Hmm, vpn option sounds interesting. I'm a little hesitant to use it for secure connections (ssl, https) though. My last concern about buying from overseas is firmware
, if they restricted firmware updates to the 3g service. But that seems unlikely.
I got this email from B&N after I made my order, pwned.
Only customers physically located in the U.S. are able to purchase
eBooks on the Barnes & Noble website at this time. Please accept our
sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
As for the semi-official line from the admin at the B&N message boards:
We're still looking at international options, but do not have an international device at this time.
If you are a U.S. customer with nook, you can obviously read any content on your device whereever you are. Using Wi-Fi, you can also access and download any content in your digital locker. But you cannot buy new content while overseas.
We'll certainly post updates on the international question as the information changes.
Thanks again for the question.
Although I don't like this pattern
Amazom.com launched 1995 - B&N website 1997
Kindle launched 2007 - nook 2009
Kindle International edition 2009...