Kindle £15 off £44.99, Paperwhite £25 off £84.99 at Amazon
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Kindle £15 off £44.99, Paperwhite £25 off £84.99 at Amazon

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Found 16th Mar 2016
Ready for this to be shot down, but I'm struggling to put a link to the relevant page as the offer came up on a scrolling banner. It says that new Kindle customers can get £15 off a Kindle or £25 off a Kindle Paperwhite using the codes KINDLE15 or KINDLE25. I've just tried it on two accounts and it took the £15 off the Kindle. It says T&C apply but I couldn't find any when I clicked the link. Paperwhite drops to £84.99

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Fantastic, works for me to get the £25 off! Was sorry that I missed the Mother's Day deal for £90 and was hoping it'd be on deal again at John Lewis in the Easter sales for £90.. worth waiting to see if it goes down again at John Lewis and pay the extra fiver for a 2 year guarantee?

didn't work for me, but I already have a kindle

Original Poster

Do you need another one? If so, just set up another account.

bogglebrain

Do you need another one? If so, just set up another account.



my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was just checking the code out of curiosity more than anything

Deedie

my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was … my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was just checking the code out of curiosity more than anything



Do you mind me asking what went wrong with it?

Naut

Fantastic, works for me to get the £25 off! Was sorry that I missed the … Fantastic, works for me to get the £25 off! Was sorry that I missed the Mother's Day deal for £90 and was hoping it'd be on deal again at John Lewis in the Easter sales for £90.. worth waiting to see if it goes down again at John Lewis and pay the extra fiver for a 2 year guarantee?



They had them for 80£ for black Friday I think, but it is rare that it goes for under 90£.

In your shoes I would go for this, I did a study to approximate how much a 2nd year warranty costs a retailer and it is very likely that it is substantially less than 5%. The rough reasons being that if it survived the first year it is unlikely to be a manufacturing fault and during second year it is still new enough that it shouldn't fail due to wear and tear. I understand that you might be happier with extra security but in expected cost you are better off by saving 5£.

Apogee00

Do you mind me asking what went wrong with it?



the screen doesn't display properly anymore. about a quarter of it works fine, but the rest is a jumbled mess, so completely unusable now. does not seem to be any fix for it that I can see. ran the latest update on the other day, hoping that would sort it, but no luck.

like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rari3Q6OV0M

only worse
Edited by: "Deedie" 17th Mar 2016

Nexusfifth

They had them for 80£ for black Friday I think, but it is rare that it … They had them for 80£ for black Friday I think, but it is rare that it goes for under 90£.In your shoes I would go for this, I did a study to approximate how much a 2nd year warranty costs a retailer and it is very likely that it is substantially less than 5%. The rough reasons being that if it survived the first year it is unlikely to be a manufacturing fault and during second year it is still new enough that it shouldn't fail due to wear and tear. I understand that you might be happier with extra security but in expected cost you are better off by saving 5£.



Thanks for the reply, I think I agree.. now to just get a case! Probably something simple like this I think amazon.co.uk/gp/…W7S

Deedie

the screen doesn't display properly anymore. about a quarter of it works … the screen doesn't display properly anymore. about a quarter of it works fine, but the rest is a jumbled mess, so completely unusable now. does not seem to be any fix for it that I can see. ran the latest update on the other day, hoping that would sort it, but no luck.like thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rari3Q6OV0Monly worse


Mine messed up too. Won't turn on. The **** for me is that I'm in South East Asia travelling atm all my travel reading gone, gone, gone. One reason I bought it was its supposed reliability for such a trip.

anyone got this to work? Just says can't be applied to your purchase for me

Is it worth the extra for the Paperwhite over the basic Kindle please? Never had one before! Thanks in advance guys (the code works for me, hence the Q)

jobibear

Mine messed up too. Won't turn on. The **** for me is that I'm in South … Mine messed up too. Won't turn on. The **** for me is that I'm in South East Asia travelling atm all my travel reading gone, gone, gone. One reason I bought it was its supposed reliability for such a trip.


My Kindle 3G also broke when in SE asia 4 years ago, Amazon fixed for free (it was new)
Our 2nd Kindle 4 broke in SE asia this year

Both had screen failures - though I know they didn't get impact, but may've been "bent" as in a rucksack (daysack). They were both together with a 8" Windows tablet - everything else survived.

The Kindle4 was a dodgy import I picked up in US a few years ago, so not likely to be fixed by Amazon.

Need something more robust

bogglebrain

Do you need another one? If so, just set up another account.



