Originally Posted by pastanley
Why stay with the nook ereader device when you can get ...say ...a Nexus 7 and get the kindle, sony and nook apps. It only makes sense. Who would want to invest in a B&N device dedicated only to the BN eco system.
Not really sure what the people who own kindles have to say. The same applies to them except Amazon offers the amazon prime service with "some" free videos and ebooks
The Amazon ecosystem
1) contains more content
2) connects to substantial non-book content
3) doesn't restrict large portions of the storage space on the device for Amazon content only
4) gets more freebies and bargains
5) comes with much better refund options.
B&N has actually said that if they deliver the wrong book--as in, you click download and what shows up is not the title you paid for--they still won't refund your money. They've also offered bizarre workarounds for their flawed file naming system whereby new books in a series overwrote old ones.
Amazon's ecosystem, walled-garden though it is, works to be all a consumer really needs. BN's ecosystem just tries to keep people trapped without bothering to sort out what they'd want to be comfortable with that.