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Old 11-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hello,

I live in the Channel Islands and bought a Sony (not the Touch or Daily Edition) Reader two days ago - earlier this morning, to my horror, I discovered the Sony eBook Store is not usable outside the US.
I looked it up earlier today and found a few people who were able to buy books off the store with no problem. If anyone outside the US purchases books there I would greatly appreciate it if you could explain how to do it.

I checked Waterstones, WHSmith, Diesel Books, etc and found that none of them had any titles I desired.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Marty

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Old 11-29-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Marty, ther are people on this site who will buy books for you. I suggest you go to the Introduce Yourself section and ask if anyone can help.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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I'm sure you could use it if you used a US proxy server. I believe the sony book store checks your IP first. Aside from that it would depend on your form of payment as well as I'm not sure how they check credit card information.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:03 AM   #4
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Hello,

Sorry that you couldn't find the titles you were looking for on Waterstone's.
If you want to let me know what you were looking for I will look into those titles or authors for you. There are a lot of new titles coming through at the moment thanks in large part to the requests of others earlier in the year.

Alex.

(and if anyone else just wants to make a request, send me a message)
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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Hi Martin

I have the same problem as you, as I live in Australia. I use a number of online booksites. These are:

www.fictionwise.com - this is a great site. You don't have to be a member, but if you do join you get lots of freebies and discounts.

www.booksonboard.com - slightly more expensive but not bad either.

www.ebookwise.com is another that is slightly more expensive.

And another one - www.ebooks.com

However, be aware that some of the book sellers may not sell the .lrf format that you want. I also buy the .lit books and convert them for the sony reader but entirely up to you.

Hope this helps
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Oh dear, I made a mistake and said I was in the US when I signed up. Silly me! ;-)
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