Originally Posted by ApK
This is one of the cases where it sounds like there was more going on than is revealed here.
Originally Posted by HarryT
There generally is in these cases. I've never heard of Amazon closing an account without a damned good reason for doing so.
The more I think about it, the more I agree. Like I said earlier, I'm not assuming the OP knowingly did something to cause this, but I'm forced to be skeptical because... have we ever had one of these threads where the person who lost the account was completely not at fault and
did not get reinstated?
In one case, a poster was posting one version of the story here and a different elsewhere on the web, if I'm remembering correctly. Another "totally innocent victim" had returned many high-priced electronic items repeatedly.
Regardless, the sad but fairly well-known truth is that licenses can be revoked. Amazon content is licensed for use on the Amazon platform. Use of the Amazon platform is licensed to those with Amazon accounts. People who lose their Amazon accounts lose access to both the platform and the content as a result. I've never had a problem with Amazon (I think I've had my account since 1997) but I've also never relied on their system to protect my purchases. The same is true for B&N, Kobo, or any other DRM-participating ebook provider (and music, in Amazon's case). I like having my stuff where I can keep an eye on it.