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    Hi Guys,

    I have been tasked buying 30 kindles for our english department.

    Firstly I know all the issues abount managing them that is not the problem the problem i am having is that trying to buy the,

    I thought i would apply for the credit account Amazon offers but when i come to fill in the form it will not let me input english details ie postcode etc.

    I tried to ring them but kept getting passed around and gave up in the end.
    Anyone had success in get a credit account from Amazon if so what best way did you did it.

    We do not really have a school Credit card we can use.
    So does anyone know of any other authorised Kindle Sells that supply Schools.

    Help Advice will be most welcome.

    Stuart Purvis

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    So you know all about the management and book licencing issues and you still want to buy some?

    Madness.

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    HAve no choice I am doing as i am asked by management. I know it mad but I am just a mer cog in machine.
    They know about the pros and cons and are still happy to do it. I am not doing the day to day managment that is going to be the librarian (Opps no-one told her yet!!!) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Cheers for that post Ben was looking for something from someone like SLA to throw about.

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    Hmm. So how are schools using Kindles then? Are they just buying the books anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Hmm. So how are schools using Kindles then? Are they just buying the books anyway?
    To be honest with those restrictions no school should be using kindles.

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    That's the basics of it yes.

    As there's no library management it's seems a big issue, can I take out such and such book on the kindle? yes that's available on kindles 1,7,9,10 & 12 but they've allready been borrowed by someone else.

    Absolute nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That's the basics of it yes.

    As there's no library management it's seems a big issue, can I take out such and such book on the kindle? yes that's available on kindles 1,7,9,10 & 12 but they've allready been borrowed by someone else.

    Absolute nightmare.

    Ben
    Well if you only have 1 or 2 it's not going to be that bad I guess.



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