The T&C say that to qualify, you must have made a purchase from Amazon in the previous 12 months, I presume this is to stop you setting up another account.

I found e-reader screens very fragile in general. I have had one kindle and one nook that break this way. I am very careful with my electronics. Never broken a phone or a tablet same way.

My Kobo just broke yesterday after cracking the screen in my jacket. Now I want to get a replacement but this doesn't work with new accounts unless you buy something, I suppose.

MBCH

Is it worth the extra for the Paperwhite over the basic Kindle please? … Is it worth the extra for the Paperwhite over the basic Kindle please? Never had one before! Thanks in advance guys (the code works for me, hence the Q)



Yes. The non-paperwhite you can't read at night. Its dark and has no backlight. You wont' miss the backlight till you really need it.

keeny

Yes. The non-paperwhite you can't read at night. Its dark and has no … Yes. The non-paperwhite you can't read at night. Its dark and has no backlight. You wont' miss the backlight till you really need it.



Thank you v much! Sorry ask a further Q. If I just want it for "poolside" / beach reading (risk of water / sun damage)...and to read with a bedside lamp....do I need the extra £40 features? Is the text much clearer (300 v 160)? Thanks for your advice...

MBCH

Thank you v much! Sorry ask a further Q. If I just want it for "poolside" … Thank you v much! Sorry ask a further Q. If I just want it for "poolside" / beach reading (risk of water / sun damage)...and to read with a bedside lamp....do I need the extra £40 features? Is the text much clearer (300 v 160)? Thanks for your advice...



The text on the cheaper version is perfectly readable.

MBCH

Thank you v much! Sorry ask a further Q. If I just want it for "poolside" … Thank you v much! Sorry ask a further Q. If I just want it for "poolside" / beach reading (risk of water / sun damage)...and to read with a bedside lamp....do I need the extra £40 features? Is the text much clearer (300 v 160)? Thanks for your advice...



I have a Kindle WiFi and a PaperWhite and the text is sharper on the PaperWhite. It's worth paying extra for the backlight and the better display IMO.

I think the backlit paperwhite is well worth the extra. I've got both. Wife's the same. She said the backlit was an unworthwhile expense. Now we both use nothing else. Can read in bed without disturbing other half

Why are people worried about a extra year of warranty? For up to six years after purchase (five years from discovery in Scotland) purchasers can demand damages (which a court would equate to the cost of a repair or replacement) UK gov site click the blue writing that says View the item you were looking for

Am i missing something?

Edited by: "Hightowerman" 17th Mar 2016

My wife is a massive book reader, she buys 3-4 books a week and the same in kindle books a week (she can easily read a book a day), and up until xmas was using the Kindle Keyboard 3G. she had the leather case with built in light, and was adamant that she didnt need anything better her Kindle was fine..

Well i got her the Voyage for Xmas, and she is a convert lol, she says the backlight is a must have now, and the lightness of the voyage compared to the kindle she had.. always go for the backlit screen if you can afford it.

Bargain The MIL wanted one, so it's come at a perfect time

Apogee00

Do you mind me asking what went wrong with it?


There has been a few updates for the Kindles lately, these can cause problems with your Kindle. The last update screwed the WiFi on mine
Have you tried restarting the Kindle?
If so and unsuccessful
Have you tried resetting the Kindle
If you reset you will have to re-register the device and re-download from the cloud



Deedie

my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was … my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was just checking the code out of curiosity more than anything


Deedie

my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was … my mrs one went faulty recently, and was considering buying one. I was just checking the code out of curiosity more than anything



As a side point its worth a phone call or online chat with Amazon after my mums 4 year old 2nd generation died i managed to get 50% of a new paperwhite, worth a go for the sake of a little time.

On amazon.de, the Kindle paperwhite (with "Special offers") is currently €79.99, which works out at about £62, or €99.99 without the special offers.

amazon.de/gp/…7_1

Unforunately, they won't deliver to UK, but if you know anyone there who can send one over, or who is coming back to UK for Easter and can bring one for you, there is even more of a bargain to be had.

bogglebrain

Do you need another one? If so, just set up another account.



I'm thinking of getting a 2nd kindle for my wife.

If I can buy it via a new amazon account (in order to use the discount code), will it let me register it to my normal amazon account so it has access to my existing kindle book library?

