Barnes & Noble is having such stellar success with their ereaders and media devices that you can find all of them on sale today – on Amazon.com.
That’s right; you can find the Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Glow, and Nook Touch for $10 to $20 off retail. Some colors are in short supply but if you’re not too picky you can get a very sweet deal. Of course then you will be stuck with a device that is locked down and designed to discourage you from buying content elsewhere, but you can’t have everything.
Tip: Skip the Nook Tablet and Nook Color in new condition and get them as factory refurbs instead. Better value, I think.
In case you were wondering, I’m not posting these links to bash B&N. I wanted to give you an idea of just how bad the supply situation is:
Barnes & Noble has so many unsold ereaders that every Tom, Dick, and Stanley third party seller on Amazon is carrying them. I’m sure you recall that B&N wrote off $80 million in unsold Nook hardware last week, so the fact that B&N’s gadgets are going unsold probably comes as no surprise. But I think the multitude of sellers on Amazon.com drive the point home better than any statistic from a press release.
I mean, you can even get a Nook HD+ for $20 off retail. That is virtually unheard of for what is supposed to be the flagship gadget for a name brand. The last time I saw deals like on brand new hardware this was right before HP killed off the TouchPad.
Yes, it is that bad.