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  1. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Well-Known Member
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    Just wanted to introduce myself to this section of the forums.

    I'm pretty new to Android, been rocking an LG Optimus M since the end of April. I have her running a ported CM7 rom and overclocked, totally customized.

    I'm completely hooked on the platform, and should be picking up my nook Color in just a few hours. I can't wait to get it rooted and customized, then this old laptop will be put up on the shelf. :D

    Anyways, just poppin' in to say hi. I'll be talking with y'all soon.
     

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  2. TheAmazingDave

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    Well that's what I get for getting excited. Seller flaked. Maybe next time.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. You should try and pick one up anyway. They are great tablets for the price.
     
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    Maybe he was intimidated.

    Did you introduce yourself as "Amazing"? :D
     
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    No. :)

    I just have terrible luck.
     
  6. colchiro

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    There'll be other opportunities. :D
     
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    One word of advice, don't show off your rooted NC to anybody that’s not tech savvy because they will want you to root theirs for them. I made the mistake of bringing my NC to a family gathering and the next week I had to root 3 NCs. Two of which had been updated to 1.2.(this was a little harder to root)
     
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    Luck changed? :D
     
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    Yes, and no... long story.

    Running CM7 since last night, just need to crank up the clocks now. :)
     
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    So the guy backed out of the deal and you broke into his house to get the NC but got caught? And, while you were waiting for arraignment you decided to flash CM7 to Exhibit A?
     
  14. TheAmazingDave

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    B)

    But, no, it's not stolen. He just sold me another one he had on him (his personal) and he'd use one of his others. He has a couple of 'em, apparently.
     
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    Testing my bluetooth keyboard...

    So F'ing awesome. :)
     
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    Where they off the back of a truck down by the railroad tracks?

    You know, B&N sells these things. Pretty easy to get. Don't understand why someone who has many would need to sell you his personal one.

    Oh well, I don't have to understand. Enjoy.
     
  17. TheAmazingDave

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    You don't have to understand, but here's the whole story. I work at B&N, so does the guy I bought it from. Until very recently, we did not get any discount on any nook items. He bought several, I think to have one stock and one rooted. He decided not to bother rooting the extra(s) and several months ago offered it to me at a discounted price. I still couldn't afford it so it sat.

    A few weeks ago, employees started getting discounts which put the new price where his asking price was. As a result, he gave me a better discount. I saved quite a bit over a new unit, that's why I didn't walk into any B&N for one. ;)

    Not to mention that the only advantage of a "new" unit would be the full one-year warranty which was promptly voided within an hour of bringing it home. This Nook is like-new, no marks and came with its box and original accessories.
     
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    Meh. You can always flash back to stock to reinstate the warranty. Or if it doesn't power on they are none the wiser anyhow.
     
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    So Dave, how annoying is it to B&N when people come in, buy a Nook, leave without buying anything else, take it home and convert it to a tablet? :D

    Do people admit to their intent?
     
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    I've used it as a selling point. :)

    I usually work in the cafe, though. Less stress than the bookfloor.
     
  21. colchiro

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    I'd gain 10# a week by working in food service. :D
     
  22. TheAmazingDave

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    hehehe.....

    While working there I've actually lost 65+ pounds since August last year. I've been commuting everywhere by bicycle; over 2k miles since.
     
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    Wow, congrats Dave!
     
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    So what kind of discount do employees get?
     
  25. TheAmazingDave

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    20% on the device, 30% on accessories.
     

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