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Old 01-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Amazon has opened a hornets nest!

Sorry for the "had" should be "has" This morning I received an email telling me they had given me a trial subscription to the Kindle Compass, and that after two weeks they would charge my account (giving me the final four digits of my card).

Seems they are rolling out their new e magazine to a select group, but they told us we would be charged - though they are now telling complainers it will be free.

For some discussion see: http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_...TxD8E5M8V47M9H

I emailed a complaint and the response was very cool and unconcerned as though they were wondering why I was concerned.

Not cool Amazon!

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Just remember the mantra and all will be well: Amazon is my friend and will do me no harm (I hope)!
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Just remember the mantra and all will be well: Amazon is my friend and will do me no harm (I hope)!


Well, I'm sure it'll all be over soon enough...and people will forget - just like 1984.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Well, I'm sure it'll all be over soon enough...and people will forget - just like 1985.
1984?
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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1984?
I'd better fix that...my sense of humor isn't always funny to others, lol.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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Just remember the mantra and all will be well: Amazon is my friend and will do me no harm (I hope)!
And it will be all right, everything will be all right, the struggle will be finished. We will have won the victory over ourselves. We will love Amazon.
(with apologies to Mr. Orwell)
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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It sounds to me like there was a mistake in the email, and that Compass is actually free even after the trial period. Still not cool, but quite different from signing people up for a paid service behind their backs.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #9
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Seems they are rolling out their new e magazine to a select group, but they told us we would be charged - though they are now telling complainers it will be free.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #13
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I'm not pro-Amazon. I'm quite open to the idea that they treat people badly at least as often as other companies do. But this seems to be a goof.

I will resist piling on criticism in the hope that they won't fire someone over this.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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Much ado over a badly worded email. It looks like they sent a trial form letter out with this free subscription. It's clumsy and unfortunate, but hardly evil.
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Wait a dam' minit!

I buy from Amazon all the time.
I am a Prime Club member.
I have a Kindle.

How come I didn't get a letter?
A notification?

A free subscription?

Vut?
Where?

What are you "evil Sayers" complaining about?
You were included!
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