Amazon Kindle 3G+wifi for £116!!!!!!

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  1. activecampers

    activecampers Read Only Funster

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    £116 is probably the best price I can get for the Kindle 3G - so I bought one a few days ago and collected it today and within 2 mins was checking email on free 3G! Great for travelling and the campervan - charges off USB using "standard" cable so no charger needed.

    First you need a cashback account with TopCashBack - they (today) pay 6% cashback om Tesco (quidco only 3%). Its the same as quidco but no £5 fee so quite a bit better (I've migrated to TCB). If you don't have an account - my refer-a-friend link is http://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/ryanjjones

    TCB tracked me £7.83 cashback

    So, log onto TCB, find Tesco, and goto Tesco.
    Search for item 211-2318 (3G Kindle) @ £152.
    Add basket, and checkout.
    Enter voucher code TDX-KYRA (£20 off > £150 spend)
    So pay £132.

    So £132, minus cashback is £125.

    And 304 clubcard points (£9 worth of pub meals vouchers from clubcard deals).

    Most of this is on UKHotDeals - where I got the tip first, so well worth a look.

    Hope it is useful to someone.
     
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    Go on, admit it, you're that Arab bloke off the TV.
     
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    Which one? The bald one on the dodgy adverts?

    Hope some of you got one - showing out of stock now.

    Used mine on the train today (yes - I actually went to work for a day!) - and the internet was nice and just-about usable. Currently reading a paperback so not really tried the Kindle for reading yet (apart from skimming the manual!)
     
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    That's the one. "You just don't know how to haggle". I wonder what fatty two jags got paid for working with him ?

    I ditched Kindle for something that offers a bit more, Android tablet. Still read Kindle books but I can browse FUN as well ( in colour and easily, before someone pipes up "I can do that on my Kindle"). Can't read it in sunlight though.
     
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    To be honest, I'd happily pay thirty six quid not do do all of that!

    :BigGrin:
     
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    activecampers Read Only Funster

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    Agree the kindle is crap for browsing, but for free global 3G for basic internet/email when we travel, super long battery life (month), its going to be a very useful gadget - especially when we're away backpacking in Asia for 4 months.

    All thouse £36 quids add up over time which means our "open ended sabatical" of 3 years so far (will be 4+) is all paid for and we can spend that £36 on something else we want to do instead. 36 is the age I left full time work :thumb:
     
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    21 is the age I left full-time work.
    After school: tried it, didn't like it. :BigGrin:

    But, as you say, a pound saved on trinkets is a pound to spend on living.
     
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    Just had a look at Martin Lewis money newsletter this week and there is a link to load a wide variety of books onto Kindle for free.
     
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