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How to Remove Ads from Kindle Fire HD?


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Posted on Nov 22, 2012 9:58:38 PM PST
H. Tang says:
I got my kindle from a friend too and would like to get rid of the special offer page. I went into Manage Your Devices but cannot find where I can unsubscribe or pay to take it off. Can anyone direct me where I should go from there? Thanks a bunch!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 10:05:34 PM PST
jsh1120 says:
Is the device registered to your Amazon account?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 7:56:43 PM PST
Here is how to turn off Home Recommendations:

Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap More.
Tap Applications.
Tap Amazon Home Recommendations, and then tap Hide.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 8:26:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2012 8:27:49 PM PST
The Blade says:
On your Manage Your Devices page (not the Manage Your Kindle page) you will see a column titled "Special Offers". Beside your device, in that column, you should see "Subscribed" with the word "Edit" right beside it. Select "Edit" and follow the prompts to remove your special offers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 3:10:17 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 3:40:06 PM PST
Yes, I know how now. When I made that post, the update that allowed it hadn't been released yet.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 4:05:34 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
Wow,

I guess I should post my viewpoint. . .

I have one of the e-ink readers and if Amazon turned off my Special Officers I would expect them to PAY ME more than $200 each year.

That is correct, no typo above, I meant it the way it reads.

Just one little example, over this past year I purchased 6 oil changes for my car at half-price. Additionally, I have purchased Amazon Gift cards at half-price. Not to mention receiving over $40 in Amazon credits for use in the music downloads.

Another way to look at it is that Amazon has already saved me more money than I paid for the e-reader in the first place.

Sooo, it seems I may be alone here saying this but, I hope Amazon keeps pumping me these Special Offers as it will cost me money if they stop!

Just my 2˘ worth on the matter . . .

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:58:06 PM PST
James says:
It doesn't give you the option to purchase without the ads. You only find out after your purchase the item that you have to pay extra. That's known as a bait and switch. If you think about it, amazon promotes their "discounted" kindle but after paying for a power cord and ad removal, how is it discounted?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:22:14 PM PST
Craig says:
What is the "it" that doesn't give the option to purchase with or without special offers? Because Amazon does give you the option, and Best Buy certainly advertises that the Kindle Paperwhite includes special offers. Not knowing the options available for your purchase isn't "bait and switch," it's "click randomly and complain later."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:40:53 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 11:08:09 AM PST
Im a new kindle fire hd owner(bought it yesterday) and this helped out alot. thank you so much

-Bradley Walker

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 5:23:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 5:29:35 PM PST
Well I am sitting here with a brand new kindle fire from Kmart in my lap (one of three purchased for children as I use an ipad) and never knew or heard about any of this nonsense. I feel misled, since none of this was known to me, and if amazon feels that this is an unobjectionable policy then they should have placed the information front and center on the box so potential consumers could make an informed choice.

Back they go. I will gladly pay more for a competing device that does not make me feel as if somebody is trying to be slick.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 5:31:08 PM PST
epb says:
I don't know why Amazon should be penalized for your lack of reading comprehension. Right there on the Kindle page you get a matrix for 16GB, 32GB with Special Offers and Without Special Offers. What happens is most people click on the cheaper one THEN throw a fit and blame Amazon because they didn't read the page.

I've seen similar. I bought my first Kindle as a gift for my sister. I specifically explained about the ad thing, but she wanted it NOW from Best Buy rather than wait for shipping. Okay, I said. A week later, she works out that the ad offers are annoying and says I should have explained it better!

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 5:42:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 5:49:54 PM PST
I am going to hope that statement is not directed at myself, as I clearly stated the devices were purchased in a store. My only knowledge of this policy was obtained while searching the web for a solution, which brought me to this page.

Assumptions?

I also have three iPads and a Galaxy tab, none of which in any way prepared me for such a policy from Amazon regarding kindles. The policy is an outlier and off-putting.

What other odd policy's do they have that I am not aware of yet? Now alerted, I am searching the web for other reports of customer concerns.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 5:52:31 PM PST
epb says:
My sister's was purchased in a store, also clearly stated. Doesn't mean we didn't research the purchase before hand.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 5:54:24 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
Amazon has sold millions of Kindles with special offers.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:17:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 6:20:20 PM PST
That would be very compelling logic. If the special offer was front and center. A simple sticker on the box would be quite sufficient. That would also put to rest all claims of "reading incomprehension" quite simply.

Failing that, how about a big blurb on the website saying "an explanation of special offers"

No?

How about a blurb screen when you activate the device, saying "about amazons special offers"

No?

How about when you open the special offers screen, a button explaining special offers and how to deactivate them?

No?

How about anything at all in the documents or the greeting/welcome from the CEO explaining the policy?

No? I wonder why, since it would surely come under the heading of good customer service and openness.

Instead, people should search the web finding bare mentions of a strange policy that they would have no idea to look for in the first place, since its contrary to every other device they have ever purchased.......

I should probably check the microprocessor serial numbers and voltages as well just in the interests of consumer awareness......

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 6:24:12 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
It does have all of that on the web page. You can claim all that you want that its not there, but it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 6:44:00 PM PST
J. Gatie says:
I call troll. A real mouth foaming, Apple supporting, snot snortin' one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 6:44:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 6:44:40 PM PST
epb says:
DB wrote:"Instead, people should search the web finding bare mentions of a strange policy that they would have no idea to look for in the first place, since its contrary to every other device they have ever purchased."

Should you trek to the jungles of Borneo for the info like Indiana Jones? No. Should you look at the product page of the device you're purchasing? Yes. That's totally reasonable.

Your claim that this is contrary to every device you've ever purchased rings hollow, since based on this research effort, I'm not sure you'd know. This might just be the first time you've noticed.

The truth is, anyone that's worked retail or served the public knows there is no such thing as "obvious enough." Right now, some guy diagnosed with lung cancer is shocked to hear smoking's bad for you, and ranting how they should make the warning bigger on the pack. People ignore what's right in front of them, then blame everyone else for their inattention and when you point out the obvious they get defensive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 6:45:44 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
thank you

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:56:36 PM PST
There is indeed an "reveal tab" on the amazon web page, but even that one attempt is disingenuous, since its displayed and worded in such a way as to be very easily missed, and does not obviate the need for more obvious desimenation of information for those making a purchase through other outlets.

Certainly none of the numerous reviews I read gave a clue of this, and the device and its documentation remain uninformative. From a consumers point of view, its unsatisfactory, and I will be back at those sites enjoining the review authors to add this information to their reviews so that truly informed purchasing decisions can be made.

I think that in what promises to become a much more crowded market for tablet devices at the kindle fire price point, such information could easily be the deciding factor.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:00:28 PM PST
~nospin says:
Special offers have been noted in the dozens of reviews I have read.

*ping*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:00:51 PM PST
Your reaction (and its tone and marvelous civility) say much more about yourself at this point.

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 7:01:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 7:02:17 PM PST
And they have not in several I have read. This proves what?
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