I'm looking to get one of these soon... Just looking to save a few bucks if at all possible.
I was lucky enough to find one on Craigslist. It was still in brand new unopened box, with shrink wrap even! Guy was asking $230, I negotiated him down to $200. Met the guy, didn't have correct combination of bills/change, so ended up giving him $197 cash. I'm writing this on it now.
I found eBay to be selling for almost the cost of new. But keep your eyes peeled there, follow listings, as well as monitoring CL. These just came out in Nov. or so, so there are not a lot out there used yet; and it's too soon for refurb units (look for those come Feb. maybe?). OTOH, some people may have gotten these for gifts for Christmas, and decided they would rather have the cash instead (for example, my guy was under-employed and working on completing his Master's degree). So there might be a few deals out there right now, be on the lookout!
And finally, not sure what your time frame is, but when that new 7" Acer Memo comes out (it was just announced today or yesterday at CES, but who knows when you might be able to actually buy one), B&N may lower their price, or (more likely IMO) people may start selling their NTs and buying instead the Acer Memo. If you haven't heard about the Memo, it's the same 7" screen size as our beloved NT, except it will have a quad core Tegra 3 processor @1.2 gHz (or thereabouts) along with GPS, BT, cameras, a SIM slot (although as of this writing, no carriers have announced any plans yet) and running plain ICS (in short, a "real" 7" tablet) for the same $249 as our NT is selling for now! And that will be some stiff competition indeed for B&N.
So whatever you decide to do, good luck, and happy hunting!
any deal will not be a good deal. dont waste your time on the Nook. Almost no apps available and most o fthose that are available are costly. Nook is dificult to navigate and is being locked down to ensure you cant use non Nook apps. I will be getting rid of mine (trash as I would never wish it on anyone) and goin gto a real Android tablet.
Hmm, interesting points, but ultimately uninformed. You should check out the work going on at xda devs... They've cracked the bootloader, and begun getting both cm9 AND Ubuntu on these tablets. For that matter, this thing has been rooted and is working great.
I just caved and bought one at B&N. Its rooted and running a custom launcher. Ive got the full android market at my disposal, and any apps that dont work, i simply sideload (like a boss). I'm not good with "patience" when it comes to gadgets.
Oh, and if you are really considering tossing your Nook away, shoot me a pm. Id buy it.
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