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Bought as Gift but am getting emails about free books. How do I forward this?

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Initial post: Jan 12, 2014 11:25:57 AM PST
Roman Haag says:
I bought it for a friend. After I started getting these emails. I saw somewhere that I could have selected that this was for a gift when I bought it, but now its after the fact. How can I get these to be directly sent to her?
Any help is appreciated. TIA

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 11:31:13 AM PST
R. D. Clark says:
If your friend has their own Amazon account, as they should if they are maintaining their own library of Kindle books, then they can sign up for whatever emails tey like using the email address associated with their account.

You are getting Kindle emails because you have an Amazon account and you, likewise, can subscribe or unsubscribe to Amazon promotional emails using the links at the bottom of the email itself.

My concern is that it sounds like, because you didn't buy it as a gift, the Kindle is actually registered to your own account, and thus any books your friend buys will be charged to your credit card (you'll get a confirmation email each time this happens).

If this isn't what you want, your friend will have to de-register the Kindle from your account and re-register it to their own.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 12:31:08 PM PST
Roman Haag says:
Any idea how I can correct that, because I think that is what is happening. Every time I get a book email from Amazon it says "your recent purchase"

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 12:35:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2014 12:37:45 PM PST
Artist says:
When you deregister a Fire, it will delete all content from that device, so let the person know that you're about to do it if you gave them a Fire. If you gave them an e-ink Kindle, the books will remain on the device, but they will not be a part of the person's library any more, so once they delete the book from their device, it's gone.

Go to http://www.amazon.com/myk, click on Manage Your Devices, click Deregister.

Edited: The person will then have to register the Kindle to their own Amazon account.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 12:38:49 PM PST
Grimwinder says:
If the Kindle is registered to your account, then those books now belong to your account. If the books were free ones only, then no issue, when you friend deregisters it from your account and then reregisters it to their account, they'll just need to get the books again for themselves. If the books weren't free and the Kindle is on your account, you're paying for them, and there will be no way to transfer those books after the Kindle is switched to another account (again, content belongs to the Amazon account, not the Kindles).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 12:43:05 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
That means you are paying for everything your friend is purchasing.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 12:49:52 PM PST
Roman Haag says:
Thanks everyone. I never had a Kindle before and never have navigated the Amazon account So are all of her's are free books.
How do I go about deactivating my account so she can have her own?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 12:52:06 PM PST
Just Peachy says:
Read the thread about by "The Artist"

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 12:54:09 PM PST
Roman Haag says:
Ah thanks! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 12:54:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2014 1:03:20 PM PST
Roman Haag says:
Thanks...I read it too fast the first time:)

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 1:14:59 PM PST
Also contact customer service and see if you can get a refund on the books that were purchased, if they were not free ones. Use the contact us help button at the top of this page and follow the links.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 1:21:07 PM PST
Roman Haag says:
Thanks :)
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