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.