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post #61 of 72 (permalink) Old 2011-11-26, 07:03 PM
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Thank you Johnnycanuck

I would like to thank Johnnycanuck for his excellent write up the Nook. I have been looking to buy my daughter an ereader for her birthday in Jan. and was leaning towards the Kindle until i came apon the Nook.Thanks to Johnnycanucks write up i have made up my mind to get the B&N Nook.
I don't really understand how to get books from other companys like Chapters,Googleboks....etc, but i'm sure we will figure it out when i buy it for her.
Thanks Again Johnnycanuck

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post #62 of 72 (permalink) Old 2011-11-27, 08:46 PM
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Using Nook in Canada

I am new to this forum but wanted to share my experience with using the Nook in Canada. I had a lot of questions as well before I ended up purchasing one. I was vacationing in the US in Nov 2011 and purchased the Nook Simple Touch in a B&N store. I also registered it while in the US. The only problem I encountered was that I couldn't complete registration on the device - I had to go to the B&N website and set up an account from there (probably because my card and billing address are in Canada). Once I was set up on my computer with my Canadian credit card and billing address, I was able to sign into my account on the Nook itself. So far I have only purchased books from the B&N shop using the Nook and I have not had problems. I have purchased while I was in both the US and Canada. I have even purchased from Kobo books in Canada and been able to put the book on my Nook. Because it's a different type of DRM than the Nook books, I had to first load the book into Adobe Digital Editions on my computer and then load it via USB to the Nook. It was slightly inconvenient, but not a huge problem, especially if I can get books at a better price that way.

Overall, very satisfied with the Nook and recommend it to anyone looking for a native ePub reader. It is fully functional in Canada. Canadians will however, still have to go to the US to buy it.
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post #63 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 05:36 PM
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It seems as though there has been a change in the ebooks Barnes and Noble is allowing to be sold in Canada. Up until Nov 2011, I had been able to buy Nook books while in Canada and using a Canadian billing address and credit card. Now, when I try to purchase something, I get a message that I must have a US billing address. Almost all their books seem to have this description: "Items ship to U.S, APO/FPO and U.S. Protectorate addresses." I have even noticed this message on items I have previously been able to purchase. So it appears as though something has changed, but I am not sure what. It is possibly the publishers have pulled the rights for B&N to sell outside of the US. Overall, I am still happy with the Nook, but I now have to buy my books elsewhere. If you were looking for the ability to purchase books directly with your device, and you live in Canada, the Nook is no longer for you.
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post #64 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 06:08 PM
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Was trying to solve the above problem and it appears that all you need is to update your account info with a US billing and shipping address. This doesn't have to be your address or the address used for your Canadian credit card since they don't check this. Just grab one from somewhere. I used one belonging to a US relative, but I'm sure you could just use any random one for it to work. Works fine now and I can purchase books again.
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post #65 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 07:31 PM
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Victoria123, have you tried borrowing a library book on it yet, in Canada? I buy NookBooks on my iPad and if I could borrow library books on the Nook I might pick one up tomorrow at B&N.
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post #66 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-01-18, 05:07 PM
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Have not tried borrowing a Canadian library book on the Nook yet. If someone has, would be interested to know if it works.
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post #67 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-02-11, 01:19 AM
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I have now successfully borrowed an epub library book and put it on the Nook. I live in BC and this was really easy to do once the book was downloaded off their site and transferred on using Adobe Digital Editions.
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post #68 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-02-12, 01:42 PM
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I also am finding the Nook great for library books. I also like how I can buy the NYT Sunday edition for $0.99! I really like the Nook's size, but my husband finds it very hard to hold.
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post #69 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-02-21, 08:48 PM
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I am so glad to see this forum! I've had a nook for a year now and just love it! I ordered it via my sister in the us and so have had no trouble at all downloading books or anything else! I haven't done any library books and will
look forward to hearing how to go about that, I'm not terribly savy when in comes to this stuff. But I will say, I have had an easy time using it! I love the apps, the highlighting and such, i would recommend it to anyone! Very nice to hear all the information from everyone and I really appreciate the Moderator! Thanks so much for the help. I am going to try to download from
some other company tonight! wish me luck Haven't tried that before.
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post #70 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-05-04, 07:40 AM
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[I am quite late for Kevin7m. I am posting my experience for others.]

They were very prompt to reply and sent the reader fast. Probably they do not have too many customers. Someone contacted me by phone to confirm the order.

I had ordered new iriver story hd. After a few days I realized that the battery does not last as long as my much older ereaders (pocketbook 602, 902, and kindle 3). I am not sure it it was just an old unsold ereader, or if it was used.

I looked at the address of the company. It is a residential house in Vancouver.

I could not find any reviews of their store on the internet. In fact there is no helpful content. I decided to post my experience and opinion here.

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post #71 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-06-10, 12:10 PM
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I am in the process of purchasing my first ereader, I have no idea which one to choose?? I want it to just read and nothing more, but I want something that is easy to use and easy to purchase books. my top 2 choices are the Sony and the Kindle, I also like the Nook but like the Kindle I am concerned about the fact that I am in Canada.
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post #72 of 72 (permalink) Old 2012-06-10, 10:15 PM
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I have had a nook for 3 years and love it. I purchased a Kobo for my Mom and prefer my nook. I set up my account with a us address and am able to purchase nook books with no issues. It also has the ability through adobe digital to transfer books purchased from other companies like Kobo, I am not sure if the Kindle allows this or if you can only purchase from their site.
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