10 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2013 6:59 AM by Irishelf

    NOOKbook Weekend Sale a Disappointment

      I guess I should have realized this, when the big NOOKbook weekend sale was touted as 50% of "1000 Top" NOOKbooks, that many of those books made it into the topsellers list because they were previously offered for free or a very low price.  I was excited to see the sale, but once I went through the entire list, I only found one book on my wishlist which was actually lower in price than it had been and only a handful which were lower in price than when I bought them.


      I want to say a big THANK YOU! to all of those who post free and bargain NOOKbooks on this board.  Not only have you enabled me to get lots of great books for under $3.00, but your hard work highlights both the ridiculously unpredictable nature of ebook price fluctuations and the caution with which one must approach any retailer "sale."

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          So, everyone complains that nook books never go on sale, and when they do, the new complaint is that the right books aren't on sale?


          *rolls eyes*

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              I guess I didn't express myself very well.  I realize that many of the books included in the sale are bestsellers independent of their sales rank at B&N, and I did not mean to criticize the books included in the sale as not being the "right ones."  BTW, I don't think I have ever complained that NOOKbooks never go on sale, so I don't think I deserve any sarcastic eye-rolling.


              The overall point I meant to convey with my original post was to thank all of those who have enabled me to get so many of these books for free or at great bargain prices.  My secondary point was to alert new readers of this board to the free and bargain NOOKbook threads here, as I, at least, always feel a little frisson of disappointment when I discover that I bought a book at a higher price than would have been the case if I had watched the price movements a little more closely.  (And yes, I do realize that it was my choice to buy the books when I did, but that doesn't change my immediate, albeit irrational, emotional reaction.)

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              Maybe a few of these are only bestsellers due to earlier deals but a lot of these books are legitimate bestsellers. Tons of Nicholas Sparks (eek) and James Patterson. David Baldacci, Dr. Phil, Rick Riordan, Michael Connelly, Heather Graham, JRR Tolkien, Stephenie Meyer, Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan, Janet Evanovich, the Beautiful Creatures series, the Hunger Games trilogy,  the O'Reilly books on Lincoln and Kennedy, a bunch of romance I have no interest in.


              And that's only in scrolling through the first few hundred.


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                I was thrilled with the sale because, as MacMck said, there were a good number of present bestsellers that rarely get any kind of Nook discount.  The newest Barbara Kingsolver?  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (which still has a waitlist at my local library)  I thought the pricing was kind of funky-- why was Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles priced higher than his Percy Jacksons? -- but figured that was also a publisher decision.


                I did notice that titles were higher than what I had gotten on Daily Finds, but hey, sometimes you miss the Daily Find, and it was still a good price if you want the book.  I saw this sale as a chance to get books that may not be this price again for 2 or 3 years. 


                Got 'The Princess Bride!'  Only wished they had made the narrator remarks in red, like the original.  What's the use of this fancy digital stuff if you can't do that?:smileywink:

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                  I didn't find the sale a disappointment at all--I picked up about ten new books that had been on my wishlist! :smileyhappy:

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                    While many of the books were a good deal, there were also many that I got free from other book sites.  And some of those were free on every major book store (including ibooks) except B&N.