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Subject: Just got me a Kindle Fire HD 7" .... On Sale!
Date Posted: 11/6/2012 6:40 PM ET
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Yes I took the plunge!  Couldnt resist since RadioShack have them on Sale!   Pay $199.99 in store or online get $30 in instore coupons via email!    Also IF you buy something that takes it over the $200 price you get $40 in coupons!!   I plan to use mine to go back & buy me an Amazon Gift card ...  Of course I have to add $10 more Dollars for the $50 card LOL  

OK I downloaded my 2 John Wayne Movies I already owned LOL  & All My ebooks!  I still have Tons of room!  Got the 16 gb!   BTW Walmart has in store near the cell phones HDMI to Micro HDMI 3 ft cord for $10!! 

You have Any Tips or Tricks?   I could use them!     

I do have 2 Questions    ....  How can you use the camera without Skype?    Also my movies dont Fit to the Full screen of the Fire   has black bars top & bottom!  How can I get them to fit better?

Date Posted: 11/6/2012 9:29 PM ET
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Ok I found & downloaded for $2 a App that looks like a camera!  Works great! 

Date Posted: 11/7/2012 11:37 AM ET
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Congrats on your new Fire HD. That is awesome. Good price on the cord, too. I would like one of those, can't afford one right now.

Date Posted: 11/7/2012 2:11 PM ET
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Thanks Anne  It has Eveything the Coby has [except the keyboard/case LOL]  & eveything the other tablet I got last year from Big Lots [cant remember the name LOL]  Plus Lots more!!   I have my 2 whole Amazon Movies in it & Just finished putting All my ebooks in it!  Whew!  Last night the dang thing downlowed All my Photos off FaceBook!  All I dont was sign in!  Great feature since once posted I cant Find my pic in FB...grrr   



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Date Posted: 11/7/2012 4:52 PM ET
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I see Best Buy is going to have the $30 gift card with purchase for the Fire and the Fire HD on Black Friday. I was hoping they would do $50. I'll just wait. I bet no one is evey buying the cheaper Fire. I'd like to get one for about $99. It will go that low, eventually. I think. They'll be trying to get rid of them.

Date Posted: 11/7/2012 7:22 PM ET
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Anne  You can get Fire 2nd gen for $130 at Radio Shack.    The Org Fire is no longer being sold to my understanding [gen 1]  2nd has a Lot of improvements!  I was tempted to go with it but No HDMI Tv hookup LOL  No Camera & only 8 gig.... Sooo tempting!   Radio Shack was great they took out 2 Real Kindle for me to look at...not demos!   For some reason when holding the KF  I felt nothing but the HD was like Take Me Take Me hehehe  

Date Posted: 11/7/2012 8:48 PM ET
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I know the HD is better, with more memory, but even the other one is better than the first gen Fire. Problem is, I don't really need either one LOL. $130 is a good price but I need to go cheaper to justify it to myself :) Though a non-Amazon android tablet would maybe be better. I was hoping for a $99 Nexus but it doesn't seem to be heading in that direction. I don't want any of the cheapy off-brands, though. I'll just bide my time....

Date Posted: 11/7/2012 8:50 PM ET
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On your Fire HD there should be somewhere in the settings where you can check "allow applications from other sources." Check that, and go to getjar.com and download the getjar app to the Fire. Then you can get some apps that aren't in the Kindle store. I suggest Aldiko and sugarsync. With those two, you can add epubs to your Fire wirelessly, import them into Aldiko, and read them there, and the books you read in Aldiko won't clutter up your carousel.



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Date Posted: 11/7/2012 9:32 PM ET
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LOL I just spent 30 mins deleting all but current ebooks & 2 movies from the carousel!  I put the ebooks on as Mobi those that were not in my Kindle account. .. Thru Calibre!
What I like to know is What the heck am I doing wrong on my Movies.... Dang if I hadnt had to re-download them!  Thought they stayed once loaded unless I delete them...ugh



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Date Posted: 11/8/2012 9:10 PM ET
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WOW  Kevin had a Dr appt today at 1:30 PM so I took the Fire HD just to see how it was outside...not expecting much.  WOW  Shocking IT LOOKS Good in Daylight Outside!  I could read the books fine & watch movies!  Coby failed in this LOL

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 11:23 AM ET
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Some good deals out there. However, a lot of us got our Fires from Amazon free and accessories and book and movies and music.  H decided he wants my fire for his birthday, so I am getting Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers for free.  Plus warranty and supercharger.. And I got a free app that allows me to make more Amazon giftcard money each day.

I know people hate the free offers, but I love them. You can get a lot of free digital credit that way, as well as on Amazon local deals. I have gotten all my music free with deals.

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 12:55 PM ET
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Awesome, Susan! That is a lot of space!

Barbara, good to know! I took my original Fire in the car today. I was reading on the Mantano Lite app, and it worked fine in sun! I was really surprised!

