As one of my readers has told me in the ongoing debate over B&N’s hardware sales, it’s important for Barnes & Noble to have involved third-party retail partners. I’m sure that reader is going to be pleased to learn that 2 of B&N’s retail partners have the new Nook hardware on sale right now.
Target is offering a $30 gift card with the purchase of any Nook HD or Nook HD+. The offer does not appear to be good in stores, just online, but I don’t think that will matter once you see the sale that Staples is having.
This office supply chain is selling B&N’s new gadgets on their website for $50 to $70 off.
Yes, you can get the Nook HD+ for $200 (I paid $270, dammit).
You can also get the Nook HD for $150.
Don’t worry, I’m sure B&N didn’t authorize these sales as a way of moving stock. I’m sure it’s just coincidental that B&N’s hardware has now gone through what, 8 sales this holiday season while the Kindle Fire has seen (I think) 3 sales.
I’m sure there’s no inverse relationship between how well the hardware is moving and the number of online sales. All is well.
P.S. Would you like to buy a bridge?