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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by jmilica View Post
Does that mean that, theoretically, if you have two Kindles, you could register them on different accounts/countries, different email address and yet with the same credit card?
Has anybody ever done that?
I have also been switching between US and India, but I would rather not switch often
I've got 7 Kindles plus ca. 10 Kindle apps.
I can use between 4 and 6 activations at once, depending on the publisher.
Meaning: At least 4 units in parallel can use the very same account.
Within this account, you can link to numerous countries.

I don't think, linking to separate accounts would make sense.
You only can have 1 account active per reader, so you wouldn't be able to access the books from the other account(s).
But if you use the very same account and have numerous countries in the background, it's working flawlessly.

Example:
I have 500 eBooks from Amazon Germany on my Kindles.
I switch the web account to the US.
Here I buy some books.
Then I link back to Germany.
Now I have all books in my account, no matter from what country I've bought them.

Only downside I've discovered:
Normally, Amazon warns you if by accident you try to buy a book for the 2nd time (easily can happen with my 700 eBooks).
If you bought the book, let's say from the US and then try to re-buy from Germany, there's no warning.
Minor downside in my opinion, I easily can live with that.

Personally, I try not to switch countries too often. I never do it to save money, I consider this too risky.
I only do it for books I don't find in Germany. Those I buy in the US. And once I did so in UK.

BTW: You don't need different email addresses. Maybe it makes it more complicated for Amazon to see the connection. But it's not needed. And if you use the very same credit card and billing address, Amazon will see it anyway.

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