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Topic # 101774 8-May-2012 18:28 Send private message

For anyone who is interested, I see that The Warehouse has an online-only special for Kindle Wi-Fi for $149. They call it a Parallel Import 'Sponsored Version', in that it displays some sort of ads on the screen when it is turned off.

Here is what the blurb says - 

This product is parallel imported sourced from the US Market. Special offers and sponsored screensavers that display when you're not reading may not be applicable in New Zealand and any prices quoted are in US dollars. Brand manufacturers may manufacture products internationally to varying specifications. Accordingly, some product variations may exist.

Looks like it is only available today (the 8th), so if you wanted one, you'd have to get in quick.

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[
Edit] - Originally I said this was a Kindle Touch, but it doesn't look like a Touch - just a Wi-Fi.

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  Reply # 621824 8-May-2012 18:51 Send private message

Hi this is the Kindle Wifi (sponsored version) selling @ US$79 at Amazon

However they actually do ship the new Kindle Touch Wifi direct to NZ now and the total cost is around NZ$190 delivered to door so still not a bad deal.



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  Reply # 621827 8-May-2012 18:56

Warehouse Stationery has the Wi-Fi Touch sponsored version for $199.

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  Reply # 621832 8-May-2012 19:04 Send private message

You can get the add-less touch for $201 including 2-4 day delivery, not sure why people would want to save $2 to have 1/8th of teh screen covered in adverts




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  Reply # 621833 8-May-2012 19:05 Send private message

And you can get that from our Amazon Kindle order page (actually anything from Amazon, not only Kindle).




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  Reply # 622151 9-May-2012 12:11 Send private message

freitasm: And you can get that from our Amazon Kindle order page (actually anything from Amazon, not only Kindle).


Do you have a similar link but to the Amazon home page?  Or is the only way to help GZ get kickbacks is via the Kindle page?

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  Reply # 622171 9-May-2012 12:42 Send private message

Try Amazon.




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  Reply # 622178 9-May-2012 12:52 Send private message

freitasm: Try Amazon.


That's more like it.  Will bookmark.  Thanks.

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  Reply # 634303 1-Jun-2012 17:13 Send private message

Out of curiousity, does Geekzone get anything if a Kindle bought via the referral link purchases via the on-device store? Or has Amazon made that so we can't support our favourite site by that means?

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  Reply # 634310 1-Jun-2012 17:33 Send private message

We don't get anything if you buy content from a Kindle you bought through our link.

What you have to do is to use the same Amazon Kindle order page and click the link to the books. You can use that same link to get into the Amazon store and buy anything - we get a commission on anything else. Last month someone in the US bought pet food, and some people bought Lego through our link. We received commission on those ;)






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