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coreycox4114
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Trade-ins

hey guys,

 

 

          i was just wondering if its possible to turn in my nook, and get a discount for the all new nook. is that possible? if so, how?

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Conniecats
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Is it still within the 14 day return period (or 30 day if you got it at Best Buy)? If so, just return it and get your money back or a store credit and use that to buy a new Nook.

 

If you've had it longer, try to sell it on eBay, Craigslist or some other way and then use that money.

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No, B&N has never done so.  I doubt they will add such a program now, but I suppose there's always the slim possibility.

 

There have been some here who mentioned Best Buy's trad-in program for those who bought their NOOKs from there, but that program has to be bought into at the time of purchase.

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coreycox4114 wrote:

hey guys,

 

 

          i was just wondering if its possible to turn in my nook, and get a discount for the all new nook. is that possible? if so, how?


No.

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Took three days for this thread to appear :smileytongue:

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xamier
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LOL, popping corn and pulling up a chair to watch the fun.

 

Let the games begin.:smileyvery-happy:

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what is it about the nook v1 and v2 that are making folks think B&N would simply accept their old one for a new one?

 

I bought a canon point and shoot camera about 17 months ago.  since then they have come out with at least 1-2 newer models.  I can't imagine thinking I would be able to go back to the store and ask if I an get a credit of any type for my old 17 month camera

 

I bought a garmin gps 2 years ago.  since then they have come out with at least 20 different/newer/better models.  I don;t see amazon letting me trade it in.

 

I got a washer from lowes 2 years ago.  i KNOW 3 months later the discontinued the model and came out with a new one.

 

any single one of these I wouldn't even fathom anyone would let me trade it in for a newer model.

 

I say this yet another poster is right, this is just the first of many I bet we see like this.  heck there were dozens when folks wanted to trade in e-ink nook for nook color (which technically isn't even the same type device...)

 

sorry for riping on the OP, I am not meaning too.  I am just curious what about the nook makes people think B&N should have some trade in program?

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RSC_Nook wrote:

 

sorry for riping on the OP, I am not meaning too.  I am just curious what about the nook makes people think B&N should have some trade in program?


It's not the Nook.  It's a sense of entitlement.

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Anthony1970
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Notice how most of these types of threads about trade ins are always new 1 post members?? Funny. They must realize that they asked a foolish question and dont want to come back to defend their position.

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Or they forgot how they got here in the first place... :smileywink:

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[ Edited ]

Some of you folks seem pretty mean spirited to me.

 

A new board member asks a question and some of you seem to enjoy slapping the new member around a bit.

 

Either that or you just like to hear yourselves talk, or read your own posts, I should say.

 

Lovely welcome.

 

 

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Agreed.  The OP asked a question.  That is how we get answers.  They didn't say they felt they were entitled to a trade-in or even question the lack of a trade-in policy.

 

But soe of you have decided to assume there will be a blustering reply and gone all negative again.

 

You know what they say about when you ass-u-me.

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good points above.  I apologize for my reply. Although I will say my post was less about the OP and his/her comment as much as a general statement about what is it about the nook vs nook color vs nook gen 2 that is different that causes so many of these 'can I trade it in' posts.  more a question in general than ragging on the OP

 

either way, point taken, and again apologies on my part

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Apologies from me as well.  Snarky mood + memories of this question when color Nook came out = replies seen.

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Nallia wrote:

No, B&N has never done so.  I doubt they will add such a program now, but I suppose there's always the slim possibility.

 

There have been some here who mentioned Best Buy's trad-in program for those who bought their NOOKs from there, but that program has to be bought into at the time of purchase.


Best Buy has their buy back which is mentioned by Nallia (you have to sign up or whatever at the time of purchase) and they have a trade-in program which you can use for many different electronic items that aren't too out of date.  As of right now it looks like they are offering somewhere in the $20-$30 range for Nook 3g & wi-fi and the Nook Wi-fi only models.  You can either request a check by mail or a Best Buy gift card (you get a few $'s more with the GC option since they know the $ is going right back to them).  It appears as though their trade-in price dropped as soon the new nook was announced as it was closer to $60-70 last time I checked it.  The info can be found on their site under the Services menu select trade-in center and it will take you to the trade in estimator where you enter your products information.  If you have enough gadgets laying around that you no longer want/use and they are still in good/usable condition then you may be able to trade-in enough stuff to cover part of the cost of the new nook.  Also, I've never actually used the service - just found it while browsing the site one day and thought it looked interesting.

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ynot22 wrote:

Some of you folks seem pretty mean spirited to me.

 

A new board member asks a question and some of you seem to enjoy slapping the new member around a bit.

 

Either that or you just like to hear yourselves talk, or read your own posts, I should say.

 

Lovely welcome.

 

 



I think these threads always take on this kind of tone, right, or wrong, when it's thought that a user feels entitled to some kind of a break or discount on a new device when it comes out soon after they have purchased the old one.   Such questions are never asked when it comes to cell phones, computers and cars, so why should e-readers be any different?   You're right, the thread should not take on a nasty tone (i'm guilty of having done that in the past, apologies for my behavior).....but I think the entitlement question when it comes to new generation e-reader devices has gotten on peoples' nerves.   Anyway, I promise to behave forever after.

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I just read this morning that Kodak is starting a program for used electronics where they will offer cash or at least recycle it properly for free. 

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rafalweb wrote:

ynot22 wrote:

Some of you folks seem pretty mean spirited to me.

 

A new board member asks a question and some of you seem to enjoy slapping the new member around a bit.

 

Either that or you just like to hear yourselves talk, or read your own posts, I should say.

 

Lovely welcome.

 

 



I think these threads always take on this kind of tone, right, or wrong, when it's thought that a user feels entitled to some kind of a break or discount on a new device when it comes out soon after they have purchased the old one.   Such questions are never asked when it comes to cell phones, computers and cars, so why should e-readers be any different?   You're right, the thread should not take on a nasty tone (i'm guilty of having done that in the past, apologies for my behavior).....but I think the entitlement question when it comes to new generation e-reader devices has gotten on peoples' nerves.   Anyway, I promise to behave forever after.


You've never traded in a car?

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I don't think it's an unreasonable request.  Electronic buy back or recycling programs are becoming fairly common, although they typically don't offer much.  Also, there are brand loyalty discounts, which are also fairly common.  Nook isn't the only e-reader, nor is it necessarily the best e-reader, a nod of appreciation to their customers is good PR.

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Nom-de-Nook wrote:

rafalweb wrote:

ynot22 wrote:

Some of you folks seem pretty mean spirited to me.

 

A new board member asks a question and some of you seem to enjoy slapping the new member around a bit.

 

Either that or you just like to hear yourselves talk, or read your own posts, I should say.

 

Lovely welcome.

 

 



I think these threads always take on this kind of tone, right, or wrong, when it's thought that a user feels entitled to some kind of a break or discount on a new device when it comes out soon after they have purchased the old one.   Such questions are never asked when it comes to cell phones, computers and cars, so why should e-readers be any different?   You're right, the thread should not take on a nasty tone (i'm guilty of having done that in the past, apologies for my behavior).....but I think the entitlement question when it comes to new generation e-reader devices has gotten on peoples' nerves.   Anyway, I promise to behave forever after.


You've never traded in a car?


I have.  The dealership is willing to take my old car because it then turns around and sells it again.  But if the dealership refused to do this, I would just sell it myself.  I'd get more for it that way anyway.

 

Dealerships make more money from their used car sales than from their new car sales, so it's in their best interests to buy them back from people.  

 

A car isn't anything close to an ereader.