I'm moving on. I've been in denial over the past few months, unable to accept that my Kindle isn't working anymore (yes, I'm one of those weird people who get attached to inanimate objects). But now I'm finally moving forward.
I contacted Amazon's support team by chat, and they placed the order for me. I wanted a brand new unit, but as a replacement for my damaged Kindle, I have the option of getting the refurbished unit PLUS a 20% discount. Yes, it's not brand new, however it's like I'm still getting a new unit since a refurbished unit looks and works like new, and it also comes with a 1-year warranty.
And I know that there a more high-end units available, like the Touch, Paperwhite and Fire, but I still chose the cheapest and simplest one. Yes, I am on a tight budget, that's not the main reason, though. I simple prefer a unit with page-turning buttons at the side.
I ordered on May 16, and had it shipped to my boyfriend's brother-in-law who's currently at the States. Yesterday, Lex told me that my Kindle is already with RY. Granted, I won't receive it til he comes home late June, but still.
I'm so happy that I was able to save a couple thousand pesos on my purchase (on eBay Philippines, Kindles are usually priced around 4000-7000 pesos each, depending on the unit). I was able to get mine for only $51.45 (that's roughly 2000+ pesos), and Tamryn, the support who placed the order for me, kindly waived the shipping fee for me.
On another note, Tamryn told me that she'd email me a pre-paid post label so I could ship my old Kindle back. They'd be the one to recycle it. When I mentioned that the unit is here in the Philippines, she told me that they'd refund the shipping cost, but if it is too much hassle, she told me to recycle it in a safe way. I opted to keep it, but I'm not recycling it. No, I'm keeping it as a souvenir. Maybe I'll start my Kindle collection. =)
So now, because I had a little extra from the money I set aside, I'm currently browsing thru the Amazon website looking for accessories. =)