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GetLostInABook
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Registered: ‎01-29-2011

How B&N ruined my life

The ability to side-load my existing ebook library...

The ability to borrow public library books...

The ability to buy books in seconds...

I spend so much time reading I'm neglecting my family and my wife wants a divorce.

 

BARNES AND NOBLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SELL THIS DANGEROUS PRODUCT!

 

Also, when I couldn't find a clean plate (because I read instead of doing housework) I used the nook to microwave up some nachos and it messed up the screen - customer service was terrible - they said it would be replaced with a remanufactured nook.  How then they make such an inferior product that it can't take little microwaving?

 

I should have bought a Kindle - being locked into their file format without access to my old ebooks or to library books and having to read on a giant calculator would have prevented these problems.

 

Seriously, I have only had my nook since Christmas, but I haven't had a single problem - I love my nook (My wife does think I read it too much)

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Desert_Brat
Posts: 1,734
Registered: ‎12-14-2010

Re: How B&N ruined my life

Now THIS is how a drive-by rant should be. :smileyvery-happy:

A lifelong reader, now may my life be long enough to catch up on my reading!
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ABthree
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

GetLostinABook

 

Welcome!  :smileyhappy:

 

Unfortunately, a lot of us have the same problem.

 

Isn't it great? :smileyvery-happy:

+LORD, preserve the good in their goodness, and+
+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
-- St. Basil the Great+
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Xemrac
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎03-25-2010

Re: How B&N ruined my life

I have the perfect solution ... hubby had the same complaint about my reading so I bought him a NOOK and problem solved :smileyhappy:

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Josienjoe
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

 


GetLostInABook wrote:

The ability to side-load my existing ebook library...

The ability to borrow public library books...

The ability to buy books in seconds...

I spend so much time reading I'm neglecting my family and my wife wants a divorce.

 

BARNES AND NOBLE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SELL THIS DANGEROUS PRODUCT!

 

Also, when I couldn't find a clean plate (because I read instead of doing housework) I used the nook to microwave up some nachos and it messed up the screen - customer service was terrible - they said it would be replaced with a remanufactured nook.  How then they make such an inferior product that it can't take little microwaving?

 

I should have bought a Kindle - being locked into their file format without access to my old ebooks or to library books and having to read on a giant calculator would have prevented these problems.

 

Seriously, I have only had my nook since Christmas, but I haven't had a single problem - I love my nook (My wife does think I read it too much)


:smileyhappy:

 

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PBReilley
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

GetLostInABook wrote:

 

Also, when I couldn't find a clean plate (because I read instead of doing housework) I used the nook to microwave up some nachos and it messed up the screen - customer service was terrible - they said it would be replaced with a remanufactured nook.  How then they make such an inferior product that it can't take little microwaving?

 

I should have bought a Kindle - being locked into their file format without access to my old ebooks or to library books and having to read on a giant calculator would have prevented these problems.

 


:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 

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Runnergirl77
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

Love it!!  We need a little levity here!

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Gtriever
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Re: How B&N ruined my life


PBReilley wrote:

:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 


I'll see your  :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy: and raise you :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

 

This IS a funny post!

 

:smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

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Josienjoe
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

 


Gtriever wrote:

PBReilley wrote:

:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 


I'll see your  :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy: and raise you :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:

 

This IS a funny post!

 

:smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:


Wait!  You forgot these !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Rocknsoul
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

Love it! And I can totally relate.

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jancweb
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

I'm glad to see this did not just happen to me :smileyvery-happy:
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GetLostInABook
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

I've been reading this board long before I made my final purchase decision and I couldn't help but wonder at a lot of the complaints.  After I got my nook and have been using it heavily for a month now without any issues, I really began to wonder.  Anyone who buys an ereader must like to read, right?  So why don't they read the manual?

 

Okay, so full disclosure:  It didn't update to 1.5 automagicly - I had to download the update and reboot manually.  So I guess I had one problem, but that is what I refer to in technical terms as "No Big Deal"

 

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shilohMD
Posts: 371
Registered: ‎12-09-2010

Re: How B&N ruined my life

 


GetLostInABook wrote:

I've been reading this board long before I made my final purchase decision and I couldn't help but wonder at a lot of the complaints.  After I got my nook and have been using it heavily for a month now without any issues, I really began to wonder.  Anyone who buys an ereader must like to read, right?  So why don't they read the manual?

 

Okay, so full disclosure:  It didn't update to 1.5 automagicly - I had to download the update and reboot manually.  So I guess I had one problem, but that is what I refer to in technical terms as "No Big Deal"

 


Aw, geez...there you go, spoiling this thread with a level-headed post... :smileyindifferent:

 

 

Welcome to the ranks of Nook-users who enjoy reading more than complaining :smileywink:

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking" [Jerry Seinfeld]
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Spijder
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

This makes me think that it's about time to do a remake of that most wonderful and terrible Twilight Zone episode.  Only instead of a broken pair of glasses it would involve a dropped and broken Nook before the lamenting on how there was finally 'time enough at last'.

"They ... they have this horrible ... pudding here. Butterscotch pudding on Mondays, it's dreadful." ~Dr. Walter Bishop: Fringe
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Darkkin
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

[ Edited ]

Nook has made me an admitted addict and put me in rehab...:smileytongue:

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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PBReilley
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

 


Spijder wrote:

This makes me think that it's about time to do a remake of that most wonderful and terrible Twilight Zone episode.  Only instead of a broken pair of glasses it would involve a dropped and broken Nook before the lamenting on how there was finally 'time enough at last'.


 

Oh, yes!  The great Burgess Meredith - that was a classic, truly scary. Being a lifetime wearer of glasses I could feel his despair. Shudder.

 

A remake with the NOOK would include ALL readers, not just the ones who wear glasses - even scarier.

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DakotaFella
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

Totally agree. Just yesterday I overheard my wife complaining that buying me a Nook was a big mistake.:smileyvery-happy:

DakotaFella

Dear Math, solve your own problems, I am already dealing with mine.
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ABthree
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

 


PBReilley wrote:

 


Spijder wrote:

This makes me think that it's about time to do a remake of that most wonderful and terrible Twilight Zone episode.  Only instead of a broken pair of glasses it would involve a dropped and broken Nook before the lamenting on how there was finally 'time enough at last'.


 

Oh, yes!  The great Burgess Meredith - that was a classic, truly scary. Being a lifetime wearer of glasses I could feel his despair. Shudder.

 

A remake with the NOOK would include ALL readers, not just the ones who wear glasses - even scarier.


Yeah, but scariest of all is the deluge of one-time posts complaing about B&N Customer Service that it would provoke.  :smileytongue:

 

+LORD, preserve the good in their goodness, and+
+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
-- St. Basil the Great+
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ABthree
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Re: How B&N ruined my life

My Roomba and my Nook arrived within a week of each other about a year ago.  Talk about great synergy between technologies:  the house is a cleaner and more pleasant place to read, and not having to vacuum gives me more time to do it. :smileyvery-happy:

+LORD, preserve the good in their goodness, and+
+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
-- St. Basil the Great+
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rovingspinster603
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Re: How B&N ruined my life=roomba

do those things REALLY work?  i hate to vacuum!!