My mother said she wanted a Kindle for Christmas and I chose to be the good son and give her mine which I’d hardly used.Â I wanted the device to function out of the box (which I’m glad I kept), so I wiped my stuff from it, deactivated it, and contacted my mom to get her Amazon login.
Me: Give me your Amazon login info.
Me: It’s a secret.
Mom: Ok (gives info)>
Me: Thanks.Â You won’t regret it, probably. *hangs up*
I registered the Kindle to my mother’s account and then purchased for her a few Kindle editions of books she had mentioned she wanted to read.Â I was going to win Christmas, until my mom called.
Me: Terry Robinson.
Mom: I just received a bunch of emails from Amazon saying I had bought books for something called a “Kindle” do you know what that’s about?
Me: Yeah, that was me. *Thinking quickly* They’re part of your Christmas gift, you should also be receiving an email shortly for a gift card in the amount of the cost of those books.
Mom: Oh, that’s so nice.
Since I had purchased the e-books from the Kindle that was then attached to my mom’s account they were billed to her account.Â In effect, I had billed my mother for her own Christmas gift.Â I hope the gift card covers that oversight.Â Good job, Terry.