warranty that comes with a new one - Warranty Information •90 day complimentary phone support •Unlimited online technical support •One-year limited warranty

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 1:21 pm

If the warranty is the same why not :)

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 1:27 pm

http://www.buy.com/p.../217612847.html

what does everybody think about buying reconditioned?


I buy reconditioned/refurbished/recertified whenever possible. One of the best ways to save on electronics. Every item I have purchased recondition has looked brand new and worked perfectly. You really couldn't tell most times that it wasn't new, except that sometimes it comes in different packaging. I highly recommend buying refurbished electronics.

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 6:33 pm

I buy reconditioned/refurbished/recertified whenever possible. One of the best ways to save on electronics. Every item I have purchased recondition has looked brand new and worked perfectly. You really couldn't tell most times that it wasn't new, except that sometimes it comes in different packaging. I highly recommend buying refurbished electronics.


I appreciate hearing your input on this. This is my first foray into refurbished electronics and I am a little uncertain.

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Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 10:13 pm

according to the internet it says to get some sony ereader in order to d/l library books...

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 2:14 am

I always buy reconditioned, it is usually gone over with a fine tooth comb, the new ones are off the assembly line, I just ordered a nook for my ds. He is such a book worm, Money has been tight this year so the buy.com deal made the decision easier, plus I spoke to a few students that had the nook and they loved theirs

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 7:13 am

I always buy reconditioned, it is usually gone over with a fine tooth comb, the new ones are off the assembly line, I just ordered a nook for my ds. He is such a book worm, Money has been tight this year so the buy.com deal made the decision easier, plus I spoke to a few students that had the nook and they loved theirs


I mentioned in another post that borrowing e-books from libraries is not as easy as one thinks. Money is also tight with us, so I can understand saving money on the refurbished Nook. But if Amazon offers more free books than BN, wouldn't it be better in the long run to buy a Kindle? It's only $40 more...most people can live with wi-fi only.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 7:18 am

I mentioned in another post that borrowing e-books from libraries is not as easy as one thinks. Money is also tight with us, so I can understand saving money on the refurbished Nook. But if Amazon offers more free books than BN, wouldn't it be better in the long run to buy a Kindle? It's only $40 more...most people can live with wi-fi only.


Why do you say its not as easy to borrow e-books from the library? I just got an email from my local library with information on how I can get a library card with the Free Library of Philadelphia so that I can borrow ebooks thru them on Overdrive.com. I have had not problems. Our library had budget cuts and Overdrive was cut.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 7:42 am

Probably cheaper, but my ds Loves going to Barnes and noble to browse for a few hours. His Grandpa and Auntie were going to get him video games but they are happier they can give gift cards for books. He is 12 and a klutz, so we wanted to go with the cheapest in case if he broke it the first day. I also called our local library and asked if their ebooks were compatible with nook and they said they were. We shall see.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 7:48 am

Why do you say its not as easy to borrow e-books from the library? I just got an email from my local library with information on how I can get a library card with the Free Library of Philadelphia so that I can borrow ebooks thru them on Overdrive.com. I have had not problems. Our library had budget cuts and Overdrive was cut.


Agree... borrowing from Overdrive is EXTREMELY easy. I've been borrowing one a week for at least the last 2 months with no problems. I keep my account stocked with waitlisted items and when they become available I download them. Yes you only get them for 14 days but thats not a problem for me since I usually finish a book in just a couple days.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 8:09 am

Agree... borrowing from Overdrive is EXTREMELY easy. I've been borrowing one a week for at least the last 2 months with no problems. I keep my account stocked with waitlisted items and when they become available I download them. Yes you only get them for 14 days but thats not a problem for me since I usually finish a book in just a couple days.


My wife is technology challenged, so to speak. So I want to make it easy for her to d/l books. I don't mind borrowing from Overdrive if it's easy. For us only our Public School System has Overdrive, not the county library system. So the books available to adults are limited.

YMMV.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 8:23 am

My wife is technology challenged, so to speak. So I want to make it easy for her to d/l books. I don't mind borrowing from Overdrive if it's easy. For us only our Public School System has Overdrive, not the county library system. So the books available to adults are limited.

