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    of course this would be my luck... my plans for friday were to go pick up my check from work, go to the bank to cash it, and make a beeline to the nearest barnes and noble to get a nook color. my class 10 8gig sd card is coming in the mail tomorrow, for nookie froyo/honeycomb, depending on what i felt like at the time. now i read this
    this makes me a very sad panda...
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    I got mine at Walmart. Another guy showed up at the same time and we bought the only two they had left. They didn't have them displayed, and we only saw them after they opened up the cabinet. Give them a try.
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    im gonna try my luck at best buy and b&n first, i know its a fat chance but the nearest wal-mart is like half an hour away from me
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin926 View Post
    im gonna try my luck at best buy and b&n first, i know its a fat chance but the nearest wal-mart is like an hour away from me
    First off...Where in the world do you live that Wal*Mart is an hour away? lol Check all your best buys in the area. I lucked out and both best buys near me had 4 each in stock. I bought one, dead pixel directly in the middle of the screen.. Returned it two days later at a different best buy and got a nice new one. Also went back this week and picked up a free Case for it (up to $50 case free w/ e-reader purchase) since I bought it last week they let me do it. If you can, get it at best buy that deal is too good to pass up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimxwhitman View Post
    First off...Where in the world do you live that Wal*Mart is an hour away? lol Check all your best buys in the area. I lucked out and both best buys near me had 4 each in stock. I bought one, dead pixel directly in the middle of the screen.. Returned it two days later at a different best buy and got a nice new one. Also went back this week and picked up a free Case for it (up to $50 case free w/ e-reader purchase) since I bought it last week they let me do it. If you can, get it at best buy that deal is too good to pass up.
    i live in new jersey lol. and the reason im worried im not gonna be able to find one in bb or b&n is because the article says the remaining nooks were pulled from the shelves in B&N and its nook distributors for "inventory checking". it wouldnt surprise me if this has something to do with all the rooting/hacking going on with the nook lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin926 View Post
    i live in new jersey lol. and the reason im worried im not gonna be able to find one in bb or b&n is because the article says the remaining nooks were pulled from the shelves in B&N and its nook distributors for "inventory checking". it wouldnt surprise me if this has something to do with all the rooting/hacking going on with the nook lately
    wow you're right, I just checked your area best buys and no one has them in stock, now no one has them around me either (philly area) glad I decided to snag mine up last week! phew. lol
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    I got one at best buy yesterday. They had 6. B&N had some as well but Best buy offered free case.
    BB had a little sign up that apologized they would not have any nooks due to stock issues, but since there were 6 looking at me, I grabbed one and a case and just checked out like normal.

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    WOW if the last update to the article linked in the first post is at all correct I'm glad I got my NC a few days ago! It says they are pulling the NC from shelves to install an anti-rooting fix so that it (supposedly) can't be rooted any more! Since that's the reason they are selling so many I'm not so sure that is a good idea. I'm sure someone will figure out a way to root it after they install this "fix" but I bet they will lose sales because of this. I wonder if they will lose more $ by doing this or if they lose more $ by not doing this since the reason they are doing it is because people are putting the Kindle app on the NC and not buying books from Barnes and Noble?
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    Wonder how many people on backorder will turn around and get rid of their NCs or just cancel their orders if B&N tries anything fishy.
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    I think you are right about the Kindle app and B&N being mad that people aren't using their app. Has anyone on the web done a tear down the nook and priced out the internals of it? Maybe they are taking a hit on the price in the hope that people buy books from the B&N store. That would mean with everyone using Kindle they are not making the revenue back that they needed to.
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    Last thing I read was about a $200 tear down. Still a little made from each one sold.
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    I ordered one online from BN so we will see how long it takes and what comes on it( they said won't charge card until the date of shipping). The store was out and I had a gift card to use . We shall see
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDchem2014 View Post
    I think you are right about the Kindle app and B&N being mad that people aren't using their app. Has anyone on the web done a tear down the nook and priced out the internals of it? Maybe they are taking a hit on the price in the hope that people buy books from the B&N store. That would mean with everyone using Kindle they are not making the revenue back that they needed to.
    I feel that, if B&N was using the Nook Color as a loss leader, they would not be selling them through other retailers. I suspect that B&N is making enough profit from the price to these retailers. along with the B&N store sales, to sustain the product. I am sure that the projected ebook revenue is part of their business model, but I hope the future of the product doesn't depend on it.
    Let's hope that B&N can make enough just selling NCs that they don't feel the need to lock it down any further.
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    Bah! If them pulling it to figure out an anti-rooting fix, that's terribly unfortunate.

