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Old 10-19-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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I've said it before...

And I'll say it again. Shopping for 'broken' Kindles on eBay can bring treasures to your door!

Won an auction for two damaged-display KDXes. They arrived yesterday. *BOTH* still had more than two months left on their warranty! Amazon just emailed me with confirmation that my warrant-repair KDXes are on their way. Total cost to me? $69.

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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And I'll say it again. Shopping for 'broken' Kindles on eBay can bring treasures to your door!

Won an auction for two damaged-display KDXes. They arrived yesterday. *BOTH* still had more than two months left on their warranty! Amazon just emailed me with confirmation that my warrant-repair KDXes are on their way. Total cost to me? $69.

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If you find a good deal on a DX Graphite, I'm sure you'll let me know... right?
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:01 AM   #6
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I *am* considering selling one of the K2s and one of the KDXs...

After all, what gaineth a man who has four ereaders in hand but cannot use even one for fear of dropping the other three!

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Old 10-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #8
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That's awesome! Are you going to rub it in to the sellers or let them continue to think they got a good deal by finally ditching their broken devices?
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #9
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How do you tell if there's still time left on the warranty? Just call Amazon with the serial number?

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
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That's awesome! Are you going to rub it in to the sellers or let them continue to think they got a good deal by finally ditching their broken devices?

I'd never be so cruel!

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:42 PM   #11
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Yep!

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:45 PM   #12
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Yep!

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What exactly do you say to Amazon?

"Hey, I bought this broken Kindle that is still under warranty, will you send me a replacement?"
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:56 PM   #13
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:58 PM   #14
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What exactly do you say to Amazon?

"Hey, I bought this broken Kindle that is still under warranty, will you send me a replacement?"
That is pretty much what I say. You have to go through the 'call customer service' as emailing just gets you an email telling you to call...

It's best if you ask some questions of the original seller, like, "About when did you purchase it?", or "Is this really old - like an original-style kindle?" If they tell you they've had it less than a year, you're probably good to go. However, they may have purchased it with an extended warranty and if they purchased the extended at time of Kindle purchase, you've got that additional 1-2 years of coverage - something original owners forget.

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:01 PM   #15
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The first of the replacement KDXs arrived and has taken a nice charge. Boy, L Neil Smith's "The American Zone" sure looks better - and turns pages faster - on the KDX!

Gonna get me a copy of Neil's "Timepeepers" to see how a graphic novel fares. I sure hope he gets around to releasing the graphic novel versions of "The Probability Broach" and "Roswell, Texas" in Kindle format...

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