Nook Touch 'limited edition' $79 on Black Friday

Barnes & Noble is running a special on its Nook Simple Touch e-reader on Black Friday, chopping $20 of the retail price. Supplies are limited, of course.

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The picture says it all on this one.

On Black Friday, Barnes & Noble will be selling its highly-rated Nook Simple Touchfor $79. That's a $20 price drop and matches the price of Amazon's entry-level non-touch, ad-supported Kindle With Special Offers. The Nook Simple Touch has no ads.

The company is calling it a "Limited Edition," and while it doesn't seem any different from the $99 model that's on sale now, on second glance the border/edging is white instead of black (the new color scheme has been confirmed by Barnes & Noble).

The usual "while supplies last" disclaimer applies here, so get to your local Barnes & Noble store early to get your hands on one. (Note: Each Best Buy will also have a few--at least 10--Nook Simple Touches priced at $79 on Black Friday as doorbuster items).

If you don't get on this deal, it's worth noting that Barnes & Noble does have some refurbished (Certified Pre-owned) Nook Simple Touch units for $79. Also, for more Barnes & Noble Black Friday deals, click on this link to get a complete summary.

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