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More Christmas Spending

December 26th, 2010 at 10:52 am

I had just tallied the Xmas spending in our last post. But maybe I spoke too soon!!!

We got a free Kindle from credit card rewards.

We LOVE it, but have decided in the process that the nook is more useful. (Our library does not check out books in a format compatible with the kindle, being one of the main factors).

Anyway, that unexpected $50 gift card from a client, was for Barned and Nobles. I haven't perused the website too much, but I know there probably isn't much I want to buy from B&N. (I am sure I could find something, but nothing on my current want list).

On a whim, I opened up the website and started to look around. I thought, "Gosh, what I really want is a nook!" Dreaming of checking out ebooks from the library...

I called dh and said, "I think I want to buy a Nook!" He said he had just read an article that in households, there is an 80% chance is one person has an ereader, someone else in the household will get one. Basically, he wasn't surprised.

Of course, if we get the nook, we will fight over it, for sure. Or it may lead to the purchase of a second nook, in the near future...

At current, I am thinking of buying the nook from Target (I can get 5% off with my RedCard). I will peruse the internet for other deals. Then I can use my Barnes & Noble G.C. for a nice cover and maybe a couple of books? OR, I can pay full price there and just use my gift card. Depends what comes out the cheapest in the end, I suppose. None of the B&N coupons I can find apply to the nook. Figures!

If you see any good nook sales, let me know. We may just go buy in the store this weekend. B&N, Target or Best Buy. The sweetest deal we can find (there doesn't seem to be much in the way of deals at the moment). I buy so much online - I am excited to pick one up in person. Though, I may hold back and wait for a sale.

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ETA: Wanted Nook because dh kept telling me he thought it was better. But now he is researching all the other e-readers, to be sure. Will see. Nook is the front runner, but maybe no hasty decisions this weekend.

5 Responses to “More Christmas Spending”

  1. anon-y-mouse Says:

    I bought a nook about 6 months ago. I love it. I purchased a cover for it much cheaper through Amazon.com. I'd rather use the money to buy books. I love that every Friday B&N offers a free Nook book for download so I haven't had to purchase many. You can load the gift card onto their website so you don't have to use it right away and it's there if you do want to download a book.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Thanks for the tip about free books on Fridays!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    My dh bought me a nook color for Christmas! Can't wait to try it out. The main reason he purchased that one was because it is compatible with our library system also.

  4. patientsaver Says:

    I know about Kindle, but I never heard about Nook!

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    I've heard great things about both. What I really like is all the free books available for download that have had their copyrights run out. I am saving some gift cards to go towards a reader & when I do, I plan on working through Jane Austin, Sherlock Holmes & other classics!

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