42 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2012 11:42 AM by gb18
      • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

        Nothing to regret:  it does exactly what was it was advertised as doing.

         

        THe only "regret" I have is that I gave my N1E away. Now I want a NST in addition to the NT.

         

         

         

         

         

        • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

          Although I'm been sharply critical of the anti-user impact of the 1.4.1 update, I don't regret getting a Nook Tablet. The update actually hasn't hit me yet, and I went on a bit of a sideloading frenzy yesterday, so at this point I think I'm good for a while. Hopefully, by the time there's another app that I really want and is unavailable from B&N's app store, the situation will have been "corrected" one way or another. :smileywink: The NT itself is a terrific little gadget that is great for many different things, I'm discovering.

          • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
            moose_tracker

            I did!  Until I returned it !.. Now I don't 'cause I don't got it no more..

             

            But, I kindof reget returning it so soon, I could have played with it for the month of January then returned it.. I'm too much of a boy scout I guess :smileyvery-happy:

            • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
              Doreenpv

              I hate to disappoint, but I love my tablet. It does exactly what I thought it would do and more.  Fun and beautiful to use.

              • Pity party here
                DeanGibson

                You know, I hate to be unduly negative, but ...

                 

                I have no problem seeing discussions about specific defects in the Nook.  Many of us have done a lot of that, including me.

                 

                However, to see a thread that is not specific about problems, even from the original poster, is more like whining, or having a "pity party".

                 

                Unless of course you are a magazine or web "reviewer" that wants a list of complaints, in which case I'd suggest just doing your own research here on the forums;  there's plenty of specific material.

                 

                Finally, to start a thread about regret, when B&N's holiday policy offers a full refund for all Nook Tablets purchased before the end of the year, and returned for refund before the end of January, is a bit disingenuous, it seems to me.

                 

                • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                  TnTexas

                  I'm a bit saddened by the thought that one day I won't be able to sideload an app I might want from somewhere else (update hasn't hit me yet). But since I'm not someone who has to have every app in sight and I've already sideloaded all the ones that I really wanted, I'm still happy with my Tablet. It's set up the way I want, and I anticipate getting a lot of use out of it. When it dies, I may or may not go for another Nook device; but I figure I can make that decision when the time comes.

                  • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                    Melissa_W

                    Not a one - and I own three (1stEd, Simple Touch, and Tablet).

                    • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                      Sandan53
                      At this point I do not have any regrets. I like the speed and I like the new setup. The system is not perfect but what is. The big thing about apps and side loading, just wait the apps will get there, and sideloading, someone figure it out. Right now BN us adding about 100 - 200 apps a week. So for right now use what you have, the future will be there and you will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about. 1 NT, 2 NC, ipad, Asus transformer, Blackberry playbook, Windows phone 7.5
                        • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                          I don't regret getting mine.  I very much enjoy reading on it, surfing the internet in bed, and generally having a new shiny toy.  I am disappointed that the ability to sideload apps was removed.  I liken it to finding a lollipop and then getting upset that it was taken away, when it wasn't mine in the first place.  I got over it, and now I'm just enjoying a device that suits my needs at a price point I'm happy with.  I especially like the fact that I can put all my movies on the sd card and watch them on a fabulous, albeit 7", screen display.

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                          patgolfneb

                          No regrets at all. I look forward to improvements in current and future product offerings. After all this is still a fairly new niche.

                          • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                            j-andersonjma

                            No regret or unhappiness here.  Both our Nook Color and Nook Tablet do exactly what we want them to do.  They are excellent e-readers, provide reasonable internet/mail and to our real surprise excellent photo and video rendering.  I am very interested in electoronics but have no interest in most of the thousands of Apps available on other App Stores (or even the B&N Store).  MovieGallery for video and commercial movies, Fishbowl for photos the Fliq Apps and Missing Sync for Android are all I found of value so again, we are happy campers with the Nooks.

