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Read this before you buy as a present,
This review is from: Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display (Electronics)Great present the Kindle, but don't be tempted to pre-load books so the recipient has something to read when they open it.
Kindle synchronises purchased books with the registered amazon account of the giver so when the recipient de-registers and registers with their own account they will lose all the books the giver has pre-purchased.
If you want to buy a kindle then I suggest you create a separate amazon account and purchase the books through that one. You can then also share the books between kindles if you ever buy another.
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Initial post: 29 Nov 2010 00:21:11 GMT
I have ordered a kindle for my husband for Christmas and planned to preload it with a few books. I shall now be taking your advice and not doing that. Thank you!
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 23:10:07 GMT
E. WOOLSTON says:
It seems bizarre that Amazon wouldn't realise that people would want to give Kindle books as a gift to a Kindle owner. Buying someone a voucher is pretty impersonal in comparison to choosing a book that you know the recipient will like.
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 13:38:06 GMT
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Posted on 12 Apr 2011 16:55:02 BDT
A. Cooper says:
Can you run that bit about buying another kindle and sharing books past this IT illiterate again please. I've bought a kindle and awaiting its receipt. Should I like what it does and want to buy one for my wife what exactly do I do to read the once-pruchased books on both kindles without having to pay twice
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011 19:59:53 BDT
V. Hannides says:
As long as you register both Kindles under the same account you can share books without having to buy them twice. If you buy a second Kindle with the same Amazon account you used to buy the original Kindle it should automatically register it . After you download a book click on the 'manage your kindle' tab and you have the option there to choose whether you would like your book downloaded to one or both of your kindles.
Hope this makes sense ! I share an account with my friend as we both tend to read the same books and it works fine.
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 16:32:11 BDT
Couch potato says:
I bought a kindle while at home in the Uk planning to use it when travelling overseas. However, when I try to buy Ebooks from Amazon while overseas I get two on screen messages "No pricing available" and "Not available in your country". What can I do? I have an Amazon UK account, why does it matter where I am in the world when I want to download books on to my Kindle?
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