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I found a person on the web that has a Kindle and has made good comments about it. His blog is Wings Over Iraq. If you go to his page. There's a search box to input Kindle for his Kindle comments. I didn't have a Google account ready so under anonymous I gave him an invite to the Kindle Boards.

I'm not very good at this so maybe someone here would visit his blog and post another invite.

http://wingsoveriraq.blogspot.com/
 

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Good link, Avalon, thanks!

Len interviewed this guy for the Kindle podcast that aired on 12/26/08. It was interesting and I meant to go link to his blog. I'll go check it out now.

www.thekindlechronicles.com

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Vegas_Asian said:
You mean the guy with the screename Starbuck?
Yes, he's a Captain in the Army, presently serving in Iraq. He has a Kindle and loves it.

VA, I know your dad is deployed overseas. Is he in Iraq?

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Leslie said:
Good link, Avalon, thanks!

Len interviewed this guy for the Kindle podcast that aired on 12/26/08. It was interesting and I meant to go link to his blog. I'll go check it out now.

www.thekindlechronicles.com

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I saw this in Len's archives yesterday. I will have to check out the blog too.

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Ta-da!

I didn't realize I had a tiny fan club here.

Len had to wash my Skype chat through the computer to make it work properly.  It still turned out well, in my opinion.  Thanks, Len!

You have no idea how many people ask me about the Kindle here.  I keep getting questions whenever I pull it out.  Some people have bought them for their wives (and were aghast at the 3-month waiting period.  Guess it's not a good Christmas present).  I pulled it out while we were waiting on fuel/maintenance at a coffee shop in Iraq and it certainly turned a lot of heads.  I've almost memorized the "pitch" by now.  A few people have noted that I never go anywhere without it (I lug it to and fro in one of my pockets.  It's not that the Kindle is THAT small, it's that we have big pockets). 


 

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Ta-da!

I didn't realize I had a tiny fan club here.

Len had to wash my Skype chat through the computer to make it work properly. It still turned out well, in my opinion. Thanks, Len!

You have no idea how many people ask me about the Kindle here. I keep getting questions whenever I pull it out. Some people have bought them for their wives (and were aghast at the 3-month waiting period. Guess it's not a good Christmas present). I pulled it out while we were waiting on fuel/maintenance at a coffee shop in Iraq and it certainly turned a lot of heads. I've almost memorized the "pitch" by now. A few people have noted that I never go anywhere without it (I lug it to and fro in one of my pockets. It's not that the Kindle is THAT small, it's that we have big pockets).
Welcome and it's nice to have you here!! You make a good Kindle Ambassdor. Somewhere on this board is a poll for how many times you've demonstrated your Kindle. My nephew is in the Air Force and in Baghdad right now. He doesn't have a Kindle but put a lot of programs on his laptop. He's a computer specialist and is due back home the end of January. Have you influenced anyone to buy a Kindle?
 

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What a pleasant surprise! Welcome Starbuck, we've been wondering if you would show up. ;) Glad you joined us.

The Book Corner has bargain books, free books and book klubs. Check it out and please introduce yourself on The Intro/Welcome Board, it would be nice if you link your blog.

How much longer do you have in Iraq? Thanks for all you are doing for us and our country!

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Starbuck said:
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You have no idea how many people ask me about the Kindle here. I keep getting questions whenever I pull it out. Some people have bought them for their wives (and were aghast at the 3-month waiting period. Guess it's not a good Christmas present). I pulled it out while we were waiting on fuel/maintenance at a coffee shop in Iraq and it certainly turned a lot of heads. I've almost memorized the "pitch" by now. A few people have noted that I never go anywhere without it (I lug it to and fro in one of my pockets. It's not that the Kindle is THAT small, it's that we have big pockets).
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Welcome, Starbuck!

Here's a workaround that works for the 3-month waiting period: a lot of people (including me) have purchased refurbs, which are basically indistinguishable from brand new Kindles.

The challenge is, refurbs only get posted every now and then by Amazon, and get sold out quickly. So, we have a service - the only one on the web, as far as I know - that alerts you the moment a refurb becomes available on Amazon.

As a result, our members on the 'refurb alert list' get the best chance of getting a Kindle when the refurbs become available.

Here's how to get on that alert list: http://www.kboards.com/refurb-alert.php

The most recent batch of refurbs became available a week ago (Jan 6). So we may see another batch arise before long.
 

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Hey Starbuck - so very delighted to have you here!!!! and there altho I personally would rather you be here.  Take care and let us know how you are doing.  As is said many times in this website we are a very caring group of folks.
 

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Welcome Starbuck! So glad you found your way here. Like I said before, I enjoyed your podcast interview. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

We're a fun and friendly bunch here, as you will soon discover!

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Starbuck said:
Ta-da!

I didn't realize I had a tiny fan club here.

Len had to wash my Skype chat through the computer to make it work properly. It still turned out well, in my opinion. Thanks, Len!
--You're welcome, Starbuck! It was great visiting with you, and I'm glad so many others had a chance to hear you on the podcast.
Len
 
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Welcome to Starbuck.  Are you named for the coffee or the Battlestar Galatica character?
 

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Leslie said:
Yes, he's a Captain in the Army, presently serving in Iraq. He has a Kindle and loves it.

VA, I know your dad is deployed overseas. Is he in Iraq?

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No he is elsewhere in the M.east

Starbuck said:
Ta-da!

I didn't realize I had a tiny fan club here.

Len had to wash my Skype chat through the computer to make it work properly. It still turned out well, in my opinion. Thanks, Len!

You have no idea how many people ask me about the Kindle here. I keep getting questions whenever I pull it out. Some people have bought them for their wives (and were aghast at the 3-month waiting period. Guess it's not a good Christmas present). I pulled it out while we were waiting on fuel/maintenance at a coffee shop in Iraq and it certainly turned a lot of heads. I've almost memorized the "pitch" by now. A few people have noted that I never go anywhere without it (I lug it to and fro in one of my pockets. It's not that the Kindle is THAT small, it's that we have big pockets).
Hi and welcome Starbuck! Thank you for your service in the military!! You use Skype, too. Its great how technology is allowing better communication between military families. wish you all the best
 
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