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Old 10-24-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Oprah's Kindle Discount - $50 Off

As you may know, there has been a rumor floating around that Oprah Winfrey would announce the Kindle as her new favorite gadget. That is indeed what she did today, 24 October, on her show.

In partnership with Amazon, she also announced a coupon code (for $50) you can type in when you buy the Kindle. Since the code is available to anyone who looks at her website, I will repeat it here:

OPRAHWINFREY

The code will expire on 1 November 2008.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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so, what do you get with the coupon code ?

edit : i just re-read the title. never mind.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:57 PM   #3
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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Thank you. Thank you. I'll be signing autographs at the stage door. I love you all. Keep reading! And watch my show!!
Nice... I'm almost tempted to buy another Kindle. Is there a limit to how many times you can use this? I have been trying to talk my 3 siblings into getting my Mom a Kindle for Christmas... I know it is a device she will be able to use.

I may just have to buy the thing myself.

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Old 10-24-2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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Aw, shucks. Thanks, DixieGal. Free Kindles for all of you!
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #7
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Aw, shucks. Thanks, DixieGal. Free Kindles for all of you!
You get a Kindle, you get a Kindle, and you, and you and you... everyone gets a Kindle.

See Oprah to redeem this offer.

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Old 10-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #8
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I just inspired someone to purchase one for her parents holiday gift. The discount was icing on the cake.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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So did everyone in the audience get one?
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:39 PM   #10
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I clicked this thread because I read 50% ... dang!
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:43 PM   #11
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welcome back to reality.

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Old 10-24-2008, 02:44 PM   #12
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With the $50 discount you can now buy a Kindle for the price of a Sony. Perhaps Sony will offer a 1 week discount to match.

What I would really like to know -- ultimately -- is how many of the Oprah Kindle buyers actually will continually buy books rather than buying the Kindle as a doorstop.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:48 PM   #13
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What I would really like to know -- ultimately -- is how many of the Oprah Kindle buyers actually will continually buy books rather than buying the Kindle as a doorstop.
The Kindle is way too light for a doorstop. I would think (guess) that anyone receiving the Kindle who is not a reader would "re-gift" it to someone who is.

It sure would be nice if folks could look at this as a good thing for ebook readers and not as an opportunity to bash the Kindle.
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Isn't that credit card special still on? (Was it the Amazon card?) If so, could you combine these offers... was it $150... so $200 off would be like getting the Kindle for less than half price.

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Isn't that credit card special still on? (Was it the Amazon card?) If so, could you combine these offers... was it $150... so $200 off would be like getting the Kindle for less than half price.

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As I recall the $150 credit card offer is from Sony, although Amazon may have one also but as I remember is was $30.

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