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Initial post: Oct 30, 2013 5:22:39 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 5:55:46 PM PDT
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Mike says:
They are on your drop down list only if they are registered to your account.

P.S. Here, you're not talking to Amazon, only other customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 6:07:16 PM PDT
Yes I know, but I figure Amazon monitors content and will pick up on the suggestion. Also, I hoped to see if there is any interest in that feature. Too much time on my hands today and got distracted by the thought.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 6:11:05 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
No, I really don't want anyone being able to send things to my Kindle when they want to. I would rather accept the gift myself and then put it on the device I want or just store it in the cloud at that time.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 6:12:05 PM PDT
Artist says:
Amazon doesn't monitor content for suggestions and requests. They have an e-mail address just for those purposes.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 6:13:04 PM PDT
Dog Lover says:
I wouldn't welcome anything dropped onto my device but I can see value in a more easily used "give as a gift" from product pages if the item isn't on that person's wish list. Perhaps something such as a faux "wish list" entry that could be created by the giver to use the member's profile info. I'm certain there are many possibilities.

I do not, however, wish to have anything "given" to me without a step where I would have to "accept" that gift officially before it becomes part of my archive/cloud content.

You could send your suggestion via the help link at the top of the page.


Posted on Oct 30, 2013 6:28:37 PM PDT
Nobody is going to add books to my account except my sister (who shares the account) and me. Nobody.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 6:49:08 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 6:55:14 PM PDT
Mike says:
It doesn't matter, Sharon, whether you withdraw your suggestion, or not. We cannot do anything about it, even if we wanted to... and can't say that I see much enthusiasm for it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 6:58:53 PM PDT
KAragon says:
If you have your kindle, why not just buy directly from the kindle? Yes, it will be charged against your daughter's payment method but then you just send her a gift card for the amount. You get the download on your kindle immediately, your daughter gets the money whenever she applies the gift card to her account.

Your husband could do the same.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013 8:07:39 PM PDT
Thank you all very much for the input. I appreciate it.
KAragon, that's what we're doing now. However to make sure WE are paying for the content, we send the gift card in advance and wait until they credit it. If it's a Daily Deal, and the amount isn't credited in time, we lose the opportunity for the Daily Deal. It's better if the money is already in the account, but if brother-in-law or daughter have purchased items that use up the credit balance, which they are welcome to do, it would come from the credit card assigned to THEIR account. Then they get a notice about the purchase made against their credit card. I feel this is impolite on my part. Also, a person whose kindle is assigned to an account does not necessarily know what that credit balance is, even if they have recharged the account in anticipation of buying books. I was just thinking of how we could just make the purchases for the kindle without risking a charge against their credit cards. If someone in my mother's adult family residence were to buy something that costs money on her kindle that I assigned to my account, then I would be charged for it. Consequently, I put a parental guard on it so another resident doesn't accidentally click on something to play a game and start buying credit on a game without realizing that we are having to pay for it on our credit card. We buy a lot of books and audio books among those of us on these accounts.
I was logging in, buying the books, downloading to the computer, then loading them onto the kindle. Unfortunately, lately the cover doesn't show up when I do that. Maybe that's because we are staying overseas right now for a while. I don't want to use the 3G because that probably costs Amazon money.
Anyway, floated the balloon to see if anyone admired it. Idea isn't popular. Not gonna worry about it.
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