7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2012 10:45 AM by BruceMcF

    Nook Color not offered for sale on B&N website?

      Well, my second new NC bit the dust in less than 2 years. Still under warranty so I will get a replacement, however, I could not find the price of a new NC on B&N website. Does this mean B&N has stopped making and selling the NC? If so, will B&N be able to continue to honor the warranty? Should I bother purchasing the 2 year warranty (neither my NC1 nor NC2 even made it to 1 year and both were brand new)?
        • Re: Nook Color not offered for sale on B&N website?
          Wulfraed

          With the release of the HD and HD+, I'd expect both the Color and Tablet to be in their waning days -- probably limited to stock-on-hand and a small supply for warranty (more likely, future replacements under warranty might be refurbished units).

           

          The LCD models don't compete with the e-Ink, so the Simple Touch models should stay on the market until the next e-Ink design is released, but having FOUR color LCD models, all with different feature levels, seems untenable from a marketing stand-point (these are not automobiles <G>)

           

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              JinSC

              This is a sad day.  I love my NC.  My wife got it for my birthday two years ago.  My only complaints are that it won't run Hulu+ and that the NIght screen could be darker.  Otherwise, I'm happy with it.  I'm thinking about an HD, but I'm having trouble parting with my NC.  For their first ereader, I think B&N did a good job.  Long live the NC!

               

              Jeremy

                • Re: Nook Color not offered for sale on B&N website?
                  Wulfraed
                  Heh. The Nook Color was their first /color/ (ie; LCD) model... But it was NOT their first ereader. That title goes to what is now called the "First Edition" which uses an e-Ink display and a small touch panel LCD for input controls. That model was discontinued when the Simple Touch e-Ink models came out; hence my suspicion the Color and Tablet may be on the endangered species list.
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                    BFCoughlin

                    I love my NC. I'll have had it 2 years in March.  I did buy the HD+ because I've been wanting a larger tablet and it was about half the price of the equivalent iPad with hardware that's as good.  I'm not interested in games or tons of apps--just something for web browsing away from my desktop and reading.  And it's a great device.  But the NC is a perfect size for curling up and reading.  My husband (who has zero interest in the Internet) is absolutely happy with his NC.  I do wish there weren't this push to develop something ostensibly bigger and better every year.  Sometimes what there is is good enough. 

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                        Did not realize they stopped selling the NC, NT this week.   I purchased a Nook Color when they had the $20 gift card thing cyber week.  Makes sense they were trying to clear their stock out.   It'll be a good gift for one of my kid. Purchased the HD+ with the $20 gift card deal yesterday for me :smileyvery-happy:

                         

                        For those that missed it, Sears will be selling the 16 GB HD+ this weekend for $249 (I think the sale starts the 8th of December) !!

                  • Re: Nook Color not offered for sale on B&N website?
                    BruceMcF

                    illini56 wrote:
                    Well, my second new NC bit the dust in less than 2 years. Still under warranty so I will get a replacement, however, I could not find the price of a new NC on B&N website. Does this mean B&N has stopped making and selling the NC? If so, will B&N be able to continue to honor the warranty? Should I bother purchasing the 2 year warranty (neither my NC1 nor NC2 even made it to 1 year and both were brand new)?

                    Yes, they confirmed when the HD/HD+ was introduced that they would not be producing any more Nook Colors.

                     

                    The fact that they have taken the Nook Color off the website doesn't mean they are all out ~ they could all be in stores, whether B&N stores or Black Friday deals, and might pop up again once unsold merchandise has come back. There is a term in the warranty where they can refund the price, which they'd use if (and normally only if) the product is no longer available to replace a broken NC still under warranty.

                     

                    They did not make any such announcement regarding the Nook Tablet 16G and 8G ~ but it would not be surprising if they allowed the NT16G to sell out and only made new NT's in the 8G variety.