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Do you wish you would be able to disable 1-click purchasing for kindle?

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Initial post: Feb 18, 2011 2:20:59 PM PST
Jie says:
I would really like to disable the 1-click purchasing for Kindle. I enjoy the convenience of reading on a Kindle very much, but I don't want to buy a kindle for my kids because of the 1-click purchasing. My kids have ipods (touch), but they won't be able to buy anything I don't agree. Why Amazon can't do the same?

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 2:24:32 PM PST
krystalspin says:
Hi Jie Xu

One thing is to deregister the kids' Kindles when not loading them with approved books.
Other parents have voiced the same opinion -- you might want to write to

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 2:38:19 PM PST
Regardless of the reason, it would be nice to not have to use the 1-click. Some of us just like the option of thinking about something (even for a few minutes) before we buy. At other shopping sites, I often put things in my cart, then find something I like better, and remove the first. Yes, there are ways around this, but it seems silly not to have the option. If you click it by mistake, or just change your mind, it's a big pain to have to email them and ask to return.

Little Miss Straight Lace

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 3:03:21 PM PST
You CAN disable 1-click.
Click "Your Account" (upper Right hand corner)
Click on "1-click settings" (under "Account Settings" scroll down)
Click on the "turn 1-click off" button on the right corner

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 3:05:32 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
However that has no connection with the 1 click for digital content (ebooks, music, video). That disables 1 click for physical items in the Amazon store since digital items have no "cart".

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 3:11:31 PM PST
A Customer says:
Just delete all credit cards on your account. No amount of clicking will result in a purchase. Add a card back when you are ready to purchase a book. The pain of doing this will cut down on frivolous spending, which is what I think people are trying to achieve.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2011 3:18:31 PM PST
R. Wilde says:
>> since digital items have no "cart".

Personally, I'd prefer to have a cart isntead of 1-click for nearly trivial reasons... a last-minute "yes, I want to buy these books" check as well as only 1 email in my inbox instead of 1 per book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2011 4:57:38 PM PST
Jie says:
Thanks. That is a good idea. I will try it. I will also write to
I hope whoever does not like this feature will tell Amazon too. Maybe when many people don't like it, they will make some changes. I don't think the change is technically difficult.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2011 5:05:50 PM PST
@Jie Xu: I hope that they don't change it. I like the one-click for buying ebooks. I have not yet bought an ebook by accident - and if I did, I can get a refund on the next screen, or I can contact CS for a refund within 7 days of purchase. I don't buy ebooks from the Kindle, only from my laptop.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 6:58:13 PM PST
Um, if you're not ready to buy it, you can add it to your wish list... I like the one click to buy, personally. And if I'm not ready yet, it just gets thrown on my amazon wish list. That way other people can buy it for me, too, if they're so inclined... :)

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 7:08:09 PM PST
I don't want to be able to disable the one click, I just wish on the Kindle, I'd like a box to pop up that says are you sure? (or words to that affect) just one more click, that's all. :)

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 7:43:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2011 7:45:12 PM PST
"wish to disable 1-click...? No, I don't. The convenience of 1-click is one of the many features I really appreciate.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 8:29:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2011 8:30:32 PM PST
D. Geary says:
It definitely increases my kindle bill :). However, I love the convenience. Do you think it changes how many books you buy vs. sample?

Matchmakers 2.0

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 8:41:31 PM PST
JJulieJ says:
It doesn't bother me as I usually add books to my wish list and buy from that. However I can see that it is an issue for some people and it is a shame that Amazon haven't made the account and purchasing software smarter so that customers could choose how they want to buy their e-books: one-click, cart or block purchasing, require confirmation on one-click, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2011 8:46:40 PM PST
FlowerPot says:
Sign out and then nothing can be purchased without password

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 8:49:22 PM PST
Nathan says:
My pc screen jumped (delayed scroll down) the other day and I accidentally clicked one click buy instead of add to wish list. But it was only a few bucks and it was the second book in a series I just bought the first for my wife so it wasn't worth trying to refund. As new kindle owners, I was wondering about a shopping cart also... ohwell.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2012 5:45:28 PM PST
D. Brown says:
Remove your credit card from 1-Click Settings : Add a second credit card number to your Amazon account and select it as your 1-Click Payment Method Preference under Your Account > Settings > 1-Click Settings > Payment Method. Delete this credit card from your Amazon account under Your Account > Payment > Payment Methods > Manage Payment Options. This will remove it from your 1-Click Payment Method Preferences. Don't set up a payment method under 1-Click Settings until you want to make a 1-Click purchase. Do NOT delete your main credit card number from your Amazon Account Payment Method.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2012 5:47:22 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
The deregister trick only works on eInk Kindles, not the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 10:00:57 PM PDT
RF says:
not sure i understand. i have disabled 1-click in my amazon account, but it did not prevent my daughter from buying a book for the kindle app on my IPAD without needing to confirm a password first. i.e., like every other sort of purchase i do on amazon. I buy a lot of non-digital goods from Amazon, so femoving my credit card info would not be handy. i cannot get over that 1 click still works when using the Kindle app even though i disabled its use on

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 11:25:18 PM PDT
C. S. Jones says:
First this is an ancient thread being resurrected here and second the Kindle 4 iPad app hasn't had any form of in app purchasing for over a year now. It was removed last year due to requirements from Apple. On an iPad you can only purchase from a browser which does require a login.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 9:53:26 AM PST
Brad Melendy says:
This thread may be old, but still pertinent. I like to review every purchase. I don't trust that pricing won't change from the product screen to checkout. I was ready to buy a book, but stopped when I had only the 1-click option. When I read I could not change the 1-click setting I decided to buy instead from Google play where I got to review my purchase.

I really don't understand why Amazon wouldn't let customers choose, unless they make a killing on impulse 1-click orders. Maybe I'll buy kindle books again when you make this a choice for your customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2014 10:05:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 20, 2014 10:05:55 AM PST

Brad, these are Customer Discussions; you're not speaking to Amazon. If you want them to see your suggestion, please email them at .

ETA: You can return books within 7 days of purchase if, say, the price came back wrong, and you'd be able to cite that as the reason for the return.
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