I am very annoyed with Barnes and Noble right now.
Almost annoyed enough to use the S-word.
That’s right. SCAM.
I was sooooooooo excited to find they offered free ebooks from Google Books. All I wanted was Don Quixote, in English, on my BN eReader on my BlackBerry. And they had multiple editions (from the 19th century, granted, but good enough) through BN, so I could save it to my BN account, and it would sync wirelessly. AWEsome!
Or not. I got suspicious when it started asking for my credit card information. And my billing address. Huh? Come to find out, in small letters at the bottom, that they were going to charge my credit card. $0.01. One red cent.
NO. If you tell me the book is free, then give me the book for free. If you have to charge me a penny – for transaction fees, or whatever kind of fees – that’s fine, charge me a penny: but don’t tell me the book is free. Tell me it costs a penny. Then I’ll pay a penny.
Otherwise, I’ll just read it online, thankyouverymuch.