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Kindle Fire HD - Can the special offers feature be turned off?


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Initial post: Nov 26, 2012 5:48:30 PM PST
Happy says:
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Posted on Nov 26, 2012 6:12:28 PM PST
Artist says:
Only by paying $15 and removing the ads through your MYK page. You received a discount on the purchase price because the Fire is ad-supported, and there's no way to get rid of them without paying to remove the ads.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:14:00 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:16:36 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
If you purchase the ad supported Kindle then you have to view the ads. Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:40:19 PM PST
C. Hartley says:
I paid $499 for the 4G and thought that buying this most expensive version would mean I wouldn't get ads. But no.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:46:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 26, 2012 6:50:01 PM PST
The Blade says:
Then you should read the product page before hitting the "Buy" button. That info is right there as plain as day. *You* select which one you want. You can get the discounted model and the special offers that go with it ($499) or the non-discounted model without special offers ($514).

Just a matter of reading the words on the screen.

Edit:
BTW, your model isn't even the most expensive model. The most expensive model is the 64GB version without special offers - $614.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:46:36 PM PST
GnomeEd says:
So basically you just want to skirt the system and cheat?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:52:30 PM PST
C. Hartley says:
Okay. You're right. I no doubt rushed my order. Thanks.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 6:56:27 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 6:58:24 PM PST
No one does at this time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 8:38:37 PM PST
GRak says:
@Chartley: If you ordered it during the first week or so it was up for pre-order, then you wouldn't have seen the option to get it w/o Special Offers as it was not originally an option.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 11:04:30 PM PST
C. Hartley says:
I did pre-order it during that first week. Thank you, GRakaska, for making me feel less incompetent!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 6:27:14 PM PST
Happy says:
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Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:30:20 AM PST
So to be clear if you find the adds annoying you can in fact pay $15 and turn them off via your account settings on the Kindle Fire HD...correct?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:32:12 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
You get a discount for allowing them to show you ads. The higher priced model without ads is the normal price.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:38:43 AM PST
Yes. The $15 will be charged to your account.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 4:21:21 AM PST
jnanam says:
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Posted on Jan 20, 2013 4:22:40 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 4:35:18 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
it's not special features, but special offers feature (offers = ads)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 8:32:34 AM PST
The Blade says:
>>>>"$15 saved only buys so much ad time."<<<<

If it isn't worth it to you, don't accept the discount and pay full price for the item. Simple really.

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 10:31:18 AM PDT
benefit13 says:
Do you folks who so vehemently defend the "special offer" / pay to not get ads idea work for Amazon? My email service is free, it comes with ads, I accept it. I'm purchasing a Kindle Fire HD from Amazon, I'll be purchasing content from Amazon. No ads. Period. I know, I know - just pay the $15.00, it's the discounted price.
We've become consumer slaves.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2013 10:35:27 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Of course we don't work for Amazon. We have also been consumer slaves for many many years. Well before Amazon started selling items....

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2013 10:48:33 AM PDT
NCLady says:
I don't work for Amazon, far from it. I ordered the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with the ads to save money. I read the material before I pressed the Buy Button. I researched what I was paying for and then made an informed decision. You purchased the Kindle Fire HD, with the knowledge that you were made a discount offer if you agreed to the ads, so now you can't cry foul when that is what you get.

I found the ads too intrusive for me, so I spent the $15 and had them turned off, but I didn't mind, because the Kindle Fire HD would have been the same price that I have now paid if I had ordered it without the ads.

They offer all the information of what you are purchasing from them. They are very explicit about what you are agreeing to for the purchase price. They are also customer friendly enough that they offer you a resolution if you don't like the ads. Why you expect to get something for nothing is amazing to me.

I guess when you go in the grocery store and buy your produce, you would expect the cashier to go home with you and cook it for you. After all, you drove to the grocery, had to push that cart around, and then pay for it...stands to reason that the store should cook it for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2014 11:38:17 AM PST
^^LOL
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