Nook Glowlight 3 Refurbs Selling for $79

Nook Glowlight 3

The Nook Glowlight 3 is Barnes and Noble’s latest E Ink ebook reader, and while I was just talking about it yesterday in regards to how it could impact a new Kindle, it turns out refurbished Nooks are selling for cheap.

The funny thing is they are being sold at Amazon and not Barnes and Noble. Park Deals has the certified refurbished Nook Glowlight 3 available for $79.99, plus $3.99 for shipping.

The hardware is a good value for that price considering the adjustable frontlight color, the 300ppi E Ink Carta screen, the page buttons, and the 8GB of storage space.

Compared to the $79 Kindle you get way more for the money—it’s not even close.

The Nook’s software is quirky, however. I never actually posted a full review of the Glowlight 3 (just a first impressions review) because I could never use it for any length of time without getting annoyed by something (plus the new Kindle Oasis had just come out and I was more interested in using it).

My biggest gripe with the Nook’s software is it suffers from a widows and orphans issue that drives me crazy. It frequently leaves large blocks of unused space at the bottom of the page. If you use Calibre you can correct the problem easily enough with sideloaded books but it’s a hassle with B&N’s books.

There are other problems as well, like covers not showing and shelves disappearing, and it seems to be hit or miss getting library books to work.

Nonetheless, it’s a good inexpensive option for some use case scenarios. The Nook supports ePub and PDF formats, and it has Wi-Fi for downloading books from B&N. The Android software is also hackable for those that know what they’re doing.

Nook Glowlight 3

4 Responses to “Nook Glowlight 3 Refurbs Selling for $79”

  1. OMG!!!! Thanks for posting this Nate, because as soon as I read this, I jumped on the bandwagon (and never looked back!!) and went and got one. I didn’t even read the information on Amazon. LOL!!! Funny, I had just looked at this on B & N today, and drooled. What I’m going to like about this is I can use OverDrive and check out books from the Library. Totally awesome!! Again, thanks bunches!!! D

  2. The refurbished product is 10 dollars less than when they offered it new last year at $89.

    B&N needs to have a sale soon.

    • I’m surprised they don’t have it on sale for Mother’s Day. They haven’t had it on sale since last year. I don’t get it.

      • In my opinion, the price is the only thing that keeps many from trying to get one.

        If this eReader would’ve been 6.8, I would’ve understood their current price tag.

        Now that Amazon finds any reason to have a tablet sale, B&N needs to put their item on sale to compete with them.

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