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Old 01-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #11
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I feel just the opposite. I like that they keep a copy of my books so I don't have to. That could use a lot of memory for as active as some of our E-readers are. And when I get a new computer, download the Kindle app, bang, my books are all there.
Have you ever heard of them "wiping" a person's purchases? That seems pretty unscrupulous. I can't imagine the reason they would give.
Amazon Prime video works the same way basically, though they do give you the option to actually download a video. It costs a lot more though.
There are many, many such claims. The end-user has no option for "redress of grievance" it is at the sole discretion of Amazon.

Here is one example. Amazon wipes customer's Kindle and deletes account with no explanation | Money | guardian.co.uk
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #12
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I love my Kindle. My brother has a Nook, and he likes it as well. I got a Kindle because I was at the Exchange with my dad last year on Valentine's Day. He asked me what I'd like for a Valentine's Day present. After wandering around a bit, I settled on a Kindle. I wasn't sure I'd like it--a friend had one and gave it away after reading one book. I no longer have to lug books with me when I go to MN! I can save room in my suitcase for things I want to bring back. I think you'll love the convenience when traveling of taking several books, but in a compact size. I too got the el-cheapo because I wasn't sure I'd like it. It works for me.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
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There are many, many such claims. The end-user has no option for "redress of grievance" it is at the sole discretion of Amazon.

Here is one example. Amazon wipes customer's Kindle and deletes account with no explanation | Money | guardian.co.uk
Interesting. Thanks for the link.

Kind of like a forum, huh? Tick off the right people and BAM! You've been wiped!
I'll bet they did *something*. I've found Amazon to be pretty reasonable. I bought... errr, I guess *rented* is the correct term, a book that was misrepresented by the cover. I thought I was getting the 2012 edition shown, when in fact I was delivered an older version. The 2012 was not yet available electronically I found. I called and they got rid of the charges, but they were quick to remind me by email to delete the copy I had on my computer or remove it from my library (or something).
Gotta play by the rules.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #14
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I was resistant to an ereader as well. Didn't think any electronic product could compare to the feel/texture of a traditional book. My husband suprised me with a Nook color and I love it! Thinks he regrets getting it for me now because I use it all the time. LOL. I rarely buy books for it, although it is much cheaper than purchasing traditional books. I have shared books with friends but mostly get my books from the library for FREE. super easy to download and easy on the budget. My husband recently got a Kindle Fire HD and likes it as well. Thinking about getting my mom a Nook for her birthday, she travels alot and makes a trip a week to the library. Hope you cont. to enjoy your purchase.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
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Love my Kindle. I have books on it that I love and will reread. Perfect for when I got to appointments and have to wait, but not mind being interrupted.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #16
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BookBub.com has freebies for Nook readers (and Kindles, etc.).
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:27 PM   #17
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This is a fresh bump because of a problem that has come up with my Nook Simple Touch. All was well at first and I have several books in my library, but the most recent addition to my library won't download. The Nook says I'm not connected to wi-fi, but it worked previously and I've done nothing to change settings. The 'connection page' lists my ISP, which is requiring me to enter a password in order to connect. I put in the only password I have for the ISP, but it was rejected. I should "try again." I don't remember any other one(s). shriek

Anyone else have this happen?

All I can think of is going back to the phone company DSL/ISP provider and try to change/reset the password -- with the level of customer service in the past that will be a fate worse than death.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:04 PM   #18
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Lizzie, first try powering off your nook and then turn it on again after a couple minutes. I've had this happen and it worked.

Is your connection working on your computer? The first call I would make would be to Barnes and Nobel. Their service desk as been very good for me.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:17 PM   #19
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I've had that happen on my iPad before. Probably from inactivity and letting the power run down.
What Kay said, try powering off and on again, then letting it reacquire the signal.
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Oh boy Pac, you need to use that picture a lot around here. Very cute.
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