                            • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                              My partner and I both bought Nook Colors the first day they went on sale. My machine is my granddaughter's Christmas present with a new cover and lots of books and learning games. I have a new Nook Tablet. No regrets, they are super little convenient machines for what they are and I'm a fairly sophisticated computer user who runs Linux on my real computers.
                              • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                Sorry about no paragraphs, but I couldn'get them to work, even with html tags. Then, in the middle of it, my browser froze, the screen went black, and it loaded 1.41. It would have been at least polite to ask if it was a convenient time to take over MY device.__________ Despite the fact that I'm a bit annoyed at the moment, I don't regret mine a bit, although I might have waited and bought a less expensive standard tablet, if I had known that it might not be possible to load non BN apps ( at least without constantly fighting with BN)._______ I need to be able to use a Citrix remote login app for work, and this was a perfect size and price to do it with. I was having trouble getting it to work with the NT, and now 1.41 will possibly make it impossible for me to load an updated version or figure what's wrong with the current one. That forces me to lug my laptop around a lot more than I would like. I could use a netbook, but it won't fit in my pocket like the NT does. To me, that's a bit more important than having the newest version of Angry Birds 2 weeks sooner. However, I understand that my particular use will make no more money for BN. It just makes me one more customer who is a little less overjoyed with his purchase than he might have been. ___________ And, on an allied topic, I also am getting tired of all the grousing about this issue. I do think, though, that shutting out developers, or even people like me who like to tinker, is ignoring the cause of the iPod's and iPad's popularity. Where do the BN marketing team think the vast majority of those hundreds of thousands of apps came from? Many, if not most of the early, well known ones, came from people playing with the device to see what it could do. Without them the iPod and iPhone would have been just a fancy, expensive, mp3 player and cellphone.
                                • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                  I am regretting my purchase.  I loved my Tablet until the update came last night.  Now I am angry.  I purchased this over some others due to a few reasons and this is one of them.  Does anyone know if the extended returns applies to Best Buy purchases as well? 

                                  • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                    patgolfneb
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk Credit to mbratch who posted this link in the color section, to have a little patience and appreciate how far all are tech toys hqve come.
                                    • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                      I am a Canadian who received a Nook Tablet for Christmas. Because we do not have BN here and they will not ship to Canada my husband had to purchase it on Amazon. I have been unable to turn it on from the time I unboxed it. Support on the phone are impossible to get in contact with but I was able to get on line support for a brief time yesterday but they never solved the problem and asked me to contact them today so they can search my serial number. Unfortunately they have not been on line at any time that I've been on my comp today. I wish I could regret but I have not had the Nook experience yet until I get it turned on. 

                                        • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                          I wouldn't be surprised if it was damaged by Amazon.  The worse the conditions in the warehouse get, the more I hear about products arriving damaged or poorly packaged. My mom bought my brother a bamboo cutting board for Christmas and it arrived cracked right down the middle!

                                           

                                          I haven't regretted my nook purchase.  I loved my nook color and originally had no plans to purchase the tablet, but I'm getting a ton of use out of it.  I especially like the longer battery life.  And after years of resisting Netflix, I finally caved and have now developped this bad habit of watching Netflix on my Nook Tablet while washing dishes or baking.  It actually took a nose dive off a kitchen prep table the first week I had it (totally my fault for knocking it off) and despite hitting my tile floor screen down, it was perfectly fine!  I wish my cell phones were so durable.  

                                           

                                          And I may be the only dork who prefers the smaller app store.  I feel like the quality is higher and its easier to find stuff.  I have more apps on my cell phone but I use the ones of my nook way more.  Word Rainbow is my newest obsession!! 

                                           

                                          I do wish it had more sideloading storage (my nook color had the original partition set-up) so I'll be needing another microSD very soon.  But that's probably my one big nitpick.

                                        • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                          Not me. I absolutely love it. It is fast, great for reading, and browsing. I have sideloaded kindle. Audible, google music,dropbox and the couple of other apps I use often. So far itn has not updated but if it does I am prepared. Very glad I chose the nook tablet.
                                          • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                            LectorGS

                                            I don't regret it at all.  I am very happy and satisfied with my purchase.  It works fine and it does everything I want.  I have not even thought about the idea of purchasing the fire.  It is like having a big vending machine in my briefcase.

                                             

                                             

                                              • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                                I love my Nook Tablet :smileyhappy:!  And you likely will love it too if you just *use* it rather than mucking around with sideloading, rooting, bitiching about how a 99 cent app should be free, or other various distractions.

