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Kindle Fire HD
Users can pay a $15 fee in order to opt out of "Special Offers"

If you find Amazon's "Special Offers" advertisements annoying on Kindle devices, fear not with your Kindle Fire HD purchase: you can opt out for $15.
 
The $15 payment in a one-time deal that will eliminate Special Offers from the lock screen and the bottom of the screen in some cases. 
 
"We know from our Kindle reader line that customers love our Special Offers and very few people choose to opt out," said Amazon. "We're happy to offer customers the choice." 
 
Amazon revealed the Kindle Fire HD last week, which comes in 7-inch, 8.9-inch or 4G LTE models. The 7-inch model will ship September 14 at $199 while the 8.9-inch model will ship November 20 for $299. For those willing to step up to the 4G LTE Fire HD, it will ship November 20 for $499 -- and don't forget the great data package that offers 250 MB of bandwidth per month, 20 GB of cloud storage space and a $10 Appstore credit all for $49.99 per year. 

Source: TechCrunch



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RE: One Time
By othercents on 9/10/2012 3:51:03 PM , Rating: 2
The other issue is does after the the watching $15 worth of advertisements does it automatically go away or do we get a reduced cost for turning them off? I think Amazon should decide now what is $15 of advertising, so if you interact with 2 million adds then you get $1 discount on removing the advertisements.


RE: One Time
By ven1ger on 9/11/2012 6:44:29 PM , Rating: 2
What's to stop Amazon from offering to their advertisers, 'prime (or whatever stupid advertising gimmick) offers' that are probably more expensive than the rates for 'special offers' and then turning around and charging $15 or whatever they can skim off Kindle owners to so-call opt-out for the 'prime offers'. Maybe tiered advertising, that you can pay to opt-out of at different costs to opt-out for different tiers.

If Amazon truly believes that none of their users would seriously opt-out for 'Special Offers' then why not make it just a checkbox to opt out without charging for the ability to opt-out. Stupid logic.


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