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AkilahR
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I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

I was just trolling this forum and thought I'd make a whiny post about the Nook, as all you losers on this board exist only to justify why this junk exists.

 

I hate my Nook so much I had to buy a second one for my wife so she could hate it too. I hate it so much I bought a nice designer cover for it to hide it's ugliness. I hate it so much I just recently went crazy on Fictionwise.com and loaded it up with about 20 books I found on sale -- just because I don't have to go to the B&N website and I'm not locked into one supplier for ebooks.

 

When I went on a recent trip, I forced the thing to keep me company on the long flight, hoping the battery life would give out just so I could complain on this board, although it is still running and I might have to wait a bit -- then watch out for my awesome troll post on battery life. The stupid thing updated itself and just got a bit faster, which is infuriating because secretly we know it should be molasses slow.

 

Things the designers of this crap should have done RIGHT:

 

* Put a whole bunch of keys and buttons along the bottom, because it would have made it so much more attractive.

 

* Put a glare-prone touchscreen over top -- contrast ratio is way overrated anyway.

 

* Use an obscure DRM format that only B&N uses, because although I hate the Nook I love B&N soooo much.

 

That you spend your sad lives in this little forum trying to justify a $259 purchase saddens me no end when you can spend just $240 more and get a really big iPhone without the phone part.

Nallia
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Rav_Bunneh
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

LOL

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eDigest
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

When you put it that way, I hate my nook, too, because ...

 

... the cookie in the Amazon store was soooo much better than the one at B&N.

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FrogAlum
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eDigest wrote:

When you put it that way, I hate my nook, too, because ...

 

... the cookie in the Amazon store was soooo much better than the one at B&N.

 

OMG LOL  Thank you both!  I really needed this tonight!

 

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Josienjoe
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

:smileyvery-happy:

:smileyvery-happy:

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JohnP51
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

John

"Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else." ~ Mark Twain
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psjcal
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I was wakened by a small temblor around 4 this a.m. -- then while trying to get the details of the quake on local tv I instead watched wide-eyed idiots who also "felt" it. So I really needed some humor -- thanks. :smileyhappy:

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Mandroid
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Brilliant!  :smileyvery-happy:

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JdiennoPSU
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this was absolutely amazing

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rfruth
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ROTFLMAO :smileyvery-happy:

N1E - HD+ soon ?
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Greeny
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

Coffee in the nose burns. Thanks for waking me up with laughter! (and pain...)

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FrogAlum
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

 

psjcal wrote:

I was wakened by a small temblor around 4 this a.m. -- then while trying to get the details of the quake on local tv I instead watched wide-eyed idiots who also "felt" it. So I really needed some humor -- thanks. :smileyhappy:

 

I felt it here too, that one started out rough, at least in my area.

 

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Baturro
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I hate your post. :smileywink:

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ratdog
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Post of the Day!:robotwink:

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BeckyAK
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Awesome! Thanks for a good laugh!

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AnnSheridan
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Great post ! :smileyvery-happy:

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Teski
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

LOL...That was funny!

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Scubanights
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Re: I'm Going to Sell My Nook and Buy and iPad, or a Kindle, or a Sony or ANYTHING ELSE

Ha!  I just read this while giving my students a test.  I snorted out loud and broke their tense concentration.  We all needed a laugh!

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AkilahR
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JohnP51 wrote:

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

 

I get the feeling people aren't taking me seriously -- I'M SERIOUS HERE!!!

 

Can I get a donut?