Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

View Poll Results: Have you sent your paperwhite back for exchange or gotten your money back?
Yes...once 17 13.49%
More than once 23 18.25%
No..the pw is working great. 86 68.25%
Voters: 126. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
mystika1
Groupie
mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mystika1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
mystika1's Avatar
 
Posts: 176
Karma: 1076812
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Louisiana
Device: Aztak EZReader, Nook HD+, Kobo Glo, Kindle PW2
How many of you have had to return/exchange your paperwhite?

Hi,
I am currently looking into purchasing a pw for my 10 year old. She likes reading before bed. I am torn between getting her the pw or just getting a non light reader with a book light. I would hate to have to return the unit. I see that a lot of people have returned them several times. I have a kobo glo and like it a lot but the firmware has some bugs. We get most books from the library.

Thanks,

Penny
mystika1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
kindleuzer
Enthusiast
kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.kindleuzer can self-interpret dreams as they happen.
 
kindleuzer's Avatar
 
Posts: 28
Karma: 20650
Join Date: Mar 2013
Device: PW, K3 Kbd
Especially for a 10-yo, I would definitely get the PW! It's going to be way lighter (no pun intended) and easier to handle than a reader with a book light. And the light itself is worth it (all in my opinion). I'd hate to have to return mine, too - I've only had it about a week, but so far, so good!
kindleuzer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 03-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
BeccaPrice
Wizard
BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BeccaPrice's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,130
Karma: 11174187
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
Totally anecdotal information: I know of at least 3 PWs that I have physically seen that are as close to perfect as one could want, all on the first try.
BeccaPrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
jgaiser
Omnivorous
jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jgaiser ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jgaiser's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,975
Karma: 20846667
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rural NW Oregon
Device: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle GDX, Kindle 3, KPW, Nook HD+
Maybe I'm easy to please..

In the right (wrong?) conditions I can see the cones of light that a lot of folks have been complaining about, but they don't bother me.

If I could get a screen as large as my DX, this puppy would be the *best* ereader I've ever owned. As it is, I'm perfectly happy with my first and only Paperwhite.
jgaiser is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
vxf
Guru
vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.vxf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
vxf's Avatar
 
Posts: 924
Karma: 1414252
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Norman, OK
Device: Sony PRS 350, 900, 950; iPad3, iPad Mini; Kindle Touch, Paperwhite
Very small sample so far.
But I see 11 no returns, 0 for one return and 3 for multiple returns.
Not to offend anyone... but it kind of seems to point to the fact that the returns are all from the 'excessively-OCD types'.
Excessively because I definitely have OCD. And I did not return mine.

More seriously, it is not a perfect device and, as any e-ink device I have so far seen, it is affected by huge screen variation and a low level of process control.
Not sure why that is... is it because of multiple screen-suppliers? I have had the same models of SONYs, Kindles, Nooks side-by side and there is always screen differences... the PW is no exception.

But if you are more interested in reading than in chasing technological perfection, you won't be disappointed by the PW.

Well, probably. I know I wasn't. The screen is not uniform, nor is it white. But it's by far the best screen I have seen so far.
vxf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 12:54 AM   #6
pidgeon92
Wizard
pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pidgeon92 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pidgeon92's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,571
Karma: 5569860
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle PW1,2, Kindle DXG, Sony 950, Boox M90, Kobo Aura HD
I'd guess that a 10-year old isn't as picky as an adult. I think she'll love the paperwhite.
pidgeon92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
Joy736
Addict
Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Joy736 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Joy736's Avatar
 
Posts: 311
Karma: 1078442
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Netherlands
Device: Kindle Paperwhite
I had to exchange my Paperwhite only once. I'm one of the lucky ones to have a pretty perfect Paperwhite now.
Joy736 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:02 AM   #8
Yolina
Guru
Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Yolina ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 614
Karma: 3070513
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Device: KPW2 wifi, Sony PRS 650
The first one I received was horrible, but got a good one after just 1 exchange.
Yolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 12:36 AM   #9
xendula
eBookworm
xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.xendula ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
xendula's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,056
Karma: 4000668
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Germany / USA
Device: Kindle 4B/K ~ Nexus 7 ~ Kindle Paperwhite 1&2 ~ iPad Air
I picked two out of 9 units (repeat exchanges again and again). I do not have any type of OCD, just better than average color vision and could not stand or was willing to ignore the green/pink blotches, the dead screen, the pin holes,the smudges and artefacts between the screens.

