Flash! You can now add Special Offers to some Kindles!
Thanks to PokerRun3 for commenting and giving me the heads-up on this!
When Amazon first introduced Special Offers, many people thought no one would want ads on their Kindles.
They were wrong.
I’ve seen more people wishing they could get them on their existing Kindles than wanting to get rid of them.
Well, I’ve many times directed you to the
page, and they do sneak things in there.
I’ve been busy with my Kindle Fire and with my Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi only (which arrived today, a couple of days late). I’m going to write about the Touch soon…I need to find a book with X-Ray so I can test it. I also plan to take some pictures for one of these posts comparing the models.
So, I”m thankful PokerRun3 took the time to alert me to a change.
I wrote a while ago about the ability to buy yourself out of Special Offers.
It’s now possible to subscribe to them when you haven’t had them!
That only works on the Mindle, the Kindle Touch, and the Kindle Keyboard…not on the Kindle 2, Kindle 1, or Kindle Fire.
Why would you want to subscribe to them?
Special Offers, baby!
Many people like getting them…they can be good bargains.
You will also be getting the “screensaver” ads.
Go to that Manage Your Kindle page and click Manage Your Devices.
You’ll see a choice under Special Offers to be Subscribed or Not Subscribed on eligible devices. I tested it by choosing to subscribe…it said it was “Subscribe Pending” (I don’t know why…may just take a bit, or I may need to turn the Kindle on and sync). I plan to unsubscribe that one again…hope I can. I’ll let you know.
So, if you paid for a Kindle with Special Offers and got a lower price, you have to pay to unsubscribe. If you have an eligible Kindle without Special Offers, you can just turn that on, if you want. That apparently will include AmazonLocal (special offers for your area).
For those of you who have been jealous of the Special Offers, now you can join the club. Of course, it’s a bit exclusive…no K2s or K1s allowed…they just aren’t hip enough to get past the velvet rope…
If you do subscribe, feel free to let me know…I”m curious as to how many people may switch to that.
Update: when I turned my K3′s wireless on, it installed right away, not problem. I had the offers. I then unsubscribed, again, no problem…the original sleep mode pictures were back. So, you could turn it on once a week, get the Special Offers, turn it off again.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.