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Initial post: Nov 21, 2012 10:21:17 AM PST
Ted Lee says:
My kindle broke down after about a year and a half since I purchased it. I didn't do any damage to it. I carried it in a protection cover and the cover still looks as good as new. But the device has broken down! That doesn't make any sense to me. The cover and even the device's surface are almost flawless, but the device is not working... I contacted amazon and asked what to do and what they said pretty much is "Stop whining and just get a new one!" What in the world?!!!!! I've been wasting so much of my money till now... NEVER buy ebook. EVER.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:22:34 AM PST
King Al says:
It's possible that too much pressure was placed on your Kindle even while it was in your cover. Such damage would not necessarily have damaged your cover.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:23:37 AM PST
Wait. You've had it for 547 days, right? A year and a half? Which Kindle do you have? If you paid, say, $159 for it 18 months ago, that's a cost of use of $ 0.29 per day.

Was it REALLY wasting 29 cents a day to have all of your books RIGHT THERE at your fingertips? C'mon, now.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:28:39 AM PST
Exaggerate much?

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:31:01 AM PST
Additionally, even if one buys a baby Kindle, and it only lasts 365 days, that's a cost of use per day of only *19* cents. Um ... I think that's pretty affordable.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:35:25 AM PST
I wonder which Kindle. I'm sure there were some debugging steps the OP left out and the probable offer of a discount.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:37:39 AM PST
R. Acoya says:
Did you know that a Kindle device isn't the only means of reading your Kindle ebooks?

You can read them on a smart phone, a computer, or a tablet. Alongside the 5 Kindles (of various types) in my household, we have the Kindle app on 3 iPhones, a Mac laptop, 2 PC laptops, and 2 desktop computers. We read a lot of ebooks, but I'm the only one who actually utilizes a Kindle device.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:39:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 10:43:27 AM PST
D. Henley says:
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Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:41:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 10:42:25 AM PST
Kathryn says:
My second generation Kindle with a keyboard and limited internet to get books is still kicking and working great. It's just bigger. I don't know which Kindle you have but I never regretted buying my Kindle 3 years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:42:20 AM PST
R. Acoya says:
Amazon will accept returns for as long as 30 days after purchase, no questions asked.

You really had no idea that you'd be able to purchase content? Wow.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:43:56 AM PST
Psylocide says:
Return it if you're unhappy.

"You can return any Kindle device you purchased directly from Amazon.com for a full refund within 30 days of the day you received it as long as it's in new condition and the return is in accordance with our return policy. Your Kindle is not eligible for return and refund after the 30-day return period has expired. Here are instructions for returning your Kindle device. "

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:44:16 AM PST
Dittie says:
Did you think you'd get free content just for buying the device? You know, like how you get free food for owning a refrigerator? Or the way you get free cable because you have a TV? Free gas for owning a car?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:45:02 AM PST
Kathryn says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:45:26 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Return it for a full-refund.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200144510&#device

Doofus.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:45:47 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I will always buy ebooks. With the price of Kindles now it would be worth it to me to buy a new device each year if I had to. To each his own...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:47:00 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I am sure it was the Kindle Keyboard since it was purchased a year and a half ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:47:52 AM PST
D. Henley says:
I had no Idea that I "had" to purchase the applications. I bought it because my kids recommended it. I wanted to watch my netflix last night and never did get it to work. When you get to be my age frustration comes easy. Sarcastic comment aside.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:49:08 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
If you can't get Netflix to work sounds like a user problem more than a device problem...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:50:03 AM PST
King Al says:
You don't "have" to purchase any applications if you don't want to.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:50:14 AM PST
Dittie says:
You don't "have" to purchase applications. You don't even have to listen to your kids.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:51:14 AM PST
Send.It.Back. Today.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:51:46 AM PST
R. Acoya says:
That person can return it; it's been 5 days. You can click on the blue hyperlink to see which comment is replied to.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:54:12 AM PST
D. Henley says:
What a rude thing to say to someone who knows nothing about these types of things. $300.00 is a lot of money to someone on Social Security.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 10:54:18 AM PST
If I buy a desktop pc, and want to play RollerCoaster Tycoon on it, how does that happen? I BUY the game, and install it.

If I want it to teach my kid to type, what do I do? I BUY a program, and install it.

If you want a TABLET to do ...anything... you have to BUY stuff for it to do. Yes.

Although, that said, I have very few paid apps on my Fire. I surf the web, shop, do my banking, check the weather, send and receive emails. Everything I really need to do, it does for free.

What did you WANT / EXPECT it to do?

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:55:08 AM PST
Psylocide says:
Hurry guys, you can still get a few more snarky posts in before this person leaves!
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