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 1:42 PM ET
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My Fire has always worked well in the sun for me, but I have a reading problem and black on white is glaring. I use white on black, instead.  I love, love, love my Fire and the new one solves some of my problems...It has the volume on the outside, Yay!!! I use the Pandora app at the gym and it drives me crazy to have to stop each time and change volume. Fine with the audio now and have speakers if necessary, but the Dolby sounds great. fine with pic, but HD is good. Dual band wifi, CAMERA!!!!,  11 hour battery, xray for books and movies, text to voice, I am excited to get it.

My fire was a blessing when I was hospitalized twice thice summer and traveling. I have a jacket with an inside pocket for a perfect fit and use it for the gym with wireless headphones.

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 1:54 PM ET
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Susan --- All I saw was Free Shipping ....  Nothing else free.  hummm

I have my reading set to Tan with Black words Easy on the eyes inside or outside.  

Anne my son took over my K3!!!   So I selling the Sony T1.    I gave him a choices between the 2 LOL  Just wish he would have said he wanted a K3 I would have got him one.   Well anyway he got it now LOL        

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 3:02 PM ET
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sorry. 

I got the Fire with amazon giftcards that I got elsewhere.  I am not allowed by PBS to mention anymore, but many of us have and we have our own forum. PBS decided that having us offer the information, (with no benefit to ourselves this info (one can benefit, but most of us chose not too)) was too exploitative of other members. I agree and disagree about that, but I adhere to the rules. So far this month, I have made $45 in giftcards from amazon and am about to close on some more.

I also do trade-ins. A lot of time, if you have a popular items, too popular to swap and not worth much selling, you can do trade-ins for amazon giftcards. I average about $20 a month. Non-fiction does better than fiction and dvds and cds can do very well. go through you shelves if stuff is just  gathering dust. You'll (hopefully) be happy. Shipping is free through UPS and USPS.

I am just a cheapskate. I can't pay for what I can get free.

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 3:19 PM ET
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Susan I got my 1st Kindle FREE thanks to members here & on Swap A DVD!    I sent out ALL my DVDs in Bulk to people & Series of books.  Then Sold the Crs for Amazon eGift Cards to members!  So to me that makes my K3 Free!    IF this is what you did then I understand... PTB know about me doing it I BRAGGED for Months LOL   The Very Best part was when we moved ALL my Books were carried by me via the Kindle hehehehe   All my movies I lost when I purchased a Defective Extural HD & went to transfer the movies  grrr    I Dont want to Re-Buy all those movies!  I been streaming what I want to watch!   LOVE that the Fire lets me take a few movies that I Own any where I want to go!    And All those books & DVDs clutter is gone LOL  

Date Posted: 11/9/2012 5:42 PM ET
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Well got 4 coupons worth $10 each!  Have until 12/9 to use them ugh

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 8:02 AM ET
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That Fire HD is tempting. I'd rather buy a Nexus though....it would be way better than my dual-boot Nook Color on the google apps. Maybe next year...

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 11:03 AM ET
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Anne how many & what kind of ereaders & tablets do you have now?  

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 11:58 AM ET
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I have and use:

2 Kindle Keyboards (1 wifi, 1 3G)(the poor wifi one, Legolas, doesn't get used much. I use the 3G one, Aragorn, every day, Calibre sends my news to it)

1 Kindle Paperwhite (wifi) - Galadriel

1 Kindle Fire (1st gen) - Dragos Fire

2 Sony T1's

My kids have a Nook Color (booted to android at all times) and I got my daughter an Aluratek Libre Color, which she hasn't used at all the last few months, so I may be selling it



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Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:05 PM ET
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Why have so many??

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:30 PM ET
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I keep duplicates so that I have a backup in case one breaks. That isn't why acquired the duplicates, but that is why I keep them. And they all serve different purposes. For the most part, I have different genres on different readers.

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:44 PM ET
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6 ereaders 1 person WOW   & I thing its silly to keep the Sony T1  LOL    

Kindle keyboard Wifi ... now my sons

Kindle Fire HD 7" ...Mine Mine Mine LOL

Sony T1  ????  

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 2:54 PM ET
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 keep duplicates so that I have a backup in case one breaks 

That's a lot of ereaders for genres and backups and a lot of money tied into those. I think I'll stick with my plan of flash drive and Calibre and if the PC breaks, reload from flash drive and if the ereader breaks, buy a new one and reload from ADE and Calibre. You can buy a lot of flash drives for the price of an ereader.

On the other hand, the boy (who doesn't read and never has) has all of a sudden gotten into some reading over the last two years now that his interest matches maturity. He prefers adult non-fiction. He decided he wanted a Kindle and wanted the basic ol' model. DH told me to get him a Fire, that he would really prefer that. So he opens the Fire and was disappointed. We went back to Best Buy the next day and traded. Saved me $130!

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 4:14 PM ET
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Well I am a bit obsessed with my ereaders....and the most I ever paid for one was $139. And these purchases were spread out over 2 years. I had other ereaders before that, which I sold.

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