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Posted on 15 Dec 2013, 13:17:59 GMT
You can delete dictionaries, but every software update causes them to return to your archive. They're free books and you're not obliged to download them. Ever. So why is it a problem?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 17:24:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2013, 13:33:22 GMT
Jo says:
I haven't looked recently but up to a month ago I always deleted them. They disallowed it for a while but then the abilty came back.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 14:20:33 GMT
Elaine4Wales says:
Hiya Caain, you're right, it's all stuff and nonsense. I can appreciate that it may be annoying to some people, but it's really not such a big issue, albeit frustrating.

Hope you and yours are well x

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 11:25:27 GMT
Brian says:
Yes, that's the reason then, CB. The coins are a fun thing and really quite useful, I've bought a couple of great apps, and still have 82 left.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 10:32:16 GMT
CBRetriever says:
aha and my Kindle Fire came from amazon.fr and I didn't register it there ergo no coins

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 10:26:10 GMT
Brian says:
The coins are because you bought a kindle fire, k, they're worth four quid and when you buy apps you'll use them instead of money if you wish- when you click the buy button you'll be given the option.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 08:47:30 GMT
But it's part of the system updates. You don't have a choice, just as you have no choice as to what bits of an update you may, or not, want.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 08:44:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2013, 08:49:46 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
CBR,

Other people got an e-mail about the 400 free coins we were to get to spend on apps. I don't know what you had to do to get the coins in the first place as I did not get the e-mail.

The other night I was looking through the apps on Apps for Androids on my laptop and suddenly saw written underneath the Buy it Button that I was the possessor of 400 coins. These I spent.

Yesterday I was doing a jigsaw on my Kindle Fire and wanted to update the app I was using and I was offered the update for cash or for 125 coins. It showed I had 400 coins. (AGAIN) so I got the update and another set of jigsaw pictures for another 125 coins,.

I just don't know what I have bought to warrant my receiving either set of 400 coins or whether the 400 coins on the Kindle Fire were actually the same ones from on my laptop. They are worth 1p. each approximately.

I just don't know where this £8-00. is from. Perhaps someone can tell me how I earned them.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 08:38:00 GMT
CBRetriever says:
what coins? I didn't get any as I'm registered to amazon.com and not a US resident

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 03:14:31 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2013, 03:15:06 GMT
Caain says:
agnesormond, I cannot but agree with your above post.
Caain

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013, 02:31:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2013, 03:07:07 GMT
Caain says:
Hello, Elaine :)
I agree re "putting things into perspective..." My phone has soooo many "diddly do's" unwarranted so called apps, I just ignore them (though admit becoming frustrated and fed with up 'em all, haven't a bl**dy clue :)
A few free dictionaries here and there could do no harm/ be beneficial (tongue in cheek ;)... least of my current so**ing worries... yep! true life .
Prefer a few free dictionaries and apps rather than "free, unwarranted, un-invited nasty and ensuing "guest" in one's life...
Yes, "perspective" is good, honourable and worthy yet so many people should be a little more "perceptive..."
My sincere regards et a bientot :)
Caain X

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 23:42:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2013, 23:43:25 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
CBR,

Can you tell me how I am getting the "coins". I don't remember getting an e-mail about them.

I suddenly had 400 coins which I bought two apps with on my laptop. Then last night I was on my Kindle Fire doing a jigsaw and to get to be able to have more than 100 pieces you have to update. I thought for once I will do it and connected to WiFi and I could use cash or coins. I didn't think I had any coins left but I had another 400. So I used a third of the 400 for the update.

I'm wondering now if it was the same 400 coins. If it wasn't the same 400 coins why am I being given them. I have not bought any coins with cash.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 23:00:43 GMT
agnesormond says:
New dictionarirs. I agree. Some replies are so rude. If someone doesn't want the its their choice. That's what its all about. Personal choice.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 22:44:09 GMT
CBRetriever says:
actually, I think we did get some kind of small coupon, but as I'm not in the US, it was useless (it wasn't for ebooks)

maybe a 10 USD discount or something - I don't remember

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 20:16:25 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
I did wonder about the "helper badges".

I think you should get a little sweetener for doing the unpaid work. Perhaps a gift voucher on your birthday.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 19:36:42 GMT
Yet another overwhelming and rational reason to walk away from Amazon and go Kobo.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 19:15:00 GMT
CBRetriever says:
but, Amazon is taking away your ability to do so

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 18:43:59 GMT
It's far too much effort to wade through the hundreds of pages of stuff Amazon force on me to find the manuals and dictionaries.
Or there may be thousands of pages.
I'm soooooooo angry I can't make any sense.

Posted on 13 Dec 2013, 17:55:10 GMT
Jo says:
I delete them everytime they turn up. The clutter up MYK and I hate them.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 17:55:01 GMT
CBRetriever says:
heh - good idea not to

there are quite a few people who would make excellent pros over there, but they want to feel free to not be polite and I've been called out a few times for being what some people perceive as rude/sarcastic/unhelpful/etc

that and the people who think we work for Amazon and want to report us to our bosses...

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 17:52:03 GMT
Denis Powell says:
No he wouldn't be Forum Pro. I think it's a good idea in principle as it helps to know which posters you can rely on for accurate information but I have zero interest in having the title myself, or the perceived responsibility that goes along with it. I've seen the stick you all get in the .com forum. I can live quite happily without that.

I'd quite like to have the record for the most posters on ignore ;-) I think I must be close.

Posted on 13 Dec 2013, 17:44:02 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
Where do you think that your Kindle gets its information on what a foreign phrase means or the meaning of an English word you have not seen before. The Kindle certainly does not have all these phrases and words listed in it files - No, they are all in these dictionaries.

The dictionaries are there for a purpose.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 17:39:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2013, 17:41:51 GMT
CBRetriever says:
how'd that happen?

I must have logged in with my US credentials - nope, it's my French account I'm using

and yes, I am a kindle Forum Pro over at amazon.com (our Denis would be one if you had the program in the UK) - it's ust a fancy badge recognising our expertise and an email address for the US Kindle Forums Mods. No money, no perks, etc, just a little stroke of the ego

Posted on 13 Dec 2013, 17:28:00 GMT
Dam I never noticed until you brought the subject up, know I'll be forever seeing them and getting right annoyed :D)

CBR just noticed you are a 'Kindle Forum Pro' - congrats !

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2013, 16:52:29 GMT
Denis Powell says:
You realise that if you delete them they'll come back with the next update?

Leave them alone and they gradually get replaced by new purchases.
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