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Halston12
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Registered: ‎05-13-2010
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Time to change the default credit card.

I'm just checking to see how easy vs. disastrous it is to change one's default credit card for my B&N account.

 

I own a nook and I hope I won't lose anything or have trouble in general. It looks like the process may be as simple as changing the card on the account and maybe checking for new content on the nook? Please tell me I won't have to unregister, register, so forth. Is there anything else I need to know?

 

I am also seeing conflicting info on the boards about the books I have saved onto my computer. Will I have to keep my old credit card numbers handy to open these or will they accept the new default credit card number? 

 

Thanks in advance for the info guys!

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Josienjoe
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

@ Halston12,

 

I don't believe you have to do anything at all with the nook once you change the default credit card on your B&N account.  

 

When ebooks require a credit card, it will be the one that was in effect when the ebook was purchased (even if it was free), so it wouldn't hurt to leave the old card info on the account or, in the alternative, keep the number somewhere you can easily find it should you need it.

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kivvie
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Registered: ‎04-22-2010
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

No great problem. You change the number on your account; you don't have to do anything to your nook. I've had to change mine due to fraud, no issues at all. Quite an easy thing. You can open all your books, no matter which card you bought them with.

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Beren
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Registered: ‎07-22-2010
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

I changed my default card on my BN account recently--it didn't affect my Nook or my ebook library at all.

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geertm
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

The great thing about the B&N DRM is that the encryption is contained fully within the book.

Your books are not tied to any authentication server or hardware ID.

You do not need an B&N account or an internet connection to open a book. All the information needed to open a book is contained within the book itself.

Nallia
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

I didn't have to unregister and reregister to change my card, and I didn't lose anything.

 

Because I'm not organized enough to keep track of old card numbers, I archived and then unarchived the books I already had after I changed my default card.  That tied them to the new card.  Of course, I only had arouns 50 B&N ebooks at the time so it wasn't a big deal to me.  :smileyhappy:

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ellsbells930
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Registered: ‎09-03-2010
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

If you want to use the books you purchased on a secondary device (like an ipod using the nook app), don't you have to have the credit card number to open the book on that device?

 

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irandamay
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Registered: ‎06-29-2010
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

 


ellsbells930 wrote:

If you want to use the books you purchased on a secondary device (like an ipod using the nook app), don't you have to have the credit card number to open the book on that device?

 


No, I have the app on our iPad and my iPhone.  I just needed to sign into my B&N account with the username and password.

 

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lkmiller
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Registered: ‎10-31-2009
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Re: Time to change the default credit card.

All the ebooks in your B&N library can always be downloaded again whenever you need a new copy (as long as you don't delete them from your online account).  The new copy will be tied to the default credit card on file at the time of the download.

 

So, for example, if you wanted to share an ebook with a family member, you don't need to remember what card was used to purchase the ebook.  You just download a new copy, sideload it onto their device, and it will open with your current default credit card information.

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