My new Kindle arrived today.
Now, now, I can already hear the choruses of “But Sandy, you already have a Kindle.” And you would be right.
But do I have a Kindle that works? The answer would be a big, fat NO. Instead, I have had 2 – count them 2 – Kindles that went pfttttt on me.
All within a year. Less than a year. The first Kindle started acting up on me after 6 months, doing little freezes and restarts whenever it felt like it.
I though maybe it was just fickle. Or didn’t like my choice of reading material.
The first replacement that was sent to me lasted the whole 20 minutes it took me to register it and download one of my books and sync it to the correct page I was reading (which, by the way, is a pain in the backside). After I went through all of that hassle, Thanksgiving rolled around and then the Christmas shebang started and who had time to read?
Answer: not me.
So when I decided that I would take one of my vacation days and escape to another world with the book that I spent time downloading and searching for the page where I left off, it was frozen. Solid. No budging. Out to lunch with no chance of returning.
After another phone call with Amazon to explain my situation (again) the
overly sweet helpful gal on the other end of the line asked me if I wanted it replaced.
Well, DUH! For a split second I wanted to say “No, I just wanted to let you know that your product is a piece of crap. Have a nice day!”
Instead, I politely answered yes, I would like it replaced, and even threw in the suggestion that perhaps they would upgrade me to the newest addition for free to make up for the pain, suffering and frustration that I had to endure (which she wouldn’t do…grrr).
So, here I go with Kindle number 3. Should we take bets on how long this one lasts?