Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight gets price cut to $119

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced their upcoming Kindle Paperwhite eReader. The device was the first of the company's eReader family to get a front-lit screen. However, Barnes and Noble launched the front-lit Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight eReader several months ago.

This weekend, Barnes and Noble decided to lower the price of the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight down $20 to $119. The price now matches the ad-supported version of the Amazon Paperwhite, which officially goes on sale on Monday. The Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight does not run ads. Amazon will also sell an ad-free version of the Kindle Paperwhite for $139 on Monday, as well as a WiFi/3G version for $179.

The price cut from Barnes and Noble shows that the company is still in fierce competition with Amazon in the cheap eReader hardware space. The bookseller also offered a non-front lit version of the Nook Simple Touch for $99. Amazon announced a price cut of its basic Kindle eReader to just $69 earlier in September.

Amazon recently got some bad news as Walmart revealed it would no longer sell any Kindle devices in its stores or on its website, but will continue to sell Nook products.

Source: Barnes and Noble | Image via Barnes and Noble

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$119 is way too much for this. Were it a tablet with a full OS on it, sure. But you can add another $50 and get a full tablet Lol. It really urks me that people allow companies to gouge us like this for devices that are nowhere near up to par for their pricing. People need to stop buying half-assed devices.

nekkidtruth said,
$119 is way too much for this. Were it a tablet with a full OS on it, sure. But you can add another $50 and get a full tablet Lol. It really urks me that people allow companies to gouge us like this for devices that are nowhere near up to par for their pricing. People need to stop buying half-assed devices.

Tell me, how much does an iPod Nano cost?

Pluto is a Planet said,

Tell me, how much does an iPod Nano cost?

A better question would be "Do you own an iPod Nano?" My answer would be no, because I wouldn't be caught dead paying that much for a flippin' MP3 player. It also proves my point. People pay stupid amounts of money for half-assed devices.

nekkidtruth said,

A better question would be "Do you own an iPod Nano?" My answer would be no, because I wouldn't be caught dead paying that much for a flippin' MP3 player. It also proves my point. People pay stupid amounts of money for half-assed devices.

Well no worries, I don't have either either lol (I just had to include both words for both meanings). I don't even have a smartphone. But considering the price of other electronics, this is not really that extraordinary.

Pluto is a Planet said,

Well no worries, I don't have either either lol (I just had to include both words for both meanings). I don't even have a smartphone. But considering the price of other electronics, this is not really that extraordinary.

It isn't if you're looking at it like the people who allow themselves to be gouged for things like this. You can buy a full fledged 7" tablet that will do tons more than this, for the tiniest bit more money. Reader, gaming, multimedia, Internet.....

nekkidtruth said,
$119 is way too much for this. Were it a tablet with a full OS on it, sure. But you can add another $50 and get a full tablet Lol. It really urks me that people allow companies to gouge us like this for devices that are nowhere near up to par for their pricing. People need to stop buying half-assed devices.

169 would get you a pretty crap tablet. And what if you don't want a crap tablet. What if you want a great e-ink ebook reader. Something that's actually comfortable to read on?

HawkMan said,

169 would get you a pretty crap tablet. And what if you don't want a crap tablet. What if you want a great e-ink ebook reader. Something that's actually comfortable to read on?

A great e-ink reader should not ever cost $119. That's a massive rip off. I'm not saying there isn't a market for them, I'm saying they're insanely over-priced...especially this one. There's little to no gap in price between this and a full fledged 7" tablet. Edit: Also, "crappy tablet" is debatable. Just because it's a no-name tablet does not automatically mean crappy.

walmart do there own versions of ereaders as far as I know so don't want to encroach on there own sales.

Personally here I am waiting to get my Kobo Glo which is avaialable tomorrow, had it on order for a while now, it's basically the same thing, but available here in the UK as most other crap doesnt get released, we still havent had the original Fire here, let alone the new one