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Old 09-26-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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Kindle purchased content portability

Hi all,
I am new to Kindle (just ordered my K3 2 days ago) and was wondering a few things.

1.) If I were to purchase a kindle book now and deliver it to my iphone, will I later be able to read this on my PC and K3?

2.) I have ordered my K3 with my account (not as a gift). I am in the Canadian store. Would I be able to switch to the US Kindle store if I have a US credit card?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-26-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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1) Absolutely. Every Kindle App requires registration to your Amazon account. Download a book onto your iPhone, Blackberry, Android device, PC, Mac, and they are all stored on the Amazon server. On any device, go to "Archived Items" and click the book you want to read. It will then download to that device.You can also go to Amazon and click on account, "Manage your Kindle", and all your registered devices will be in a drop down menu beside every book you ever purchased on any device.

2) No idea.
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2.) I have ordered my K3 with my account (not as a gift). I am in the Canadian store. Would I be able to switch to the US Kindle store if I have a US credit card?
You need to have a valid US Address linked to your Canadian account, then yes you can link your Kindle to the US address in the Manage Your Kindle page and then you should be able to buy from the US store. The location of the credit card doesn't seem to matter, its the address on your account that seems to be the deciding factor
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:29 PM   #4
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Thanks I will try that. Though, dare I ask what happens if you want to change from one store to another? Likely the content is no longer available or some-such.
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You keep previously purchased content if you switch to a store that doesn't have that content so nothing really changes.

The only thing that does happen if you do change is that all subscriptions are cancelled. You need to resubscribe after you've switched. If your old subscription doesn't exist on the store then you can't get it.
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You keep previously purchased content if you switch to a store that doesn't have that content so nothing really changes.

The only thing that does happen if you do change is that all subscriptions are cancelled. You need to resubscribe after you've switched. If your old subscription doesn't exist on the store then you can't get it.
Thanks for the info Tiersten, much appreciated!
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