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#31 peppysfireball  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 9:45 am

The regular kindle is now 99.99 if you get the one with special offers. I have a kindle and it is wonderful. I have over 800 books on it and have never had to buy a single one. I recommend the kindle with keyboard to anyone. I have no interest in the kindle touch.

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 9:59 am

that kindle fire doesn't support external memory. 8 gb .... No good.


to the cloud!

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 10:25 am

to the cloud!


How much cloud storage?

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 10:30 am

How much cloud storage?


I looked it up. Unlimited for amazon content. Does that mean I can't store media from non-amazon sources on cloud? Also, cloud not so good since I understand you can't access it without wifi. Will pass on this for now, I think.

Edited by SuggaD, Sep 28, 2011 - 10:47 am.


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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 6:28 pm

The regular kindle is now 99.99 if you get the one with special offers. I have a kindle and it is wonderful. I have over 800 books on it and have never had to buy a single one. I recommend the kindle with keyboard to anyone. I have no interest in the kindle touch.


800 books !! Shessh. I had my 3G Kindle ( 2nd generation) and is at close to 300 books right now... Oh My.... Now, if it was regular books, can you imagine how many bookcases you would need ? And, how many you had to donate to make space for new books ?

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 10:03 pm


800 books !! Shessh. I had my 3G Kindle ( 2nd generation) and is at close to 300 books right now... Oh My.... Now, if it was regular books, can you imagine how many bookcases you would need ? And, how many you had to donate to make space for new books ?


That's why we got the kindle (previous generation) - to try to cut down on the actual books we buy. They are a pain to move when you move semi frequently

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Posted Sep 29, 2011 - 2:29 pm

For around $100, your best bet would be a vintage Waterman fountain pen on Ebay, and around 500 of those 15 cent spiral bound notebooks from Wal-Mart. A hundred dollar tablet? Seriously. Yurg

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Posted Oct 2, 2011 - 9:12 am

I have a Kindle 1st Gen. with 2166 books. =} I got it for my anniversary two years ago, right before the second generation came out. I absolutely love it, but the battery is finally wearing out. I am going to get the Touch 3G for my anniversary this year, and I'm happy to say I've paid for less than 60 of my books. I subscribe to two daily newsletters that alert you to free books and deals and to booklending.com where you can share and borrow books on kindle. The Kindle is hands down the best gift I ever asked for and received and the best one I've ever given too =}
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Posted Oct 2, 2011 - 12:56 pm

I have the Kindle Fire Pre Order. Have the 2nd gen Kindle already love the free 3G web broswer :) Only wish the Kindle Fire would come in a 3G verison too.

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Posted Oct 2, 2011 - 4:35 pm

I have a Kindle 1st Gen. with 2166 books. =} I got it for my anniversary two years ago, right before the second generation came out. I absolutely love it, but the battery is finally wearing out. I am going to get the Touch 3G for my anniversary this year, and I'm happy to say I've paid for less than 60 of my books. I subscribe to two daily newsletters that alert you to free books and deals and to booklending.com where you can share and borrow books on kindle. The Kindle is hands down the best gift I ever asked for and received and the best one I've ever given too =}


I was very close to getting the 1st genration when it come out but waited to make sure there wasn't anything negative about it . I ,too , love my kindle.

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Posted Oct 2, 2011 - 5:23 pm

I noticed Best Buy has the 3G kindle with a $30. gift card in their ad this week. I wonder if amazon will offer something similar soon?

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Posted Oct 3, 2011 - 3:51 am

I doubt if amazon will offer any thing since they just lowered all their prices drastically. Is best buy selling at the new prices, or the old ones? You can still upload all your own books and music and movies to the amazon cloud. They give you 5gb free. I have all my music on there and am just started putting my books onthere. Anything bought from amazon is stored free, but most of my books come from free internet downloads. I ordered the Fire for my teenage son who wanted an Ipad, It's a very affordable alternative to the 499 ipad. Also, a lot of people are confused and think the kindle fire is still an ereader, but it's not. They are getting really fired up over on kindle forums. Any one wanting one for xmas should preorder now. They are now up into December delivery after only 4 days.They are selling under cost. It costs 206 to manufacture them and amazon is selling them for 199

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Posted Aug 13, 2011 - 6:43 pm

As always, we have several dedicated threads for the hotter items each Black Friday. Please try to keep all discussion related to these items in their official threads. Other threads posted will likely be merged into this main thread.

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Posted Oct 3, 2011 - 12:55 pm

Anyone heard of any good deals on nooks?

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Posted Oct 3, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Anyone heard of any good deals on nooks?


Not heard anything yet, but that's what I'm looking for as a gift for my mom! I have nook color and it is awesome!!!!

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Posted Oct 3, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Anyone heard of any good deals on nooks?


