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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Progress: 6%
Paris: The Novel
Edward Rutherfurd
Progress: 54%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 40%
Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
Progress: 5%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 64%

How long does your Kindle last?

— feeling angry

Just spent my reading time for the evening talking to a customer service person on their chat support. My Kindle had an aneurism or something. Their best solution was for me to buy a new Kindle, but they gave me a discount.


Now, my Kindle is 3 years old. The warranty is only one year, but it seems a device should last longer than that. On the UK Amazon forum, there's a thread that goes back to 2012 with people who have had the same issue I just had and it seems their Kindles were around 3 years old, including a guy who only just started using his 10 months before it died.


So, with someone telling me about car recalls and product responsibility on known issues, I just thought I would ask a diverse group of readers, how long have your Kindles lasted?


Can't believe they tried to sell me a model that costs more than twice what mine did.