Decided to Get Kindle Fire Anyway for Kids

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So in light of a recent discovery that the[easyazon-link asin=”B0051VVOB2″]Kindle Fire[/easyazon-link] doesn’t allow you to password protect purchases from the Amazon Android App store or even the Amazon Store itself, I thought this would be a show stopper for getting Kindle Fire for my kids for Christmas.  Then I realized you could tie even a gift card to the 1-Click for a Kindle Fire and I found a reasonable way to get the Kindle Fire for the kids without worrying about them spending my actual account.

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All I had to do was setup 2 separate Amazon accounts, (1 for each kid) and tie a $10 gift card as the 1 click for the Kindle Fires.  Then I just added the kid’s emails as guests for my Amazon Prime account which allows you to give up to 4 family members access to it.  This now gives the kids full access to the Kindle Fire and ability to download free apps, should they spend more than the initial $10 on the gift card it would be rejected.  By having separate accounts they won’t have the option to select one of my other payment methods or changing anything so this is the best option I could come up with.


The [easyazon-link asin=”B0051VVOB2″]Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi[/easyazon-link] is cheaper than the iPod Touch, Nook Tablet, Nintendo 3DS, and any other small portable medium while offering more versatility than anything save the iPod Touch (the new ones do have camera’s and support Facetime which is a nice feature).

So this means I will definitely be purchasing a total of 6 [easyazon-link asin=”B0051VVOB2″]Kindle Fire[/easyazon-link] devices between now and December 1st and 3 are given away as gifts, with 2-3 being given away to fans in an upcoming contest.

-Justin Germino

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