Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
I don't usually "hang out" at B & N, but I am starting to now because they have so many promos at the store if you have a nook. I have gotten free treats at the coffee shop some weeks, promo codes for free books... you just have to wander around with your nook and they give you coupon codes. Pretty sweet.
I think my first nook was defective. At first i was told that I "let it die" without charging it often enough (it was the end of the school year for me, so I was reading essays rather than books and the nook was not really in much use for that time period), but after it froze the second time, they didn't give me any grief about it at all, I was very happy with my customer service.. I don't think I would have gotten that with the kindle, and was the main reason why I went with the nook in the first place.. there is nowhere here to get help in person if you have technical difficulties with the kindle, and I didn't want to have to mail it back if I had problems...
If you purchased your Nook within 2 weeks of the current $50 gc promo, you can call 1.800.962.6177 & they will issue you the gc through the mail. You do need to have your receipt in hand though.
I believe the date they are saying it started is 6/2.
I don't think I would have gotten that with the kindle, and was the main reason why I went with the nook in the first place.. there is nowhere here to get help in person if you have technical difficulties with the kindle, and I didn't want to have to mail it back if I had problems...
Me, I'm careful with mine.
Mara, mama to two boys born 05/2009 and 04/2011, after four miscarriages.
I love my sony touch, but really any e reader is great if you like to read. I have something to read everywhere I go - if I remember to take it with me LOL
ETA: The prices have been dropped to $189 for kindle, and $149 for a nook with wifi. I was almost tempted to get this nook deal just so I could get the b&n free books.
Actually, friends who've had issues with their Kindles (usually their fault due to dropping, etc.) have ALL had a new Kindle within 36 hours. No charge (I don't know if they have extended warranty or not). They had to mail the OLD Kindle back, otherwise Amazon would charge them for the new one. All were very happy.
Me, I'm careful with mine.
I understand this is a waayy old thread, but figure other kindle folks can chime in. I've never held an e reader of any kind and am pretty clueless!
I'm looking at the cheap $60 version.
Do you need a light to read a kindle in the dark? Does it do anything other than hold books? Text to speech with every book?
With built in wifi does that it can access the www? So you can do anything on it you could do on your a smart phone?
My need is this- traveling for 7 weeks with children. One is a reader who flies through easy books, about 8-10 a week. I'm not traveling 5000 miles with 70 books! Local libraries don't let you check out without a local address. Downloading from our home library is free and we can be anywhere. I think the cost of a kindle might be equal to the cost of buying so many books (used) and can be used for audio books (I think?) and for online fun stuff (maybe?)
Thanks for helping the technology challenged!
Me. With 1 spouse, 4 kids, 16 chickens, 74 matchbox cars, 968,562+ legos, a dishwasher waiting to be emptied, a washing machine waiting to be filled and a lost cup of tea in the house.
Before you buy, check with your library to be sure they lend books in the mobi format. My library only has books in epub format, which you can NOT read on a Kindle. That's why I prefer my Nook -- it's much easier to find books as epubs than to find Amazon's proprietary Kindle-only mobi format.