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(Poll) Just Curious – what’s the etiquette on giving Kindles with Ads?

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

At $79, the new Kindle is suddenly very affordable to give as as a gift for Christmas (as opposed to the $300 something they cost just a few years ago).

But there’s a catch – this is what’s known as a Kindle with Special Offers (i.e. you get an instant $30 discount by agreeing to have Ads in your reader).

Personally, I think it’s refreshing to have a different screensaver from the usual [dead] authors that we’re saddled with, but that’s just me. Would it be Scrooge-y though to obviously choose the cheaper option as a gift?

Awkward convo scenaro: “Hey, is that an Olay ad in my Kindle?” “Yeah…  I got you the new Kindle that has ads on it… [they’re a little cheaper than the regular kind…]” “Hey, hey, hey, now I’ve got a Buick in my Kindle!” “… If you really hate the ads though, you can get rid of them … [for like $30 extra …]”

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