The kindle serial number on the unit gets assigned to your Amazon account when they charge your credit card and then ship the unit. Anything you buy will be pushed onto the unit the first time you turn it on if you are in a Sprint coverage area when you turn it on.
C. Reynolds- 70 books? Yikes! The Visa bill came today with my first 20 Kindle books charged on it. Dear Hubby gave me *that look* and asked how I could possilby have Kindle charges when I don't even have the [darn] thing yet.
At least I finally received the email that says I should have it in the next couple of weeks - just in time for some of the pre-releases that have Kindle links on the bound book page to be available for purchase. :-)
My poor Visa bill - it's going to be several extra pages long next month from filling up Kindle, I'm sure. Maybe I should have a massive Amazon Marketplace sale for all my old books that I can bear to part with to raise funds.
Frank G, you have an actual SN on your Kindle now? My account has one 'registered" to it, but I'm not seeing a number for it. My credit card hasn't been charged and I haven't received any info from Amazon about mine being shipped, just the infamous 'shipping soon' email almost 1 1/2 weeks ago.
Yes, a few hours ago in the morning (I'm in Florida) I was in the same way. I went to a meeting and when I came back I found 2 emails, one telling me that the Kindle was shipped and the other one Welcome type, telling me that if I bought it as a gift I had to delete it from my Account at amazon clicking on Manage My Kindle. When you do that you will see a Kindle added and if you click on Edit, you will see the SN. I had my Kindle added since a long time ago because I was buying some books for it but that did not have any serial, so I think that they went into my account, looked for a Kindle without SN and edited the only one available in my case.
Thanks Frank. I've also pre-purchased 10 or so books, but no serial # as of yet. My toolbar is currently showing 3 new mail messages, everytime I check it, I'm hoping they're from Amazon. Maybe this time one of them is.......by the way, I'm in TX.