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Nook for daughter who is too young for a credit card to buy ebooks

I am thinking of buying a nook for my daughter for Christmas.  She is too young for a credit card.  Should I purchase it as a gift or purchase it for myself than give it to her as a gift?  Who's name should I register the nook under since I will be using my credit card to purchase her ebooks?

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Re: Nook for daughter who is too young for a credit card to buy ebooks

Keep in mind that no authorization is require to purchase books, and she will be free to purchase what she wants.


Personally, i would recommend getting it as a gift, letting her have her own account, and getting her a gift-credit card like a Visa or AMEX or something so there is a definite limit.


Unless of course you're ok with her having access to your credit card.


I'd say order it as a gift, then if you change your mind and want it set up with your account, you can always do that later. Not having it as a gift just saves you a step.

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Re: Nook for daughter who is too young for a credit card to buy ebooks

I got my son a Kindle and registered it my account but it is listed as "his" kindle. I was struggling with the same thing and I'm not sure how it works on B&N, but on there when he downloads an e-book it sends me an e-mail and this way I can keep track of what he's purchasing, but he can shop. The other option I considered was setting up his own account and funding it with gift cards. HTH