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Amazon Coins

3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews)

Price: £4.80
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Denomination: 500
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  • Buy Amazon Coins and save up to 20% on apps, games, and in-app items.
  • Use Amazon Coins on your Kindle Fire, Android device, and Amazon.co.uk.
  • Amazon Coins are redeemable on thousands of apps, games, and in-app items.
  • Give Amazon Coins to friends and family.

Product Description

Enjoy apps and games for less! Save up to 20% on apps, games, and in-app items by purchasing Amazon Coins. The more you buy, the larger the discount. Amazon Coins are redeemable on thousands of apps, games, and in-app items from your Kindle Fire, Android phone or tablet, and on Amazon.co.uk. Purchased coins are immediately deposited into your account and they never expire.

Product details

Denomination: 500
  • ASIN: B00ESJDO66
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (549 customer reviews)

Customer Reviews

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1,020 of 1,085 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and bad. 22 Nov. 2013
By S TOP 500 REVIEWER
Denomination:500
This isn't a reward scheme. It's a prepayment scheme that gives users up to 10% off. To get 10% off, you'll need to buy 5000 or 10,000 coins which cost £45 and £90 respectively.

Amazon are still paying the full 70% cut to developers, so they're taking that discount out of their own cut (so it's actually pretty generous - they make 30% gross per transaction which makes this a third of their share off).

In return for our up-to 10% cut, Amazon get earlier payment. That means interest on our cash (which isn't going to make up for the 10% any time soon at today's interest rates). They also save on microtransaction processing. Rather than hitting your card each time, they deduct your coins from your account balance. That's pretty efficient. Finally, they know virtual money is spent more easily: competitors have been doing 'prepayment' for years via iTunes vouchers and the like. This is simply puts them on an equal footing (but with us getting 10% off).

The downside is the limited scope for spending the coins. It's for apps and in-app purchases right now. It needs to be extended to cover music & eBooks. The Kindle is much more than just a gaming device so limiting Amazon Coins to just apps is daft.
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648 of 703 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of money and time. 9 Feb. 2014
Denomination:500|Verified Purchase
I was about to purchase minecraft app for my 10 year old son using my credit card when I was offered the chance by my Kindle to purchase it at a small discount using Amazon coins. Thinking that this was a good offer I therefore purchased the coins on my credit card without incident. However, now Amazon won't let me use the coins to purchase the app !

I have been advised by Amazon support to purchase the app with my credit card but not offered any refund on the coins that I had already purchased. If I do what they say I'll end up having paid for coins that I have no use for. It appears that the support people can't even be bothered to read my complaint carefully. It's a ridiculous situation, I feel I have been tricked into unnecessarily buying these useless coins. Absolutely frustrating and on top of that I have an extremely disappointed son.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
Denomination:2500
Tried to purchase these coins for the first time, first order went through fine then my account was suspended as I ordered 5000 coins more.
Missed out on a great deal only available via amazon coins.

Will never use again
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85 of 92 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Might as well throw money away 22 Nov. 2014
Denomination:500
Utter crap, paid for, sent to my daughter for her Kindle, to her kindle account, never got there. She got an email saying there was a problem and no guidance on what it was or what to do about it. NO answer from tech support either, they just disappeared.
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457 of 501 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me either 27 Nov. 2013
Denomination:500
I got the Kindle owners' freebie, but when I found out Amazon Coins is limited to apps and games it was a bit of a let-down. It seems counter-intuitive that a business founded on selling books, and has created its own range of e-readers, should exclude the medium from the scheme! An own goal.
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372 of 409 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stinks 28 Dec. 2013
By otter
Denomination:2500|Verified Purchase
Bought the kindle from amazon.uk - bought the coins from same - can't spend them because I am in Belgium - And yes I do know why now. Wouldn't it have been nice if bloody amazon had warned me of geographical restrictions BEFORE I bought the coins. Merry Bloody Christmas
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339 of 376 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but 22 Nov. 2013
By madmum
Denomination:500
Initial thought was quite good but restrictions on purchases mean its not something I am likely to use.
I use my Kindle for reading while away from home so extend to books please
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148 of 164 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Typical con 24 Nov. 2013
Denomination:500|Verified Purchase
Amazon allowed me to purchase this product when in France, but will not allow me to spend it there! Now I'll have to wait months to use them when I'm back in the U.K. Also very poor that you can't buy what you want with it.......just apps really. Why not music, books etc?
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