9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2010 2:44 PM by swan480

    To B&N

      I've downloaded some sample books.

       

      You may want to consider sending me a discount offer on those.

       

      I'm itching to buy a few, but would like a discount.

        • Re: To B&N

          Maybe this is why I've been paying full price?  I just never bothered to ask for a discount... :smileywink:

          • Re: To B&N

            I don't understand the self entitlement attitude of people these days. However, that aside, this isn't going to happen in the near future. The Agency Model (search for it) means that B&N can't offer discounts on the majority of the books the offer, and offering discounts on the others would lead to confusion and anger. B&N's hands are tied here.

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                Why does everyone feel entitled to discounts and such?

                 

                I bought my nook for convenience of having a million books in my bag :smileytongue:

                 

                I would have been paying full price for most anyway, except for the times I hit up the bargain table, and a lot of times I end up with great free reads from here.

                 

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                Some of my books are 30 years old and I'd like to get eBook replacements.

                 

                Also, it's about selling.

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                  booklover128

                  And ebates.com is offering 8% this month and if I use my B&N Mastercard I get another 5%. Lots of discounts available if you know how to use them... :smileyhappy:

                  • Re: To B&N
                    swan480

                    The only thing I wish is that the membership discount would apply to ebooks, too.  I don't understand, in that case, why it doesn't.

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                        bklvr896

                         


                        swan480 wrote:

                        The only thing I wish is that the membership discount would apply to ebooks, too.  I don't understand, in that case, why it doesn't.


                        Primarily because the publisher controls the price on a good portion of the eBooks and doesn't allow any discounts.  It would be confusing (and probably annoying) to customers if they could use the coupons on some books, but not on others.  I think B&N should apply it's discount online to all the eBooks it can, so at least, in some cases, the eBook would be comparably priced with the paperback.

                         

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                            swan480

                             


                            bklvr896 wrote:

                             


                            swan480 wrote:

                            The only thing I wish is that the membership discount would apply to ebooks, too.  I don't understand, in that case, why it doesn't.


                            Primarily because the publisher controls the price on a good portion of the eBooks and doesn't allow any discounts.  It would be confusing (and probably annoying) to customers if they could use the coupons on some books, but not on others.  I think B&N should apply it's discount online to all the eBooks it can, so at least, in some cases, the eBook would be comparably priced with the paperback.

                             


                            I don't understand why they have more control over the ebook prices than regular books, then.  Why shouldn't it work the same way?