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    BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

      Whatever you do, do not purchase a Nook. I have had a Kindle and it had an unfortuanate accident with a lake so I decided to try out the Nook. I use mine for about an hour a day for the past year and the last 4 months the touch screen has been a night mare. I've cleaned it, charged it EVERYTHING. I can click on a book and it opens the "shop" feature. The touch turn page feature rarely works. It is just an awful piece of crap. When it first started doing this I called Nook and they sent me a replacement but I got mine back to working so I just sent the replacement back, now I wish I would have kept the darn thing. Horrible waste of money, I'm going back to KINDLE!

        • 1. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

          tabatha2012 wrote:

          Whatever you do, do not purchase a Nook. I have had a Kindle and it had an unfortuanate accident with a lake so I decided to try out the Nook. I use mine for about an hour a day for the past year and the last 4 months the touch screen has been a night mare. I've cleaned it, charged it EVERYTHING. I can click on a book and it opens the "shop" feature. The touch turn page feature rarely works. It is just an awful piece of crap. When it first started doing this I called Nook and they sent me a replacement but I got mine back to working so I just sent the replacement back, now I wish I would have kept the darn thing. Horrible waste of money, I'm going back to KINDLE!


          I'm sorry, but I'm not believing this post. You say that you have been using it "for an hour a day for the past year."   But the Nook Tablet has only been sold since mid-November 2011, and you're making your complaing on the Nook TABLET forum.  That being said, you say you received a replacement but didn't use it, and then you're now complaining that the one that B&N tried to replace is not working? 

          • 2. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

            Troll.

            • 3. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

              So one bad experience of a single Burger and now won't even try another and decided to switch back to Hotdogs?

               

              If only I could live in a world which everything was so easily defined as simply good or bad.

              .

               

              • 4. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                Hold on a minute!  This person was provided a replacement then decided to send the replacement back instead of the unit that was experiencing the problems...  This entire post sounds like it should be deleted because it is not credible

                • 5. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                  tabatha2012 wrote:

                  Whatever you do, do not purchase a Nook. I have had a Kindle and it had an unfortuanate accident with a lake so I decided to try out the Nook. I use mine for about an hour a day for the past year and the last 4 months the touch screen has been a night mare. I've cleaned it, charged it EVERYTHING. I can click on a book and it opens the "shop" feature. The touch turn page feature rarely works. It is just an awful piece of crap. When it first started doing this I called Nook and they sent me a replacement but I got mine back to working so I just sent the replacement back, now I wish I would have kept the darn thing. Horrible waste of money, I'm going back to KINDLE!


                  So, you complained to B&N, they sent you a new one, and you sent it back without using it.  But you still think you have the right to trash them for their product?  It wouldn't have been a "horrible waste of money" for you if you had let them help you (as they tried to do by sending you a replacement).  I don't think you'll find a lot of support here with a post like this.  Save your allowence and go buy something else next time.

                  • 6. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                    This is a typical case of a disgruntled troll.  Let's not pay him any more attention.

                     

                     

                    • 7. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                      @tabatha 2012:   Jeff Bezos?  Is that you?

                      • 8. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                        tabatha2012 wrote:

                        Whatever you do, do not purchase a Nook. I have had a Kindle and it had an unfortuanate accident with a lake so I decided to try out the Nook. I use mine for about an hour a day for the past year and the last 4 months the touch screen has been a night mare. I've cleaned it, charged it EVERYTHING. I can click on a book and it opens the "shop" feature. The touch turn page feature rarely works. It is just an awful piece of crap. When it first started doing this I called Nook and they sent me a replacement but I got mine back to working so I just sent the replacement back, now I wish I would have kept the darn thing. Horrible waste of money, I'm going back to KINDLE!


                        User error!

                         

                        JT 

                        Don't call it a Tablet!

                        • 9. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                          Yeah, the nook sucks. So what else is new? The kindle sucks too. Nook and kindle are more DRM machines than modern e-readers.

                           

                          Both devices are sandboxes (toys) for peeking at DRM content in the separate walled gardens of the Amazon/B&N/Apple cartel. The nook at least supports the epub standard used by a handful of independent ebook stores, but the nook reader application and organization application are perpetually half-baked, each feature is rushed from the oven before it's finished in order to push out new (half-baked) features. The kindle has relatively polished software, but shopping through the self-published Amazon junk is a chore and who wants to see Amazon become "The World's Only eBookstore"?

                           

                          Neither device allows meaningful access to purchased DRM content which would allow third-parties to create reader software that could potentially and fundamentally transform the reading experience. For example, imagine an application that automatically diagrams a "social network" of the characters in a novel. The technology is here, but Amazon and B&N are more concerned with selling books than providing new reading experiences. In fact, a little digging though these boards will show that the nook reader application has many long-standing and annoying bugs indicating that B&N even has trouble replicating the traditional "deadwood book" experience ... with a high-tech electronic device that presumably has none of the limitations of a paper book!

                           

                          When I can buy an e-reader device that can be used to purchase ebooks from any store that can be read with a variety of "reader" software programs, then I will show you and e-reader that doesn't suck.

                           

                           

                          • 10. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                            The thread title is enough to clue you in. Those who have legitimate concerns, criticism, or want help don't start off with a generic slam as the title.

                            • 11. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                              Well I got a nook for my birthday and loved it. I played with it during the night and then made absolute sure that I turned it off so my batteries wouldn't die, and when I woke up I wanted to use it, but it wouldn't turn on, so I figured it must be that it accidentally turned on at night. I charged it and it still wouldn't turn on.... Finally after pushing the button out of pure frustration it suddenly worked and said it was updating..... Well I took it back to Best Buy and got to trade it for a new one. After only having my new one for only 3 hours...Guess what..... It completely turned off while I was in the middle of using it. I thought I must have mistakenly pushed the power button, but it wouldn't turn on again. I even read all the directions to figure out why it was doing that. I am frustrated that the inventors would sell hundred dollar nooks to people and not even fix the cliches. I come from a struggling family and for my 16th b-day all the wanted to give me was a nook, so my aunt and uncle also pitched in to help pay for my nook. I've decided that I will ask for my money back and by a kindle with it instead. I have had a very bad first impressions to nook!

                              • 12. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                                while i wont say the nook tablet sucks if i were to have to purchase another tablet today i would not choose it. The google nexus has everything the nook does +bluetooth +camera and its fully open tablet.. download the nook app and youll never know the difference when it comes to reading. I really dont understand why the nooks did not come with bluetooth enabled? the color had to have its turned on by rooting and custom mods.. im unsure of the tablet has it or not.. and to be honest if i had taken 5 seconds to read on if it had bluetooth i would have gone for a pure android tablet

                                • 13. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!

                                  I have had my Nook Color since Christmas 2010, and have have loved it ever since. The known problem with the USB plug aside, my only problem is that I am getting to have so many books on it that accessing my shelves has become a problem (the memory seemingly can't handle so many shelves). My NC has almost totally replaced hardcover/paperbacks in my reading inventory.

                                   

                                  I only turn on the WIFI when I am going to actually use it, turn the NC completely off when I am done reading each time, clean my screen before each reading session, am careful with the USB connection, and everything has been wonderful for almost 2 years now. I am probably, however, going to update to the new tablet when it comes out (mostly for the improved memory).

                                   

                                   

                                  • 14. Re: BUYERS BEWARE Nook Sucks!
                                    We have 4 nook in our house going all the way back to a first generation device that i wish would die. I've already reserved the new HD+ tablet. We love our nook devices. And the support we get instore is invaluable. Sounds odd to me that you've had so much trouble.
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