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Subject: *Update!* Does anyone own (or have owned) both the original Nook and the No
Date Posted: 12/17/2011 6:42 PM ET
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*Update - so I caved and bought myself the Simple Touch with the $20 coupon a lovely someone posted in this thread! I had DH pick it up on the way home on Friday, so I only had one day to play with it before their trade-in/upgrade deal ended. I decided to sell the original one on Craigslist to get myself a cover and some books for the ST. I feel so bad about selling it though since it was a gift just last Christmas and it's still so shiny and perfect! :)

At any rate, thanks so much for the reviews and help! :)

 

If so, which do you prefer and why? I have a Nook original, but I think I'd really like the Simple Touch and am considering selling the one I have and getting the new one. :)

I'd love to hear your reviews and opinions! Thanks!!



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Date Posted: 12/17/2011 7:56 PM ET
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!!!!!!!!! New Nook Touch for net cost of $29!!!!!

B&N just sent out an email with an offer for "trade in your Nook 1, buy a Nook Touch, get a $50 B&N gift card." Deal expires Dec 24th. I verified it with my store and though the emails were not sent to the entire Nook database, they are honoring the deal for anyone who comes in and asks for it. Your new Nook will cost $79 and they will give you the $50 gift card. You can register it online and use it to buy books on your Nook. Score!

I'm heading in to B&N in the morning to return the unopened Nook Touch I have sitting here waiting for Christmas and do the trade in.

Date Posted: 12/17/2011 9:00 PM ET
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Wow good deal if you have the Nook 1....jump on that!!!

eta Nancy isn't the Nook Touch $99 in the store? so you would pay &99 & get the $50 GC = $49 for the NT. right?



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Date Posted: 12/17/2011 9:22 PM ET
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Could be. I may still have the $79 Cyber Monday special stuck in my mind. Either way, good deal.

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 8:25 AM ET
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Nancy do report in when you get back from B&N.

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 11:46 AM ET
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They refunded the CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) I bought online for $79 that was sealed and stickered. I gave them my old Nook1, which we then took back to factory standards and deregistered so all of my sideloaded smut wasn't still there for the next person. Not that I would have cared if anyone else read the smut, but some of it had questionable ownership, so better safe than sorry. I then purchased a new Nook Touch for $99 and they gave me a $50 B&N gift card. If DH doesn't get a cover to go with it, I'll probably use the GC for a cover. If he does- more books!

I am ereaderless until Sunday though, so a good time to crack on the paper TBR.

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 1:00 PM ET
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Holy cow! I might just do that! I doubt I could sell my original for more than $50 with the prices so low on the new ones, so that's a good deal. I'm wondering though if the Touch ones are better or if folks prefer the original.
Date Posted: 12/18/2011 2:04 PM ET
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Nancy, fantasstic!!!

Kelly from what I've read, the new one is much better. Purely from the way it looks, I would definitely do the trade. Some people I have read won't give up their 1sr Nook, b/c of the 3G. So that could be a consideration. Personally I never liked how the 1st Nook looked and got confused trying to go between the 2 screens when I tried the demo. (I had just played with Nook Color, so that might have been part of it).

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 2:58 PM ET
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See, I could care less about the 3G. I bought it to read books on. I have a laptop for work, a smartphone for work, and a home computer. I have no need to access the internet off of my ereader. As far as instantly buying books, unless your plane is parked on the runway #23 for takeoff and you finished your book... and there isn't a serious reader out there who doesn't have a backup book somewhere.

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 3:13 PM ET
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Oh I agree, I have a few hundred on my Kindle, I keep a collection called "1st in series" and another called "next in series" so I know I can read any books in there with no worries that I am reading out of order.

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 5:35 PM ET
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I bought the Nook Touch the week it came out, and it's FAR superior to the Nook1, which I'd played with several times before deciding to wait for the Touch.  Screen is better, clearer, ink contrast is better, pages turn a LOT faster.  And the battery life is much improved.  I don't remember the statistical comparison, but it's a big difference.  If you can trade the N1 in for a $50 gift certificate, grab that deal fast! 

Date Posted: 12/18/2011 10:03 PM ET
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Well I just have the wifi version of the 1st Nook, so the 3G doesn't matter much to me. I've got loads of books on my Nook, and wifi is available in various spots in town if I needed a book RIGHT NOW while I wasn't home. Which I can't think of why I would, lol.

