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Initial post: May 16, 2014, 8:43:26 PM PDT
Am I the only one who knew that the Kindel Fire life expectancy is one to two years. Why would anyone buy it????? My first kindel froze and I was sent a replacement,( still under warrenty) now my second Kindel is not working ( screen wont stay on) but it will cost me 100.00 and only be guaranteed for 3 months. Like I said WHO WOULD BUY ONE???

Posted on May 16, 2014, 8:45:58 PM PDT
I still have my Kindle Fire that I bought the day they were announced and which is still working just fine. If yours aren't lasting then you are not taking very good care of them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2014, 8:52:52 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I guess you were the only one that knew. I am glad I didn't know that. My family has 3 of them over 2 years old and still working great. I will make sure not to tell them so that their Fires will not stop working.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2014, 8:54:17 PM PDT
Wrong. I keep mine in a case, and I only use it at home. I'm glad your's is still working " since the day they were announced" but a representative from the helpline just told me the life expectancy was one to two years, three at the VERY MOST. I had never heard that except for today, so buyers beware.....I wish I had known that!

Posted on May 17, 2014, 5:32:27 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
"Am I the only one who knew that the Kindel Fire life expectancy is one to two years. Why would anyone buy it????? My first kindel froze and I was sent a replacement,( still under warrenty) now my second Kindel is not working ( screen wont stay on) but it will cost me 100.00 and only be guaranteed for 3 months."

Apparently you are the one who would buy, not just one, but two, knowing the life expectancy in advance as you state you knew.
So since you are one who bought two, you can answer your own question of "why would anyone buy it".

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2014, 5:57:12 AM PDT
Sarida says:
The bare bones reality is that ANYONE who purchases ANY piece of technology understands that in six to 10 months, that particular piece of hardware will be out-of-date.

I knew going into it that my iPad would be the "old" model the moment i bought it. Most people don't spend two years with phones or tablets. You and I are the exception. I kept my iPhone 4 for over two years.

That being said, it lasted two years. My Kindle Keyboard lasted two years. My mom's Fire 2 is still working after 1 1/2 years.

I don't think the life expectancy of a piece of hardware is two years. I think that most people upgrade before those two years. Apple, Amazon, Nokia, Samsung, Dell, etc., all expect you to upgrade.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2014, 6:52:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2014, 7:14:59 AM PDT
Tricia, I'm not sure which Kindle Fire model you are talking about, but right now, you can get a brand new KF HD 7" 8 GB for $139. They have been lower priced, but even at $139, figuring a 2 year life span, you are talking about a cost of $5.79/month to use it.

$9.54/month for a new KF HD 7" 16 GB.

Yes, I would buy a new one every 2 years simply because it is cheap entertainment.

If your "screen won't stay on", have you tried a hard reset on the device?
Make sure the device is unplugged from the power source and hold down the on/off button for 30 seconds or longer, then turn it on and wait for it to refresh. It will probably work fine.

ETA: Having thought more about the issue, I have considered the following: Using a Kindle Fire, (any model), I can surf the internet, read books, play games, use apps, stream or download movies, listen to Audible books or use the Immersion Reading feature, and play MP3 music. What other device could you possibly purchase for such a small price that would offer that? Answer....nothing.

If I count the the savings from Kindle Fire-Limited-Time-Deals I have purchased on the Kindle Fire, essentially, all of our Kindle Fires have been free.

I would not hesitate to purchase a new Kindle Fire once a year. I have never had to do that with any Kindle product, but I would be willing to.
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