Well I like that they are trying new things, but I'm pretty sure I would rather just shell out the extra $25. Some of the "special offers" are actually pretty good since I buy plenty of stuff on amazon anyways. I have been considering buying a kindle for a while, but I read on my phone at the moment and it seems to work fine for me even though people seem to complain that it is too small for book reading.
Smart on Amazon's part they will make a much larger amount on Ads then on the Kindles if it catches on. Personally I would not want ads intruding on my reading experience. The special offers are really good though.
Well it was smart of them to say specifically that it would not interrupt reading. They would have to be very careful to avoid that as it would be an experience killer. I think it has possibilities for having an add come up when you select a book to read or when you go from a book to the main menu as well as the screen saver. Doesn't sound too bad to me but I think it's worth $25 to avoid them all together.
good idea for the budget consumer but there is no way in hell that I would want ads... they are everywhere already
$25 less and you get ads, how about half price?
How about free? They the ones making money from the ads...
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digitaldd:$25 less and you get ads, how about half price?
I think it could be half-price as well. I mean it doesn't contain as much fancy features as the higher priced Kindle models.
Inspector:How about free? They the ones making money from the ads...
I don't think Free is entirely possible. Remember that it costs money to make these devices, they have to make back some of that money right?
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The special offers are enticing, though I assume those listed above are going to be the better ones that get the whole thing rolling. After that, Amazon's "special offers" may not be quite as appealing to me if they're for other things or have lesser values.
I like the idea of a cheaper Kindle that's non-intrusively ad supported. However, $25 isn't all that big of a price break. A higher price difference between the models would be much more enticing.
I wouldn't pay any amount of money to get ads. The Kindle is a nice device just the way it is and no ads is worth the extra jack any day.
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I'm pretty sure someone will come up with a hack for this that lets you buy the cheaper kindle and just get rid of the Advertisement part and make it like the full priced kindle, after all the ads are most likely done through software, which is modifiable, and its unlikely its done through hardware because the cost of a new design and production for a $25 difference doesn't make much sense
This will be interesting, but I am more with realneil I don't think I would wanna pay for anything and get add's on it. This device specifically is for reading, I hate TV commercials, I know I would not want BOOK commercials.
The $25 price break isn't really worth it, I'd rather not have the ads. They'd either have to be something exclusive that was really worth it or I'd rather not have them at all.
I would simply pay the extra $$ to avoid the Add-Crap and ask myself >> if someone I know quite well asked me at a later time to remove the adverts [hack] it like the original would it be worth 25.00 to be bothered ?
Nope > sorry
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Amazon should use advertising signs if they want people to know about this offers. They have very good offers. I like what amazon is doing.
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