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iPad has a motivating buypack program. How about Kindle?


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Initial post: Oct 7, 2013 6:43:43 AM PDT
K. Newton says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 6:46:05 AM PDT
King Al says:
There is a big difference between an iPad and a Fire. The iPad is a huge profit maker for Apple, so they can afford to buy back old iPads. Amazon makes no profit on a Fire, so Amazon would likely have to increase the price of the Fire in order to offer a buy back program.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 6:57:28 AM PDT
K. Newton says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:01:02 AM PDT
The profit is in the content, not the device. Otherwise, there would be no sense in offering free apps for non-Kindle devices.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:02:55 AM PDT
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2011/1121/Amazon-loses-money-on-each-Kindle-Fire-sold-on-purpose

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/11/16/142310104/why-amazon-loses-money-on-every-kindle-fire

http://www.isuppli.com/Teardowns/MarketWatch/Pages/Amazon-Loses-Less-Money-with-Kindle-Fire-HD.aspx

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-11-18/business/35282380_1_kindle-fire-nook-tablet-e-reader

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/research-firm-amazon-sells-199-220859587.html

How many more would you like?

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 7:14:54 AM PDT
K. Newton says:
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Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2013 7:21:39 AM PDT
Apple charged a lot more for their iPad when you bought it...didn't they? Amazon can have a return for upgrade policy, too...IF they charge three times more for their Kindles than they are worth...as Apple does with it's iPads. If Amazon did so, would the higher prices you pay to initially buy a Kindle really please you all that much? If you have spare Kindles, use one to read while another is charging, give one to a friend, or relative, and donate the rest to a Veteran's Rehab facility.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:23:29 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
There is a third party here on Amazon who will buy your Kindle. They don't give you much money for it. You could always sell it yourself locally or give them away.

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 7:37:01 AM PDT
K. Newton says:
It would please me not to be wasteful with Kindles that I don't use, without having to go to a lot of effort to try and sell them myself. That is a task that I must add to a long list of other tasks in life. I don't have to do that when I get a new phone, I don't have to do it with my iPad, I don't have to do it when I get a new car. But regardless of your arguments and your loyalty to Amazon which is appreciated, I understand all your points. I do. But you are missing mine. That's fine. You can miss it if you choose to.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:40:18 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
It's up to you about how bad you feel about being wasteful and what to do with old devices. Do you have this problem when you buy a new TV and have to get rid of the old one?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:48:24 AM PDT
K. Newton says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:51:00 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Excuse me, Net Nanny. You posted on a public forum. If you don't like people disagreeing with you then I suggest you turn off your internet connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:51:11 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Is there something wrong with you?? Are you not able to sell your old devices yourself??

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:51:12 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:52:44 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
It's too much trouble ...wwaaahhhh
Apparently even too much trouble to donate it.

:::rolling my eyes:::

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Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2013 7:58:05 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I gave you a rational and helpful answer -- sell to the third party here on Amazon, sell it yourself or give it away.
Just because you don't like those answers doesn't mean they were not legitimate.

Keep going just a little further with your insults so your posts can get deleted.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:58:10 AM PDT
If you think it's so wasteful to have Kindles you don't use, why buy a new one if you current ones still work?

My guess is that you want the new features, and there's nothing wrong with that. But Amazon has no obligation to soothe your conscience over your purchasing choices.

There is a third party which will buy old Kindles, but you won't get much for them. If you want more than a token amount, you have to sell them yourself.

Still don't like it? Buy a device from a manufacturer that has a buy back program you like.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:58:43 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
You are not talking to Amazon on this forum. If you want Amazon to change their ways, then talk to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:59:24 AM PDT
Give them away.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 7:59:52 AM PDT
If you think this is such a terrific idea, write up a business plan and convince Amazon and its board that your idea will make them loads more money.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 8:00:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2013 8:01:41 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
No, no, no. He/she doesn't want an alternative. He/she wants it HIS way.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2013 8:05:45 AM PDT
I just love reading posts from all these "experts" who are convinced their ideas - which usually involve them getting more for less - will make Amazon money hand over fist.
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