There's this thread regarding the the 1st Edition: HERE

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Posted Oct 4, 2011 - 2:59 am

Until you sit on it or drop it and they say too bad. If you break your amazon reader, they ship you a new one overnight and give you a month to send the old one back. Also the new kindle fire is cheaper than the Nook color. The nook color is not an eink reader, but a tablet like the fire. QUOTE=Ladyberg;1865714]Not heard anything yet, but that's what I'm looking for as a gift for my mom! I have nook color and it is awesome!!!![/QUOTE]

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Posted Oct 4, 2011 - 3:04 am

The big rumor is that Best Buy hoarded some HP models for Black Friday.

Keeping my fingers crossed......

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Posted Oct 4, 2011 - 6:46 am

Anyone heard of any good deals on nooks?


The only thing I have seen is a couple of deals on refurbished Nook Colors for $150. Nothing else.

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Posted Oct 4, 2011 - 1:40 pm

How does the Arnova 10 compare to the Ipad?

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Posted Oct 4, 2011 - 2:49 pm

How does the Arnova 10 compare to the Ipad?


Simply put: nothing compares to the iPad.

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Posted Oct 5, 2011 - 8:29 am

I Have to agree , I love my ipad but i think the amazon fire is pretty good too

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Posted Oct 5, 2011 - 5:10 pm

I just pre-ordered 2 Kindle Fires today. They will be for my 2 daughters ages 8 and 12. Do you think this will be good for them or should I have looked for something different. I do not know to much about any of the ereaders or tablets but they talk about them alot.

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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 2:41 am

Simply put: nothing compares to the iPad.


Unfortunately, that includes in price also. Just too darn expensive.

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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 3:16 am

I think it's great. It's a wonderful compromise for the expensive ipad. My 14 year old is very excited to have this on his xmas list. We already have lots of movies for his psp that will work fine . He's really excited about the gaming apps. He asked for a ITOUCH last year and then changed his mind. No one beats amazon is customer service. YOu can sit on your kindle or have problems and if you call amzon they send you a new one next day and give you a month to return teh bad one. I encourage a 3 year square trade warranty with accident coverage though. I paid 20 for mine witha coupon code I found on ehre. YOu have 90n days after purchase to get one. If you ahve a problem after your 1 year amazon wararnty goes out, they just send you a check to buy a new one.

I just pre-ordered 2 Kindle Fires today. They will be for my 2 daughters ages 8 and 12. Do you think this will be good for them or should I have looked for something different. I do not know to much about any of the ereaders or tablets but they talk about them alot.



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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 3:18 am

I just pre-ordered 2 Kindle Fires today. They will be for my 2 daughters ages 8 and 12. Do you think this will be good for them or should I have looked for something different. I do not know to much about any of the ereaders or tablets but they talk about them alot.


Can I ask what your estimated delivery date is? I am on kindle forums every day and preordered mine within 5 minutes of the link going live. There is a poll on there to see how far up in delivery it goes each day.

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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 3:21 am

I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed when they figure out that the Fire is nothing like the iPad. Not that the Fire isn't going to be a great product, but it's going to be nowhere near doing what an iPad does.

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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 4:43 am

If I got dd a netbook and iPod does she need a iPad or no I figure a netbook is almost the same am I wrong thanks

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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 6:37 am

I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed when they figure out that the Fire is nothing like the iPad. Not that the Fire isn't going to be a great product, but it's going to be nowhere near doing what an iPad does.


I agree. People are looking at these as iPad replacements or a cheaper version of iPad and that is just not the case.

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Posted Oct 6, 2011 - 7:21 am

I agree. People are looking at these as iPad replacements or a cheaper version of iPad and that is just not the case.


I respectfully disagree...I think people who spent their money on an iPad might be disappointed when they see their friend's Fire does 90% of what the iPad does for several HUNDRED dollars less.

They both surf the web and do email.
They both play movies, music, games and read books.
The Kindle doesn't have a camera or microphone and thus can't do video chat.
But the Kindle reportedly has a much better interface with their customized version of Android.
The Kindle is easier to carry around and hold with one hand.

Oh, and did I mention IT COSTS A FRACTION OF WHAT AN IPAD DOES? :)

Believe me, I'm the first person to say the iPad is an awesome little tool.
But its WAY overpriced for what 95% of people use it for.

I absolutely see this as a valid (perhaps smarter) alternative to the iPad for the vast majority of consumers. Is it better than the iPad? No. Does it do everything the iPad does? No. If I already had an iPad, would I replace it with a Fire? No - well....maybe....if I could get someone to buy my iPad off me for more than the cost of a new Fire I might. But does it do everything that 95% of iPad users do on their iPads? Absolutely. So to me, for 95% of people considering buying an iPad out there, they could buy this instead and be perfectly happy. In fact they'd most likely be more than perfectly happy since they saved themselves HUNDREDS of dollars.

90% of the functionality for 40% (or less) of the cost? Smells like a deal to me.


Now, when Siri makes its way to the iPad....that might prove interesting...
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