Thanks Alan. While it's good to see Amazon standing by its products, I'd rather save time, money and the planet by keeping it instead of getting a new or refurbished one. Those tiny cracks don't interfere with the Kindle's function in any way and air freighting stuff like this to my location burns a lot of fossil fuel.
BTW I see another thread here describing replacement of K screens. Wouldn't it be wonderful if device designers could be convinced to make electronics modular and user maintainable? Maybe a tax on devices that aren't would accomplish this, just as carbon taxes make some industries think twice about wasteful practices.
Getting off my socialist soapbox now . . .