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Special Offers on Kindle Paperwhite?


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Initial post: Oct 1, 2012 7:41:44 PM PDT
Carol R says:
Can you opt out of special offers at a later time? I'd like to order the Kindle with the special offers but have the option of opting out later if they are too intrusive. A review I read said that that is possible but I want to know for sure.

Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 7:47:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 1, 2012 7:48:29 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Yes you can opt out of special offers on all Kindles. You just pay the difference.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 7:48:24 PM PDT
Yes, you can - it costs $15 to opt out.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 7:51:59 PM PDT
Nathan says:
20$, not 15.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 7:56:18 PM PDT
You're right. It's the Fire that's $15.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 1:57:54 PM PDT
One thing to be aware of (that needs to change on the PW like Amazon did for the new Fire) is that when viewing the library of what is on the device (at least with cover pictures), there is the top menu, a row of 3 cover pictures, a row of 4 "suggestions" and finally at the bottom, the Special Offer advertisement. Between the top menu and the 3 covers, just about half the screen is used. The other half of the screen is basically ads with no way at this time to remove the "suggestions".

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 2:02:47 PM PDT
mappo says:
Doesn't Amazon's new cover negate the ads anyway? Supposedly opening the cover automatically turns on the Kindle, so the only time ads are displayed is when the cover is closed. Or am I missing something?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 2:23:46 PM PDT
Mary McManus says:
From what I have seen of the cover videos you get kind of a flash of the ad and then the home screen when you open the cover. At the bottom of the home screen you will still have 1/2" ad which is no big deal. If you choose to view the book covers on your home screen instead of the usual list, you will also get "recommendations." The recommendations have nothing to do with special offers. Even if you opt out of them, you will still get recommendations when viewing book covers. But if you go back to viewing the home screen as a list, no recommendations. It would make me nuts to have all the book covers there anyway; I prefer a list which I can read a lot quicker than book covers although I know some will be thrilled.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 2:33:30 PM PDT
KindlePad says:
I would like to remove the "suggestions" from the home screen, in my mind - those are ads also. I would prefer to have all the screen used for my books and not amazon's. So, even if I pay to remove the special offers, those "suggestions" (ads) stay?

Boo Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 2:42:40 PM PDT
There is supposed to be an upgrade that will turn the suggestions off. I don't know that a date has been announced.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 3:00:38 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
That was for the Fires there was no mention of it being for the Paperwhite. It is a software update coming soon, the announcement is at the top of this forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2012 3:23:00 PM PDT
Cyndie says:
If you change to List View, then you won't see the recommendations.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 6:39:07 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 8:29:18 PM PDT
Marcelof says:
You can go to Parental Controls and turn off the Kindle Store, then the suggestions go away.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200954000_parentalcontrolPW?nodeId=200954000#parentalcontrol

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 9:17:26 PM PDT
When you do that, does it also add more books where those "suggestions" used to be, or is it a blank space?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 10:22:19 PM PDT
AC Sue says:
It adds three more books, so it has the same six-book layout as all the other pages. It's a big improvement.

I think it was someone called Road Biker who first posted it. If there were an award for tip of the month, I'd nominate him.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2013 1:32:12 AM PST
W. Dymowski says:
Could you please write how can I do that? In "Manage Your Devices" I cannot see any way to do it - I only see "Subscribed" status in "Special Offers" column. And I do not see any subscriptions in "Subscription Settings" neither.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 3:14:20 AM PST
Rosa says:
From home screen hit menu, then settings, devise options, then personalize your kindle then at last hit off at recommended content

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 11:18:48 AM PDT
I am about to buy a Kindle Paperwhite in Sweden, where only "with special offers" are for sale. Will it still work to opt out once I have the Device?

/Daniel

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 5:35:14 AM PDT
W. Dymowski says:
Special Offers can be removed (paying about 20USD) but only if you are registerred with US postal adress.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 12:53:06 PM PDT
B. Boudreaux says:
How do you pay the money to turn the ads off?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2013 12:58:53 PM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Go to Manage Your Kindle at Amazon.com. Select Manage Your Devices on the left. Choose your Kindle and then "Edit" next to Special Offers. Click on the One Click button to unsubscribe.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2013 1:03:10 PM PDT
B. Boudreaux says:
Thank you!!

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 1:17:03 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
The ads are so completely unobtrusive, you only see them when you flip the cover open and never when you are reading. It's worth the $20 savings.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2013 5:46:53 PM PDT
B. Boudreaux says:
To you they are unobtrusive. I don't have a case and I have young reading eyes around. The ads for razors or most books don't bother me, but the ads for recent television shows have been inappropriate.
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