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    $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

      As someone who bought a Simple Touch for $139 on 10/22 then returned it for a refund on 11/4 after I heard about the price reduction, I just thought I'd let everyone know that when I re-purchased the Simple Touch today for $99, it did NOT come with the power adapter that was included in the $139 package.

       

      In fact, if you don't want to be tied to the USB port on your PC, you will have to purchase the adapter for an addition $12.34. Of course, I wasn't told this until I went to return the new unit because of the missing power adapter. That's when I noticed the small sticker added to the box that read "Contents: NOOK Reader, USB Cable" and the other sticker covering the prong holes where the power adapter used to be packed.

       

      This is actually a trimmed down version of the rant I started to write, but I'm starting to calm down. It still smells like a cheap move by Barnes and Noble to me, but I'm not sure how many people will even notice it.

        • 1. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

          Nobody's gonna care, methinks; they had to hit that price point somehow. The Kindle doesn't come with a power adapter either, and hasn't for a while.

          Refurb nooks are still available for $79+tax which include the power adapter. I got one and am extremely pleased; it really isn't distinguishable from a new one except by the 'Certified Pre Owned' sticker on the box.

          http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/cpo-nook-simple-touch-barnes-noble/1102471846

           

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          • 2. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

            Fuddster wrote:

            I just thought I'd let everyone know that when I re-purchased the Simple Touch today for $99, it did NOT come with the power adapter that was included in the $139 package.

             

            [SNIP]

             

            This is actually a trimmed down version of the rant I started to write, but I'm starting to calm down. It still smells like a cheap move by Barnes and Noble to me, but I'm not sure how many people will even notice it.


            I agree that this is a really, really, really cheap move on B&N's part.  It's ridiculous.

             

            It's also why I hate when people say "But Kindle did it."  Because if we use that as a reason for B&N to improve stuff, we can't be annoyed when they downgrade to Amazon's standards, either.

             

            (The new Kindle and Kindle Touch are sold without - look at Amazon for specs.)

            • 3. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

              Someday soon there will be 25 million power adapters lying in drawers, never used. I applaud this move. Perhaps now, there won't be 50 million. The whole idea behind standardization of charging via micro-USB is that it will save resources, and power adapters!

              • 4. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                And to think you could have paid $139 for one that included a power adapter. Or you could pay $99 for a nook plus $9.95 for a power adapter. :smileyvery-happy:

                 

                I have a number of adapters lying around the house that work with the N2E. I use whichever one is most convient at the time. I don't even know where the one that came with my N2E is. It's probably in a drawer somewhere or got tossed with the box.

                 

                If you bought the nook at a store the sales people should have advised you that you may want a wall adapter but I suspect even they were not aware one was not included.

                 

                If you purchased through this website that is mentioned on the page.

                • 5. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                  Ok.  So they dropped the price by $40 and don't include the $9.95 adapter any more.  Just buy an adapter and they dropped the price by $30.  Still a great deal!  Sheesh!

                  When I had to exchange my 1st Gen Nook they told me not to even pack the adapter.  My replacement came with one.  Then I bought a N2E.  I have 3 adapters now.  They're everywhere!

                  • 6. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                    Fuddster wrote:

                    As someone who bought a Simple Touch for $139 on 10/22 then returned it for a refund on 11/4 after I heard about the price reduction, I just thought I'd let everyone know that when I re-purchased the Simple Touch today for $99, it did NOT come with the power adapter that was included in the $139 package.

                     

                    In fact, if you don't want to be tied to the USB port on your PC, you will have to purchase the adapter for an addition $12.34. Of course, I wasn't told this until I went to return the new unit because of the missing power adapter. That's when I noticed the small sticker added to the box that read "Contents: NOOK Reader, USB Cable" and the other sticker covering the prong holes where the power adapter used to be packed.

                     

                    This is actually a trimmed down version of the rant I started to write, but I'm starting to calm down. It still smells like a cheap move by Barnes and Noble to me, but I'm not sure how many people will even notice it.


                    Now WHERE did I put my world's smallest violin????

