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Kindle. Buy in SXM? #117608
01/17/2017 02:30 PM
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Does anyone know if there is any place to buy a Kindle reader in SXM? Wife's guit and she's lost without something to read.
Thanks

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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117609
01/17/2017 02:38 PM
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Not in SXM, but Amazon can do next day delivery and you can easily transfer books. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: pat] #117610
01/17/2017 02:53 PM
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dont buy it from anyone on the street. Its probably the one they stole from me last year!

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117611
01/17/2017 03:01 PM
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I assumed you were presently in SXM....If not then Amazon would be the way to go

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117612
01/17/2017 03:08 PM
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i assume you're already in SXM, but if not, and you don't want to mess with shipping from Amazon if time is an issue, you can just walk into a Best Buy, Target, etc. and pick one up off the shelf


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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: IslandBoi] #117613
01/17/2017 03:22 PM
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I'm pretty sure from the post that the original poster is already on island.


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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117614
01/17/2017 04:04 PM
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Blue Point on Walter A Nisbeth Road carries the Amazon Fire (on sale for $79 this week according to the facebook page). You might check there and see if they sell the kindle as well.

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: wilsonck] #117615
01/17/2017 05:06 PM
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Amazon fire has the Kindle app and you can transfer your Kindle books to the fire.

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: NaClH2ODog] #117616
01/17/2017 05:11 PM
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Again, I think the poster is on island. Amazon does no good.


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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: Carol_Hill] #117617
01/17/2017 05:14 PM
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The fire is an amazon product that is sold at stores. Blue point on Walter A Nisbeth Road (sxm) has them on sale.

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117618
01/17/2017 05:39 PM
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If you have an iPhone or iPad , just to get you through the trip, there's a Kindle app that would sync to her Kindle library.


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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: NaClH2ODog] #117619
01/17/2017 05:52 PM
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I couldn't read on a Fire with polarized sunglasses. It has been awhile so maybe they changed the screen. The cheapest Kindle worked just fine.

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: JimandBeth] #117620
01/18/2017 09:07 AM
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Yes, we are on the island. I have the Kindle fire and have
the app on my laptop. Neither work well laying on the beach because of the screen glare.
Oh well, I guess she'll just have to put up with my Fire for the next few weeks!
Thanks for the responses.

Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117621
01/18/2017 09:11 AM
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Many places on island have book lending libraries of old fashioned REAL books. She could try that. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: duke63] #117622
01/18/2017 09:41 AM
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I still use my very old original version Kindle and find it to be the best around for all purpose (location?) usage. I also have the cover with the built in light and still find this model to be the best for reading on the beach or at the pool, and even for reading in bed. No problem with glare or fade. When 'it' decided to take a dip in the pool I looked at all the options available and finally replaced it with basically the same thing and at about half the cost of the original purchase. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: Kindle. Buy in SXM? [Re: pat] #117623
01/18/2017 10:14 AM
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My wife's kindle was one of the old ones with the matte finish screen. Amazon still sells a basic one with a matte screen. Will get one when we return to the states.
We've used some of the lending libraries before and will this time also.


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