I like e-books and so far I’ve read all of mine on my iPhone with either the Stanza app. or the Kindle app. I like the Kindle app. because it makes it easy to purchase and read books instantly from Amazon but it lacks features like dictionary and annotate. It’s a free app. so I roll with it. Stanza has those features but I have to download my books to
my PC then “share” them with my iPhone. Not a huge hassle so again, I roll with it. The biggest two drawbacks of reading on my iPhone are size and battery usage. It would be nice to have a larger reading area and not eat up all my battery time on my phone.
I began looking into e-readers and found that I liked the Sony e-reader and Kindle the best. After a lot of back and forth I finally decided to put a Kindle on my wish list. Sincethey’re a little spendy, I figured it would be on my wish list for a long time. But then my birthday came around and my husband wanted to buy me one. Still thinking it was a bit too much, I said no, then immediately regretted it and begged forgiveness. Okay, I didn’t beg. I didn’t even ask forgiveness but whatever. Hubby gave me the thumbs up and I clicked the purchase button.
I don’t know if you’re like me but I like to stalk my online purchases once they’ve been shipped. So, I logged onto my Amazon account Wednesday morning to see where in the world my little gadget was and I found that Amazon had reduced the price of the 6″ latest generation Kindle by $40 the day AFTER mine shipped!! Just my damn luck.
First I pouted. Then I complained. Then pouted some more. Then I remembered I’m a grown up and decided to contact Amazon customer service via email and explained the situation. I asked them for a refund of the balance, store credit or a gift card. Within hours they responded by saying they would be happy to give me a refund of $40 and shortly thereafter I got a confirmation email that the refund had been issued! Way to go Amazon. Excellent customer service.
Now I feel like I have $40 free money! Guess what I’m going to spend it on? You got it baby, BOOKS! I think I’ll get the Lords Of The Underworld series by Gena Showalter in paperback and a few e-books for my shiny new Kindle. Don’t bother me, I’m reading.