You don’t own your Kindle books, Amazon reminds customer
Linn Jordet Nygaard’s Kindle began to display “stripes” on the ePaper screen, prompting her to contact Amazon support, which replaced her Kindle for free. However, when she attempted to log into her Amazon account the next day, her account was suspended, along with access to her 43-book library. Amazon’s UK customer service department informed Nygaard that her account had been closed for “abuse of our policies.”
Nygaard’s case serves as a reminder that we don’t actually own the digital goods we buy online; rather, we rent them or hold them in a long-term lease, the terms of which are exclusively negotiated and enforced by the leaseholder. I was curious if there was any merit to my idea of attempting to hold retailers to these “Truth in Buttons” terms.
Do I lose my Kindle books if I close my Amazon account?
You won’t be able to access your order history or print a proof of purchase or invoice once your account is closed; neither you nor anyone else will be able to access it.
What happens to Kindle books if I close my Amazon account?
Note: If you own a Kindle and have your account closed, you won’t be able to access any Kindle content or subscriptions through this account, so we recommend downloading and saving any content you haven’t already downloaded or permanently saved on your Kindle before your account is closed.
Can Amazon delete my Kindle books?
The tech world has been buzzing for the past week with news thatu2014surprise, surpriseu2014Amazon can remotely wipe any Kindle, at any time, for any reason. (Ironically, the company did it with George Orwell’s 1984 back in 2009.)
Will Amazon close my account for too many returns?
“We want everyone to be able to use Amazon, but there are rare occasions where someone abuses our service over an extended period of time,” says Amazon. “We want everyone to be able to use Amazon, but there are rare occasions where someone abuses our service over an extended period of time,” says Amazon.
How long does it take to close Amazon account?
Although some lucky people have had their accounts deleted almost immediately, the timeframe is usually between 12 and 48 hours.
Does Kindle work without Amazon account?
You won’t be able to use Collections if you use a Kindle without an Amazon account, but you will be able to use it as a standalone e-reader if you can ignore the prompts to register and install an eBook reader of some kind.
Can I reopen a closed Amazon account?
Note that once your account is closed, it is no longer accessible to you or anyone else, and it cannot be restored; if you decide to order from us again in the future, or if you want to use website features that require an account, you will need to create a new account.
Can you keep Kindle books forever?
Yes and no. Kindle unlimited eligible titles are free to borrow for as long as you have a subscription to unlimited; however, if you cancel unlimited, you will no longer be able to keep the books you’ve borrowed; however, any books you’ve paid for are yours forever.
What happened to my Kindle books?
Every Kindle book you’ve ever bought from Amazon is yours forever, and it’s stored on Amazon’s servers in the cloud. Even if you can’t find the content on the Kindle you’re holding in your hand, you still have access to it u2013 you just have to find it and download it again.
How do I permanently delete Kindle books?
Follow these steps to delete them from your Kindle device or reading app:
- Go to your “Manage Your Content and Devices” page on Amazon.
- Select the boxes next to the book(s) you’d like to remove in the “Your Content” list.
- Select Delete.
- Select Yes, delete permanently to confirm.
Do I actually own my Kindle books?
You may have a Kindle full of books, but the truth is that your eBooks are not yours; you have a license agreement to view them, which Amazon can revoke at any time.
Does Amazon punish you for returns?
According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will ban customers from using their site if they return too many items u2014 sometimes without even informing them of the ban. For more things that could get you in trouble, see You Could Get Sued by Amazon for Doing This Online.
What is Return abuse?
Customers may also abuse refunds by faking returns/receipts or reselling merchandise. Refund abuse (also known as returns abuse) occurs when a customer uses a merchant’s returns policy so much that it becomes unprofitable.
Why does Amazon refund without return?
What Is Amazon’s Refund Policy Without a Return? According to the company’s Terms of Service, Amazon does not take title to returned items until they arrive at their fulfillment center; however, a refund may be granted without a return at Amazon’s sole discretion.