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I feel so silly! Just to make this post interesting, I'm going to say why. You see, I discovered that my Kindle would fit into certain back pockets. And when I sat down, I thought I was okay. It was in a stool. And come to think of it, I really didn't sit on it, but the slightest presure caused that bearly audible crackling sound.

Eighty five dollars will get it fixed. Less than half the price my son paid.
 

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Eighty five dollars will get it fixed. Less than half the price my son paid.
Did you try calling Amazon customer support? A lot of times, they'll ship you a replacement Kindle for free!

I know exactly how you feel, though. I was so delighted with my Kindle that I wanted to take it everywhere with me - and it fit snugly into the pocket of my warm, winter overcoat. Of course, when I'd sit in the booth at my favorite restaurant, I'd take off the warm winter coat. And I'd always end up grabbing my coat later from the bottom, so when I lifted it up, it was upside.

And sometimes the Kindle would come clattering out of its pocket, bouncing and wobbling around on the ground like it was trying to remind me to be more careful in the future. ;)

Does anybody else have a good story about a Kindle "near miss"?
 

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My opinion, on the assumption the repair estimate was NOT from Amazon: rather than spend $85 to get an old one fixed, I'd spend $114 and purchase a new one. But if it's warranty coverage (by other than Amazon who generally just replaces it anyway) you might not have that option. . . . .

I second Jon's suggestion. Usually, even if it was an accident -- as opposed to a spontaneous failure -- and even if it's out of warranty, they are generally extremely responsive. If it's the current version, I bet you get a replacement free. If it's a previous version, you might get a replacement if they have any left (usually refurbished) or they might offer a discount on a new one. It's certainly worth asking if you've not done so!

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Ouch!  I am the same way with things, though.  Phones and other small electronics, for example.
 

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KingAl said:
I don't understand why anyone would put a breakable item in a back pocket...
I have a friend whose husband walks around the house with his nook in his back pocket, with the earphones plugged in, listening to audiobooks. No cover... I was horrified when she told me about it, and she just couldn't understand why. I think so many people shove their phones into their pockets that they just assume an ereader can take it too. Same with backpacks and purses. Mine never is out of its Amazon cover and I usually use a zippered quilted cover as well when in a purse or tote bag, so nothing gets inside the cover and up against the screen. And then I'm VERY careful of how I handle the bag and what else gets put in beside it.
 

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I have a friend whose husband walks around the house with his nook in his back pocket, with the earphones plugged in, listening to audiobooks. No cover... I was horrified when she told me about it, and she just couldn't understand why. I think so many people shove their phones into their pockets that they just assume an ereader can take it too. Same with backpacks and purses. Mine never is out of its Amazon cover and I usually use a zippered quilted cover as well when in a purse or tote bag, so nothing gets inside the cover and up against the screen. And then I'm VERY careful of how I handle the bag and what else gets put in beside it.
Even phones you have to be careful with nowadays. I busted my friend's Iphone on accident that way. :(
 

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Ouch, this might make me rethink of how I put mine in my pocket all of the time at work... it would be too easy to bump up against something and then smash.... eek.
 

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How big are you people's pockets, LOL?  Phones yes, but I don't think a Kindle would fit in any of my pockets or my husband's....and I'm not inclined to check.

My rules (almost always followed perfectly) is to never put my iPad or Kindle on any surface where it could be sat on or stepped on...I've read too many horror stories here on KBoards.  I don't judge though--these stories fall under the "it seemed like a good idea at the time" caveat.

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I wouldn't even attempt to put a Kindle in any of my pockets without a case, which obviously makes it much more difficult. I've heard of people putting their NOOK Simple Touch in front jeans pocket, but I would imagine that sitting down would be rather uncomfortable. Much easier just to put it in a jacket or messenger bag.
 

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haha you'd be surprised how well a Kindle fits into a normal size of men's khaki pants or even dress pants... almost every pair! haha
 
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