Deedie

the screen doesn't display properly anymore. about a quarter of it works … the screen doesn't display properly anymore. about a quarter of it works fine, but the rest is a jumbled mess, so completely unusable now. does not seem to be any fix for it that I can see. ran the latest update on the other day, hoping that would sort it, but no luck.like thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rari3Q6OV0Monly worse


they exchanged a kindle for me once (told me to keep the faulty one too) as i explained it was a known fault and 16mths old..worth a try google and see if a known fault? my daughters was similar to what you describe x
Edited by: "plumberman01" 17th Mar 2016

Hightowerman

Why are people worried about a extra year of warranty? For up to six … Why are people worried about a extra year of warranty? For up to six years after purchase (five years from discovery in Scotland) purchasers can demand damages (which a court would equate to the cost of a repair or replacement) UK gov site click the blue writing that says View the item you were looking forAm i missing something?



That is not a warranty and I have gone through the system fighting using this for a plasma tv which cost me £3000 it is not straight forward you have to spend money to provide reports with evidence about faults when you purchased the goods and if say it failed 5 years later they will take into account wear so you wont get full money back anyway and mine end up in small claims court which costs more money the whole thing went on for over year.

Something that is sub £100 you have no chance of using this.

morty

That is not a warranty and I have gone through the system fighting using … That is not a warranty and I have gone through the system fighting using this for a plasma tv which cost me £3000 it is not straight forward you have to spend money to provide reports with evidence about faults when you purchased the goods and if say it failed 5 years later they will take into account wear so you wont get full money back anyway and mine end up in small claims court which costs more money the whole thing went on for over year.Something that is sub £100 you have no chance of using this.



Exactly that. It's virtually impossible to get anything back after 2 years whatever the law states. However with Amazon I have had things that have become faulty even after 2 years and they have been very good and either issued a full refund or replacement.

jobibear

Mine messed up too. Won't turn on. The **** for me is that I'm in South … Mine messed up too. Won't turn on. The **** for me is that I'm in South East Asia travelling atm all my travel reading gone, gone, gone. One reason I bought it was its supposed reliability for such a trip.


My daughter's Kindle went tits up too, so I suggested she uses the Kindle app on her phone until she can bring it back for me to have a go at fixing it. It worked so well she said she's not sure if she'll bother with the Kindle anyway (but her eyes are much better than mine). Just sign in with your Amazon account and all your books are back, back, back.

I think the backlit paperwhite is well worth the extra. I've got both. Wife's the same. She said the backlit was an unworthwhile expense. Now we both use nothing else. Can read in bed without disturbing other half

I get:

The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase.

(No previous Kindles on the account.)

*For the cheaper Kindle Touch.

Original Poster

quantum77

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd kindle for my wife. If I can buy it via a … I'm thinking of getting a 2nd kindle for my wife. If I can buy it via a new amazon account (in order to use the discount code), will it let me register it to my normal amazon account so it has access to my existing kindle book library?



Her's some copy and paste from Amazon.
Can I download existing Kindle books onto a new kindle. If so, how?
Yes you can. Just log into your Amazon account, register your new Kindle device and go to 'Manage Your Kindle'. Your 'library' will appear and then you just select the 'actions' button next to each publication and select send to my device.

putting this - can i use my existing library on two kindles - into google brings up an Amazon thread about having two kindles on one account.

If you are buying one on a new account just tick the "it's a gift box" on the product page and it will arrive unregistered to any account.

£25 off code doesn't work for me. Says it cannot be applied to purchase (300dpi Paper-white model)

MBCH

Is it worth the extra for the Paperwhite over the basic Kindle please? … Is it worth the extra for the Paperwhite over the basic Kindle please? Never had one before! Thanks in advance guys (the code works for me, hence the Q)


Yes, it is. Obviously it has a light, so you can read in bed or at low light. But it also has a much higher resolution, so that alone is worth it.

Naut

Thanks for the reply, I think I agree.. now to just get a case! Probably … Thanks for the reply, I think I agree.. now to just get a case! Probably something simple like this I think http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015CQ9W7S



Hey, that case looks nice, it wasn't available when I was buying so I bought this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fintie-Kindle-Paperwhite-SmartShell-Case/dp/B00JPB83T0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1458237924&sr=1-1&keywords=kindle+paperwhite+case

I actually prefer it over the amazon's genuine one which I had before (and gifted away) as it is far thinner while still feeling like a quality piece and protecting well.

any pocket style apps for reading articles/

backlit screen is an absolute must, otherwise the kindle is useless after dark
they have a long life - i bought the first gen one and it's not been improved on enough for me to warrant an upgrade
that said, i'm giving mine away to an e-book convert and am hooked on the idea of getting a voyage
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