4 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2012 3:49 PM by MacMcK1957

    New Nook Touch, now $79 at B&N

    DeanGibson

      And the Nook Color is $149.  Good through Mother's day.

        • Re: New Nook Touch, now $79 at B&N
          DeanGibson

          Upon reflection, what makes this even more interesting, is the price spread of current Nooks:

           

          • Nook Tablet/16GB, $249
          • Nook Tablet/8GB, $199
          • Nook Color, now $149 (temporary ???)
          • Nook Glow, new @ $139
          • Nook Touch, now $79 (temporary ???)

          The Nook Glow is $60 more than the Nook Touch, and only $10 less than the Nook Color.  I understand the price drop on the Nook Color and the Nook Touch, but not on the same day as the formal release of the Nook Glow.  You have to really want the GlowLight feature, or be a techy experimenter like me.

            • Re: New Nook Touch, now $79 at B&N
              keriflur

              I suspect that the thought here is that the Glow is all shiny and new (and glowy) so people will pay more for the new thing, just because it's the latest and greatest and no one else is making anything that does what it does.

               

              NST?  Old hat.  The fact that it's almost identical to the Glow is irrelevant, unless you actually take the time to think about it.

                • Re: New Nook Touch, now $79 at B&N
                  Byteguy

                  Considering my NST was $139 last year at about this time....

                   

                  I wouldn't be shocked if the non-Glow days are numbered and we'll see just the NSTG after six months or so at $99.  There really isn't much reason to stock two different units that have only one difference.  After a while, us "old timers" won't be around to complain that the text on the NSTG isn't quite as crisp as the NST.  New users won't know and won't mind.

                • Re: New Nook Touch, now $79 at B&N
                  MacMcK1957

                  DeanGibson wrote:

                  Upon reflection, what makes this even more interesting, is the price spread of current Nooks:

                   

                  • Nook Tablet/16GB, $249
                  • Nook Tablet/8GB, $199
                  • Nook Color, now $149 (temporary ???)
                  • Nook Glow, new @ $139
                  • Nook Touch, now $79 (temporary ???)

                  The Nook Glow is $60 more than the Nook Touch, and only $10 less than the Nook Color.  I understand the price drop on the Nook Color and the Nook Touch, but not on the same day as the formal release of the Nook Glow.  You have to really want the GlowLight feature, or be a techy experimenter like me.


                  I have to suspect that the Nook Color price is a close-out, and that, long term, they're superceded by the two flavors of NT, just as the N1E is now superceded by the NST and its irridescent brother.  Can't see any reason to continue the NC as a separate product line.  The only question is whether they'll also phase out the non-glow Touch.  This price certainly suggests that they will.