dealsnook simple touch ebook reader wi fi for $39.99…

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I liked my Simple Nook, Be advised you need a light source. It is fine in the daytime, but limited to that. That's why I upgraded to a model with the built in light.

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From what I've seen, that's a pretty good price. B & N is running a special now for $60 for new NSTs. I sprang for the refurb for my mom because I've been using my refurb for the past two years and still loving it (rooted and all). Great machine, still holds a solid charge. The glow light model, however, has lots of issues reported about it.

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@sinner3k: Black & white e-reader vs. color with sound on the Nook. I read on my Simple Touch daily for an hour and have to charge it once every couple of months. It serves its' purpose nicely.

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This is not from the true Barnes and Noble Ebay outlet.

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A new nook is priced at $60 regularly now, and can often be found for less. I don't think $40 for a refurbished unit is much of a deal, just a regular price for a refurbished unit.

Edit: That said, I do love my Nook.

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Rumor has it that B&N is getting ready to intro some new hardware, so the cheap sell-off makes some sense. If you just want something to read on, it's a great price. If you're looking for the latest and greatest, wait a month or so.

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@sinner3k: I used the original Nook for a good while before upgrading to the Simple Touch. The Simple Touch is a lot lighter. Holding it in one hand and reading is no problem. The battery lasts many many times longer, screen looks better, page turns are a lot faster, etc. For reading ebooks, it's definitely a good solid step up.

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@sinner3k: It's super light and the battery's amazing. I used it for pretty much the whole month my grandmother was in the hospital where I was staying overnight reading it the whole time and only charged it once or twice. Even then, it didn't really need it, I just wanted to keep it topped off. I'd say it probably weighs less than most paperback books, if I'm remembering correctly.

To be honest, prior to using it, I always thought e-readers were pointless. "Well can't you just read on a computer or tablet?" But after using that one, I was sold. Super portable, battery lasts forever, and it's incredibly easy to read with no eye strain like a staring at a backlit computer.

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Bought this about a year ago from a link here in fact. Fantastic reader with the caveat about needing a light source.

With the free s/w Caliber you can use any format (need it on a computer).

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@kylelmccoy: Whoops, my bad. I'll tattle it to change.

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Does anyone know how the NST compares to the original Nook? I have a 1st-gen Nook that I don't get to read as often as I'd like and my main complaints with it are weight and battery life. How is the NST in comparison?

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@havocsback: I never had WiFi on or used the touchscreen after selecting my book, but the 1st gen Nook just seemed to need a charge very few days. How does it feel holding it with one hand for a long period of time? Does this model accept microSD cards as well?

Edit: Never mind, I did a little looking on my own. It does accept microSD and appears the be a bout 2/3 the weight of the 1st gen. Now I'm seriously considering it...

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I love my Nook Simple touch. At this price, its almost a no brainer.

If all you are looking for is an ereader, that can store a lot of books and has a fantastic battery life, this is your model. I have had mine for a couple of years and I use it a lot more than the Nook color I got with it.

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@thag13: I'm the hardcore reader of the family, so it would get some use, but I'm too busy with school to read much for pleasure right now. I'm trying to figure if I should wait for it to drop even lower when the new hardware comes out, since I don't NEED it right away. Decisions, decisions...

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read the negative and neutral comments on this sellers ID on ebay. That alone would stop me from purchasing if I wanted to buy one.

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I hear rumors all the time about how Barnes and Noble are trying to get out of the hardware market because they're losing too much money. I wouldn't really count on a new Nook, unfortunately. But, hey, rumors are rumors. Having said that, I much prefer the e-ink screen to a backlit LCD screen for long-term reading on. Much less eye strain.

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@furbearingmammal: Christmas is coming and B&N hasn't found anyone to buy them yet, so they almost HAVE to come out with new hardware until that happens.

I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon bought them out to become the undisputed heavyweight champ of books. Not the retail side, though. I don't think Amazon is ready to move into that arena just yet.

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My wife has a Nook Simple Touch and loves it.

If you get a case, make sure there isn't a pocket in the part that covers the screen or can be securely closed. The contact from a slightly bent pocket flap caused her battery to drain constantly.