When I posted yesterday on the sale which B&N was running on the Nook Tablet refurbs, one commenter said that that particular sale didn't mean anything; it's normal for last year's models to go on sale while the current models stay at full price.
In other news today, Barnes & Noble sent out a press release announcing a sale on the Nook HD and Nook HD+. Buy one in a B&N store and you'll also get a $20 gift certificate. The deal is only good tomorrow and Sunday, so if you were thinking about getting one you should stop by a store.
I'm going to close the comments on this post. My following statements will likely incite a discussion and since there's alreadyI don't see a reason to start a new one.
With this sale, B&N has matched Amazon sale for sale on the new models while also surpassing Amazon by offering sales on refurbs. Arguably B&N is in a more precarious situation in terms of hardware.