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MooseDB
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Registered: ‎11-29-2011

Re: B&N screwed us Nook Color owners

Sorry you feel you've gotten screwed.  But as one above poster asked, Are you/your kids happy with the NC?  That is what you should focus on.

 

Sure, it sucks to lose out on a good opportunity. I did my research and chose the NC over the Kindle Fire. Luckily for me I was within the 14 day return policy and upgraded to a NT.  I liked it so much I wanted to give my step-daughter an NC.  I missed out on the $119 refurbs, bought one on eBay for $180 and the NEXT DAY they were selling refurb NC for $149.  So things like this happen.  I'm STILL excited that I got one for my step-daughter because she's a huge reader and won't have to lug around 20lbs of books when she comes to visit.  Chalk it up to a missed deal and move on.

 

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COCyclist
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Registered: ‎10-26-2010

Re: B&N screwed us Nook Color owners

There is a BB commercial about newer technology always coming out.  The picture shows delivery guys carrying a 3D TV into a house and then it pans to the delivery truck with an ad for 4D TV.  A little girl states "You got the wrong tv silly head" haha. If you always want the latest and greatest BB has a buy back program for people like you. 

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wisdombunny
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Re: B&N screwed us Nook Color owners

I agree completlly with BeachCatFan..:smileyhappy: 

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ginger-maci
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Re: B&N screwed us Nook Color owners

ICAM. When I bought the Nintendo game cube, and they dropped the price a few months later, target was nice enough to give the the money back.

 

And because of that, I am intensely loyal to them to this day.

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deemure
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Re: B&N screwed us Nook Color owners


ginger-maci wrote:

ICAM. When I bought the Nintendo game cube, and they dropped the price a few months later, target was nice enough to give the the money back.

 

And because of that, I am intensely loyal to them to this day.


Fewer and fewer stores are doing this kind of thing anymore.  Stores used to have very liberal return and exchange and price matching policies.  Even Walmart is doing its famous price matching differently from what they were advertising.  Just a couple months ago, they came out with a commercial where it showed their associates trusting a customer about the price of an item in another store and they gave the money back in cash.  Now, you must have an ad showing the price and they will give you the difference in a Walmart gift card.

 

Target was well-known for doing a 30 price match for their own ads, but mainly because distributors sometimes shorted them on supplies and it was easier and less costly than rain checks.  I have never heard of months later, though.  And they would never do that today for any electronic item.  They know the price will come down and a new model will come out.

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BeachCatFan
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Registered: ‎09-06-2011

Re: B&N screwed us Nook Color owners


wisdombunny wrote:

I agree completlly with BeachCatFan..:smileyhappy: 


Thanks. :smileyhappy:

 

New products and reduced prices are NOT a new concept! No one in their right mind would expect stores or manufacturers to keep trading items for the lowest price. If you wanted something badly enough to pay the listed price at the time, then you should just be satisfied that you got what you wanted.