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Old 03-15-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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What Do I Need From Kindle Seller?

Howdy, Y'all,
I've been thinking about buying a used Kindle 1. I've seen an ad from someone who hasn't ever used theirs (or even opened the box?) and seems a little clueless.

Assuming I am satisfied with the physical condition of the reader, what else do I need to make sure of? From some of the threads here, I gather that I can't register it unless they first de-register. Is there any way I can ensure that has been done? Particularly, without a long startup if the unit really is "new in the box"?

Is there any place I can check the Serial Number against units reported stolen?

Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Howdy, Y'all,
I've been thinking about buying a used Kindle 1. I've seen an ad from someone who hasn't ever used theirs (or even opened the box?) and seems a little clueless.

Assuming I am satisfied with the physical condition of the reader, what else do I need to make sure of? From some of the threads here, I gather that I can't register it unless they first de-register. Is there any way I can ensure that has been done? Particularly, without a long startup if the unit really is "new in the box"?

Is there any place I can check the Serial Number against units reported stolen?

Thanks.
Unfortunately Amazon does not track stolen Kindle serial numbers. Your best bet is to be mindful of the sellers reputation and should there be an issue, use the eBay system to address it.

Oh, and welcome to MobileRead.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:45 PM   #3
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If you can connect to whispernet you can deregister the device from the settings menu.

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Thanks, daffy4u and pilotbob,
With that info, I did a little more info gathering and think I understand how it works now. The info in the Visual Kindle Guide turned up in my search, daffy, and was helpful too.

I've been lurking on the forums for a few weeks and have seen you both make a lot of helpful posts and seem to know what you are talking about (oops - make that "know that about which you are talking" - nearly ended that sentence with a preposition).

In fact, the whole MobileRead site has been very helpful in providing background information, things to consider, advantages and disadvantages of various readers, etc. Many thanks to the organizers and contributors here.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:42 PM   #5
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Thanks, daffy4u and pilotbob,
With that info, I did a little more info gathering and think I understand how it works now. The info in the Visual Kindle Guide turned up in my search, daffy, and was helpful too.

I've been lurking on the forums for a few weeks and have seen you both make a lot of helpful posts and seem to know what you are talking about (oops - make that "know that about which you are talking" - nearly ended that sentence with a preposition).

In fact, the whole MobileRead site has been very helpful in providing background information, things to consider, advantages and disadvantages of various readers, etc. Many thanks to the organizers and contributors here.
Why thank you Lost-Adams! I'm glad you're finding information that is helpful to you. Please let us know what happens with your Kindle purchase.
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