Down to $199 for a limited time, the Nook Tablet stands toe-to-toe with the Kindle Fire.
If you've been keeping score, Barnes & Noble's refurbished Nook Color e-reader has been selling for as low as $129. But, let's face it, that's last year's model. The newer, more powerful Nook Tablet, which debuted just a few months ago, has held steady at $249.
That's why today's deal is kind of a big, well, deal. Until midnight on Friday (February 17), and while supplies last, you can get the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet for $199 shipped. That's after entering coupon code CNOOKDEAL at checkout.
As you'll no doubt see when you click through, this is an eBay-hosted deal. Thus, you'll need an eBay account to take advantage of it. The good news is that it includes "Fast N' Free" shipping, which promises to put the Nook on your doorstep within four business days.
I've poked and prodded every inch of my Nook Color, but I haven't actually had any hands-on time with the Nook Tablet. Physically, the two are just about identical, though the latter weighs about 1.7 ounces less. Both have that same distinctive hole cut in the corner, which, for reasons I can't explain, I just love.