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Amazon Kindle

My wife and I are sorting through the detritus of her Mother's move from a large house to a small apartment in an assisted care facility.

I found a Kindle NIB with a cover NIB. We gave it to her years ago.

This one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y27P3M/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

Battery is inop - I tried all of the tips to reset it but it appears to be toast. I followed the instructions on removing the battery, which is this one: https://www.batterymart.com/c-amazon-gp-s10-346392-0100-e-reader-battery.html

My question: I have never used a Kindle but for $26 and shipping I'll have a old/new Kindle. Is it worth the effort or do I have another range target??

Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:34 AM
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My wife has a kindle and loves it. I hate it because you're trapped in the Amazon walled-garden.
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I had a Kindle Fire for a few years. Can't beat the price. Somewhat limited Amazon Apps vs what's out there in the Android/Apple world.

But was just fine for reading books, email, Pelican, FB and doing what most people use their tablet for. Not worth messing with the old one IMO......

For $40, you can't beat this price:

https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Amazon-Fire-7-Tablet/dp/B01GEW27DA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1E8WICFH14Z13&keywords=fire+tablets&qid=1550678852&s=gateway&sprefix=fire%2Caps%2C229&sr=8-3
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I have two Kindles that I use... and I like the technology a lot. One is a paperwhite like you gave your mom, the other is a Fire, which is more akin to an iPad. I prefer the Fire for indoor use, because it's big enough to use in a landscape mode - it's nice having two 'pages' open, more like a real book. The problem is, the screen glare when used outdoors (even on overcast days) renders it unusable, so then I bring out the paperwhite and live with the single page view.
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Thanks for the replies - It is old even if it has never been used.

I also have an iPad so unless someone wants it, off to the range and then to recycling!
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:17 AM
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Call up Amazon customer service, tell them exactly what you told us and that you are disappointed that the battery is dead on a device you never even got to use. Dollars to donuts there will be a replacement (though likely a refurb) on its way to you before you hang up the phone.
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For comparison I just bought a new 8" Fire HD for $60 off amazon
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My wife has a kindle and loves it. I hate it because you're trapped in the Amazon walled-garden.
My wife has a reader and likes it. You aren't limited to just Amazon, she reads library books on it all the time as well, plus you can add other books from somewhere I don't recall the name of just now.

They are nicer to read on than a tablet like a Fire, but the Fire is so cheap to buy.
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Call up Amazon customer service, tell them exactly what you told us and that you are disappointed that the battery is dead on a device you never even got to use. Dollars to donuts there will be a replacement (though likely a refurb) on its way to you before you hang up the phone.
I will do exactly that. Well done young man. To pull a quote from Forrest Gump: "Tishabet, you're a goddamned genius!"
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My wife loves her iPad. She downloads free books from our metro library system. She has read hundreds of books, and never spend a penny, except for the iPad. She even got her 88 year old mother into reading books on the iPad.
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