Originally Posted by Bikeridr
I bought the Kindle off of a US site you say?
Yes, but Amazon charged me the Norwegian VAT which they will pay the Norwegian government. Thus, they are registered in the Norwegian VAT register, and so also underlain Norwegian regulations.
To tie in to another thread.
For people complaining that stores are tightening geographic restrictions and refusing to sell to them, and asking why on earth stores would turn down potential customers, here is one reason. For the small amount of international sales they might make, is it worth the hassle of having to deal with each individual country's laws and regulations?