Kindle ads - Pay 30-50 bucks or see ads?

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Would you rather pay more or see ads?

I have a Kindle and I chose the ad-free version.
14
30%
I have a Kindle and I chose the discount version with ads.
22
47%
I do not have a Kindle but I would prefer to pay $30-$50 more to not have ads.
2
4%
I do not have a Kindle but I would prefer to save $30-$50 and have ads.
9
19%
 
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Re: Kindle ads - Pay 30-50 bucks or see ads?

Post by Ailla » 06 Feb 2015, 11:20

Ads can be annoying, but Amazon wants you to buy their Kindle. Because they want you to buy they'll make it so that the ads do not interrupt your (their customer's) reading experience. I have a Kindle with ads. They only show when my Kindle is off and they're normally books that are on sale or something similar. One thing that I would take into account is whether or not you are an extreme impulse buyer as the ads might make you spend more. It's a personal choice.

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Post by viktbloggerskan » 06 Feb 2015, 12:29

I don't own a Kindle yet (use my iPad with Kindle app) but am considering buying a real Kindle because it seems "sturdier" and more convenient when going to the beach for example. Herein Sweden we can buy both the ad-free and the ad version but I really don't know which one to get. If the ads only appear on the screensaver I guess they wouldn't bother me that much...

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Post by Ailla » 06 Feb 2015, 12:45

viktbloggerskan wrote:I don't own a Kindle yet (use my iPad with Kindle app) but am considering buying a real Kindle because it seems "sturdier" and more convenient when going to the beach for example. Herein Sweden we can buy both the ad-free and the ad version but I really don't know which one to get. If the ads only appear on the screensaver I guess they wouldn't bother me that much...
One really neat thing about having the ads as your screen saver is that you have exactly that a screensaver something to look at. I personally love some of the pictures that pop up if they are not having any sales because I've learned things about people I never would have known about otherwise. Kind of like when Google has their image set on famous people, either birthday or invention date. It's pretty neat.

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Post by asterdeaux » 06 Feb 2015, 15:05

I did not pay to remove the adds from my kindle fire. I didn't even know that was an option. I don't use it enough for them to bother me so I don't think I would have done anything different.

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Post by jax2 » 06 Feb 2015, 15:10

I have a Fire now and I don't think even now it is an option but it was an option on my basic kindle (that my husband uses now). I went cheap and got the ads. But neither one of us connects to the wifi so we never see them (and that way if you go a few days over on your library book or a lending book you still have it to read).

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Post by Catbook » 07 Feb 2015, 04:11

I think ads would not bother me in a sense I would be to focused on reading

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Post by jax2 » 07 Feb 2015, 09:30

You cannot see the ads while you are reading, it is only when you start up the kindle. And they are very small and unnoticeable, IMO.

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Post by CataclysmicKnight » 07 Feb 2015, 12:46

We got ours with the ads. Definitely worth the savings! There are only ads when the screen is unlocked, and to be honest, sometimes they're ads for things I end up being happy I saw an ad for! When they're not, they're not obscene or bad at all, and it doesn't slow down use or make unlocking any less easy. Totally a great way to save some cash :D

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Post by cmh627 » 07 Feb 2015, 21:21

The ads don't really bother me, they only come up when I turn my Kindle on or off.

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Post by offorsobianco » 08 Feb 2015, 05:41

Uh-uh. If I'm buying a product, I rather not get the ads with it. These days whatever tablet or reader you buy, you HAVE to use their apps. Isn't that enough?

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Post by CataclysmicKnight » 13 Feb 2015, 22:34

offorsobianco wrote:Uh-uh. If I'm buying a product, I rather not get the ads with it. These days whatever tablet or reader you buy, you HAVE to use their apps. Isn't that enough?
Sure, but $30-$50 is a lot of books :D Or apps... Or card packs in Hearthstone ;)

If the ads were intrusive, and I was working right now, I totally agree - if you're going to own something for years, and/or use it frequently, it's absolutely worth it to get the better version (we sprung for $20 extra on the version with more hard drive space). We just got lucky that, in this case, the ads are incredibly un-annoying (unlike, say, free internet ads back with dial up... Ugh... That was SO awful... Or not spending 99 cents on an app)
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Post by Tigger0719 » 23 Mar 2015, 15:26

The ads are no problem for me. I only see them when I first turn on my Kindle. Almost like a screen saver. I'm happy to have that extra cash to spend on more books.

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Post by gatorgirl_823 » 02 Apr 2015, 09:37

I have a Kindle Fire HD and it does have the "special offers" on it. I don't find it distracting at all, they just show up on the main screen and once you swipe to your home screen, the ads are gone. It was worth it to me to get the "ads" Kindle and get a slight discount on price.

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Post by geno0157 » 24 Aug 2015, 10:19

I don't recall being given the option of ads or no ads. I've had mine for a few years so maybe it wasn't available at the time. I do not get any ads on mine. If given the option, I would save the money and gets the ads. I'm frugal that way. :D

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Post by kasi1215 » 17 Nov 2015, 21:59

I have the Kindle Paperwhite with ads. I really don't mind them and some times I actually end up getting the book or product they are suggesting.

This is a very interesting offer Amazon makes - Amazon is going to take over the world.

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