7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2012 12:27 AM by bobstro

    Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.

      Yesterday I purchased a Nook Tablet. I am very disappointed in the tablet. When I was talking with the sales person I asked about Google Market. She told me that it is not on the tablet but the apps from B&N are the same as for Android. That was my first mistake in listening to "the expert".

       

      I got it home and setup was very easy. I started to do some research on how to root this unit. In my research I also found out that B&N issues updates to block rooting.

       

      The tablet is nothing more then a faster first generation nook with a color screen. After I return it i am going across the street to Best Buy and buy the Samsung Galexy and down load the Nook App,

        • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
          TnTexas

          KeithK: She told me that it is not on the tablet but the apps from B&N are the same as for Android.

           

          Wow! Talk about misinformation. Hope you're happy with the Galaxy. If I'm remembering correctly, some that used to post here bought it and were very satisfied with it.

          • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
            patgolfneb
            You show a 80 post history? This is widely known. 15 minutes max on this forum or any other number of other sources would tell you this. If you have an issue with the sales clerk, shouldn't you contact the store manager? I feel you need to take a little more responsibility for the purchase decision you made.
              • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
                sparky_80

                 


                patgolfneb wrote:
                You show a 80 post history? This is widely known. 15 minutes max on this forum or any other number of other sources would tell you this. If you have an issue with the sales clerk, shouldn't you contact the store manager? I feel you need to take a little more responsibility for the purchase decision you made.



                Wow, that's harsh.  

                 

                I can relate to the OP.  I had a NC, rooted it and really enjoyed it.   So much so that when it was stolen, I immediatley went out and bought a NT.   That's when I realized that you couldn't block firmware updates, and only 3 of the 15 apps that I previously used were available on the B&N app store.  I returned it, waited a month and got one of the first N7's.

                 

                I hope you enjoy the Galaxy, Keith!  You did the right thing.

                  • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
                    keriflur

                    sparky_80 wrote:

                     


                    patgolfneb wrote:
                    You show a 80 post history? This is widely known. 15 minutes max on this forum or any other number of other sources would tell you this. If you have an issue with the sales clerk, shouldn't you contact the store manager? I feel you need to take a little more responsibility for the purchase decision you made.



                    Wow, that's harsh.  

                     

                    I can relate to the OP.  I had a NC, rooted it and really enjoyed it.   So much so that when it was stolen, I immediatley went out and bought a NT.   That's when I realized that you couldn't block firmware updates, and only 3 of the 15 apps that I previously used were available on the B&N app store.  I returned it, waited a month and got one of the first N7's.

                     

                    I hope you enjoy the Galaxy, Keith!  You did the right thing.


                    You could block firmware updates on the NC?  I didn't think you could block them on any of the nooks.

                     

                • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
                  BruceMcF

                  KeithK wrote:

                  The tablet is nothing more then a faster first generation nook with a color screen. ...


                  Lessee: from the Wikipedia machine, it says the Nook 1st Edition is 2GB internal flash, Android 1.5, non-touch main 600x800 eInk screen, touch LCD soft-button 480x144 LCD screen, 667MHz single core processor, supporting BMP, GIF, JPG, MP3, PDB, PDF, PNG, ePub files.

                   

                  Nook tablet is 8GB or 16GB internal flash, Android 2.3, 600x1024 LCD touchscreen, 1GHz dual-core processor, supporting EPUB, PDF, CBZ, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, WAV, Ogg (Audio codecs: MP3, AAC, AMR, LPCM, Vorbis), JPEG, GIF PNG, BMP, Videos in MP4, or Adobe Flash format, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WebM (Video codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VP8).

                   

                  Yup, I can see how one could easily confuse the two.

                  • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
                    patgolfneb
                    But that was the real point of many responses. If the issue is the clerks statement why not make that the main point of your post, or complain to store management. The poster seemed equally upset with the closed app store, information widely available. Maybe they were upset and it didn't come out quite as intended, mad memos and instant Internet posting are a bad combo, as my own postings have occasionally demonstrated. I do agree with Dean that it's time to cut the OP a little slack since most of their posts are in non tech threads.
                      • Re: Bought A Nook Tablet Yesterday And Going To Return It Today.
                        bobstro
                        I'm not ready to buy into the line of thinking that unofficial posts off the Internet should be given more credence than a supposedly informed employee I'm engaging in a face-to-face conversation. I worked in a competitive retail environment. You always get the happiest customers if you sell to your strengths. Don't overstate your features, and don't impugn the competition. I hope B&N associate training emphasizes such an approach. That doesn't mean the odd customer won't get a lemon, or expect more, but most will be satisfied.