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#11  binaryhermit 12-25-2020, 12:43 PM
And at least in the past, when I've had a credit, if it was, say, a $5 credit and I bought, say, a $0.99 book, it'd use $0.99 of the credit and leave me with $4.01.
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#12  ngrant 12-25-2020, 12:52 PM
Yes, that's how it works for me. The credits usually have fairly generous validity, this particular promotion for Kindle UK gave me until Feb 28 to use the credit. Needless to say, I spent it almost instantly... Once the credit has been applied, if I look at any Kindle book, it shows the price with the credit deducted. There is a "details" link next to the credit which will show the amount and expiry of the credit being applied.

Quote binaryhermit
And at least in the past, when I've had a credit, if it was, say, a $5 credit and I bought, say, a $0.99 book, it'd use $0.99 of the credit and leave me with $4.01.
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#13  SeaBookGuy 01-01-2021, 11:38 AM
Quote binaryhermit
And at least in the past, when I've had a credit, if it was, say, a $5 credit and I bought, say, a $0.99 book, it'd use $0.99 of the credit and leave me with $4.01.
I've had to scramble for an additional cheap title to make up the penny or two lacking for the threshold more than once.
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#14  issybird 01-02-2021, 07:21 AM
Quote SeaBookGuy
I've had to scramble for an additional cheap title to make up the penny or two lacking for the threshold more than once.
The need to go over and two benchmarks make these deals much less valuable than they seem at first. Amazon no longer markets it as a percentage, so I suspect they were called on false advertising.

It’s still well worth it for agency that never gets reduced or books you were going to buy in the near future anyway, but more and more I’ve been able to resist. Most recently I got the spend $10/get $3 variant, but when I looked at the $9.99 books I’d have liked and realized in addition I had nothing priced at $3 I wanted, I moved on.
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#15  Dr. Drib 01-03-2021, 07:48 AM
I think these are great bargains.

I always end up saving something and use that money for more purchases - that's what they want and that's what I want!*

* = Time for one of those 'muhs', meaning mileage varies depending upon usage.**

** = That is, assuming one intends to use it.***

*** = My drill sergeant warned me about people who assume things.****

**** = Who came up with 'muh', anyway?

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#16  sufue 01-03-2021, 09:03 AM
I've never seen "muh" before, but I'm quite fond of YMMV - "your mileage may vary". Although YMMV may be more of an American-ism, since it's a riff on the legalese that car companies put in ads after they tell you what the "US EPA/official" miles/gallon is for a car.

Quote Dr. Drib
I think these are great bargains.

I always end up saving something and use that money for more purchases - that's what they want and that's what I want!*

* = Time for one of those 'muhs', meaning mileage varies depending upon usage.**

** = That is, assuming one intends to use it.***

*** = My drill sergeant warned me about people who assume things.****

**** = Who came up with 'muh', anyway?
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#17  Dr. Drib 01-03-2021, 09:55 AM
Quote sufue
I've never seen "muh" before, but I'm quite fond of YMMV - "your mileage may vary". Although YMMV may be more of an American-ism, since it's a riff on the legalese that car companies put in ads after they tell you what the "US EPA/official" miles/gallon is for a car.
I thought I'd seen it around the 'net, but I could be wrong. Perhaps 'muh' is used by small minds?*

* = Not that there's anything wrong with that!

ADDED: I visit quite a number of hi-end audio sites, and they constantly argue and discuss esoteric aspects of - for example - tubes vs. SS gear, in addition to this-or-that record [pressing/mastering] vs. CD vs. FLAC vs. DSD vs. DAC, not to mention bit-rate/depth, so it's quite conceivable that's where I encounter it. Gotta love 'em, but they're an argumentative little group.
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#18  sufue 01-03-2021, 10:30 AM
I've not seen "muh" before, but I kind of like it. Maybe it's meant to imitate the noise it would make if you say it?

I know what you mean about arguing about esoteric things - both my parents were academics !

Quote Dr. Drib
I thought I'd seen it around the 'net, but I could be wrong. Perhaps 'muh' is used by small minds?*

* = Not that there's anything wrong with that!

ADDED: I visit quite a number of hi-end audio sites, and they constantly argue and discuss esoteric aspects of - for example - tubes vs. SS gear, in addition to this-or-that record [pressing/mastering] vs. CD vs. FLAC vs. DSD vs. DAC, not to mention bit-rate/depth, so it's quite conceivable that's where I encounter it. Gotta love 'em, but they're an argumentative little group.
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#19  Dr. Drib 01-03-2021, 11:28 AM
Quote sufue
I've not seen "muh" before, but I kind of like it. Maybe it's meant to imitate the noise it would make if you say it?

I know what you mean about arguing about esoteric things - both my parents were academics !

Sounds like a cow in labor.
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#20  Apache 01-03-2021, 07:23 PM
I have not heard muh, but I have heard or read meh.
Apache
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