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Haleakala_LKB
Posts: 524
Registered: ‎10-27-2010

So many unhappy people...

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I've only had my classic nook for a day and a half, but I have been able to download library books with no problem, read a PDF version of one of my online magazines, play Sudoku, add custom screen savers and wall paper... oh yeah, and read a book. : )  So far, the nook is exactly what I wanted and what I expected it to be.

 

I was aware of the limitations of the Lend Me program, lack of ability to organize my side loaded content (hey, even learned a new term from reading these boards! <g>) and realize my page turn buttons may crack. 

 

For now, I have ordered a Zagg shield for my screen, am hoping for the JavoEdge Cherry Blossom cover that is on my Christmas list, and looking into the various light options. I am on my way out to the Harry Potter midnight show and will take my nook to read while waiting in line. Since I have no light yet, I'll use the flashlight on my Android phone. : ) 

 

From a very satisfied consumer

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bikechuck
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎06-13-2010

Re: So many unhappy people...

I have enjoyed my Nook since May and it has exceeded my expectations.  I thought that I would read some books on the Nook and others in hard copy but I am pretty much reading 100% of my books on my Nook.  Some are library books, some are freebies, some are full price.  On average m price per book has never been lower and I have never read so much.  Thanks B&N from a more than satisfied customer.

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DblGee
Posts: 147
Registered: ‎10-25-2009

Re: So many unhappy people...

I still love my Nook - for exactly what it was intended.  I read/download books.  I don't play games or use the browser - I read and that's all I want/need it for :smileyhappy:

 

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ButterFlyGirl7
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Registered: ‎07-17-2010
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Re: So many unhappy people...

You will not disappointed with the JAVOedge! I have one and I like it better then the one I got from B&N (Jonathan Adler). I actually sold the JA book cover so I can get another JAVOedge.

 

My NOOK is just what I wanted and I don't have any complaints, I never expected it to serve me tea & scones so my NOOK is perfect for what I need it to do, which is let me read.  I am very happy.

 

 

Currently Reading - Angels & Demons

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sharno22
Posts: 126
Registered: ‎12-27-2009
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Re: So many unhappy people...

I happily agree with all of you.

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awellsdba
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎06-23-2010

Re: So many unhappy people...

Hmmm... my only complaint... now it is ENTIRELY too easy to feed my reading habbit.  I keep wondering if I will live long enough to read all of the books I have bought... let alone the free books that I've gotten...

 

I keep reading about all of the woohoo with other toys... this one (and my phone with my reader on it too) are my perfect combination!

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claytongilmore
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-19-2010

Re: So many unhappy people...

Agreed. I bought the nook because the interface is optimized for the reading experience, and it does not disappoint.  Reading has never been so pleasant.  I never expected an electronic device adequately replicate, let alone surpass, the experience of reading a printed book.  Seriously, it's like reading a unicorn.

 

I'm starting to feel like a junkie, because that device is an enabler.  I've never before had the problem of having so many books I want to read that I can't help but read them all, alternating back and forth every few chapters.  When my wife gave it to me, she warned that if it starts to affect our marriage, she'll take it away from me.  I'm worried she'll have to.

 

That said, the techie part of me is frustrated at some of the things the nook can't do.  Primarily things like organizing sideloaded books, simply because there's no technical reason why the nook can't do it.  Even so, it doesn't decrease my customer satisfaction in the slightest.  The nook is still my new BFF.

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Tinkturtle
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎08-27-2010
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Re: So many unhappy people...

Bought my nook at end of September and love it. I've read mostly library books. But I've stopped putting holds on more library books till I finish reading the books I've bought, and the freebies.

So many books. So little time.
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lisat96
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Registered: ‎04-22-2010
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Re: So many unhappy people...

 


Haleakala_LKB wrote:

 

 and realize my page turn buttons may crack. 

 


If you just bought it a few days ago, you should be fine.  It's only supposed to be the original 3G/WiFi nooks that had this problem.  There's been a design change since then.

 

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lorelee
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-26-2010

Re: So many unhappy people...

I got my NOOK in August and haven't put it down since! I love my NOOK!  I thought I'd be checking out  a lot of library books, but have found so many freebies I can't keep up.  I also have the Javo edge cherry blossom cover and love it.  My Nook goes every where with me.  It's one of those things I wonder what I did without it.

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Haleakala_LKB
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Re: So many unhappy people...

 


lisat96 wrote:

 


Haleakala_LKB wrote:

 

 and realize my page turn buttons may crack. 

 


If you just bought it a few days ago, you should be fine.  It's only supposed to be the original 3G/WiFi nooks that had this problem.  There's been a design change since then.

 


 

Mine was just  purchase last week and is a WiFI only, so maybe I'm safe?  ; >

 

LisaB

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Haleakala_LKB
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Re: So many unhappy people...

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lorelee wrote:

I got my NOOK in August and haven't put it down since! I love my NOOK!  I thought I'd be checking out  a lot of library books, but have found so many freebies I can't keep up.

