December 21, 2009 / 1:00 PM / 9 years ago

Barnes & Noble to compensate for late Nooks-report

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS.N) plans to give a $100 online gift certificate to consumers who ordered its Nook electronic reader but won’t get it in time for Christmas, a post on online publication The Consumerist showed.

Early this month, the company said it was postponing the in-store debut of the device, which retails for $259, until early 2010 to fulfill orders already received.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating saying on Sunday that there may be a small percentage of customers who won’t receive their Nooks in time for Christmas.

The company couldn’t immediately be reached by Reuters for comment outside regular business hours. (Reporting by Abhishek Takle in Bangalore; Editing by Mike Miller)

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