9 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2014 1:25 PM by bobstro

    Nook buyback

      Is there a buyback program for Nook such as Kindle has? I am thinking about upgrading to a Nook Color and dont want to have 2 Nooks.

        • Re: Nook buyback
          Byteguy

          No

            • Re: Nook buyback

              Best Buy has such a program that you purchase when buying something, but they also have a trade in program.  I believe if I remember correctly that for NOOKcolors some were getting $85.  Others have suggested ebay in order to get more since you might sell with a cover, maybe a card, or some such.

              • Re: Nook buyback
                RHWright

                Looking at Amazon's electronics trade-in program, I don't see the value. Unless money is so tight and you have to upgrade now. But if you have a working device, to me at least, it makes more sense to save a little longer for a new one and give the old one to someone you know. (Or look into donating it to your local library. Many are acquiring devices to loan out.)

                 

                I got a N2E and I'm giving my N1E to my daughter. Worth way more than any trade-in value it might (theoretically) have.

                 

                (BTW, the trade in for an eInk NOOK on Amazon is about $13.)

                  • Re: Nook buyback

                    RHWright wrote:

                    Looking at Amazon's electronics trade-in program, I don't see the value. Unless money is so tight and you have to upgrade now. But if you have a working device, to me at least, it makes more sense to save a little longer for a new one and give the old one to someone you know. (Or look into donating it to your local library. Many are acquiring devices to loan out.)

                     

                    I got a N2E and I'm giving my N1E to my daughter. Worth way more than any trade-in value it might (theoretically) have.

                     

                    (BTW, the trade in for an eInk NOOK on Amazon is about $13.)


                    That's exactly what I did.  When I got my N2E I gave my N1E to my 84 year old father.  He actually does use it which surprised the heck out of me!

                  • Re: Nook buyback

                    There is not a buy back program. I sold my Nook 1st edition on eBay for $80 plus shipping, bundled with a case and sleeve. I felt that was a good deal to then upgrade to NST. Selling it yourself or giving to someone you know is your best bet. I personally don't like reading on the lighted background so I wanted another E Ink reader. 

                  • Re: Nook buyback
                    keriflur

                    oliviab25313 wrote:

                    Is there a buyback program for Nook such as Kindle has? I am thinking about upgrading to a Nook Color and dont want to have 2 Nooks.


                    You might want to have the NC for a while before you decide whether or not you should give up your e-ink nook.  You might find you like to have both - one for reading in the sun and the other for everything elsee, or something like that.

                    • Re: Nook buyback
                      Viewmont

                      Yes, there IS a Barnes & Noble Nook buyback program!  I just used it myself this month (May 2014). I ordered and received a new (well, 'refurbished' 32gb Nook HD+) for $125 + $8.56 in tax, and I have to return an old Nook Color back to the B&N. Call 1-800-THE-BOOK (843-2665) and ask for a "Digital Support Representative" to start your buy-back/exchange procedure.

                        • Re: Nook buyback
                          keriflur

                          Viewmont wrote:

                          Yes, there IS a Barnes & Noble Nook buyback program!  I just used it myself this month (May 2014). I ordered and received a new (well, 'refurbished' 32gb Nook HD+) for $125 + $8.56 in tax, and I have to return an old Nook Color back to the B&N. Call 1-800-THE-BOOK (843-2665) and ask for a "Digital Support Representative" to start your buy-back/exchange procedure.


                          You're responding to a post from 2011. Things change.

                          • Re: Nook buyback
                            bobstro

                            Viewmont wrote:

                            [...] I ordered and received a new (well, 'refurbished' 32gb Nook HD+) for $125 + $8.56 in tax, and I have to return an old Nook Color back to the B&N. 

                             

                            I've got 3 old NCs laying about that are essentially useless. They're worth about $24 credit against a refurb 32 GB HD+. That's interesting. Now I could buy an HD new for $129, but it looks like they're out of the 16 GB units permanently. I just don't know if I'll get $125 worth of use out of the HD+ with all the newer devices I have now.