 

 


 

 

I have a bunch on my Wish List at the library, had been saving them up. But also have a lot of freebies or specials that wre extremely low priced already downloaded. So I've been getting nook-ready for about two months. :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

 


lorelee wrote:

  I also have the Javo edge cherry blossom cover and love it.  My Nook goes every where with me.  It's one of those things I wonder what I did without it

 


 

 

Hopefully I will get one for Christmas, I strongly suspect I will.

 

I am also looking at  a water resistant type cover, for reading in the bath, at the beach, etc. The one I am eying is the TrendyDigital Splash Proof. The WaterGuard WaterProof and SplashGuard Splash don't appeal to me. 

 

LisaB

 

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Haleakala_LKB
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Re: So many unhappy people...

 


claytongilmore wrote:

 

That said, the techie part of me is frustrated at some of the things the nook can't do.  Primarily things like organizing sideloaded books, simply because there's no technical reason why the nook can't do it.  Even so, it doesn't decrease my customer satisfaction in the slightest.  The nook is still my new BFF.


That I do agree with. That wold be wonderful. And keeping the real book comparison going, you CAN organize your books at  home, on your bookshelf, so having that capability on the nook would be wonderful.

 

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Haleakala_LKB
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Re: So many unhappy people...

 


bikechuck wrote:

I have enjoyed my Nook since May and it has exceeded my expectations.  I thought that I would read some books on the Nook and others in hard copy but I am pretty much reading 100% of my books on my Nook.  Some are library books, some are freebies, some are full price.  On average m price per book has never been lower and I have never read so much.  Thanks B&N from a more than satisfied customer.


 

Glad to hear from so many satisfied nook owners. I started reading these boards several weeks ago, when I was deciding on an e-reader. I was really fairly certain that, like in all of life, the nay sayers tend to have more to say (understandably) then those who are perfectly satisfied. 

 

I would just hate for someone coming to the boards to think the happy people are the minority. 

 

LisaB

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hjames
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎08-17-2010

Re: So many unhappy people...

Dissatisfaction is the impetus that drives the free market economy. You are obviously some kind of radical socialist who hates America and wants the terrorists to win ;-)
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Haleakala_LKB
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Re: So many unhappy people...

 


hjames wrote:
Dissatisfaction is the impetus that drives the free market economy. You are obviously some kind of radical socialist who hates America and wants the terrorists to win ;-)

 

That's it, you pegged me! :smileytongue:

 

LisaB

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JsNannie
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Re: So many unhappy people...

I have had the Nook for a year now and love it.   All I want is an e-reader and the Nook has given me all that and more.  I have the Nook Color on order.  I checked it out at the B&N store and was really impressed.  I have had no problems with any customer service issues.  My first nook was run over by a car after it fell out of my pocketbook.  Luckily I had the protection plan.  One phone call and two days later I had a brand new Nook.  I have never had any problems with dealing with Barnes and Noble.  I am a very satisfied customer!  Thank you Barnes and Noble.   

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polishnookguy
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
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Re: So many unhappy people...

I'll be keeping my Nook for a long time (or until the next Pearl/Mirasol Nook comes out).  I bought it knowing exactly what I wanted it for (to READ), and what it doesn't do (Facebook?   Who the h*ll cares?).   Very happy.

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WickedElf
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎11-18-2009
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Re: So many unhappy people...

Add me to the list of happy people.  I've had my nook since February now and LOVE it and have convinced several other people to buy one (co-workers, random people on the subway, people sitting near by when I eat, people I meet on elevators... everyone asks about it!). 

 

I keep track of how many books I read per year with a goal of 50 books per year (which I know is nothing compared to some people, but given that I work 2 1/2 jobs (one is freelance) and take care of foster cats... the desire to read is there, but not always the time!).  This is the first year since I've started that I will meet and possibly surpass my goal (I'm on book #46 right now - Black Prism by Brent Weeks) and I credit the nook and that I can read easily anywhere now (yes, I could carry books around, but they took up more room in my purse and I'd lose my place frequently, not to mention holding it open wasn't always convenient). 

 

I've got a nookColor reserved for next week and will be getting that also.  But they will be used for different things.  My nook is for reading, my nookColor will be primarily for graphic novels.  I see (once the initial excitement for a new toy has worn off) the nook remaining the one used the most.

 

I may need to get a bigger purse though.  *sigh* I tried them and they both fit, but we'll see.  :smileytongue:

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Travst
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎11-22-2010
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Re: So many unhappy people...

I just received a Nook Color as an anniversary present.  I'm not a gadget person as a rule, but I liked the idea of being able to download books.  I'd looked at Kindle for two years, but the lack of web connectivity left me cold.  Now I can sit on the couch with my wife and, instead of watching tv, happily read a book, surf the web and watch videos.  To me, that's a huge leap forward as I'm no longer chained to my desktop or having to go buy or order a new book when I need one.

 

My only dislikes about the color are the lack of Flash support and the fact that it's often hard to hit the right spot on a hyperlink on a crowded web page.  However, I order a capacitative stylus to cure that issue, so I'm down to one.  PLEASE give me Flash support in the update! :smileywink:

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