I told you why I thought the B&N Nook was the ebook reader to beat and ordered mine that first hour they were available for preorder. I have been diligently checking my order status page today since it previously stated my Nook was scheduled to ship on 30 November. Sadly, this is not going to happen as planned and I won't be able to take my Nook on this weekend's cross country trip. However, I did receive an email from Barnes & Noble with two nice offers to make up for this delay.
Here is the body of the email I received:
You were smart to order your nook early for 2 reasons:
You'll be one of the first to have one. Your nook is shipping soon and we expect to have it to you by December 9th. As an added bonus, we've upgraded you to overnight shipping!
To thank you for being one of the first proud nook owners, we're giving you a $10 Barnes&Noble.com Online Gift Certificate. You can redeem it for cool and stylish nook accessories, bestsellers, exciting new DVDs and Music, and Toys & Games; and beginning in mid December, you'll be able to redeem it for eBooks!
So as you can see I now get free overnight shipping with a planned arrival date of 9 December and I get a $10 gift certificate to use for a case, ebook, etc. I plan to hold off using it until the Nook arrives to see if a case is a good idea and already have some titles ordered up and ready to load on my Nook.