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Old 11-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Be Careful Ordering Free Kindle Books

I ordered a $7.69 Kindle book by mistake, thinking it was free. Amazon refunded my money, however.

I should have double-checked the price, but this happened because the sort by price function apparently doesn't always work right. Non-free books can appear within the list of free books:



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Old 11-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Nice that Amazon refunded your money. I've heard their customer service for Kindles is really good. I have had trouble with sorting Kindle books by price before, too, maybe due to their software not taking recent price changes into account. But the only one I bought at a mistaken price like that was cheaper than I expected, so I didn't need customer service.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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One of the things I found out recently is that you can return any Kindle content within 7 days of purchase (after return it will disappear from your device). My son ordered a book that he thought was a regular novel but it turned out to be a graphic novel. Was able to return it with no problem.
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It turns out that that book was sorted with the free ones because it is free as part of some promotion, that is if you buy something else.
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I've just started with our local library borrowing books through the Overdrive/Amazon service. It is pretty easy, though there are a couple of steps involved to get the book ordered.
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Also, be aware that prices are changed at midnight (don't remember what time zone).

That is something I read today while getting familiar with the K-Fire I just got.
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I've just started with our local library borrowing books through the Overdrive/Amazon service. It is pretty easy, though there are a couple of steps involved to get the book ordered.
I have better luck getting good free books this way than with Kindle (but this book is very good so far). Of 10 free Kindle books I get, only one or two are OK.

My system is to browse the books, and fill up my waiting list (because all the good books are "out." 3 books max), and put some more books on the wish list.

When I get the email saying a book on the waiting list is available, I check it out for one week, then transfer another book to the waiting list.

I have the latest Ludlum book on hold, and am looking forward to that.
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Heh, the first week I had my kindle my SIL searched for the most expensive books available and accidentally ordered one for over $3000. I knew it could be returned as a mistake but didn't let him know for several hours. Hee.
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Al,

Thanks for the tip on free kindle books.

Diff subject, Shirley you're not doing screenshots from your kindle!? If so, how?
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Thanks for the tip on free kindle books.

Diff subject, Shirley you're not doing screenshots from your kindle!? If so, how?
I read with the Kindle reader on my iPod touch (don't have a Kindle), so that's how I do the screen shots.

And don't call me Shirley.
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Classic...

Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it? Ted

Striker: Surely you can't be serious.

Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.
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I really thought Barnes & Noble was much better with free or discounted books but amazon is doing a good job with apps for the Fire . Lots of decent free ones .
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