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Old 02-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Managing wish lists

Do you utilize the Save for Later option with your Kindle? Do you download samples? Do you manage a wish list for Kindle titles some other way?

I have put 13 books onto my Save for Later list. I also have 41 samples on my Kindle. (There have been others, but I delete a sample after I buy the book.) In counting the two, I compared and there are no duplications across these two.

I know why I have my "wishes" as two different lists, and it has to do with how I use the Whispernet connection.
  • You can only add a book to your Save for Later list using the Kindle Store interface in the Kindle.
  • At the time I was browsing the Kindle Store, I was concerned about the battery life.
  • Therefore, I clicked the Save for Later option rather than Send a Sample to avoid any battery drain from the transfers.
  • I can select Send a Sample from my browser
  • When I know I have items to download from Amazon, I plug in the power adapter before turning on the antenna.

Like many others, I wish there were consistencies in the shopping options regardless of whether you are using the browser or the Kindle's built-in networking. (Very high on my list of requirements is the ability to download samples to the PC instead of requiring that they be delivered via Whispernet.

So -- how are you organizing your list of books that you want to buy at some point in the future?

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Old 02-28-2009, 01:39 PM   #2
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What is "Save for Later"? Is that something that if there when you browse the store via the Kindle?

I NEVER browse the store with my kindle. I always use my PC. I also usually know what I want to buy. I have so much "to read" advice from here and other places that I really don't browse even.

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Old 02-28-2009, 01:45 PM   #3
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I usually buy current books right away (if $9.99 or less). For pbooks that I am replacing with ebooks, I use the Universal Wish List button. For books I'm unsure of, I download samples.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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I usually buy current books right away (if $9.99 or less). For pbooks that I am replacing with ebooks, I use the Universal Wish List button. For books I'm unsure of, I download samples.
Same here. I either buy or use Amazon's wishlist feature (via the UWL button).
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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Duplicate -- sorry!
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Um. Usually if I'm on my computer when I see something I want I add the non-Kindle version to my wishlist and include a note that it's available for Kindle. I don't browse the store much on my Kindle--too busy reading :-)
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