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      • 60. Re: Ebook Prices

        Yes, prices went up today.  I am irritated because I have a gift card and had planned to spend it tonight, and the books I'd planned to buy increased significantly.  I put a book on my wish list at B & N this afternoon and its price has more than tripled since then--to a price higher than the hardback copy I saw in the store.  Several books on my wish list have raised to prices higher than the softcovers.  Very disappointing.  I knew prices were going to raise, so I'm annoyed at myself for waiting to purchase the books I wanted.  Now I will wait until they appear at my local library. 

        • 61. Re: Ebook Prices

          same here! a bunch of books I added yesterday to my wish list have also doubled in price. I checked Amazon, and they are all still available for 9.99. This is ridiculous. I'm disappointed in BN.

          • 62. eBook prices increasing?

            I just noticed several ebooks in my wish list have increased fromm 9.99 or less to $14 +.  Are eBook prices about to go up?  Guess I need to start doing some comparison shopping on ebooks because I am not spending that much on an electronic book when I could spend a couple more bucks and have the book on my bookshelf.

            • 63. Ebook Prices

              I know that this has been brought up time and time again. I just took a look at my ebook wishlist & almost every book on there has gone up since I added it. Not just a little either. Her Fearful Symmetry was $5.79 and it's now over $14. The Sorceress was $9.99 now it's over $11. There are several others on the list too. They were matching amazon's prices for the most part. What happened? Has anyone else noticed the prices increasing? I almost feel like they dropped the prices to match amazon & draw us into nook. Now that we're stuck they're raising them back. I could be totally wrong. Maybe it's the publishers raising the prices. Why would they only raise it for bn & not amazon or kobo? I'm bummed about it cuz I just got couple of gift cards. If I'd had them last week I could of bought more books :womansad:

              • 64. Re: Ebook Prices
                PA10

                Yeah, I noticed too.  I should have ordered the 8 books in my wish list that I wanted yesterday.  Oh well, I guess I'll wait to see if the price goes back down.  Not very happy right now :smileysad:  But, as they say "he (or she) who hesitates is lost".  That said, at least I got the free book yesterday - Flawless.

                • 65. Re: Ebook Prices
                  Sue Grafton's "U is for Undertow" is now $13.97 at B&N and still $9.99 at Amazon. It is difficult to calculate how much B&N's credibility has been undermined by this whole nook roll-out. The absence of communication with customers about nook issues and now book pricing has soured me. If I remember correctly, B&N promised to match Amazon's prices and to rapidly increase the number of titles available in ebook format at those prices. Those promises have not been kept. Since receiving my nook I have bought more books -- and books that I would not have bought at a higher price. With higher prices, I will buy fewer books and will return to waiting for the paperback and buying used. What angers me most is the total absence of communication from B&N. Although I dislike that the Kindle is a closed system, and I think the nook is a more elegant ereader, I find Amazon to be far superior in terms of customer service. In the future, I will be slow to patronize B&N and will look for other vendors that I can respect and trust.
                  • 66. Re: Ebook Prices
                    AikiPen

                    Count me in as another disappointed Nook owner. I've had my Nook for an entire week now. I chose nook over kindle because they had brought their prices down to the range of Amazon. And now this:smileysad: I was starting to have so much faith in B&N. I still love my Nook and reading books on my Nook but I will be looking for alternative sources for book purchases. Maybe it is a good thing and I'll stop the book buying spree I was on and I'll finish some of those dead tree books I have lying around.

                     

                    Part of me is hoping that they are raising the prices and will then bring them back down to Amazon prices for B&N members. Would finally make my membership worth something again. I might even reconsider renewing when it comes due.

                     

                    • 67. Re: Ebook Prices

                      That just stinks if they are playing around with the prices.  I noticed that there is no rhyme or reason whether the book is 10% - 50%.

                      • 68. Re: Ebook Prices

                         


                        Bookmark_71 wrote:

                        I noticed the same thing.  Books I added to my wish list yesterday for $9.99 are now $16. The prices are going way up as we speak.  I will return my Nook if they keep raising prices for OLD books that have long been in paperback (over a decade) to $9.00 MORE than the paperback price.  Why is Stephen King's "The Shining" almost $23 and "Salem's Lot" $28?


                         

                         

                        This is ridiculous!!!! There is no reason those books should cost that much, I love how they say LIst Price is 35.00 and e-book price is $28.00 so you're saving %20, give me a break! :smileymad:

                         

                        • 69. Re: Ebook Prices

                          This is nuts!  I went browsing through the ebooks to see what all had gone up.  One of the books I came across had the hardcover for $15 and the listed price by the ebook was like $28 and I could buy the ebook for $13...  I did find this article while looking around online.  It was written on the 10th, but I just came across it.  I guess I'll be checking my books out for a while now.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/technology/11reader.html  I just don't see the point in paying more for an ebook than a paperback.  :smileyindifferent:

                          • 70. Re: Ebook Prices

                            What really irks me is that this is B&N pricing going up to ridiculous amounts!!! They need to tell us what the hay is going on!!! I will exclusively use the library and free books until these prices go down, and if they don't well then I'll move on to the next e-reader and leave B&N in the dust like they did me!

                            • 71. Re: Ebook Prices

                              My husband and I both got Nooks for each other for Christmas.  I know that we won't be buying Ebooks at these higher prices.  I'm just going to keep looking for interesting free Ebooks and checking out authors I might not have otherwise.  Our library also offers Overdrive so we'll be looking into that, too.  I really love my Nook, but it's disappointing that they've kind of pulled the rug out from under us with raising Ebook prices, and the great lack of information coming from BN about that happening and why.

                              • 72. Re: Ebook Prices
                                jaydeyez

                                I found the same problem.  It really is unfortunate considering one of the major beenfits of having an ereader is not having to wait for the paperback to come out.  Now the ebook is more than the paperback will be, so it makes no sense to NOT wait for the paperback to come out once again.

                                 

                                THe high cost of hardcovers is due to the materials and cost of making the product.  What cost is oncluded in making an ebook?  Using the Copier?  I know it is more detailed than that, but really???  I think after paying $260 dollars for the device to read the books, the books should at least be $9.99 and below.

                                 

                                 

                                • 73. Re: Ebook Prices

                                   

                                   


                                  jaydeyez wrote:

                                  I found the same problem.  It really is unfortunate considering one of the major beenfits of having an ereader is not having to wait for the paperback to come out.  Now the ebook is more than the paperback will be, so it makes no sense to NOT wait for the paperback to come out once again.

                                   

                                  THe high cost of hardcovers is due to the materials and cost of making the product.  What cost is oncluded in making an ebook?  Using the Copier?  I know it is more detailed than that, but really???  I think after paying $260 dollars for the device to read the books, the books should at least be $9.99 and below.

                                   

                                   


                                   

                                  And think about it.  We don't even own these books.  We're only liscensing them.  But yet we're still being charged more than a paper back and in some cases a hardcover.  That's ridiculous and far from fair. I'd rather them withold the ebook until the paperback comes out, then charge us a fair price!  I'll wait

                                   

                                  • 74. Re: Ebook Prices
                                    BooperFH

                                    The ebook I am currently reading "No Less Than Victory" was $9.99 when I bought it in early January. I just happened to look to see other books by the author and see that the book is now over $18. What's going on?  One of the benefits of ebooks is being able to get newly released books for under $10. There is no way that ebooks can be anywhere near as costly as hardcover or paperback plus not having the expense of a brick & mortar store. Even at $9.99 ebooks have to have a large profit margin.

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