dealsbarnes & noble nook hd+ 16gb tablet w/ 9…

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"Certified Pre-Owned" means they are B&N refurbished and have a 1-year warranty.

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I like a great deal, but I am far more likely to pull the trigger on an item when it ships same or next day. This deal states 10-14 days for it to ship. That's unacceptable. They either have devices refurbed by Barnes and Noble, or they don't. Even if they're having orders shipped from somewhere else, that's far too long of a delay. l have seen "official" Barnes and Noble sold refurbs (sometimes they have them on their site), and they don't price them this low. But, they do have them in stock when they say they do. This sounds a bit odd to me.

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I've brought a number of things over the years from 1saleaday.com and they do just take a bit longer to get things out and delivered. It's a trade off for their usual lower prices but just don't expect it to come quickly. (I suspect they send it by donkey :D )

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To those on the fence, consider that this is totally a rootable device. If you load it with a good ROM, you can have something in many ways comparable to a Nexus, Galaxy, or Xperia (minus the hardware limitations: slower processor, no cameras, no Bluetooth).

Here's a good starting point if you want to go that route, or if you just want to see if it sounds doable for you before you pull the trigger over at 1SaleADay:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2062613

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I got mine at Groupon Goods for $119 including shipping but not tax. Plus you can use Shop Discover to get 10% cash back at Groupon. Mine came in about a week.

Last year I purchased a PC from 1saleaday and it took just over a month to arrive.

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I've gotten a broken item from 1saleaday before and it took them over 2 months to resolve. That was on top of the 1 month it took to ship it. Horrible customer service!

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I can't edit my original comment, so I'll follow-up and say:

This particular vendor just makes me a bit uneasy, though it certainly is a good price.

I have the HD 7", and out of the box, pretty much everything from the Google Play Store runs on it perfectly. In fact, alternate launchers (I'm using Apex) and keyboards work fine too. The only issue I had, was that B&N still disallows app sideloading and installing from unknown sources. I flashed a patch to address that, and I've now got the Amazon App Store on it as well. Overall, IMO, with respect to technical specs, display quality (the text pretty much looks like e-ink), you're not going to beat either the HD or HD+ at the prices they're currently being offered at. Eventually though, the proprietary charging cable's going to fail or get lost, so it probably makes sense to pick up a spare or two.

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@msmitka: Ok, now we're on the same page. Very helpful advice!

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This is a good deal, but for a few bucks more you can get an new HD+ from bn.com. I would actually recommend the HD since it is a nice 7" tablet.

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@msmitka: GOl my $50 top end Roku works fine.

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@matthewjfazio: Thanks. I took a chance and went for this deal. These things are just too good to pass on. And, I had read that Barnes & Noble will stand behind a refurb and replace them if necessary.

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With a red face, and my head hung in shame, I can report that I did go for the deal yesterday. So, basically, just forget everything I said in my first post, and I'll go slinking off into the dark corner of shame.