06-01-2011 04:28 PM
I think perhaps it isn;t that far fetched of a question about trading a v1 nook for the new one.
in my opinion:
What i think you are seeing in some of these snippy replies (fair to the poster or not) is months ago there were tons of posts about how folks feel screwed over by B&N because they bought an e-ink device, then this nook color thing came out which was "oh so much better" and B&N should of told them this, and B&N did not, and B&N is evil so they should give everyone with the e-ink nook a big buy back option blah blah blah
so quite unfairly, I will admit, I think some folks see these new trade in posts under that light. I will admit fully including me. this post itself was not that bad. it is the leftover feelings of seeing all the 'I demand a refund so I can get a nook color' messages that were floating around.
06-01-2011 04:34 PM
A car isn't anything close to an ereader.
I wondered why I was sitting so low...I just thought the suspension was bad.
06-04-2011 03:28 PM
Well I just posted a similar question but I guess I better delete it before I get grilled by some. It does seem reasonable...i bought mine just a year ago; had I known there was a newer version coming out, I probably would have held out a bit longer. Giving customers an option to upgrade is a wise business idea - it's good customer service and with the way technology changes and "improves" almost daily, it would make sense that companies allow for some kind of trade-in policy. Just giving a credit toward the purchase of a newer version would make a lot of people happy and would generate more sales. But since it doesn't seem like that's the case, I'll stick with my "oldie". Goodness knows 6 months from now, there will probably be a newer version of the Nook.
06-04-2011 04:07 PM
I wish B&N would follow what Gamestop does. When a new game boy comes out or is ready for pre-order, people can take in their older or more recently purchased ones and turn those in for some credit towards the new one. However, when doing this there is a set flat fee of how much you can get for turning yours in so you could turn in a recently purchased one OR a year old one and still get the same amount put down toward the new one.
Only thing would be instead of having the turn in devices get refurbished and put back on shelves, just send them off to be recycled.
It makes sense I think and those who want the new one can get the new nook and those who don't can still stick with what they have.
06-04-2011 04:19 PM
06-04-2011 04:31 PM
Honestly, it doesn't make ANY business sense for BN to do it or else we would see every tech company out there doing it.
Everyone points to Apple and says "But they do it."
Sure, they do it. But not really. They give you $20 on a device that cost $200+ at purchase towards the purchase of another device that costs $250.
I can't believe people fall for it. For $20, I'd keep device A as a backup. Or I'd just give it to someone who needs [read: really, really, really wants but can't buy] one. $20 barely buys fast food for two people.
06-04-2011 04:35 PM
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06-04-2011 04:37 PM
My "assumption" is that the profit margin on the Nook is negligible. It's like when you buy a razor. The razor is cheap but you spend all the money on the blades. That's the way a Nook is. You buy the reader at a negligible margin but then you buy the books.