Are they as good as they seem?

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09/06/2012 at 10:25
xine267 wrote (see)
Its official: I love my Kindle! I got an Amazon voucher for Christmas so haven't bankrupted myself (yet).

Careful with Amazon vouchers. The one I got expired within 12 months, plus of course was bought some time before it was given to me, so a month of that had already gone.

Companies are a bit crooked about short expiry periods for vouchers. An item on Moneybox Live on Radio 4 a few months ago said a lot of vouchers only have a life of a year or two before the expiry date. Apparently 6% of vouchers never get spent: a huge windfall for companies like WH Smith, Argos, Amazon. Better to give cash than vouchers, maybe.


An enjoyable book on Kindle: THE MACHINE by DG Jones.



Edited: 09/06/2012 at 10:27
14/06/2012 at 11:48

... THE MACHINE now briefly available as a free Kindle book:

Grab it while it's free.

25/06/2012 at 19:56

Some stuff is only on the Kindle like "Running Desperado".

Get's my vote, I like my Kindle.

14/07/2012 at 18:10

I am thrilled to say that I now have a Kindle - WiFi 3G Touchscreen. Very intuitive, no problems finding my way around the basics.  Have got my first book already.

Some earlier posts suggest these things can get damaged quite easily. Disappointed at the cost of covers £25, £30, £50. Adaptor £16. Will probably shop around and see if there are any deals.

14/07/2012 at 18:13

Martenkay, try Amazon. I've just seen quite a few Kindle cases on there for around the £7 mark 

14/07/2012 at 18:16

Thanks Saffy much appreciated. I thought I might try Tesco tomorrow an earlier post said they do Kindle so should have accessories.

14/07/2012 at 18:20

Saffy, yes I have found them down the right hand side of the screen. Thanks again.

14/07/2012 at 18:35

Also worth a look at Currys/PC World they've got some dirt cheap cases in the sale but it depends on your local store's stock. I got one for a fiver (reduced from £30) a couple of weeks ago.

Your right though, some Tesco stores also have cases, a few again with big discounts.  

14/07/2012 at 21:49

Had my kindle for 18 months. love it. Read much more prolifically than before and the battery lasts forever. 

15/07/2012 at 11:44

I'm another with love for my kindle. It's really come into it's own when travelling and for reducing stress at lines. I'm more interested in my book than the 10 minute queue at the post office!

16/07/2012 at 16:23

THE MACHINE is free again on Kindle. Grab it while it's free.

Don't be put off by the naked males & females shower scene at the beginning. It isn't porn. It's actually a great dystopia.


02/10/2012 at 17:59
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

I have to compliment Kindle Customer Service.  Dad of Jr dropped his bag and his kindle was in it. Whilst the screen itself is not broken, the display is fragmented and unreadable.

After googling, I completed their customer service contact form and they called back within the promised 5 minutes.

As the kindle is outside of warranty, they are sending me a replacement of the same model for £40 and sending me a packet so that I can return the damaged one.

I had researched to see if I could replace the screen myself and they were on ebay but for £50 plus P&P and coming from China so could have been hit by Customs and Excise

I rang them today at 10:17am and a new knidle was despatched at 2:02pm.

You really can't ask for more than that

An update.....

On Saturday, Dad of Jr broke the replacement kindle that he got in June. I have just got off the wrong to Kindle Support after admitting that the damage was all down to Dad of Jr.

Even though it's what I would consider accidental damage and even though it was replacing a kindle that was outside warranty, Amazon are sending me a free replacement as THIS kindle was still inside warranty

Once again, Kindle Support have exceeded all expectations and I am one very happy bunny


02/10/2012 at 23:26

I love my Kindle. I was always one of the 'I like real books, I'll never get one of those things, the feel of a real book can't be beaten'. Then my sister got me one for Christmas. It sat in the box for a year, then I started using it this year after someone sent me a disc full of books and it's fabulous.

Most of my books have gone to the charity shop now (only after they have been added to the Kindle or the wishlist) and, other than baking or craft books, I only buy ebooks now. I have a quick peek at the 99p book of the day every day. I seem to remember that one was £1.29 one day last week though...

03/10/2012 at 18:53
I love my kindle
04/10/2012 at 15:48

I was annoyed that JK Rowling's new book "A Casual Vacancy" was £9 in Tesco but £11.99 on Kindle.

Disgraceful to make the Kindle edition (a stream of electronic text with hardly any delivery costs)  more expensive than a hardback copy (printed, bound, boxed, delivered, etc), in my opinion.

Presumably this was done in collusion with the supermarkets because they didn't want to lose a load of sales to Kindle?

Edited: 04/10/2012 at 15:49
04/10/2012 at 15:56

Kindle editions must be cheaper.  It's absurd that something that only exists in the ether costs more than the paperback or hardback version even when you account for VAT

04/10/2012 at 16:02

I agree, but most hardbacks come out on amazon at half price for a short time when they are new they are cheaper to buy on hardback then kindle which is daft!

But quibbles about things like that aside.  I love the freedom of the kindle.  Almost tempted to get myself a second one the new black one.... But might be naughty and order one of the backlit ones from the usa cannot decide if they are good or not.

Cortina5    pirate
04/10/2012 at 17:46

Kindle isn't more expensive, the newly released book is cheaper. All about the point of reference. New 'real' books will always be discounted to sell them. I'm pretty sure the publishers will set the price for both the real and digital books.

04/10/2012 at 18:40

apparently VAT is applied to electronic books, but not to printed copy. I think .........

04/10/2012 at 18:41

I love my kindle, but really disappointed with the lack of a library loan option for current books etc 

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