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Special Offers (Irrevocable?) Can I pay to have them removed?


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Initial post: May 15, 2014 2:48:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2014 10:37:02 PM PDT
Caponsacchi says:
I'm finding the HDX7 more clutter-prone than I'd expected (compared to the PaperWhite) and, having purchased the machine, am wishing I'd ordered the ad-free, offer-free version for about $15 more. Is there anyway I can purchase the "No Special Offers", add-free version without returning the machine I ordered "with" the Special Orders?

Sorry to provoke so many responses, few of which had the answer I was looking for. You can easily have the feature removed from a page on the Amazon Website.

Posted on May 15, 2014 2:50:00 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
Yes.
But make sure the Ads that are annoying you are the Special Offers and not a pop-up ad from an App you bought and installed.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 2:52:42 PM PDT
Artist says:
The only place/time I see a special offer is on the screenlock page of my 7" HDX.

I haven't downloaded any free apps, so I don't get any annoying ads.

Posted on May 15, 2014 3:36:23 PM PDT
Carbonbased says:
You can buy out the Special Offers on the Manage Your Content and Devices page, but it probably won't help with what you see as clutter. Either you're looking at pop-ups that are embedded in free apps, or you're annoyed by the "Customers Also Bought" parade across the bottom of the home screen (sorry if it's in another place on the HDX, I'm looking at a 2012 HD.) I don't know of any way to turn off the recommendations. They do disappear in landscape, though.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 4:35:31 PM PDT
Except for apps that insist on being oriented to portrait, I only ever hold the Fire in landscape.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 4:50:34 PM PDT
S. Prewitt says:
Carbonbased,
To turn off the recommendations (on a Fire HD 8.9"), go to More > Applications > Amazon Home Recommendations, and then select "Hide"

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 4:55:12 PM PDT
C. F. Corbin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 4:56:44 PM PDT
You paid to remove the Special Offers *screensavers*. What did you THINK you were getting rid of?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 4:59:18 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
The ads that you pay to remove are on the SLEEP screen ONLY. If you are seeing pop up ads then those are coming from a app that you downloaded that Amazon has no control over.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:03:38 PM PDT
C. F. Corbin: You have not been "ripped off", as others have told you, but have you contacted Amazon to tell them how you feel? Or do you just want to rant?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:23:11 PM PDT
Or you could figure out which free app(s) you got that has all the ads.

You paid $15 to get rid of the Special Offers, not ads. Amazon didn't rip you off - you just didn't bother to learn what Special Offers are vs ads.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:25:06 PM PDT
Well, you know that Chucki thought that Special Offers was the same thing as ads - he would have known better if he had done even the smallest amount of research, before forking overt hat $15.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:28:49 PM PDT
Artist says:
Another person who believes that Amazon did something wrong because they didn't bother to do any research about what they were spending money on!

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 10:31:27 PM PDT
Caponsacchi says:
Now that's a new idea. thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 10:35:23 PM PDT
Caponsacchi says:
Not sure who's ranting. I found the page for paying Amazon to remove the ads. Apparently it's a secret kept from most responders to my question.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 10:44:04 PM PDT
I found the page for paying Amazon to remove the ads. Apparently it's a secret
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It's a secret? Everyone should know how to find & use Manage Your Content & Devices (previously Manage Your Kindle).

It's where you can change the name of your Kindle, change your Kindle email address, permanently delete eBooks, etc.

To not check out that page & the different things you can do on it, a problem. No wonder people come on the forum & ask how to change the name on their Kindle - they haven't even checked out the website where they can control their Kindle(s).

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 11:06:47 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
however that only removes the ads from the screensaver - it does not get rid of the ads that pop-up when you use free apps or the recommendations from the bottom of the page (and there is a way to turn those off that someone mentioned)
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