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 than most non-Apple refurb sales get.

A couple of my friends picked up this tablet back in the day when it was more expensive and were very happy with it (once they’d jailbroken it). I don’t have the disposable income to snag one myself right now, alas, but don’t let that stop you if you do.

(Found via The Digital Reader.)


  1. I’ve been very happy with my Nook Color. I checked out the video (linked from TeleRead) about the Nook Color vs. Nook Tablet and the Tablet is definitely worth the extra $50 bucks… but $119.99 is a great price for the Nook Color. If you don’t need the latest and greatest, this is a good way to go. Can you believe we were paying over $300 for an original Kindle just a couple of years ago?

    Rob Preece

  2. Thanks for the tip.

    I just bought it (my 2nd Color Nook…for reserve I guess!).

    I jhad been up at my local NYC B&N & looked at the new $249 Tablet (side by side with my Color) & the newish Touch ($80 today only–Black Friday).

    I ruled out the touch since I read ia lot in bed & on the bus & the Touch would need a light (B&N was out of lights anyway),

    The Color is great for reading in the dark !

    I also realized that my portable surfing & (what little I do) video needs can be handled by my IPad (original). So though the Nook Tablet was a bit snapier than the Color the book read is virtually the same. Not worth the $250 upgrade.

    Then maybe I can justify the IPad 3 when it comes out (Spring ’12?).

    BTW the $119 Ebay Color ships free (I forgot about the $11 tax though!).

  3. My wife and I love our new Kindle Fire. It’s lightweight, easy to use and has a great interface. The first thing I recommend anyone with a new Kindle do is install the nook app. We got our instructions from through google.

    It basically unlocks all the Android marketplace apps and unlocks the device. I am one very happy Kindle owner!

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