Morning Roundup: eBay and PayPal to part ways. Update on Ellora’s Cave vs. Dear Author

By Joanna Cabot
September 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

eBay and PayPal to Part Ways in 2015 (GigaOM) Thanks to pressure from activist investors, eBay and PayPal will be separate entities next year, ending 12 years of togetherness. *** Stephen King Predicts That Physical Books Are Here to Stay (GalleyCat) Author Stephen King predicts that the physical [...]

How much would you pay for a phone installed with Flappy Bird?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Too much of a good thing can be tough to handle. Dong Nguyen the creator of the viral game Flappy Bird couldn’t handle the quick rise of popularity of his game – even though he was supposedly making a lot of money off ads – so he took it down. This has caused people to find alternative [...]

Morning Roundup: Evolution of Digital Publishing, eBay Starts Selling Digital Goods

By libertyc
December 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Evolution of Digital Publishing and its Formats (Scholarly Kitchen) This week’s video takes a look at the evolution of the online article, from the ASCII format of early internet days, through PDF, to HTML and beyond… *** eBay Pushes Into Curating And Selling Digital Goods, Launches [...]

Factory-Refurbished 8-Inch Nook HD Android Tablet now $70 on eBay

By libertyc
October 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remember that 8” Nook HD refurb I got a couple of months ago? An eBay seller has a “limited quantity” of factory-refurbished units available at the amazing price of $70 each. (Just over 1,900 had been sold by the time I wrote this.) You can add a two-year SquareTrade warranty for another $17. [...]

Refurbished Nook Simple Touch: $40 on eBay

By libertyc
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a good cheap e-reader, an eBay seller is running a $40 with free shipping special on refurbished Nook Simple Touch units. This is B&N’s 2011 model, a 6” 800×600 unlit Pearl e-ink reader that can do EPUB, including Barnes & Noble’s and Adobe Digital [...]

Apple apparently opens refurbished outlet on eBay

By libertyc
November 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s not clear whether Apple is doing this or it’s just someone who’s cut a deal with them (both 9to5Mac and CNet asked Apple for clarification, but the company apparently hasn’t responded yet), but an eBay store entitled “refurbished outlet” has opened up, selling factory-refurbished [...]

Accessorizing Your Tablet Through eBay: A buying guide

By libertyc
August 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Jon Jermey Q) What $1.50 accessory from eBay can just about double the usefulness of your iPad, e-reader or Android tablet? A) A non-slip sticky pad. You can see these in import shops now, too: They’re made of the same gooey material as stretchy kids’ toys, with one side flat and the other [...]

B&N offers refurbished Nook Color + Simple Touch bundle for $149

By libertyc
March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble is offering an amazing deal via eBay, that I would grab up in a heartbeat if I weren’t $80 overdrawn at the moment: a refurbished Nook Color (the first-generation tablet, not the Nook Tablet) for $129, plus a refurbished Nook Simple Touch for $20 more. It’s not clear how long [...]

Barnes & Noble discounts Nook Simple Touch to $75 on eBay

By libertyc
December 16, 2011 // 3 Comments

I previously mentioned Barnes & Noble selling refurbished Nook Colors on eBay for $130, but it turns out that’s not the only great e-reader deal the site is offering. CNet notes that, today and tomorrow only, B&N is listing the new, not refurbished, Nook Simple Touch e-reader on eBay for [...]

Black Friday special: $119.99 refurbished Nook Color

By libertyc
November 25, 2011 // 4 Comments

Barnes & Noble is listing a refurbished Nook Color (its first-generation Android tablet/e-reader, which is more hackable than the new Nook Tablet) for $119.99 on eBay, knocking $30 off the normal refurb price. Although it is refurbished, it does come with a one-year warranty, which is better [...]

Barnes & Noble selling Nook Wi-Fi for $99

By libertyc
May 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

We have only a few hours to go until the official revelation of Barnes & Noble’s new e-book reader. This is probably why Barnes & Noble has started selling new Nook Wi-Fis for $99 on Ebay, undercutting its current regular price by $50. Not quite as good a deal as yesterday’s [...]

Nook WiFi for $79 on Ebay – B&N is the seller

By libertyc
April 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

B&N is selling the Nook WiFi on ebay for $79.  This includes free standard shipping.  The units, however, are manufacturer refurbished. There’s also a 14 day money back guarantee, but you pay return shipping. Seems like a great deal.  If you are a Kindle owner, for example,  its a [...]

Bargain hunters take note: Older iPad prices falling fast

By libertyc
March 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

In a follow-up to the iPad post I made last night, it’s worth noting that if you’re interested in picking up last year’s model of iPad, this is a pretty good time to do it. USA Today reports that gadget reseller Gazelle, which pays 70-75% of purchase price for a “like new” device, got so [...]

Nook Color on sale for $199 on eBay

By libertyc
February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble is offering a coupon code that knocks $50 off the price of the Nook Color on eBay. It’s not clear how long this sale is going to last, but that discount makes a really budget-friendly full-featured Android tablet (with a very little hacking required) even better. Once you’ve [...]

Barnes & Noble lists ‘refurbished’ Nooks for $99.99, $119.99 on eBay for rest of year

By libertyc
November 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Nate the Great at The Digital Reader notes that one of his readers reported that Barnes and Noble listed refurbished Wi-Fi Nooks on eBay for $79.99 today; it sold 3,590 of them at that price before the listing ended, but has relisted them for $99.99 (and the 3G + WiFi Nook for $119.99) for the next [...]

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