B&N Nook HD, Nook HD+ Now in Walmart Stores

B&N Nook HD, Nook HD+ Now in Walmart Stores e-Reading Hardware Barnes & Noble announced today that you can now buy their latest ereaders at Walmart. All 4,500 odd stores in the US should now have B&N's new hardware in stock, as well as cases and gift cards.

The hardware has been in my local store for at least a couple weeks now, though you would not know that from the displays. Unlike most stores, my local Walmart (Woodbridge, VA) has a rather shitty electronics dept.

While most stores would rely on attaching security cables to display units in order to make sure they don't walk off, my local store is too paranoid for that. They don't put models on display unless they are nonfunctional dummy units, and they've been like that for several years now.

They used to keep their display models locked up inside glass cases where no one can touch them, and after a recent remodel replaced the glass cases with open shelf like layout none of the tablet or ereader display units were put out.

None. At all. Instead someone thought it would be a good idea to replace the displays with life-sized stickers.

If it weren't so annoying it would be hilarious.

image by Walmart Corporate

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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