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Old 10-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #61
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Only my last replacement had an R on the box. Hmm.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #62
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Hi guys, this ia a troubling post. Thanks for sharing, ultimatejimmy.
I must say that Wth all the replacements I received, I never saw an R on any of my boxes. However, the first replacements (I got two in one box) included one that did not turn on and that had a repair message on it. I now wonder of it was somebody else's.
Did any of your replacements come in the original small black box? Both of my replacements came in the same kind of box as my first PW, but there was a tiny "R" on one of the product ID labels on the edge of the box. They both had this whereas the original PW did not.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #63
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I started a new thread here that could at least help MR members prevent receiving each other's broken units, by listing serial numbers of defective units that were sent back to Amazon.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #64
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All my replacements had a R on the box and were missing the Quick Start Guide.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #65
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Did any of your replacements come in the original small black box? Both of my replacements came in the same kind of box as my first PW, but there was a tiny "R" on one of the product ID labels on the edge of the box. They both had this whereas the original PW did not.
I did not see an R on any of my replacements. Is it pretty visible? Did anyone take a picture of what that sticker looks like?
Some of mone came just in their own black box, but the first replacements had a regular shipping cardboard box around them.

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All my replacements had a R on the box and were missing the Quick Start Guide.
Wow, that is so wrong! You were paying for a new unit!
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Amazon has a mess on thier hands with the PW. They need to take positive action and stop being deceptive for starters. Make sure all the CS reps are on the same page possibly
take a few steps back evaluate and maybe stop selling for now and focus on correcting the problem.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #68
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I did not see an R on any of my replacements. Is it pretty visible? Did anyone take a picture of what that sticker looks like?
Some of mone came just in their own black box, but the first replacements had a regular shipping cardboard box around them.
Here's what my box looked like:

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I did not see an R on any of my replacements. Is it pretty visible? Did anyone take a picture of what that sticker looks like?
Some of mone came just in their own black box, but the first replacements had a regular shipping cardboard box around them.
Pretty small actually, perhaps 1/8" tall and I think it was added to the logo making it blend in. I didn't notice it until someone in another thread brought it up.
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Here's what my box looked like:

Ooooh, yeah, of the three boxes I have here, two have that R in the logo, and one has a second UPC sticker on top of that sticker, so I can't tell if there is an R underneath it without ripping the sticker off. Wow!
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Ooooh, yeah, of the three boxes I have here, two have that R in the logo, and one has a second UPC sticker on top of that sticker, so I can't tell if there is an R underneath it without ripping the sticker off. Wow!
All of my replacements had a sticker on top too... Now I am really wondering if they had the R and I just couldn't see it
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My PW has 'pink clouds' when ambient light is not strong enough. After 3 weeks of hoping the screen would either improve or that I would get used to it, I finally requested a replacement today. I used the 'Call Us' option on the support page to get to Kindle CS directly and only had to wait about a minute. The rep asked for a very detailed description of the problem, agreed that it was 'not the way it should be', and said that someone would inspect the replacement before sending it out. They are also pushing out the refund period in case I wind up sending both back.

I also reported a couple of software issues I've encountered (PW has failed to wake up 2 or 3 times—probably some resource leak—and the uneven text rendering problem). He seemed grateful to get this feedback and promised to report it to the developers. He also mentioned that an update was in the works, and they'd check to make sure the issues were addressed in it if at all possible.

It's going to be at a week before I'll know if the exchange results in a better PW (I'll be out of town when it arrives), but I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm glad I waited to do this, they seem to have a handle on things now. Not so optimistic that I'm ordering a cover for it yet
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Do the ones with the R come with a USB cable ?
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Do the ones with the R come with a USB cable ?
Yes, they do, but no quick start guide. At least mine didn't.
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