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To Buy or Not To Buy?...that IS the question.


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Initial post: Jun 7, 2013 7:55:29 AM PDT
Canalla says:
So I have a Kindel Touch, about a year old, love it so much! I like the idea of a whiter screen and the light that the Kindel Whitepaper offers...I was one click away from buying it and as always, some of the bad reviews made me doubt buying it...several reports of problems with distorted text and color patched. I know Amazon will send me replacement if I have a problem, but I'm leaving the country soon so I wont be able to exchange.....tried talking to customer support but first they said there is no known issue, but later said there is a known issue.

What say we all? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 7:59:11 AM PDT
New Girl says:
I can't say whether there are any "known issues" but my paperwhite is perfect and I love it! If there is a problem it only takes a day or two to get a replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 7:59:39 AM PDT
I have never seen anyone post about distorted text. My Paperwhite is fine, and has been since day one. I've had several Kindles, K2i, DXG, Basic, and two Fires. The Paperwhite is by far the best one and my favorite for reading. I use it daily.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:18:34 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:23:26 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Can you go buy one from a store like Best Buy or Staples?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:23:35 AM PDT
Canalla,

There was a bad "batch" of PWs that had a weird discoloration on the screen, but those were all replaced, and that I know of, there haven't been further reports of problems.

I have a PW, and it's wonderful! If you like your Touch, you'll love the PW.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:25:53 AM PDT
You don't get the 30 day no questions asked return policy if you buy from another retailer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:27:37 AM PDT
Canalla says:
Read the reviews...several people have had this problem.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:27:52 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I think you would love it if you bought it. I personally would wait and see if something newer comes out between now and Christmas, as long as I had a working Kindle.

Since you are leaving the country, you may want to check and see if the country you are moving to has Amazon access where you can still use the Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:28:12 AM PDT
Canalla says:
Sweet! Thanks!

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I'd rather go by the posts that we see here on the forums. I can't remember one post that talked about "text distortion."

Please ignore anything Jonas has to say. He is a trouble maker, currently being watched by the Mods. His mother is going to be very upset when the account is banned.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:31:02 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
I also love my Paperwhite. So easy on the eyes but light when you need it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:31:11 AM PDT
Canalla says:
I live in Chile, my Kindel Touch has no problems connecting to WIFI and downloading books...in anywhere that you have WIFI with a normal internet connection, there is no problem...I know 3G might have problems in some countries.

Thanks, will probably buy it.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:32:53 AM PDT
Canalla says:
This happens only with the light on, right? Any problems without using the light? out in the sunshine? Using the room lamp? When did you buy the PW?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:34:28 AM PDT
Sarida says:
You can put Jonas on ignore. We all have. Just pay attention to the people who are trying to help you; not those who just want to cause trouble.

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Canalla says:
What happens with the light on? any text distorsions there? color patches?

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2013 8:38:25 AM PDT
Canalla, I use my Paperwhite every single day. I use the light all the time, and adjust the brightness depending on where I am reading. There are no text distortions, and no color issues on mine.

I read in fully lit rooms, with the light all the way up. I read in the dark bedroom, with the light at 9-12. (out of 1-24) It is a pleasure to use, no matter where I find myself. Outside, inside, dark, bright. I literally never leave the house without it, and carry it around with me in the house as well.

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