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Barnes & Noble Slashes Lighted Nook Price to a Kindle-Competitive $119

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In a bit of market battling that benefits everyone, Barnes & Noble has slashed the price of the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight–their closest match to the Kindle Paperwhite–to $119.

The new listing, in addition to showing off the lowered price, includes a not-so-subtle jab against the Kindle: “No Ads. Power adapter included.”

While the Glowlight is a great little ebook reader, Barnes & Noble is on the defensive after a week of hands-on-hardware reviews of the Kindle Paperwhite left many reviewers proclaiming it king of the e-readers and heaping on mountains of praise.

Hit up the link below to read more about the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight

Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight Now $119

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  • Published 10/1/12

Comments (1)

  1. Kevalin

    I have a Nook Simple Touch, and wanted this one, but beyond the fact that there is a substantial difference in the sharpness of the Glowlight’s screen versus the regular Simple Touch…

    Have you read the reviews of this thing on the Barnes and Noble site? Numerous complaints that the screen develops a “hole” that causes the light to glare in ways that make the reader almost useless. And this, even though the owner hasn’t done anything abusive. Quite a number of these owners needed to replace the reader two and three times for the same defect.

    What’s more, customer service seems to have been less than stellar in handling this problem. Many complaints that Barnes and Noble stores hold onto the readers and don’t send them back to headquarters until the warranty has run out–then they refuse to make changes.

    I love the Nook, but seriously, these concerns, straight from owners, would make me avoid this thing like the plague until this issue is resolved.

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