02-11-2010 10:21 AM
The statement you quoted is true. I've done it in several different stores. Not a word of that is false.
I have downloaded things only available in the store. Did you select "More in store"? Did you ask someone there to help? You don't say, it seems more important to you to have something to complain about than to solve the problem or understand that there isn't a problem. You do have to turn on and connect with WiFi ... if the nook is still in 3G mode, it doesn't behave as if it's in the store, even if it is.
The ability to read something you would ordinarily have to buy does not seem to be available yet but there are downloadable short publications. I read a little piece by Dean Koontz that isn't otherwise available several weeks ago. I downloaded it and it works when I am at home. It's a complete freebie that isn't available if you don't go to the store. Similarly there has been a discount opportunity for CD's in the music department.
Stop the self rightous anger. I think it is very likely that you simply have not used the feature correctly and, the rest is not promised in your statement and is, as icebike says, "Coming soon".