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#3210205 - 04/01/13 09:18 AM Kindle Fire
dcsoldier44
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Bought one for the family. Was wondering what the pros/cons are of them.
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#3210226 - 04/01/13 09:46 AM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: dcsoldier44]
jb3
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Only problem I see is that you only bought one. Both my boys have one. My 4 yr old plays games and has a puzzle or two on it. My 7 year old has games as well as some learning tools (math) and he downloads a book (magic treehouse) every know and then.
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#3210241 - 04/01/13 10:03 AM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: jb3]
Redfred16
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My wife loves hers I got her last year. I took over her old original one.

I'd say there are only 2 drawbacks to the Fire:
1- The batteries go way faster than the original Kindle. I can read mine just as much as my wife, and she'll have to recharge hers every other day, while I'm once a week.

2- Not 100% sure on this, but it seems to have less device storage and stores more on "Cloud". But I Can't confirm that, it's juust what my wife seems to think.
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#3210270 - 04/01/13 10:40 AM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: Redfred16]
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My wife loved her original Kindle. Unfortunately the screen froze a year and a half in. Couldn't have been more babied. Never left the house, no kids around, she treated it like fine crystal.

You might consider a Square Trade warranty.
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#3210273 - 04/01/13 10:43 AM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: Nimrod777]
huntinkev
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My wife had had one for year and half and likes it, my 5 year old daughter has pretty much taken it over now and loves it. Plays games, does some learning things on it.
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#3210281 - 04/01/13 10:53 AM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: dcsoldier44]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: dcsoldier44
Bought one for the family. Was wondering what the pros/cons are of them.


Apparently, the wife will buy a ton of ebooks and slowly reduce your bank account.

They're nice to have.
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#3210344 - 04/01/13 11:57 AM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: TAFKAP]
89cherokeelimited
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: dcsoldier44
Bought one for the family. Was wondering what the pros/cons are of them.


Apparently, the wife will buy a ton of ebooks and slowly reduce your bank account.

They're nice to have.


That's exactly what my wife does.
I'll ask her "How much have you spent on Amazon lately?"
Her response "I've only bought a $5.99 book, $3.99, $7.99, $8.99, $3.99, $4.99, and a couple of $1 and $2 books... why?"
I totaled her books up in 2 weeks... just over $42.
I was pretty mad. She didn't think she was spending that much because they are little cheap books and if she would have bought the actual copy it would have costed more.
Especially since Christmas we've been on my income alone.
I love that she can read her books and I can play Black ops 2 but man she can spend some money on books.
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#3210362 - 04/01/13 12:15 PM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: 89cherokeelimited]
encore06
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Are there a way to "share" ebooks that you've paid for? Just wondering
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#3210372 - 04/01/13 12:26 PM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: encore06]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I have read tons of free books.Downloaded lots of free Apps and games. If you turn off the kindle's WiFi when not using it the battery will last longer.Try to run the battery down pretty good before recharging ,then make sure to completely recharge before using again.It will extend your battery life.
Best Buy has Amazon gift Cards that I use for the few things I've bought.
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#3210381 - 04/01/13 12:32 PM Re: Kindle Fire [Re: encore06]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: encore06
Are there a way to "share" ebooks that you've paid for? Just wondering


Yes, I think you can "gift" books you've purchased to friends for 1-month.
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