Barnes and Noble has just unveiled a new trade in program that will allow Nook owners to drop off their older devices at any bookstore and get a $30 credit towards the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.
The trade in program is the first of its type and gives owners of the 1st generation Nook, Nook Color and Nook Tablet a viable upgrade path. As long as the devices are in working order and not totally broken, B&N will give you the credit.
It is important to note they will not give you physical cash for your old device, but they will give you $30 off the 10.1 and 7 inch versions of the new Samsung 4 Nook tablets. This offer is only available from now until January 17, 2015.
My advice, is if you do take advantage of this offer to delete all of the content on your device to insure none of your personal information will be accessible. All you need to do is hold the “Power” button for at least five seconds to power off it off. Hold the “Home” and “Power” buttons until the Nook Color powers on.Press the “Home” button when the Factory Reset dialog is displayed. Press the “Home” button to confirm the reset. The device reboots automatically after the restore is complete.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.