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    NEW E BOOK PRICES

      Two weeks ago I had 16 books on my ewish list. They were all $ 9.99.  Today the same list of books run from $ 15.36 to $ 19.99.  Some ebooks are MORE then a hardcover book.

       

      I do not understand how this can happen! How can it cost as much to download a digital book as to print and ship a hardcover book. Do the publishers want to be reimbursed for the air we breathe while we read an ebook?

       

      Barnes and Noble pulled off the biggest scam in readership history.  How many nooks were sold? Not only are some of the ebooks more expensive, but you also can not use your membership discount.

       

      As far as I am concerned my nook is going in the closet and I am going to an independent book dealer (or Borders with free membership).

       

      I am also going to complain to every agency that will listen to me to let them know how I feel about Barnes and Noble and how they hooked their readers with deceptive and false advertising.

       

      BARNES AND NOBLE --- LET US RETURN OUR NOOKS!

       

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          I don't understand why we need yet another thread on this!

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            gailloo wrote:

             

            As far as I am concerned my nook is going in the closet and I am going to an independent book dealer (or Borders with free membership).

             

            I am also going to complain to every agency that will listen to me to let them know how I feel about Barnes and Noble and how they hooked their readers with deceptive and false advertising.

             

            BARNES AND NOBLE --- LET US RETURN OUR NOOKS!

             


            Whatever floats your boat.  While you're doing that, I think I'll brew another cup of tea and start reading another new book on my nook!

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              gailoo wrote:

               

              BARNES AND NOBLE --- LET US RETURN OUR NOOKS!

               


               

              If you're not happy, return it.  No one is stopping you.  I, for one, am not part of your "US."

               

              • 4. Re: NEW E BOOK PRICES

                I've been comparing several books between BN and Amazon... at least for me, the majority of the books I plan on purchasing cost LESS here at BN.

                 

                Maybe it is a matter of what books you are looking for... but I agree, that the "US' does not really speak for all of "US."

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                  Far be it from me to criticize an individual for what they post, however ...

                   

                  There are links in the forums to at least a dozen ebook sellers with nook compatible content that is less than B&N prices.  To complain about the selection and prices of books at B&N while ignoring the plethora of other content available is about like walking into the Porsche dealer and loudly complaining about the prices when the Ford dealer is across the street.

                   

                  And count me out as one of "us", too, but please do tell us how the complaints to "every agency that will listen to me" works out.

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                    Count me out of the "US" too. I'm happy with my Nook.  And I am amazed at the number of people who simply assume it is B&N doing this all on their own.  Because I"m sure that someone at B&N woke up one morning and thought, "I've got a great idea, let's raise book prices and piss off all our new ebook readers". I'm sure they would love to sell all the ebooks at lower prices and still make a profit.  Since B&N has not come out and provided a reason no one knows why it is happening, it's just conjecture and assumptions.

                     

                    Try googling ebook prices and other such topics and do some reading.

                     

                    "And count me out as one of "us", too, but please do tell us how the complaints to "every agency that will listen to me" works out."

                     

                    Me too, as I'm still curious as to what advertising folks are referring too? I don't recall B&N ever telling me that all ebooks would be $9.99 or less.

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                      One "unhappy ebook prices" thread is good but 100 more is better? We get it. Move on.

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                        I still love my Nook, however I intend to purchase all my hardcovers at Borders with their 40% discount on all best sellers. or pre-order  on line for 46% off:smileyhappy:I think the the ipad is raising the bar for pubilshers on how much they can charge for books.....Apple really didn't really  make much of a deal, They just needed the publishers behind the ipad fast, so they can sell it as an big itouch ereader. As they are coming out in the middle of March.I noticed on the ibook store that their QP that sell for $15.00 in store sell for $15.00 in the  regular brick and mortar bookstore.. T wanted to buy " Born to be Wild " by Christine Warren which is coming out on March 2nd. Amazon is selling it in ebook formatt for  $9.99 in store it's only $7.99 WT_ was this ? that was not a typo. If it goes on sale for this much at B & N I guess I'll have to go somewhere else. I got the Nook to be able to save $ on books, not to spend more, kind of defeats the purpose.

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                          I agree with this...we all need to look around and price our books...at least we don't have a Kindle. We have the ability to go outside of B & N to compare prices and purchase wher we would like to. :smileywink:

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                            emtgirlCV wrote:

                            I got the Nook to be able to save $ on books, not to spend more, kind of defeats the purpose.


                            Um ... did you miss all the posts pointing out how & where to find cheaper books?

                             

                            Edited: Okee, I see you got the memo .....

                             

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                              emtgirlCV wrote:

                              I agree with this...we all need to look around and price our books...at least we don't have a Kindle. We have the ability to go outside of B & N to compare prices and purchase wher we would like to. :smileywink:


                               

                              Or, you could have a Kindle and still have the ability to do that while also being able to purchase from Amazon.

                               

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                                Alley415 wrote:

                                 

                                Or, you could have a Kindle and still have the ability to do that while also being able to purchase from Amazon.

                                 


                                That makes sense. Can't afford the higher priced ebooks but can afford to spend $259 for a Kindle so you can have both ereaders. Am I missing something?

                                • 13. Cost of ebooks

                                  Just wondering, I noticed most of the books are 10 or less but then saw a few new releases which are between 15-20 dollars.  This surprised me because I thought one of the selling items of the nook was the reduced cost of the books for the reader since the cost is cut for the publisher in actually printing the books.  Am I missing something here?  

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                                    Asufan97 wrote:

                                    ... Am I missing something here?  


                                     

                                     

                                    The Publishers keep rasing the price of e-books.  B&N is a retailer which buys the books from Pubishers and has to push along the cost.

                                    Some publishers see ebook purchases not as new revenue, but as as lost income.  One hardback sale lost for each ebook sold.

                                     

                                    They are like the music industry was in the early 2000's when online music came onto the scene in big numbers.

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