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  • xine267 wrote (see)
    Its official: I love my Kindle! I got an Amazon voucher for Christmas so haven't bankrupted myself (yet).

    Careful with Amazon vouchers. The one I got expired within 12 months, plus of course was bought some time before it was given to me, so a month of that had already gone.

    Companies are a bit crooked about short expiry periods for vouchers. An item on Moneybox Live on Radio 4 a few months ago said a lot of vouchers only have a life of a year or two before the expiry date. Apparently 6% of vouchers never get spent: a huge windfall for companies like WH Smith, Argos, Amazon. Better to give cash than vouchers, maybe.

     

    An enjoyable book on Kindle: THE MACHINE by DG Jones.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/THE-MACHINE-ebook/dp/B004AYD6GC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339233757&sr=1-1

     

     

  • Some stuff is only on the Kindle like "Running Desperado". image

    Get's my vote, I like my Kindle.

  • I am thrilled to say that I now have a Kindle - WiFi 3G Touchscreen. Very intuitive, no problems finding my way around the basics.  Have got my first book already.

    Some earlier posts suggest these things can get damaged quite easily. Disappointed at the cost of covers £25, £30, £50. Adaptor £16. Will probably shop around and see if there are any deals.

     
  • Martenkay, try Amazon. I've just seen quite a few Kindle cases on there for around the £7 mark image

  • Thanks Saffy much appreciated. I thought I might try Tesco tomorrow an earlier post said they do Kindle so should have accessories.image

  • Saffy, yes I have found them down the right hand side of the screen. Thanks again.

  • Also worth a look at Currys/PC World they've got some dirt cheap cases in the sale but it depends on your local store's stock. I got one for a fiver (reduced from £30) a couple of weeks ago.

    Your right though, some Tesco stores also have cases, a few again with big discounts.  

  • Had my kindle for 18 months. love it. Read much more prolifically than before and the battery lasts forever. 

  • I'm another with love for my kindle. It's really come into it's own when travelling and for reducing stress at lines. I'm more interested in my book than the 10 minute queue at the post office!

  • THE MACHINE is free again on Kindle. Grab it while it's free.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/THE-MACHINE-Industrial-Edition-ebook/dp/B004AYD6GC/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

    Don't be put off by the naked males & females shower scene at the beginning. It isn't porn. It's actually a great dystopia.

     

  • Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

    I have to compliment Kindle Customer Service.  Dad of Jr dropped his bag and his kindle was in it. Whilst the screen itself is not broken, the display is fragmented and unreadable.

    After googling, I completed their customer service contact form and they called back within the promised 5 minutes. As the kindle is outside of warranty, they are sending me a replacement of the same model for £40 and sending me a packet so that I can return the damaged one. I had researched to see if I could replace the screen myself and they were on ebay but for £50 plus P&P and coming from China so could have been hit by Customs and Excise I rang them today at 10:17am and a new knidle was despatched at 2:02pm. You really can't ask for more than that imageimageimageimage

    An update.....

    On Saturday, Dad of Jr broke the replacement kindle that he got in June. I have just got off the wrong to Kindle Support after admitting that the damage was all down to Dad of Jr.

    Even though it's what I would consider accidental damage and even though it was replacing a kindle that was outside warranty, Amazon are sending me a free replacement as THIS kindle was still inside warranty

    Once again, Kindle Support have exceeded all expectations and I am one very happy bunny imageimageimage


     

  • I love my Kindle. I was always one of the 'I like real books, I'll never get one of those things, the feel of a real book can't be beaten'. Then my sister got me one for Christmas. It sat in the box for a year, then I started using it this year after someone sent me a disc full of books and it's fabulous.

    Most of my books have gone to the charity shop now (only after they have been added to the Kindle or the wishlist) and, other than baking or craft books, I only buy ebooks now. I have a quick peek at the 99p book of the day every day. I seem to remember that one was £1.29 one day last week though...

  • I love my kindle image
  • I was annoyed that JK Rowling's new book "A Casual Vacancy" was £9 in Tesco but £11.99 on Kindle.

    Disgraceful to make the Kindle edition (a stream of electronic text with hardly any delivery costs)  more expensive than a hardback copy (printed, bound, boxed, delivered, etc), in my opinion.

    Presumably this was done in collusion with the supermarkets because they didn't want to lose a load of sales to Kindle?

  • Kindle editions must be cheaper.  It's absurd that something that only exists in the ether costs more than the paperback or hardback version even when you account for VAT

  • I agree, but most hardbacks come out on amazon at half price for a short time when they are new they are cheaper to buy on hardback then kindle which is daft!

    But quibbles about things like that aside.  I love the freedom of the kindle.  Almost tempted to get myself a second one the new black one.... But might be naughty and order one of the backlit ones from the usa cannot decide if they are good or not.

  • Kindle isn't more expensive, the newly released book is cheaper. All about the point of reference. New 'real' books will always be discounted to sell them. I'm pretty sure the publishers will set the price for both the real and digital books.

  • apparently VAT is applied to electronic books, but not to printed copy. I think .........

  • I love my kindle, but really disappointed with the lack of a library loan option for current books etc 

  • Loon. wrote (see)

    apparently VAT is applied to electronic books, but not to printed copy. I think .........

    Aye, as they're providing a service.

  • I go for the free books or the books under a quid, there are some good ones out there image

  • The replacement kindle arrived today image

  • Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

    An update.....

    On Saturday, Dad of Jr broke the replacement kindle that he got in June. I have just got off the wrong to Kindle Support after admitting that the damage was all down to Dad of Jr. Even though it's what I would consider accidental damage and even though it was replacing a kindle that was outside warranty, Amazon are sending me a free replacement as THIS kindle was still inside warranty Once again, Kindle Support have exceeded all expectations and I am one very happy bunny imageimageimage

    Yes, Amazon's customer service is superb. My dad gave me a Kindle for Xmas. A couple of months later I knelt on it and broke the screen and basically bent it in two. I didn't want my dad to find out I'd wrecked his gift and phoned Amazon to ask about the possibility of paying to have it fixed. They told me as it was still under warranty they would send me a brand new replacement, even after I repeated several times that I'd broken it myself through plain stupidity. I was worried they'd send me a new one then change their minds and charge me for it but there really was no catch at all, the replacement arrived within 24 hours, and my dad never had to find out I trashed his present. I suppose it's in their interest to keep you using Kindles as you can only buy Kindle books from them - they won't want you to go off and buy a Kobo instead and get your books elsewhere. Still, I was totally impressed with their customer service.

  • that's really good customer service runs-with-dogs. s far I've not had to use the customer service (frantically crosses fingers) but I'd be lost if mine broke. 

  • Amazon really are the best I know for customer services.
  • Agree with that.  Everytime i've called them with a question or issue - they've been superb at resolving it within 24 hours.

  • I like the fact that if you buy a book on Kindle, you have 7 days to reject it. You simply go to 'Manage my Kindle' and get a refund.

    It means, if the book's rubbish, you haven't wasted your money.

    It also means, if you bought a book by accident, you can get your money back.

     

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