Kindle Fire HD offer: why don't we get what was promised?
Hello, the "Terms and Conditions of Kindle Fire HD Offer" (see here:
https://developer.amazon.com/post/Tx2YLACM64TS0MN/a.html ) states very clearly that the reward will be a "Kindle Fire HD, 7” display, 16 GB, with special offers". Now we receive a Kindle Fire HD with only 8 GB, that also lacks a camera and HDMI port (compared to the 2012 model)? Why?? US developers get a better version than promised (Kindle Fire HDX) and in compensation everyone else get's a worse device? And please don't say it's because you have to pay higher shipping costs and taxes – many devs from Europe still have to pay taxes (
https://forums.developer.amazon.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1900 ) Best regards F. Heft
> And please don't say it's because you have to pay > higher shipping costs and taxes – many devs from > Europe still have to pay taxes ( >
https://forums.developer.amazon.com/forums/thread.jspa > ?threadID=1900 ) Have you paid import taxes? Where are you from? I've been contacted by customs officer and I've said that sender is paying for import taxes... they've just said "ok then"... I didn't got it yet, though, so I don't know if I'll pay import taxes or not in the end.. btw I'm from Croatia..
In germany I had to pay the taxes directly to the DHL Express guy who brought the package (20€) and yes same here I got the Fire HD without cam and with only 5GB, but hey every body is complaining and I want to say: Thanks Amazon! I got a device for free and as long amazon will pay me for the ads (this seems to take some time) I'm happy. For those who are unhappy with their older devices see it this way: now you can test the minimal requirements of you apps ;)
> I think they may have made a mistake, I just went to > my local DHL delivery place to pick mine up and found > it wasn't there, it had been recalled by Amazon with > the reason "sent wrong product". so, it seems I'm not the only one... yesterday I saw on DHL tracking site that my Kindle "returned to shipper" (it was in "Clearance event" before). when I called DHL they said the reason is "sent wrong product". :/
Honestly this isn't really like Amazon, usually they are more precise and organized. An official statement would be good... This silence is strange e and what's happening, with not yet Kindles being recalled without any explanation, leads to any sort of speculation. They sent to the wrong addresses (we did receive mixed shipment notices, but then devices were already on their way to the right shipping addresses), we received a lower specs device than what was promised in Terms and Conditions (and with wrong US accessories), some paid customs where it was stated that they shouldn't (I didn't pay anything, for me it was ok), and now some devices are being recalled. (I won't speak of the upgrade to HDX only for US developers...) So now what ? I've also opened a ticket, but I only got as an answer that my case would be escalated to the right team. As a side note, apart from lower specs (not expandable 8GB memory is really limited for many purposes other than simple testing), I've discovered the Kindle Fire family, and I'm really impressed at the slick interface and integration. Really excellent, impossibble to get at a comparable cost from any other vendor.