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Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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12/17/2013 | 11:12:27 AM
Re: Nice idea
This is probably the beginning of Amazon moving toward charging strictly for content, but I think it's a terrible idea for customers. Kindles are not expensive to begin with, and this will just lure more people into buying them who then cannot afford to buy the books they really want to read on them. I find it's cheaper sometimes to now buy the hardcover copy of a book than the kindle version. They can hardly give the hardcovers away :(
melgross
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12/16/2013 | 10:13:27 PM
Not selling
It seems, from the latest stats, that these tablets aren't selling very well. That would be a good reason for this approach on credit.
Kristin Burnham
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12/16/2013 | 5:06:38 PM
Good move for the holidays
If you're strapped for cash -- as many people are during the holidays -- this is an attractive offer, especially with no fees. Certainly shows Amazon is serious about its tablets.
danielcawrey
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12/16/2013 | 2:17:59 PM
Nice idea
I like the idea. This article reminds me of something I read a while back about Amazon eventually giving its tablet devices away and making all of its money from content. 

I feel like this is a little experiement towards that effect. Remember, if someone does not make the required payments here, Amazon will yank its services from the device. That would probably make the slate useless, so it will be interesting to see if this becomes a popular payment option.


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