    Sure it'll be hacked like everything else. Just means I'll have to wait even longer though. :/
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    ebay is looking more and more like my only option if i get my check tomorrow and wal-mart doesnt have any nooks available... oh well, its worth it if the nook gets full honeycomb in the future, not to mention stock rooted is worth it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin926 View Post
    ebay is looking more and more like my only option if i get my check tomorrow and wal-mart doesnt have any nooks available... oh well, its worth it if the nook gets full honeycomb in the future, not to mention stock rooted is worth it too
    Yeah I'm so torn between snatching one up now or waiting. I've been on the fence about it for a while. This is putting the pressure on to make a decision. :/
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    I called my local BB and they said they should have stock arriving this Fri. If they don't have any and BN is pulling stock to play some hardware/software games then screw it. I will just take my money elsewhere. There are going to be plenty of Android tabs out there with Honeycomb in next 3-12 months and I'm sure that some will be at a reasonable price point without the BS.
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    Check Walmarts

    I just checked for my area and of the 16 stores at least half had some type of stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggpc View Post
    I called my local BB and they said they should have stock arriving this Fri. If they don't have any and BN is pulling stock to play some hardware/software games then screw it. I will just take my money elsewhere. There are going to be plenty of Android tabs out there with Honeycomb in next 3-12 months and I'm sure that some will be at a reasonable price point without the BS.
    well, unfortunately, barnes & noble isnt selling the nook as a tablet, they are selling it as a platform to make money off ebooks. if people are buying the nook, then not buying a single book, we broke their business model. they probably care a LOT more about how many copies of harry potter they sell than how many nooks they sell... its almost like the cell phone business model, where carriers sell phones extremely cheap, or even free, in the hopes that the person will buy costly contracts. in the nooks case, the money is in the media, not the product itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin926 View Post
    well, unfortunately, barnes & noble isnt selling the nook as a tablet, they are selling it as a platform to make money off ebooks. if people are buying the nook, then not buying a single book, we broke their business model. they probably care a LOT more about how many copies of harry potter they sell than how many nooks they sell... its almost like the cell phone business model, where carriers sell phones extremely cheap, or even free, in the hopes that the person will buy costly contracts. in the nooks case, the money is in the media, not the product itself.
    By the way, I live in Toms River and there are 5 Walmarts between me and you. Toms River, Brick, Howell, Freehold and Neptune all have Walmarts that are well within 20 minutes of Port Monmouth.
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    If this is to do a "circumvention-prevention" pass on their stock, it's likely not going to be a hardware change.

    Also, this could be just a way to ensure the currently manufactured crop of Nooks have at least v1.1.0 or some later version.

    Regardless of how much they lock it down, if they have an entry point, we have an entry point.
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    Seems like a dumb question but I'll ask it anyway: There wouldn't be any way for them to do anything to disable root or prevent people from rooting if you already have the NC, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankspin View Post
    By the way, I live in Toms River and there are 5 Walmarts between me and you. Toms River, Brick, Howell, Freehold and Neptune all have Walmarts that are well within 20 minutes of Port Monmouth.
    idk what kind of car you are driving, but there is no way anybody can get from port monmouth to any of those places in less than a half hour. your car must be overclocked and rooted... jk
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    Quote Originally Posted by comets8518 View Post
    I got one at best buy yesterday. They had 6. B&N had some as well but Best buy offered free case.
    BB had a little sign up that apologized they would not have any nooks due to stock issues, but since there were 6 looking at me, I grabbed one and a case and just checked out like normal.

    Houston, TX area
    similar thing happened to me on Tuesday in a Best Buy in Sugar Land (suburb of Houston)...i first checked online to make sure they had stock, and they did (as well as a bunch of other BBs in the area)...but when i got to the store , there was a sign in the Nook section stating that due to "stock issues outside of their control", they would not be selling NCs between Dec 30 and Feb 5 ?!?!?

    so i asked a CSR what was up, and he took the sign down and said they actually had a bunch...said the sign was intended for some "other" stores....lol!!

    so got the NC and a free case
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    From someone who works at B&N:

    Feb 02 21:09:53 <cabbie> theres an error in the system for when nooks are received that are wrong. we just did a company wide re-count of the devices so we get a fresh on-hand picture. in the meantime, shipments of NCs are suspended till it gets figured out.
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