Originally Posted by bspline
being from Brazil, I had to use the "gift card" loophole to be able to purchase content for my iPhone Kindle.
Today I tried to "purchase" some free books and couldn'd do so because of geographical restrictions. Anyone else having this kind of problem?
Go check out the Kindle forums - it seems Amazon has finally cracked down on how people got around the US-only purchase for the Kindle (which you can't really be surprised by -- Amazon was quite clear that the Kindle was only for US users).
You seem to be a different case entirely, and are only using the iPhone app. But people on the Kindle forums are very
upset that they 'hacked' the system and managed to get a Kindle, and now can't purchase Amazon books. That's hardly something Amazon can be blamed for. And there are so many other sites out there that sell e-books, why limit yourself to Amazon?
If you find the right thread, someone posted their email address and is offering a work around that works for the time being.
EDIT: I found the thread again, here is what was written:
If anyone wants to know what the work around is, email me at caroline at sympatico dot ca. Put "international kindler" or something like that on the subject line so I don't accidentally delete your email. I've been known to wholesale delete 20-30 at once.