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Old 12-02-2011, 03:55 PM   #181
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i think i'll go ahead and do this. just this once. i've been looking at fire covers on ebay--nice deals at a fraction of the cost that i saw at retail stores....
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:21 PM   #182
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i don't usually do protection plans--for anything. i'm having second thoughts about this kindle fire, though. things get dropped, touch screen devices are sensitive--should i maybe spend the forty dollars to insure the fire for two years? what do you think?
I've never done protection plans, though I always get a protective cover, for my Kindle, iPad, BB. Will get one for my new iPhone.

Amazon rocks. One of my Kindles went on the fritz, they replaced it, no problem.

You should get one for your own self, Vit! They have Kindles for $79 now, without the bells and whistles. Perfectly adequate.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #183
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I've never done protection plans, though I always get a protective cover, for my Kindle, iPad, BB. Will get one for my new iPhone.

Amazon rocks. One of my Kindles went on the fritz, they replaced it, no problem.

You should get one for your own self, Vit! They have Kindles for $79 now, without the bells and whistles. Perfectly adequate.

probably the last thing in the world someone like me needs is an enabler. but dawg, if you are going to encourage me, then convince me that i deserve, that i really should treat myself to, the FIRE. (my nook has been behaving and reliable for some while now--so, no need for kindle junior)
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:08 PM   #184
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probably the last thing in the world someone like me needs is an enabler. but dawg, if you are going to encourage me, then convince me that i deserve, that i really should treat myself to, the FIRE. (my nook has been behaving and reliable for some while now--so, no need for kindle junior)
Vit, I have my Kindle 2, which serves me well on the plane and in the pool (in its protective waterproof cover). It's my dedicated e- reader, and if need be, I could use it as a very slow computer. Whispernet (the Amazon internet service provider) is always on, and always free, unlike WiFi. I also have an iPad, (WiFi only, without 3g) for when I need a computer and a backlit e-reader, so I don't have the need for a Fire right now. If you're happy with your Nook, then there's probably no reason to get a Fire.

If I were you, I'd get an iPad.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #185
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an ipad? you think i should get an ipad?!! oooh dawg, you're even better than andy! (he gave me permission to buy a new computer, which i needed):)

did you get your new iphone yet, dawg?
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:37 AM   #186
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Not for a couple weeks. I can't wait!
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:41 AM   #187
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my girl is thrilled with her new kindle fire! my 10 year-old granddaughter is showing mom her way around it, demonstrating different ways to use it.:) isn't that just the way today, though? i'm beginning to think that one reason grandmas like me are so impossibly lame with electronics is that we don't have our kids around to teach us how they work!! :(
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #188
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i just found another reason to love my e-reader. i can EAT while i'm reading!!! i had long given up that simple pleasure because i didn't want to stain the pages of my books. but today, for some inexplicable reason, my nook and a bowl of hot buttered popcorn appeared in my hands at the very same time--and it's simply wonderful how i am able to munch away again while reading with no worries and a handful of paper towels. and yes i still love *real* books too, but i must admit it's been some while since i actually read one.... :(
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #189
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I couldn't give up my dt books, so all of them have a food stain somewhere. I love to eat and read at the same time.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:15 PM   #190
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HEY!!! where the heck are the free kindle and nook books we were promised last year? remember, there was a law suit re amazon and b&n overcharging for ebooks, and it was all supposed to be settled by jan. or feb. of this year? has anyone received credit for free ereads? me neither!
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