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Achaius
08-31-2010, 07:28 AM
When Amazon's Kindle (K1) released, I talked it up so much my parents each bought one. They'd never heard of eBooks or eReaders, but fell madly in love with their devices. I loved the technology, but couldn't justify paying the price.

When the K3 was announced with a $139 pricetag, I thought I would finally be able to afford one. Then DH lost his job, and yeah, it dropped completely off my priority list

So Friday, I went to my parent's house (Yes, I'm still tiling their fireplace) and I saw a K3 fresh out of the box. Mom said it was her new toy, so I didn't bat an eye. I played with it a little, took some comparison pictures, then went home.

When I went back to do more work Saturday, Mom and Dad met me at the door with the Amazon box in hand. They said they were disappointed in me for not whining or begging or anything, and said they thought I wanted a Kindle more than that. LOL

To make a long story short, they bought the K3 for me as a birthday present. This model wasn't released until the 27th, so it was late to the party. (Not that I minded at all.)

I'm thrilled. I've already moved gobs of books onto it, and I can't wait to get reading. :60:

This is one of those comparison shots I took. Dad's (well used) K1 is on the left. My K3 is on the right.
And yes, that's Mom's ironing board. While we're remodeling their living room, space is at a premium. LOL

http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww219/HaileyEdwardsStuff/P1010026-1.jpg

Vicki
08-31-2010, 07:38 AM
What awesome parents you have!! You are a very lucky girl :th_nod:

Jill
08-31-2010, 07:53 AM
Lucky!!! I hope you enjoy many hours of reading pleasure!!!
:th_congrats4:

neda
08-31-2010, 08:01 AM
Awe, that's nice. You have great parents that love and care for you.

Viking Princess
08-31-2010, 08:38 AM
I'm so jealous!!! but Congrats!!!!!! :jiggy:

-^-Lin-^-
08-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Congrats!

I procrastinated too long and missed the pre-order batch so who knows when I will get mine now :wno: At one point it said October :skeptical: but now it says wait for an email!

Bones
08-31-2010, 12:57 PM
Awww! That's so sweet. I love my Kindle2. I had to pay the $345 price, but I was lucky enough to get it while Amazon was still able to give good discounts on the books. I saved enough money to pay off the device in less than a year.

LatinaLass
08-31-2010, 01:06 PM
Lucky girl enjoy it. I want one, but things are crazy here and I know it's not gonna happen.

irelandcastillo
08-31-2010, 01:23 PM
good for you haley! i love my reader!

Debbie_D
08-31-2010, 01:51 PM
Your parents are awesome! Congrats and enjoy it.
surprised you didn't walk away with it either

Achaius
08-31-2010, 04:06 PM
Congrats!

I procrastinated too long and missed the pre-order batch so who knows when I will get mine now :wno: At one point it said October :skeptical: but now it says wait for an email!

Oh, no! I saw the September shipping date. I hadn't realized they were pushing it so far back. I hope you get yours sooner rather than later.

Achaius
08-31-2010, 04:09 PM
Your parents are awesome! Congrats and enjoy it.
surprised you didn't walk away with it either

You know how Mom is. I say "I found this cool ----" and a few days later, she has one. LOL

I knew she'd been waiting on the K3 to come out, so I didn't think anything about it.

KJTVH
09-01-2010, 12:29 AM
Lucky you, that's awesome!

Leiha
09-01-2010, 12:38 AM
What a cool story! Your parents are awesome!

Breelia
09-01-2010, 12:41 AM
:60: awesome story! You got great parents - and they have a sense of humor too!

Debbie_D
09-01-2010, 09:12 AM
:60: awesome story! You got great parents - and they have a sense of humor too!

If you only knew how great :biglaugh:
*remembers how much H's mom loves powder*

jayzee
09-01-2010, 09:21 AM
If you only knew how great :biglaugh:
*remembers how much H's mom loves powder*

:rofl4::rofl4:

Viking Princess
09-01-2010, 10:43 AM
If you only knew how great :biglaugh:
*remembers how much H's mom loves powder*

ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wlaugh:

melissa
09-01-2010, 11:07 AM
Hey! I know that powder story. Thanks for the giggle!

Enjoy your new toy Hailey - what fabulous parents you have.

Achaius
09-01-2010, 02:53 PM
If you only knew how great :biglaugh:
*remembers how much H's mom loves powder*


:rofl4::rofl4:


ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wlaugh:


Hey! I know that powder story. Thanks for the giggle!

Enjoy your new toy Hailey - what fabulous parents you have.

Some things a girl just can't live down. :wno:

Debbie_D
09-01-2010, 03:10 PM
:snick:
I think it's great that she can joke about that. She would have said something but not realized how it happened LOL