Originally Posted by desertgrandma
You must have a US based credit card AND mailing address tied to your Amazon account in order to buy a Kindle and download books.
Are you sure about that? I thought someone posted that you can buy gift cards from an account with a non-US credit card, send these to an account with a US address and use them to pay for the Kindle and ebooks, eliminating the need for a US credit card. Of course the Kindle would be delivered to the address on the US account so you can't get it shipped directly overseas.