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Old 10-30-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Nook is running out...but not as fast as you might expect?

Just got this email from B&N this morning (as I'm sure all other pre-orderers have):

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Dear nook Customer:

Congratulations on being among the first to order nook!

Demand for nook has exceeded all expectations and we're really excited about the enthusiastic response. The good news is that you should expect your device to ship on or around November 30th, as previously communicated. Starting today, October 30th (12:01am ET), anyone pre-ordering a nook should expect their device to ship on or around December 7th, still well in time for the holidays.

We expect the demand to continue to be heavy through the holiday season, and we are operating strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We're committed to updating our customers on expected nook availability and will do so through our stores, online at nook.com, and by email.

Thank you for being one of the first to order!

William J. Lynch
President of BN.com
It's been available for a week now, and they've only sold the first week's allotment? Not sure what that means, but they either have a million of them ready to go (learned from Amazon's mistake) or there really just isn't much interest.

As I keep finding out more and more about this device, the less and less I think it is for me (I've gotten over the glare on the Sony Touch and am leaning toward that). But, I have until Christmas, so I'm going to wait and see.
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It's been available for a week now, and they've only sold the first week's allotment? Not sure what that means, but they either have a million of them ready to go (learned from Amazon's mistake) or there really just isn't much interest.
It could mean that they can only handle shipping one million units a week. It could mean that the marketing department suggested making it look like people were snapping them up. It could mean that they're expecting to run out of shipping labels. It could mean they have to wait for the stars to align correctly.

In fact, it could mean anything at all. Or nothing. Reading tea leaves is rarely productive, especially when all you have is coffee.
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I wonder how many weeks of shipments they're going to do like this before the actual device is available in stores . . . I also wonder how fast stores will sell out. Could be like the Wii or the Kindle, where as soon as you order one they sell out, and you end up waiting weeks and weeks for yours to ship.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Well, they can try to make it look like "you have to order it NOW if you want it in time for Christmas", but I'm not falling for it.

Until they have an operations manual online, a broader, cheaper selection of ebooks, and actual units I can see and use in stores, my hard-earned money stays in my wallet.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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Well, they can try to make it look like "you have to order it NOW if you want it in time for Christmas", but I'm not falling for it.

Until they have an operations manual online, a broader, cheaper selection of ebooks, and actual units I can see and use in stores, my hard-earned money stays in my wallet.
Guess you don't want one by Christmas
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:38 PM   #6
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Guess you don't want one by Christmas
Not if it means I'm leaping before I look.

I'm not spending hundreds of dollars more for ebooks than with a competing ereader, just because the Nook looks cool.
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One has to wonder how much they'll make in restocking fees as folks return their Nooks.

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One has to wonder how much they'll make in restocking fees as folks return their Nooks.

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What I plan to do is when I get mine in the mail I won't open it until I see it at the store. I'll play around with it there to see if I like it or not and if I don't i'll just return it without paying a penalty.
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What I plan to do is when I get mine in the mail I won't open it until I see it at the store. I'll play around with it there to see if I like it or not and if I don't i'll just return it without paying a penalty.
from what I understand you'll still be paying that fee
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from what I understand you'll still be paying that fee

Can I return my nook?
X Yes. You can return nook within 14 days of receipt. Either call 1-800-THE-BOOK (843-2665) for a return authorization or return it to any Barnes & Noble store. A 10% restocking fee will be charged to customers returning a non-defective device that has had its shrink wrap removed and/or seal broken.

As long as the shrink wrap is not been removed it should be able to be returned without the fee.

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What I plan to do is when I get mine in the mail I won't open it until I see it at the store. I'll play around with it there to see if I like it or not and if I don't i'll just return it without paying a penalty.
Yes, that's exactly what I plan to do. If popularity does take off, I might even use 7 of those 14 days to try and flip it on eBay
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Yes, that's exactly what I plan to do. If popularity does take off, I might even use 7 of those 14 days to try and flip it on eBay
Haha wow that's a good idea! I didn't even think of that....


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from what I understand you'll still be paying that fee
As previously mentioned the restocking fee is only if you open it. Just hope the BN near you has a sample unit.
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What I plan to do is when I get mine in the mail I won't open it until I see it at the store. I'll play around with it there to see if I like it or not and if I don't i'll just return it without paying a penalty.
Just remember that there is a 14-day return policy at B&n and it isn't clear when the 14 days begins to run. I suspect it will start from the day B&N shipped the nook, not the day you received it.

EDIT: According to the quote in an earlier post, the 14 days runs from day of receipt.

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