For ten more hours—or until it sells out, whichever comes first—Daily Steals is selling a refurbished Nook Color tablet for $149.99, including shipping. That’s a saving of $100 over the tablet’s current new list price, and $50 cheaper than the Kindle Fire’s list price. Given the Nook Color’s ease of rooting, those less interested in locking into Amazon’s ecosystem might want to give this a shot. I can’t recall ever seeing it listed cheaper.
As with many sudden deep discount sales on refurbished items, this could herald the impending introduction of Barnes & Noble’s new models. Indeed, given the rapid approach of the holiday season, I would expect B&N’s new offerings to be revealed by the end of October at the latest.
as much as I love hearing about these days, when sold by a third party, they do NOT come with the original BN warranty. And that is a big deal.
Much much better to buy a refurbished model directly from BN. The BN warranty explicitly says that they do not honor the warranty when Nooks are sold by a third party.
b) Returns. If you purchased your NOOKcolor from the Web Site or a Barnes & Noble retail store, you may return your NOOKcolor (and any related accessories and documentation that were shipped with your NOOKcolor) within fourteen (14) days of the date of purchase (sixty (60) days with a gift receipt) for a refund of its purchase price; provided that you return your NOOKcolor (including any included accessories and peripherals) in its original packaging and in undamaged condition. The procedures for contacting us to arrange for a return are provided in the One Year Limited Warranty. If you discover a defect in your NOOKcolor after fourteen (14) days (sixty (60) days with a gift receipt), your rights to receive a replacement NOOKcolor or a refund are provided in the One Year Limited Warranty. If you purchased your NOOKcolor from another retailer, your right to return your NOOKcolor (and procedures for doing so) will be governed by the policies of that retailer. Please check with your retailer for the applicable returns policy and procedure.