                                                  • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                                    botski wrote:

                                                    I love my Nook Tablet :smileyhappy:!  And you likely will love it too if you just *use* it rather than mucking around with sideloading, rooting, griping about how a 99 cent app should be free, or other various distractions.


                                                    Most of us are not complaining simply about price, we're complaining about SELECTION in BN's app store.  It is appallingly bad (though sometimes BN's price is ridiculous - several times higher, or just plain being charged when it's free elsewhere.)  After I added the Amazon app store, that's where my most-used apps have come from.  BN's not losing out here, mind you - these are not apps that BN carries, and I've bought apps from BN when they were available (Angry Birds, etc.) despite having access to Amazon.  And I can't make use of the standard Nook email app - I get far, FAR more than 25 emails a day (100-150?) and need access to them.  Why this limit is in place is beyond me, but I was content with K9 Mail from the Amazon app store that could handle it just fine.

                                                     

                                                    I don't want to root.  I don't want to deal with fighting BN's updates and miss out on bugfixes.  So I have to get rid of the NT.  Lucky for BN that I still have a Nook Simple Touch, or else they'd be losing me entirely, and almost certainly to Amazon's Kindle Fire since I know they have the apps I need and want.

                                                • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                                  I bought a regular Nook before the Nookcolor came out. I liked it until the updates started. Then I didn't like it. I am happier with my Kindle and, in fact, bought a Kindle Fire. I love that tablet to death. I will never buy another Nook and when it was announced that a tablet was coming out, I had no hesitation in buying the Fire. All the Nook tablet is  is a Nookcolor that is enhanced with the web. The Fire is a big deal as Kindle has never had a colorized version. It has recently had a software update listening to customer complaints and it works even better.

                                                    • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                                      moose_tracker

                                                      maxcat wrote:

                                                      I bought a regular Nook before the Nookcolor came out. I liked it until the updates started. Then I didn't like it. I am happier with my Kindle and, in fact, bought a Kindle Fire. I love that tablet to death. I will never buy another Nook and when it was announced that a tablet was coming out, I had no hesitation in buying the Fire. All the Nook tablet is  is a Nookcolor that is enhanced with the web. The Fire is a big deal as Kindle has never had a colorized version. It has recently had a software update listening to customer complaints and it works even better.


                                                      I heard that update killed rooting, and there is complaints from users of the KF on that.. The book format is proprietary.. The lack of an SD Card reader is no good, the cloud is not an equal swap as you must be hooked to WiFi..  And the Cloud also restricts how much 3rd party stuff you can load on by allowing unlimited Amazon and a small limited amount for 3rd party, Want more? rent more cloud space?  Also no guarentees that Amazon, may start charging for stuff you store on the cloud.. The device is a normal 7" tablet design, not optimized for book reading, and not well made..

                                                       

                                                      Before buying a KF, buy an open source tablet.. Acer Iconia A100 is $250 (same price as Nook), Device is a similar tablet setup as the KF as it is not optimized for book reading with screen or feel of it in your hands, but it is totally open source.. I think KF has better battery life, that is it..

                                                       

                                                      My son is waiting to buy the Acer Iconia (it is sold out, unless you want to pay more then priced at most stores)..  I am trying the Nook Simple Touch, as BN does books right and I can sideload 3rd party books.. But I have yet to make up my mind if I like it, there are definately things I don't like.. I may just go back to reading real books for now..

                                                       

                                                       

                                                      I would like to wait for a year to see what other companies put out that optimize for reading but allow open source, as the anger between KF & BN customers shows their is a market for them..  I was hoping the NST would be "fun enough".


                                                       

                                                    • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                                      I hate the NOOK!  (or perhaps it is B & N!).  I bought my daughter a Kindle last year, have had NO ISSUES with it.  This year my other daughter wanted a Kindle Fire but I went with the Nook b/c of the memory, if only I had known!!!  She can't even download FREE things without a default credit card!  (there is no credit card on the Kindle, just a gift card, when it is gone, it is gone).

                                                      I called customer service was told "that is just the way it is", I asked about returning it and was told that I couldn't return it b/c it was past the 14 day return period.  I tried to explain that it was a Christmas gift but that didn't matter.

