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Old 12-08-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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I got my nook today....

And I immediately put it on eBay. It sold for $550 *3 MINUTES* after I listed it.

The nook may be the best reader since sliced bread, but I can hold out with my Sony 600 until they become available. I mean, I just got it for free!

Let capitalism work for you: if you can wait until January, you can get a free nook, pre-orderers!
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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Congratulations! And Bummer. I was looking forward to reading a first hands on review.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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My God how obscene!!!!! How could You do that to some poor fool.

(Do you think it's safe to list mine on Ebay now with an ETA for this week? )


Oh, and did that include shipping?

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #4
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Haha, I did the same thing.

My Kindle is great. Don't need a sluggish nook...
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:14 PM   #5
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: if you can wait until January, you can get a free nook, pre-orderers!

Explain, please

Oh...and congrats on the woowoo sale!
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:15 PM   #6
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Explain, please

Oh...and congrats on the woowoo sale!
Basically he's saying to take your pre-order, sell it on eBay for a profit, then use that money to buy one in January when the nook will, presumably, be readily available in stores.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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It's free because people can sell them and make up the cost of the Nook; thus, it crates the illusion of the Nook being free.

I may do the same when mine comes today.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:52 PM   #8
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shipped today

I got a "your nook has been shipped" message a few minutes ago. So I am guessing it will arrive tomorrow or the next day?

I am excited. :-)

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:51 PM   #9
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i thought i was going to read some reviews ..

but well, congratulations on the sale. should have done the same.

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Old 12-09-2009, 01:05 AM   #10
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i thought i was going to read some reviews ..

but well, congratulations on the sale. should have done the same.
Engadget and Gizmodo have great reviews. My 1 cent.
PDF support is ok but still not what I am looking for. On a PC you can zoom, search, use a TOC, etc. Still not the case on the Nook. At least with the files I tried. These are company manuals in a pretty generic format. The good news is most of it is very readable. If the GOTO feature could support going to a page number it would be very helpful. Since this could be solved with future software updates I am hoping for the best.

As for the general ereader functionality. It is very easy on the eyes. This is my first reader and I can see where I will get enjoyment out of it.

Content - I would like to see more magazine and newspapers available. Coming soon I guess. Size is comfortable but I would also like to try the Irex DR800 if it ever comes out.

Tomorrows task is to try to download something from my local library.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:44 AM   #11
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I actually opened mine

OK, I love new gadgets MORE (much much more) than I love easy money. I opened my Nook as soon as it arrived. It got here around 445pm PST, played with it for 30 minutes then had to go to a concert. Got home and have been playing with it for the last hour. Will post detailed impressions later (in the appropriate thread), but generally:
-it is faster than my Sony PRS-500 (not saying much I know)
-ePub page flips are ~ 1 sec on a couple of test books
-PDF Reflow does work but page flips are 2-3 sec
-need to compare it side by side with a Kindle for a real speed comparison

From the About Screen (page 2)
Software Version 1.0.0
Modem firmware version L2_0_0_7AP
MAC address 00:01:36:xx:xx:xx

For some reason picture uploading isn't working right now, will try again later.

It's a nice bit of hardware, interface could be quicker (hopefully a firmware fix will be out soon) but no regrets about getting one and actually keeping it to use.

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