Buy a NOOK HD+, get a free NOOK Simple Touch
Well, well, well!
This is a very interesting offer.
Starting this Sunday, March 24th, and running through March 31st, you can get a free NOOK Simple Touch (a $79 value) when you buy a NOOK HD+ tablet (as low as $269).
My first instinct here is that they really want to try to pump up the NOOK customer base before the company is split off (there is an offer on the table to buy the retail, non-NOOK part of the business).
I would expect that losing money (which we can assume they are doing with this) to increase the user base would be a tactic done because you expected to sell that part of the company…it makes it a more valuable property, and you might want to do that even in a non-sustainable way. I wonder if they are considering that as well? Maybe Microsoft wants to buy the whole thing (that isn’t already owned by Pearson)?
This offer is going to be available in B&N stores, the college stores, and online. Of course, people might buy the tablet and then give away the NST, or even sell it on the secondary market (look for this to depress used NST prices temporarily, since the supply will be increased without the demand being increased).
I’m sure some of you are wondering if Amazon will respond with a similar offer.
My guess is that they won’t. B&N might be mostly killing the NST stock before discontinuing it, and I’m not sure how convincing this will be at this time of year (it would have much bigger impact at either Mothers’ Day or Fathers’ Day/graduation time).
This is not the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, which I’m guessing might be selling better. At Amazon, the Kindle Paperwhite, is the #2 bestseller in electronics (behind the Kindle Fire HD 7″), and the “Mindle“, which is the closest price equivalent to the NST, is #4).
We’ll see what happens with the NST in the next few months…
Bonus deal! Free apps (normally paid) in the Amazon Appstore)
Thanks to Abhi of iReaderReview for the heads up on this!
I don’t know how long this will last, or if the titles will change. They are calling this the Free App of the Day Greatest Hits.
You’ve seen me write many times about
I’m sure I’ve played literally thousands of games of it. It’s a nice word game…you are given tiles and arrange them into words.
I’ve set myself three goals. I want to have five highest scores over 1,000, five fastest times under twenty, and five longest streaks over 100. I’ve met the first one (scores), have two games under twenty seconds, and the highest streak I’ve gotten is 91. My Significant Other is much better than me at this, and wasn’t even tracking the stats until I started doing it. We have a fun when we challenge each other, although as I said to my SO once, “I can be less competitive than you can!”
I’m going to highly recommend you get this one for free! If you aren’t a word game player, somebody on your account might be, now or in the future.
Other apps include Bejeweled 2, Paranormal Agency, Fruit Ninja (the Puss in Boots edition), and a Wubbzy game.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.