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Buying a NOOK without a credit card?

I am currently looking into buying a NOOK for myself. I, however, have no credit card. I normally buy print books from B& using gift cards. I was planning on doing the same thing with e-books - but had heard  in passing that does not work without a credit card. Is this true? I checked B&N's FAQ for the NOOK, but all they said you needed a credit card for was to 'access protected purchases'. Is this all books? Or are some books protected purchases and others not?


(By the way: I'm new to these boards and do hope I posted this at the right place.)


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I do not know if having a credit card is a must, but I have attached several different BN gift cards to my Nook account over the years and have never had a problem when purchasing books. I have found that the Nook specialists in the BN stores are far more helpful and knowledgeable than the individuals in tech support.
by kamas716 on ‎03-12-2013 05:59 PM
Yeah, you have to have a valid CC on file in order to download from B&N. If you are just going sideload stuff from other places (Google, Sony, Kobo, Baen, Gutenberg, etc.) and not use you B&N account you wouldn't necessarily have to have one after registering. Of course, you wouldn't necessarily have to register it either.