                    • 7. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                      Ya_Ya wrote:

                      Fuddster wrote:

                      I just thought I'd let everyone know that when I re-purchased the Simple Touch today for $99, it did NOT come with the power adapter that was included in the $139 package.

                       

                      [SNIP]

                       

                      This is actually a trimmed down version of the rant I started to write, but I'm starting to calm down. It still smells like a cheap move by Barnes and Noble to me, but I'm not sure how many people will even notice it.


                      I agree that this is a really, really, really cheap move on B&N's part.  It's ridiculous.

                       

                      It's also why I hate when people say "But Kindle did it."  Because if we use that as a reason for B&N to improve stuff, we can't be annoyed when they downgrade to Amazon's standards, either.

                       

                      (The new Kindle and Kindle Touch are sold without - look at Amazon for specs.)


                      I agree. I think this is absurd!!

                      • 8. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                        Ya_Ya wrote:

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                        I agree that this is a really, really, really cheap move on B&N's part.  It's ridiculous.

                         



                        I don't have a problem with it, but B&N (and Amazon as well) should make it more clear on the web page (and on the box) that it only comes with the microUSB connector.

                        • 9. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                          That's the beauty of holding onto your old power adapters.....if the N2 is a micro-USb device, then I have my olf N1 adapter, plus both adapters for my Palm Pre's.  3 adapters.   Hee hee.

                          • 10. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter
                            keriflur

                            It seems like an upsell opportunity to me.  I hope B&N has made sure their employees know to offer the power adapter as an accessory EVERY time they sell a nook.

                             

                            B&N should also make it more clear on the website.  Maybe a package deal would be in order?

                             

                            I have no problem with them not including an adapter in the box.  I do have a problem with them not making it completely clear to every buyer that there is not an adapter in the box.  Given that they are selling the SAME EXACT DEVICE that the sold yesterday with the adapter, that means they need to be even more clear on the change.

                            • 11. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                              I went into my local BN store today to return the N2E I bought online last week. It was delivered Saturday. I, obviously, paid $139 for it. They credited my credit card for the $139 plus tax, then turned around and let me pay for it with a couple of gift cards I had with me. Walked out with the same NOOK, so yes, it has the power adapter. 

                               

                              Aside from that though, they were just hanging the new sign with the new price when I went in. They weren't changing out boxes of "old" N2E with new ones, sans chargers...

                               

                              And as several others have said, who with any gadgets doesn't have a bunch of these adapters laying around already??

                               

                              LisaB

                              • 12. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                                Stated pretty clearly on the web site. Perhaps store employees need to be briefed, but, as I said, I can't imagine they are pulling all of the existing boxed units off the shelves!

                                 

                                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-barnes-noble/1102344735

                                 

                                Go about 1/2 way down to specs: 

                                - Charge via USB to a computer (Charging time: approximately 3 1/2 hours from computer) or from a wall outlet using a power adapter (sold separately)

                                 

                                LisaB

                                • 13. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter
                                  keriflur

                                  Haleakala_LKB wrote:

                                  Stated pretty clearly on the web site. Perhaps store employees need to be briefed, but, as I said, I can't imagine they are pulling all of the existing boxed units off the shelves!

                                   

                                  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-barnes-noble/1102344735

                                   

                                  Go about 1/2 way down to specs: 

                                  - Charge via USB to a computer (Charging time: approximately 3 1/2 hours from computer) or from a wall outlet using a power adapter (sold separately)

                                   

                                  LisaB


                                  The problem, IMO, is that if you checked the specs on Friday and go to order one today, you're probably not going to check again.  There's no reason, if you're not on these forums, to think you'd need to check the specs again.  It appears to someone not in the know that they're selling the exact same device, because, well, they are.

                                  • 14. Re: $99 Nook Simple Touch: No Power Adapter

                                    Fuddster

                                     

                                    While I do not disagree, I'm finding it difficult to get worked up.    Why?  I just purchased a clothes dryer and guess what?  " Power cord sold separately."   Yep. $400 for a major appliance that WILL NOT WORK unless I spend an additional $35! 

                                     

                                     Next to that a $10 adapter seems cheap. :smileysad:

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