3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2013 6:49 PM by BFCoughlin

    Membership rumor

    lochnez

      So, I was just in the local b&m B&N to buy a stylus for the HD/HD+. Can't believe I waited this long. This thing is great. At the checkout, the CSR asked the obligatory "do you have a membership" question, to which I replied that it would do me no good as I mostly only buy ebooks. She said, and I quote, "We're trying to extend the discount to ebooks. Wouldn't that make it better?" Well, yeah, it would! I would totally have a membership if the benefits included my ebook purchases. 

       

      Has anyone else heard this? Merc? How about you? You seem to be B&N employee.

        • Re: Membership rumor
          Mercury_Glitch

          I haven't heard anything, but I know the stores have been giving a LOT of feedback to corporate about doing this kind of thing. 

           

          I can tell you this, as an employee of a B&M B&N I -want- the membership to apply to ebooks and Nook accessories.  Even if it's only in store for both.  If only because it makes selling both easier.  As it is right now every Nook sale is basically one less membership unless they plan to buy a lot of gifts from us.

            • Re: Membership rumor

              This would be great.

              In fact, I actually signed up for a membership in store when buying my Nook Glowlight last week.

              I've put it off for a while, but when I heard that they took 10% off the cost of the Nook device, I was sold. 

              So if they're allowing membership discounts to carry over to Nook ereaders, then perhaps ebooks and accessories are next...

              • Re: Membership rumor
                BFCoughlin

                Mercury_Glitch wrote:

                I haven't heard anything, but I know the stores have been giving a LOT of feedback to corporate about doing this kind of thing. 

                 

                I can tell you this, as an employee of a B&M B&N I -want- the membership to apply to ebooks and Nook accessories.  Even if it's only in store for both.  If only because it makes selling both easier.  As it is right now every Nook sale is basically one less membership unless they plan to buy a lot of gifts from us.


                I was delighted that I got that 10% discount on the new Nook.  I didn't really *NEED* the Nook. But the member's discount was one of the things that tipped the scales in favor of buying it.  Sadly, no discount on the extended warranty I bought today.  We've had a membership card for years.  We go to B&N for coffee nearly every weekend in the winter, once or twice a month in the spring and fall.  The break on the coffee and my husband's snack covers the cost of the card...but more often than not, we pick up magazine, or a DTB, or a book or toy for our granddude.  But WOW...if I got a discount on Nook Books, I'd be just delighted.  I do buy more Nook books; my husband, who has my old NC, still preferes DTBs for his Civil War fixation.  He likes the Nook for novels.