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30 dollar charge to have ads taken off Kindle


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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 6:19:18 PM PDT
Simon Lane says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:20:44 PM PDT
Loz says:
You purchased a cheaper version that is ad supported. If you didn't want the ads, you should have paid more money for the one without. Hence why you will be charged to have them removed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:22:21 PM PDT
CLS10 says:
Seriously? You got a reduced priced BECAUSE you urchased an ad based kindle. Of curse you have to ay the difference to get them removed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:26:39 PM PDT
I find it unconscionable that you're such a knee-biting nimrod you bought a reduced-price ad-supported Kindle without having the slightest idea what you were doing.

Nice move, Poindexter.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 6:30:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 6:30:33 PM PDT
saraf says:
Next time maybe read the description and see what you're buying. What did you expect on a Kindle with Special Offers, appetizers and dessert?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:33:13 PM PDT
You bought a Kindle with the special offers. Of course it has ads. And of course you need to pay the difference between the ad-supported price and the non-subsidized price to have said ads removed.

If you didn't want the ads, why did you buy the ad-supported Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:33:49 PM PDT
R. Acoya says:
Excellent business! I purchased a less expensive Kindle, am receiving wonderful, pertinent discounts on products I would have purchased anyway, and all because I read the product page that stated "Ad Supported Model" before clicking the buy button.

I have 2 ad-supported Kindles, a Kindle Fire, 2 versions of the KK, and Kindle apps on 3 iPhones, 2 PCs and a Mac, and am looking into purchasing 2 more ad-supported Kindles and an additional Kindle Fire.

I <3 Amazon!

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 6:41:32 PM PDT
Silly.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:53:58 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
This is a joke, right? Or a lame trolling attempt? You cannot be for real. I refuse to believe anyone is truly that...uninformed *cough*.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:57:55 PM PDT
King Al says:
I find it unconscionable that you couldn't be bothered to do basic research and/or read the box. If this is your attitude, you're not type of customer any business would want.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 7:08:25 PM PDT
Artist says:
No, it's stupidity. Your stupidity.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 7:21:20 PM PDT
This is a joke right? The Kindle with ads vs without is VERY clear.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 7:24:48 PM PDT
No, no. I was sure *they* told me that the special offers were the cooking and cleaning features. Still waiting for it to activate, or something. Not to mention the camera app.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 3:45:21 AM PDT
A Customer says:
How do the ads bother you? They never appear while reading. My vote:keep your $30 and enjoy the ad-supported Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 4:29:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2012 4:30:43 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Then why did you buy an ad supported Kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 5:07:25 AM PDT
I find your post unconscionable. You take advantage of the Special Offers to get a discounted Kindle and then want to dump the ads. I assume your day job is as a fraud.

Good-bye

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 5:23:34 AM PDT
Probably works for Goldmann Sachs or Bain Capital.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 5:26:10 AM PDT
Simon Says: " I'm not coming back"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 6:25:54 AM PDT
It is more likely he works for the Obama campaign.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 6:28:17 AM PDT
ScottBooks says:
Why would someone who has such trouble understanding the written word want an eReader anyway?

You can still use it as a paper weight if that was your original plan.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:05:48 AM PDT
See. I think this MUST be a lame attempt at trolling. I actually opted into the ads when Ammy offered it to all of us. I think I might even have PAID an extra thirty dollars just to get rid of the creepy looking dead authors. *Shudder*

This dude has obviously never seen THOSE screen savers or he wouldn't be complaining about the ads.

Besides, exactly how much time do you spend gazing at your screen savers and home pages? I know for me, it's measured in seconds, not minutes or hours.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:27:27 AM PDT
No kidding.
I refuse to believe this person is genuine about their complaint. The ads are there only when you're not actually reading!! For the most part, the ads are fairly attractive pictures - and go away when you open. Right now a picture of popcorn - I'll take that over the author pictures to save $30.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:34:07 AM PDT
Though I do wish I could convince Amazon that none of my kids are in diapers.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:37:52 AM PDT
See, I understand that he didn't care for the ads. I didn't. In fact, I sent a KSO back to Amazon because I didn't care for the ads. (This was in mid-September, before the opt-out option existed.)

I bought the KSO knowing it had ads, though, and was willing to give them a shot to sell themselves to me. They didn't:

--They weren't for products I would have bought any way;

--They didn't change much in 3 weeks (even though I had the wi-fi on and connected the entire time) so I got so sick and tired of seeing the same freaking ATT ad and vampire TV show ad over and over and over again; and

--I found I really preferred having the extra line on the home screens to the banner ad.

I didn't start a thread whinging about it though...I simply did what I needed to do to return the KSO and replace it (for the additional charge, of course) with the non-ad version.

So I understand he didn't like the ads. I don't understand why he didn't know what he was buying in the first place, and I don't understand his coming to the boards to whine and complain about a decision he made.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:38:38 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
What is your point? All of them are crooks. One isn't better than any other.
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