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Convince me not to buy something else!!!!


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Initial post: Oct 13, 2013 3:48:04 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 3:52:44 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Convince yourself. There were only problems with the first generation Fire. There are places that will repair them for about $35. Personally I don't care which device you buy.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 3:54:07 PM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
It may not be isolated, but it isn't common. You should buy whatever works for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 3:56:16 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 13, 2013 3:56:43 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
I have a Kindle Fire HD and a number of my friends also have them. None of us has had any problems with them. I've had mine since shortly after they became available and I use it all the time. It's still perfect.

Barry

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 3:59:04 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
A lot of people use ebay. Just search for Kindle Fire repair.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 4:00:28 PM PDT
Tinker-bella says:
A $100 credit is very generous for the purchase of a Kindle HD. The Kindle HD did not suffer the same loose port issues that a certain production line of the first generation Kindle Fires suffered. Personally, I would take the $100.00 credit and have no qualms about purchasing an HD.

That said, as others have suggested... buy what you think will best suit your budget, needs and concerns.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 5:21:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2013 8:39:25 PM PDT
bookcrazy says:
I say jump ship and purchase an ipad mini. you get what you pay for!

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 5:41:03 PM PDT
CatChat says:
I had the port problems with my first gen after 1 1/2 yrs so got the discount on the hd too. have had it for quite some time with no problems and love the upgrades that come with the better model.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 5:44:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2013 5:44:57 PM PDT
I would recommend getting it fixed for $25-35, so you'll at least have a working device. There are several repair services being offered on eBay that get good reviews:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171078978845

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181200414181

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221253049436

I would not recommend a Nook with the state of Barnes and Noble these days. iPads are just fine if you want to spend $400-800 on your next tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 5:45:10 PM PDT
Google iOS 7 bugs. Even iPads aren't perfect.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 5:56:24 PM PDT
$100.00 towards an item which costs $139.00, AND is an UPgrade, AND comes with a brand new 1 year warranty, sounds like a good deal. Of course, people in Kentucky never were too bright. After all, they think Rand Paul has a chance in Hell of becoming President. I bet she passes up the deal, and buys a Nook. Won't she be disappointed when she finds out how lousy Nook Customer Service is?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 6:45:03 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 6:54:07 PM PDT
Maybe you should consider getting the extended warranty when purchasing electronics - you would have been covered if you had been smart enough to get it when you 1rst got your original Kindle.

But buy whatever you want, nobody can convince you of anything let alone your purchasing choices.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 6:56:43 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 13, 2013 7:06:12 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 7:54:17 PM PDT
northeast says:
@kentucky bette, they're just a couple of members of the kindle forum mean girls club. They just love to jump all over new posters; they just feel threatened or have hemmoroids or something.

Don't pay them no never mind :-)

Most everybody else here is nice, creative and helpful. It's a great source for tech and not so tech help.

Hope you come back and see this or i'm gonna get a beating for nothing, tee hee

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 8:03:38 PM PDT
quiver of 8 says:
Stick with kindle! NOok has so many problems and is being discontinued! Nook has the same charging port problem plus faulty design of their power cords! Amazon has much better customer service as well as cheaper books! I would never go back to my nook! Plus the $100 is generous, they only offered me $30 toward an upgrade last month :(

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 8:27:01 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 9:48:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 10:41:14 PM PDT
King Al says:
B&N never said they were discontinuing the Nook. They only said that they were outsourcing the production of the tablets.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 11:29:45 PM PDT
The Kindles are only warranted for a year, which means that is all you can expect them to last. Many here-myself included-have Kindles that are two, and three, and more, years old and still operating fine. It happens that some last about as long as the warranty, and others last longer. Many are sold with the option of an extended warranty, for two years. As such, they would last for two years, or be replaced free. You got 11 months use out of Kindle #1...from which you could only reasonably expect to get 12 months use. Rather than pro rate the cost of your dead kindle per month over the 1 month you were shorted, and give you a cash refund of part of the cost on that basis, Amazon GAVE you a brand new Kindle, with it's own one year warranty, for FREE. When that Kindle #2 died 2 months early, Amazon could have given you another of the same model for free...if they had any on hand...which would have had it's OWN 12 month warranty...so you would have been getting THREE Kindles out of ONE purchase...10 months, plus 11 month, plus 12 months...in effect warranting YOUR original Kindle for 33 MONTHS! That is pretty generous.

Amazon apparently had no same model Kindles left on hand, so they offered you-as Kindle #3-a NEW Kindle of a HIGHER grade, WITH it's OWN 12 month warranty...for your old, dead, Kindle plus $100.00....which is $39.00 LESS than that new one would cost you if you just bought it without the offer. SO, you-in effect-get THREE KINDLES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE AND TWO THIRDS KINDLES. It STILL sounds like a good deal to me...and you are still too Kentuckian to realize it.

Most people who have repeated failure problems with their Kindles are either just unlucky...which is why Amazon offers them bargains to keep them happy...OR THEY ABUSE THEIR KINDLES in various ways. Leaving a Kindle on a car dash in the hot sun, dropping it, spilling liquids on it, putting it in the bottoms of nap-sacks with heavy paper books on top of it, sitting on it, etc, tends to break the poor little things. Even just being rough when puling the power cord out can damage it. Some psycho types actually grip their Kindles tightly...as if strangling their spouse, and THAT can damage it. Treat your Kindle gently, and it should last a long time. If it does not last, and your Kindle dies while under warranty, Amazon will make it right by getting you the same type Kindle for free, or getting you something better at a reduced price.

If you buy a Kindle, and it dies after a year, you will have gotten 365 days use out of it. The price you paid, when divided by those 365 days, makes it a VERY LOW COST form of entertainment / education. You should be able to replace it easily enough...especially when Amazon makes it so easy for you. I can promise that you will NOT get as good a deal from Barnes & Nobel, Apple, Asus, Samsung, etc.

Everything in the universe is a gamble...a quantum-mechanical game of chance based upon random chance occurrences. Take a shower, and you may slip, fall, break your neck, and die. So...do you go the rest of your life, without bathing, just to be safe, rather than risk death by taking a shower? If you eat, you may suffer: stomach cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, a peptic ulcer, food poisoning, etc, and become ill, or even die. Do you go through the rest of your entire life-short though it would be-not eating...or do you eat, and risk it all?

If you buy another tablet-of any brand-it may last long, or it may not. You either buy the tablet, and take that risk, or you go forever without another tablet. It is your choice. Which would be a bigger bother to you...having no tablet at all, or having a tablet that needs to be replaced soon, or having a tablet that lasts a long time? Choose to take a chance, or don't.

How long do Kentuckians expect a 12 month warranty to last? 86 months? 143 months?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 11:31:12 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 2:35:23 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
I'm no fan of Nooks, but people here have been saying that for years. Even if B&N goes under, the Nook business will survive. There are lots of good reasons to not buy into Nook, including poor support as a matter of company style and policy. No need to try to scare people.
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