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Amazon bans THOUSANDS of Kindles from buying books forever

AMAZON is banning thousands of older Kindle e-readers from its virtual store.

The online retail giant has warned users of aging models that they will no longer be able to buy new e-books from August.

Amazon is blocking older Kindles from its e-book store

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Amazon is blocking older Kindles from its e-book storePhoto credit: Getty

Amazon started sending out emails to affected people this week, according to multiple reports.

The ban affects owners of Kindle (2nd Gen) International, Kindle DX International, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle (4th Gen), and Kindle (5th Gen).

These customers can no longer browse, buy, or rent e-books directly on their Kindle devices.

However, you still have the option to purchase new books through the Amazon website on another device.

Fans’ existing e-book libraries will continue to be accessible on devices.

In its email, Amazon is said to be offering those affected a 30 percent discount on a new Kindle.

You also get a free $40 credit towards e-books.

The company gave no reason for the ban, which is believed to affect thousands of customers worldwide.

However, this is believed to be due to the lack of support for the devices’ aging software.

It’s the first time Amazon has banned a group of Kindles from its store en masse.

The continued support of older Kindle devices is a thorn in Amazon’s side.

In late 2021, a number of older Kindle devices lost access to the internet as mobile network operators began shutting down their aging 3G towers.

Some of these devices don’t support WiFi connectivity, so they can’t download books or get software updates.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds up a Kindle in 2012

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds up a Kindle in 2012Photo credit: Reuters
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