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Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
« on: November 03, 2013, 12:42:05 pm »
Just curious on how far back their info goes. I only have on book eligible, I bought the print version in 2006.


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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 02:54:31 pm »
    I got nothin'.
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 03:18:56 pm »
    I have a print book from 1999.

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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 03:27:16 pm »
    Just curious on how far back their info goes.

    From Amazon's Matchbook press release:

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    Print purchases all the way back to 1995when Amazon first opened its online bookstorewill qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook.
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 05:23:58 pm »
    From Amazon's Matchbook press release:


    Thanks for the info.

    How unlike a corporation to furnish any useful information. Somebody will lose their job over that. :o  ;D

    I think I've actually been buying books from Amazon that long, so I may see some benefit.


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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 05:35:41 pm »



    I bought this one in hardback on August 6, 1997! And now I can pick up a Kindle version for a couple of bucks. I haven't done it yet, but am thinking about it. The book was a history of fraudulent, or at least really bad science, and was interesting.
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 05:58:32 pm »
    52 of my books are eligible, the earliest was April 1997.

    I've already purchased a couple, most I won't bother with, but I love this program, and they say to keep checking back, as they will be continuing to add new titles.
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 06:15:00 pm »
    52 of my books are eligible, the earliest was April 1997.

    Wow, that's a lot of Matchbook-eligible books! I had only two. :(
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 07:02:25 am »
    I was all excited for this hoping to rebuild some of my collections that spanned print books and kindle books, but none of the were eligible.  Whomever owns the Dresden books really wants their money over and over again especially.

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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #9 on: November 08, 2013, 05:45:43 pm »
    I go back to 1997 too and only have 3 books eligible (so far - I understand more may join the program over time). I didn't look to see exactly when I bought the 3 eligible ones.
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 06:13:49 pm »
    Only a few books for me, most that I got cheaper than the Kindle discount price. :(

    But it includes gifts you bought for others, which is cool. :) Gonna snag myself a fun horror movie book, if the sample looks good. ;D

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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 06:38:31 pm »
    I had three and I snagged one of them for .99. Now I don't remember when I purchased that book. The other two on my list were from 2005.

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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #12 on: November 12, 2013, 05:26:03 am »
    I got all excited over the idea of getting inexpensive Kindle versions of old books I had bought, since I have sold all of my print books a while back.  Then I realized - I NEVER BOUGHT ANY OF THEM THROUGH AMAZON.  :'(

     
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 05:37:50 am »
    This was the gem of my (VERY limited) Matchbook selection:



    The best part: I bought it for someone else originally. ;D

    Forgive the trashy cover, LOL. It's just a compendium of horror movies from the '60s and '70s.
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    Re: Matchbook Program-- What's your oldest purchase?
    « Reply #14 on: November 12, 2013, 08:04:45 am »
    I've now had a total of three books show up in the program. The first one was a book I didn't get more than 10% of the way into the paperback, so I'm not interested in the ebook. The second was a non-fiction book that I gladly paid for the ebook.

    The third was a format I'd never seen before: besides being available only for devices with LCD screens, it appeared to be a scanned image of all the pages viewable only in landscape mode, and with print so small as to be unreadable on my iPad. I found that if I tapped on the individual paragraphs, a larger version would pop up on the screen (but still too small and with print too light to be easily readable for me). This was awful, and I returned it at once. What were they thinking?

    So it's one out of three at the moment.


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