YMMV.


well that stinks :( is there maybe a metro library nearby where she can get a card and they may have Overdrive? The actual program is really very simple.. create an account, waitlist or download if available, then personally I hook up my nook and transfer the documents. But if there really is nothing available then I will say that the Kindle does (from what I have seen/heard) have a much larger selection of free books ready to download. You obviously know your situation better than any of us and I'm sure she'll like either one :)

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 8:32 am

well that stinks :( is there maybe a metro library nearby where she can get a card and they may have Overdrive? The actual program is really very simple.. create an account, waitlist or download if available, then personally I hook up my nook and transfer the documents. But if there really is nothing available then I will say that the Kindle does (from what I have seen/heard) have a much larger selection of free books ready to download. You obviously know your situation better than any of us and I'm sure she'll like either one :)


Thanks for the info. The next county to us has Overdrive, but I would need a local address to gain access to the library. Hopefully our county (which is larger) will get Overdrive soon. I emailed them to ask, but haven't heard back.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 9:17 am

so not to go to off topic on the discussion of what one is better but has anyone seen really good BF prices yet? looks like maybe a $10 drop on a few i have seen. and why is everyone ignoring the sony e-reader?


Ebay and Buy.com have been having some refurbished Nooks for sale. In the Best Buy Black Friday ad there is a Nook wi fi doorbuster for $99.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 9:51 am

Ebay and Buy.com have been having some refurbished Nooks for sale. In the Best Buy Black Friday ad there is a Nook wi fi doorbuster for $99.


I just saw that, 10 per store. I think I will keep my refurb, I just ordered. It has been gone over by technicians, the ones at bb are straight of the assembly line.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:01 am

All of these Nook deals remind me of the year that everyone got the <$99 brown Zunes that were being dumped by tons of stores to make room for the HD model. I still use my brown Zune today, looks like new since its always been in the case, and works like new... I love it!!! Now everyone is going to own a Nook!

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:12 am

All of these Nook deals remind me of the year that everyone got the <$99 brown Zunes that were being dumped by tons of stores to make room for the HD model. I still use my brown Zune today, looks like new since its always been in the case, and works like new... I love it!!! Now everyone is going to own a Nook!


I love my Zune too...I think it sounds way better than iPod. I'm dying for my Nook, It was supposedly shipped last Saturday and isn't here yet :( I think they sent it Pony Express.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:30 am

All of these Nook deals remind me of the year that everyone got the <$99 brown Zunes that were being dumped by tons of stores to make room for the HD model. I still use my brown Zune today, looks like new since its always been in the case, and works like new... I love it!!! Now everyone is going to own a Nook!


I remember that year. I ended up getting 2 of the brown Zunes. One is sitting right next to me on my side table. DS gave it to me when he got his Ipod Touch.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:41 am

After some hands on today at lunch at the local B&N along with the info about the free library in Philly, I ordered the refurb one from Buy.com. Thanks for all the info.

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Nook also has "social DRM" that allows more unlimited book sharing. If I want to share a book with my coworker, I email her the book file. She puts it on her Nook; when she opens the book it will ask for the last name and credit card number. It creates the DRM file and stores it, so any future books that I loan her will open right away because her Nook has my DRM code stored.

I use calibre to format non-DRM books from other formats (I did a couple .lit the other day) to epub. I don't believe calibre will reformat DRM'd books. Anyhow, I use calibre as well as non Barnes and Noble ebook stores and sideload a lot of content. My daughter has a nook and they are both on one account. Since I don't necessarily want her to read everything I read, sideloading takes care of the problem very easily.


Ummm.. I got my Nook last christmas and haven't heard of "sideloading" or DRM, etc... Where can I get more info?

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Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 11:52 pm

49.99? That is a price I would call... wishful thinking. The $99 is more in line with what I expected for the Nook.

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Posted Nov 13, 2010 - 9:08 am

How does the free library at Philadelphia work? I am from out of state and I see that I would need to pay the $15 fee - that's cheaper than what I pay for my local library, so that's fantastic. But I can't quite grasp how I would borrow nook books from them. How does it work?

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Posted Nov 13, 2010 - 12:22 pm

How does the free library at Philadelphia work? I am from out of state and I see that I would need to pay the $15 fee - that's cheaper than what I pay for my local library, so that's fantastic. But I can't quite grasp how I would borrow nook books from them. How does it work?


I am not too sure I just ordered our library cards today. I assume you go into the Philadelphia Library system and put in your card #. Or maybe there is a link from them that takes you into the Overdrive system where you register with your card # to borrow nook books. I downloaded the Nook to my computer so as soon as I get my card I will try it out. I plan on getting myself a nook for Xmas.




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