Originally Posted by joehunt
This is not correct.
Vendors which advertise their products as being usable worldwide (such as Amazon for example) cannot apply geo-restrictions on purchases, no matter what payment method.
There are many physical and digital goods on Amazon which are US only. All of them are clearly marked as such.
And, as I have discovered, quite a few ebooks are cheaper on Amazon's UK website. Also a significant number of books are available in ebook form in the UK but not in the US.
Anyway, the point being, while they are very strict on digital downloads for music, video, streaming services, etc, they make little effort to stop "out-of-country" purchases for e-books.