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Old 12-11-2013, 18:45
Clank007
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Hi,
I've just bought a Kindle Paperwhite and connected it to my home broadband via wifi.
The Kindle took me to a registration screen and I started typing in my email address. Suddenly however it went to another screen before i'd finished typing and welcomed me by name

I've never owned a Kindle of any kind before nor any other E reader tablets etc.

Should I be concerned by this do you think as it seemed to just find me with very little input from me?
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Old 12-11-2013, 19:04
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Did you buy it using an Amazon account? It uses that.
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Old 12-11-2013, 20:49
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Yes i did I bought it directly from Amazon - does that mean it would know who I am without me inputting any details?
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Old 12-11-2013, 21:23
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Yes it automatically registers it to your Amazon account unless you tick the box that says it's a gift for someone.
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Old 13-11-2013, 19:32
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Im thinking of getting the new paperwhite. I have the basic kindle at the moment. Do I have to deregister my account and then register with the new one?
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Old 13-11-2013, 20:16
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Im thinking of getting the new paperwhite. I have the basic kindle at the moment. Do I have to deregister my account and then register with the new one?
No you use the same account to register your new kindle, that way you can download all the books you've bought on your basic kindle. You can have multiple kindles\devices registered to the same account.
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Old 28-12-2013, 21:42
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Well my kindle is knackered. Was gonna get new one anyway. This just speeded it up.
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Old 29-12-2013, 16:44
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Im thinking of getting the new paperwhite. I have the basic kindle at the moment. Do I have to deregister my account and then register with the new one?
No need. I currently have four Kindles, Kindle for PC and Kindle Android app registered to my account.
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Old 29-12-2013, 20:10
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No need. I currently have four Kindles, Kindle for PC and Kindle Android app registered to my account.
So I don't need to change anything when I eventually get the paperwhite?
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Old 29-12-2013, 23:29
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When buying the kindle from amazon.co.uk, it will automatically add the device to your Amazon/kindle devices unless you tick gift when purchasing, and when you add your wifi it'll setup your account on the kindle.

If you forget to tick gift, and intend to give it to someone you'll need to deregister it from your account so that when the new device is connected to wifi it prompts for an amazon account.
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Old 29-12-2013, 23:35
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So I don't need to change anything when I eventually get the paperwhite?
No, you don't. Once you've registered the Paperwhite if it hasn't been yet, you'll find two devices registered to your Amazon account under Manage Your Devices in the Manage Your Kindle section.

For as long as your Kindle devices are registered to your account, you can buy and download ebooks via your Amazon account to either or both of your Kindle devices at same time.

Quite useful if you have one Kindle device at one place and another Kindle at another place because this means you can read the same book at either place.
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Old 30-12-2013, 12:05
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I bought a kindle for my OH. He registered it but did not felt uneasy about having to enter his credit card details. Is this normal.?
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Old 30-12-2013, 12:45
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I bought a kindle for my OH. He registered it but did not felt uneasy about having to enter his credit card details. Is this normal.?
Normal to put your card details in or about feeling uneasy about it?

I don't think I have ever put my details on to my Kindle but it is tied into my Amazon account which does have my card details. If this was a new Amazon account for him the the card details will probably just be routine as they want them if he decides to buy a book.
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Old 30-12-2013, 22:08
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I bought a kindle for my OH. He registered it but did not felt uneasy about having to enter his credit card details. Is this normal.?
It's normal if your husband doesn't have an Amazon account.

If providing CC details on his Kindle still makes him uncomfortable, he can visit the Amazon.co.uk site and open an account there. Once done, he will only need to use the details of that account (his email address and password) when prompted on his Kindle.

The Kindle won't ask again after that prompt. It just needs those details to register his device to his Amazon account.

Your husband were right to be cautious, anyway, as that's the way one should be with all new devices.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:46
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Im thinking of getting the new paperwhite. I have the basic kindle at the moment. Do I have to deregister my account and then register with the new one?
I would highly recommend the Paperwhite. I have a basic kindle and was perfectly happy with it but OH bought me the Kindle Paperwhite as a surprise for Xmas. It is brilliant. A huge improvement on the basic model. If you have the cash and fancy treating yourself you will love it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 13:28
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We got 35 quid last week at cex for our old original kindle....for anyone interested
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Old 01-01-2014, 16:52
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I would highly recommend the Paperwhite. I have a basic kindle and was perfectly happy with it but OH bought me the Kindle Paperwhite as a surprise for Xmas. It is brilliant. A huge improvement on the basic model. If you have the cash and fancy treating yourself you will love it.
Ordered it on 30th. Due between sat and tues. Hopefully it'll last longer than my basic one although that lasted 2 years.
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Old 01-01-2014, 17:08
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I had no issues at all with the basic one (the keyboard hassle aside but I rarely used it) but when I broke it they offered me a discounted refurb paperwhite (among others) and it's definitely a big improvement.
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Old 04-01-2014, 17:38
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if you dont already have an amazon account then a kindle will ask for your credit card number when you create an account on it. but any kindle may be registered to an existing account.
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