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Initial post: Jan 8, 2014 7:04:23 AM PST
Wetworx says:
I find it absolutely ridiculous that Amazon only ships devices like the Paper White and other Kindles with just a USB charging cable and actually tries to get another $15 to $20 out of you for a AC charger. That is absolutely ludicrous! How many people who want to take reading on the road are going to want to also take a notebook with them to charge it or buy the adapter to plug the USB cord into a wall outlet? This is not the place where you choose to save a few pennies. I refuse to buy this product on this principle alone. Very bad decision by Amazon to conduct business in this manner.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:07:21 AM PST
Your point in venting on a customer forum is???

Most of us have more than enough charging cables, etc. that we don't want/need another one. I use my phone charger for all my Kindles. Why would I want to carry ANOTHER cable and charger when I'm travelling.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 7:08:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2014 7:11:10 AM PST
Mike Smith says:
My HDX came with an AC adapter. I suspect most other Kindles do, too.

EDIT: I guess the Paperwhite does not. Weird, I agree it seems like something that should be included.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:10:05 AM PST
Wetworx says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:10:58 AM PST
Mike, some come with the AC adapter and some don't. You have to check the product page for each one. I do know my Touch did not which made me happy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:12:33 AM PST
Wetworx says:
The tablets are possibly the only units to come with the AC charging adapter - not the readers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:13:06 AM PST
Any generic micro-usb wall charger will work and most of us have a drawer full of them from cell phones and other electronics. I certainly don't need another one and don't want it included in the price.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 7:23:58 AM PST
Beavis says:
It seems like a smart idea to me to remove the AC charger from automatic inclusion with the purchase of a Kindle. At this point, a lot of people already have numerous AC adapters for for USB cables. It reduces the sale price of a Kindle by $15-20. So, if you want to purchase a Kindle because you don't have one but already have a bunch of charging cables/adapters, you get a lower price if you don't need the AC adapter.

This means everyone gets a lower price for the Kindle and you only need to pay the extra money for the AC adapter if you actually need it. Makes a lot more sense than forcing everyone to purchase an extra part that 75% (obviously an estimate on my part) of the consumers don't need. It'd be like increasing the cost of every new pair of running shoes by including a pair of socks. I have plenty of socks, just give me the shoes at the lower price, please. Seems kind of selfish on your part that you think Amazon should charge everyone more just so you get everything you want in one box when many people don't want the extras.
Of course, that's just my opinion. It might be the new dumbest reply ever. But that would just be your opinion, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:25:21 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
The E-ink Kindles do not need the 5W rapid Charger like the Fires do because e-ink does not use the large amounts of power that a tablet does. Therefore, the e-ink Kindles can get away with a much smaller battery which fills up faster and still go days longer between charges than they Fires can. I am glad that the price of my e-ink Kindles was not increased by a duplicate charger that I did not need. If you do need one they are avaialalbe for much less than the $15-$20 that you quote in your original post. Amazon 5W USB Charger (also compatible with other android and iOS devices)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:26:22 AM PST
Wetworx says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:31:08 AM PST
Dittie says:
No, you're assuming that everyone is in your situation and foolishly willing to spend more if it's included, but not to buy it separately.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:38:50 AM PST
Wetworx says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:39:57 AM PST
Beavis says:
You think Amazon will only increase the cost of the Kindle by the actual cost of manufacturing the adapter? Lol! You're adorable!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:41:24 AM PST
:: eyeroll ::

By now, everyone has SO many chargers, Amazon figures you probably don't need one. I know I don't need another damn cord tangling up the place. I HAVE at least 4 that will do the trick, already.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:42:16 AM PST
Please complain to Amazon, and not to other customers. Kthxbai.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:43:25 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:46:39 AM PST
Dittie says:
So buy one somewhere else, or don't. Don't buy a Kindle at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:47:34 AM PST
Wetworx says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:49:45 AM PST
But why are you announcing it to other customers? What did you hope to gain from that?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:52:40 AM PST
Dittie says:
Then don't. I'll be heartbroken but you don't seem to care.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 7:57:58 AM PST
Meya says:
Isn't that always the way? There is just no commitment to apathy these days.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 8:00:46 AM PST
Wetworx says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 8:02:27 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
I just want all of you that eat Cherrios to know that I will no longer buy Cherrios because they almost never put prizes in the box any more and when they do they are cheap and whimpy. I remember when you used to get a little plastic 3 wheeler powered by a rubber band. You know that the prizes were probably made in China so they are cheap to include so don't try to tell me that General Mills cannot eat the price and give them to me for free. How am I suppose to get my kids to want to eat breakfast if they don't have a prize to hunt for in the box. This is just pure greed on General Mills part. (Did I get all of the relevant points in there?) :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 8:04:06 AM PST
Wetworx says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 8:04:20 AM PST
Meya says:
Every single Kindle sold on Amazon had a Technical Detail Chart on the product page. Every single one has this notation within that Chart: "Included in the Box"

Every single one. That little "Included in the Box" area lists you guessed it, what comes in the box with that particular model.
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