Hmm, I think I might do this trade in deal. I'd be getting a new Nook Touch and $50 for a case and books for $99. Not a bad deal at all! I just wasn't planning on spending that much on myself, so I'm still deciding! I could always try selling my old one on CL for cash and using that towards a new one to lessen my out-of-pocket. Hmm...

 

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 1:49 PM ET
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1) You are worth it.

2) You don't get this good deal unless you trade in your Nook. The only way it would even out is if you could get $50 for your old model on CL.

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 2:22 PM ET
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There is a coupon to get $20 off the Nook Touch, but I don't know if you could use it on the trade in deal.

Kelly you should do the trade in, instead of dealing with some stranger on CL!

Nook Touch coupon



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Date Posted: 12/19/2011 2:51 PM ET
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For Nook Touch owners..

1. Can I still use a memory card for expansion?

2. Does the NT have wifi also?

3. Does it come with a wall adaptor?

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 5:40 PM ET
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1. 

  • 2GB2 Holds up to 1,000 books (1GB for content; 750 MB reserved for B&N content)
  • Expandable microSD4 card up to 32GB

2. 

Free Wi-Fi®

NOOK connects via thousands of Wi-Fi® networks, including FREE access at all Barnes & Noble stores and more than 24,000 AT&T® hotspots, like cafes, hotels, and restaurants nationwide.

3. microUSB Cable (so maybe the answer to your q is no)

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 5:43 PM ET
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For Nook Touch owners..

1. Can I still use a memory card for expansion?

I have a 16gig microSD card in mine. I paid extra to get the fastest speed card in that format. It works like a charm. I have over 30,000 files on it and it only takes a few mintues to index when I add new files.

Once in a while it does take a minute to recognize the microCard if it's been off for a while. Once I had to turn it off and back on to recognize the card, but I'd been messing with the card so it may have forgotten it was there because of what I was doing.

2. Does the NT have wifi also?

Yes

3. Does it come with a wall adaptor?

No, none of the ones I have came with one. I think they all just came with USB cable.

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 5:56 PM ET
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30,000...wow! How well does the search function work for you?

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 6:13 PM ET
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Ok, that's great news on the SD card expansion. It sounds like there's less on-board memory though, but I guess with an SD card it wouldn't matter too much. Kinda pretty bummed there's no wall charger though, as I use mine all of the time to charge. But if the battery lasts significantly longer...I guess that wouldn't come up as often.

The one other question is how the shelving works on the Touch. I've heard it's not as sophisticated as the original Nook, but what's so different about it? You can still create shelves and put the books on them, right? I know the unshelved ones aren't listed as 'unshelved' like the original, so where do those go? Or how do they appear in the menu?

I might use that coupon and get one for $80, keep my original until I'm sure I like the new one better. Then try and sell the old one to fund some books.

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 6:54 PM ET
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30,000...wow! How well does the search function work for you?

So far, just fine. The Nook just searches on titles and authors so it's not trying to look into every file.

I've been able to pull up any fanfic I know the name of pretty easily.

The one other question is how the shelving works on the Touch. I've heard it's not as sophisticated as the original Nook, but what's so different about it? You can still create shelves and put the books on them, right? I know the unshelved ones aren't listed as 'unshelved' like the original, so where do those go? Or how do they appear in the menu?

I've only played with it at tiny, tiny bit.

IIRC, you create a shelf, then get a list of all the books on the device and are supposed to put a checkmark in the box next to each title you want on that shelf. I wouldn't live that long with my lists. smiley

I use all of my readers on and off depending on what I'm reading, so don't use any of them constantly. (I tend to grab which ever one is near, and one stays in my purse.) But the Nook so far has been my favorite. If it would do collections it'd be just *that* much closer to perfect for me.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 12/19/2011 7:00 PM ET
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Kelly you can purchase a USB wall adaptor very cheaply. I have one that I use to charge mp3 players etc. It doesn't have to be the Nook brand. Plug any USB into it, and plug into the wall.

Date Posted: 12/21/2011 9:34 AM ET
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Kelly, I charge my Touch strictly with the wall adapter. The USB chord plugs into it. It charges from 10% to 100% in about 2, 2.5 hours, whereas charging from a computer takes forever and a half.  I think the wall adapter was included with the Nook when I bought it; I don't recall.  But the wall adapter and cable are being sold separately now for $10. (That would be one way to help drop the price of the Nook from 139 to 99.)



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