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Old 11-20-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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Buying Kindle Edition Books abroad

Do you need to have your billing address in the US, to buy the books?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:15 AM   #2
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Do you need to have your billing address in the US, to buy the books?
You have to have your Kindle in the US is order to buy books.
The books are delivered DIRECTLY into Kindle. You can then copy them to PC and back, but when you purchase a book it can only be delivered thsouth Whispernet - that means Sprint.
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You can download purchased Kindle books from Amazon website too. But to purchase them it seems you do need a U.S. credit card - it didn't allow me to buy one even though I did manage to buy the Kindle with it.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:22 AM   #4
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You have to have your Kindle in the US is order to buy books.
The books are delivered DIRECTLY into Kindle. You can then copy them to PC and back, but when you purchase a book it can only be delivered thsouth Whispernet - that means Sprint.
Um, no. You are wrong.

There might be possible restrictions about the address of the credit card, but the physical location of the Kindle is irrelevant.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:43 AM   #5
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Um, no. You are wrong.

There might be possible restrictions about the address of the credit card, but the physical location of the Kindle is irrelevant.
Actually, the physical location is somewhat relevant: you'd need to be in an area covered by Sprint's EVDO/1xRTT network.
Which unfortunately limits the device to continental US
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:45 AM   #6
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Actually, the physical location is somewhat relevant: you'd need to be in an area covered by Sprint's EVDO/1xRTT network.
Which unfortunately limits the device to continental US
Only for wireless download. You don't HAVE to use the wireless download capabilities - you can download the file from Amazon to your PC and then transfer it to the Kindle via USB.

This is exactly what people outside the range of EVDO coverage even in the US will need to do - EVDO is certainly not "universal" in the US, especially in more rural areas.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:46 AM   #7
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Actually, the physical location is somewhat relevant: you'd need to be in an area covered by Sprint's EVDO/1xRTT network.
Which unfortunately limits the device to continental US
No, not if you transfer the ebook by USB cable.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:44 AM   #8
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You can download purchased Kindle books from Amazon website too. But to purchase them it seems you do need a U.S. credit card - it didn't allow me to buy one even though I did manage to buy the Kindle with it.
So, you really bought Kindle?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:56 AM   #9
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You can download purchased Kindle books from Amazon website too. But to purchase them it seems you do need a U.S. credit card - it didn't allow me to buy one even though I did manage to buy the Kindle with it.
Have you tried buying a gift card for yourself, then using the gift card to buy the ebooks?
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:58 AM   #10
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So, you really bought Kindle?
Yep, should be on its way to me today.
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Have you tried buying a gift card for yourself, then using the gift card to buy the ebooks?
Hmm, that's an interesting idea. I'll investigate.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:25 AM   #11
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Yep, should be on its way to me today.

Hmm, that's an interesting idea. I'll investigate.
Did it work? I'm in the UK, and I'm desperate to find a way to get one!
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:32 AM   #12
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Did it work? I'm in the UK, and I'm desperate to find a way to get one!
What device are you reading on at the moment, Sarah?
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:50 AM   #13
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I had a Sony, but I wasn't thrilled by the selection of books available for it so sold it when I decided to buy my Mac. I don't have a reader at all right now.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:08 PM   #14
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Hi igorsk,

did you try to buy books using amazon gift card? Does it work? If it woks then I can buy giftcard for myself and use it to buy books. My decision to buy kindle dependes on the ability to buy books and magazines.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:20 PM   #15
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I don't think you can.

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To successfully purchase digital content from the Amazon Kindle Store, the 1-Click payment method listed on the Manage Your Kindle page must be a credit or debit card issued by a U.S. Bank with a U.S. billing address.
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