A penny saved is ridiculous.

A penny saved is ridiculous.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fired up

Pictured below is our household's new Kindle Fire, which happily arrived in my messy office today. Here's the thing, though: when I ordered it, only yesterday, I cheaped out and chose Amazon's free Super Saver Shipping option. In return for the free shipping, you're supposed to happily put up with waiting a few extra days to receive your item.

And I was fine with that, as past experience has demonstrated that Amazon's free shipping option adds very little or no extra time to standard first-class, three-days-or-less delivery times. But choosing free shipping and getting my item the very next day? That's a first. And to think I almost paid the extra 11 or 12 bucks for two-day shipping! Boggles the mind.

In any event, I'll shortly post my impressions of the Kindle Fire. But I guess the world of sleek tablet devices is getting so old hat that I'm currently more excited about the fast shipping than about getting the device itself. But I hope that will change once I get home and get to know the thing a little. Stay tuned.

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