                                                      Thought about having my daughter take it back to the store and returning it but without the receipt she would just get store credit, what would she do with $250 worth of B & N credit if she got a Kindle Fire? 

                                                      So I broke down and put my credit card on her account and told her she had better not use it!!!  Today, I am looking at my credit card activity and see that B & N has 2 transactions pending for $1 each.  WTF!!!!  I checked my daughters account, she has downloaded 2 free aps and bought one $6 book, she still has plenty of money on her gift card, why am I being charged???  Can anyone tell me?

                                                      • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                                        No regrets.  I may be unique here, but I'm not an app junkie.   Most of what I need is accomplished in the browser.   I use Pandora and Netfilx anyway, so it's all taken care of.  And I read, when my NST is not around.   Maybe the fact that most of it was paid for with Xmas gift cards plays into my not having regrets :smileywink:  but I wanted this tablet knowing exactly what it does and what it doesn't do, and so I don't wish for it to have features I knew it doesn't have in the first place.   

                                                          • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                                            orb9220

                                                            rafalweb wrote:

                                                            No regrets.  I may be unique here, but I'm not an app junkie.   Most of what I need is accomplished in the browser.   I use Pandora and Netfilx anyway, so it's all taken care of.  And I read, when my NST is not around.   Maybe the fact that most of it was paid for with Xmas gift cards plays into my not having regrets :smileywink:  but I wanted this tablet knowing exactly what it does and what it doesn't do, and so I don't wish for it to have features I knew it doesn't have in the first place.   


                                                            Hmmm even just as it is in my case the Nook Color as like you don't need a lot in the way of extra apps. But do need better e-reading,Browser and Email. Which the B&N's is sorely lacking in defaults and no other choices in App store.

                                                             

                                                            With my CM7 card I have Aldiko,Moon+ ereaders with a lot more adjustments and fine tune ereading experience. The Dolphin HD browser is light years ahead for a faster more productive web browsig experience. And better email clients with a lot more capabilities.

                                                             

                                                            For me I had to root as the limited built in did not make for a pleasurable experience. Due to limitations and lacking of for the basic functions of it's primary purpose of ereading,Web,Email for the device.

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                                                          • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.

                                                            I am considering returning mine. The email is a joke. You have to check each one individually to delete. It would be handier to have a select all function. If you don't go to the Trash box right away and delete from there, they still keep loading in your Inbox. Also, the email notification keeps sounding - then when I check my 'new' messages there is nothing new. Email screen does not rotate so you can see more of the message.

                                                            The 'n' button is the only way to navigate from screen to screen. It is cumbersome to be on the 'apps' page and go into the email app. Then when I'm done I can't just go back to the apps page without pressing the 'n' then selecting apps again.

                                                            I bought this primarily to take on vacation instead of my laptop or netbook so I could keep in touch with work and I thought the size would be great, but now I'm thinking I need more of an actual tablet.

                                                              • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                                                Omnigeek

                                                                funky58 wrote:

                                                                I am considering returning mine. The email is a joke. You have to check each one individually to delete. It would be handier to have a select all function. If you don't go to the Trash box right away and delete from there, they still keep loading in your Inbox.


                                                                The default mail application in Android is the same.

                                                                 


                                                                funky58 wrote:

                                                                 

                                                                I bought this primarily to take on vacation instead of my laptop or netbook so I could keep in touch with work and I thought the size would be great, but now I'm thinking I need more of an actual tablet.


                                                                 

                                                                If this is what you want to do, then I'd stick with the laptop or netbook.  If you want something handy that you can use to read, surf the Web, take notes to exchange with your work or home computer, etc. then this is a good product.  You need Evernotes or something similar to do the note exchange -- I like Evernotes because it works on all the common platforms, integrates well within the Nook or PC environments (to the point of installing hot buttons for sharing in my browser, e-mail client and news accumulators) and is free.

                                                              • Re: how many of those who purchased the Nook regret their decision.  I am one.
                                                                bobstro

                                                                I have no regrets about the purchase of the device. I'm very pleased with it overall, and have no intention of returning it. I do think B&N is making some unfortunate choices that aren't in the best interests of their customers, and as a result, not realizing the full potential of the device.