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Nook Simple Touch reduced to £29


The rootable, Android based Nook Simple Touch e-ink e-reader is currently reduced to £29 across the web... but you'll have to get in quick because it's selling out FAST!

The 6" device, detailed here, runs Android 2.1 Eclair underneath it's proprietary UI but you can root it and have some fun, as detailed in this LifeHacker article.

Most of the main stores (Argos, Sainsburys, Asda) have all sold out already but with some detective work we managed to find it in stock at Foyles... where delivery is free and you can also get 7% cashback courtesy of TopCashback!

As we said, you'll need to get in fast, they won't be around long!

Full details on the device itself can be found at the B&N site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5jOK_1LnZs

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58 Comments

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everett_psycho
May 02 2013 11:11 AM
My order from nook seems to be alright, got a despatch email saying it was due out yesterday, then ordered a second as a present last night and got another despatch email within an hour. A lot of people on hukd are having issues though, my order status says credit card and then the usual last few digits if that's any help
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I ordered at Blackwells, but my order has been "stuck" at "Credit Checking" for 24 hours already.
Could it be because I tried to ship the Nook to The Netherlands and they don't know what to do with my order? :)
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Hopefully my second-class-shipped ones will be here tomorrow. :)

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tidsoptimist
May 02 2013 06:13 PM

I ordered at Blackwells, but my order has been "stuck" at "Credit Checking" for 24 hours already.
Could it be because I tried to ship the Nook to The Netherlands and they don't know what to do with my order? :)


Same here. Did a google search and it seems like there's more then us having this "problem" not sure if all of them was outside uk though..
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I ordered one from Foyles (delivery to ParcelMotel in Belfast for onward delivery to Cork) and I received a despatch email.

This was followed by an email telling me that the unit they were shipping had been damaged so I'd have to wait until replacements came into stock.

My order is still showing as complete/despatched.
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The Soup Thief
May 02 2013 08:31 PM
My order (placed a couple of days ago through Foyles) gives an estimated dispatch date of 20th January. Wtf?
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shootomanUK
May 02 2013 08:37 PM

My order (placed a couple of days ago through Foyles) gives an estimated dispatch date of 20th January. Wtf?


only 8 months to go....... what's your problem ? haha
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The Soup Thief
May 02 2013 09:26 PM
Harrumph!
Shurely shome mishtaike...
If a shipping confirmation doesn't show up early next week I'll have to send them a strongly worded email :-[
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The Soup Thief
May 02 2013 10:56 PM
Ook Nook! This doesn't look good http://www.bitterwal...k-cock-up/64749
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everett_psycho
May 02 2013 11:48 PM

Ook Nook! This doesn't look good http://www.bitterwal...k-cock-up/64749

if that's true I'd cancel and order from nook, I believe my order from yesterday is already on its way and that was the free postage option
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I ordered two from Foyles and got a confirmation that the order had been accepted. About 15 minutes later, a work colleague tried to order and was told that they were taking "pre-orders" for shipping in January! I later received an email to say that my two had been despatched by 2nd class post. Hope I get them tomorrow...
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my order status says credit card and then the usual last few digits if that's any help

Mine from Nook direct says the same, but it has done since I ordered it back on Tuesday.

I tweeted Nook Support (@NOOK_Care_UK) asking for an update last night and they replied "your order has already entered the shipping process".

Not particularly helpful. :(

I'm tempted to take a walk to John Lewis at lunchtime and see if I can pick one up from there instead.
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The Soup Thief
May 03 2013 07:00 AM
The above link was about Blackwells. I've ordered from Foyles, and though they've not sent news it's shipped, my order is still listed as in progress. Have emailed them to ask about the January shipping date
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Just had an email from Nook:

"Your NOOK Order Is On Its Way" :)

Along with a UPS tracking link......... damn you Bank Holiday though, probably won't arrive until Tuesday at the earliest.
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everett_psycho
May 03 2013 01:00 PM
I didn't realise until I looked on hukd that they sent a despatch email. Guess my 2 are stuck in a warehouse somewhere, should have just tried tyre shop instead
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Gareth Horne
May 03 2013 01:10 PM
The "Your NOOK Order Is On Its Way email" went out at 12:44 today complete with UPS tracking number, looks good, guess it'll be after the bank holiday now though
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Well, looks like I won't be getting my Nooks until after the bank holiday :(
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Still no sign of my second-class delivery! :(

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Looks like mine from Nook will be here by close of play Wednesday, coming from Belgium. :blink:

Brussels, Belgium
05/04/2013
4:55 A.M.
Departure Scan

05/04/2013
1:48 A.M.
Arrival Scan
Utrecht, Netherlands
05/03/2013
11:45 P.M.
Departure Scan

05/03/2013
8:13 P.M.
Origin Scan
Netherlands
05/03/2013
8:11 A.M.
Order Processed: Ready for UPS
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I have received two emails from Nook this morning:

"Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your purchase. We want to provide an update on your order. You should expect to receive your NOOK® Simple Touch within the next 4-5 business days. We will email you parcel tracking information when your NOOK has shipped.

Thank you,

The NOOK Support Team"


"Dear Valued Customer,

You recently received an email from NOOK customer service indicating that your NOOK Simple Touch would be shipped shortly.

We apologize for this error but your credit card was not charged as NOOK Simple Touch is temporarily out of stock. We’re pleased to let you know that we do have inventory of NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight and you may place an order by visiting http://uk.nook.com/.

Thank you.

The NOOK Support Team"


My order at Blackwell's has been cancelled...

I'm not a happy bunny.
Edit: ended up ordering some more Nook from Very w/ TCB just in case.
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I had issues ordering from nook. So, I popped over to argos. I reserved it on thursday and picked it up on friday. :) rooting, here we come.
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tidsoptimist
May 06 2013 05:57 PM
Mine got cancelled =(
Oh well it was worth a try..
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everett_psycho
May 06 2013 10:05 PM

I have received two emails from Nook this morning:


Did you make contact or did they? I've heard nothing on my orders since the middle of last week when I got a shipping date of the 1st but nothing else since. Must say I'm not thrilled with their service, might cancel if I can and order from curry's as they seem to think more stock is due this week
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I've just received my order from Foyles. However, they've only sent me one when I ordered and paid for two! Tried calling them and got voicemail, so I've left a message. Not happy, might as well have got them on the high street :(
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Mine has just arrived from Nook. :)
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