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    Dp got me this incredibly well thought out considerate gift and I really can see he tried so hard.. But I HATE it and I'll never use it :/ I can tell he is upset by this as he tried so hard and is something most would think I'd enjoy but I just can't use it and the frustration has led me to just leave it completely alone poor guy

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    What was it??


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    yeah what is it

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    A kindle, one with the web browser so the more expensive of the two.. As I love reading and own so many books that I used to have to pack whenever we went traveling but it frustrates me so much and I can't make it brighter the refresh is annoying so it's in it's box

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    Perhaps if you're willing to give it a go perhaps encourage your DP to help fix the settings the way that you like them and download some books for you, perhaps your most favourite, as a little bonus to compliment his gift?

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    As a PP said, Kindles are electronic ink - they aren't meant to be bright, they are meant to simulate a real book because it is easier on your eyes.

    Other eReaders are backlit. Perhaps you can swap it for one of those?

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    Can you flick through the manual to see how it works? Or maybe your DP can help

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    Did you tell him you didn't like it? I wouldn't have. I would have tried to make some positive out of it (I never want an e-reader, I prefer real books)... and I'd download a few books and give them a go. He's made an effort, so I think it's only fair that you make one as well...

    I would be upset if I were him too OP... but you're not a terrible person, I just think you don't need to tell him you don't like, and you can make an effort to use it, even if you'd prefer not to. I wore a necklace that gave me huge welts in my neck yesterday... for my daughter's sake. She picked it out for me, and I wanted to show her how appreciative I was. It itched like crazy but I did it because she put thought into it - it was my favourite colour.

    Obviously more thought would be needed for DP - I'd not put up with a cheap itchy necklace from DP... lol... but I think the point is still the same. You try to make the most out of it, especially when a lot of thought was put into it.

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    I agree with Sassy, it sounds like he's put a lot of thought into, especially because you like reading. He probably thought it would be a great idea so that you don't have to cart bulky books everywhere.

    I'm really old fashioned when it comes to reading - I can't imagine ever converting to a kindle or similar device - but if someone close to me got me one, I would make a concerted effort to use it.

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    Do you know if he has the receipt and can exchange it or something? I honestly think that if you really aren't happy with it and don't feel you are going to be happy with it, then it's money wasted and I'm sure he'd be happy if you got something you really like. Make a point that you are so happy that he tried and you appreciate it but it just isn't right for you. I would be honest if it were my husband, you should feel comfortable to (I assume it isn't something cheap we are talking about here, rather expensive? That's why I'm saying I'd say something). Like when my mother gives us gifts she always says that she has the receipt and we can exchange - no questions asked, whether we don't like it or whatever. That is really always something that meant a lot to me. Its your husband after all you shouldn't have to feel like you have to be fake. But I'd say it gently and politely but that is just be! Good luck! I'm sure he'd want nothing more than you to be happy with your Christmas gift, even if it needs to be changed IMO anyway


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