The ones I kept are not perfect: one still has a pinkish tint and a pin hole, the other had faint color blotches that have gotten worse in the past few months - I just gave up on trying for better units.

That said, I still really like my PW as a reader, and the user interface makes up for a lot, so I would recommend just getting one and returning it if the screen is defective.

Last edited by xendula; 03-26-2013 at 07:58 AM.
xendula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 01:45 AM   #10
Ephemerality
Connoisseur
Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ephemerality ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 88
Karma: 601067
Join Date: Feb 2013
Device: PW1
I exchanged mine once. The original had a hairline fracture in the screen. Second one has a bright speck on the screen, but it's in the margin and really only noticeable if you're using the internet on it, the color/uniformity is great!
Ephemerality is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #11
sparklemotion
dangerous when cornered
sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sparklemotion's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,401
Karma: 21231273
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Device: K3, K5, KFire, KPW2, Nexus 7.2, iPad Air
I believe I went through 5. This was mainly due to Amazon calling me on the phone after I left a negative review and telling me they wanted to send me another to make it right. When that one still had color hues and glowing specks, (among other issues) the process continued and they kept saying they had now solved the color hue problem and wanted to send me another one. If Amazon agrees there is something wrong with their product and they are working on it, who am I to argue with them.
sparklemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
tomsem
Wizard
tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tomsem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,407
Karma: 2519673
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Device: iPod Touch, Xoom, Kindle PW, iPad3, Fire HD2
One, but that is not to say that my current one is as good as I would like. It is just not so bad as to exchange it. I still read a lot on my Kindle Touch as well, which is better in some respects (contrast and regularity of text rendering). Of course YMMV.
tomsem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #13
BeccaPrice
Wizard
BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BeccaPrice's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,130
Karma: 11174187
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
I love my PW, and the screen is just about perfect, but I may have to take out th jail break and send it back (and risk getting a worse screen). It doesn't respond all the time to my request to get the top menu bar, and the page turns seem awful slow.

I have to decide how much I can live with that, and how much work I'm willing to do to re-create the whole thing, all my collections and notes and everything. Right now, I'm willing to put up with the fact that it doesn't always respond to my touch (quite frequently, actually), just because undoing the jailbreak, re-doing it, and putting all my books into all my collections again is just too daunting.
BeccaPrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #14
voracious71
Addict
voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.voracious71 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
voracious71's Avatar
 
Posts: 358
Karma: 1023806
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Quahog, RI
Device: Kindle PW2, Kindle Fire HDX,Nook Samsung Tab4, Onyx T68
Mine has zero issues. First one.
voracious71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 05:45 AM   #15
rabscallion
Junior Member
rabscallion began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 6
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2013
Device: kindle
Mine seems Ok.
rabscallion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help please: Should I exchange my Paperwhite? (screen pictures) bokolobs Amazon Kindle 52 03-12-2013 12:41 PM
Kindle Paperwhite, won't return to last page tommy still Calibre 2 01-03-2013 04:47 AM
Help Me Return This Kindle Paperwhite to its Rightful Owner HaggisMacJedi Amazon Kindle 19 11-16-2012 04:22 PM
Help Me Return this Paperwhite to its Rightful Owner HaggisMacJedi Kindle Fire 4 11-07-2012 10:16 AM
Should I Exchange my K3? Clawdia Amazon Kindle 22 11-02-2011 09:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.