Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
JD78
Connoisseur
JD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notes
 
Posts: 55
Karma: 24160
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: None
Is there any way to buy an international kindle book?

Is there any way to buy an international kindle book to read on a US Kindle? The book I want is available on Amazon UK, but not US. I apologize if this kind of discussion is against any rules.

Thanks,

JD
JD78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
twowheels
Wizard
twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.twowheels ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
twowheels's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,168
Karma: 8269419
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: KPW/DX/iPad2/5S/Tab3 Past:NewtonOMP>N120> Palm3>3c> iPAQ3850>Droid>K3
I've found one of those too... bought the paperback for my daughter, but I'd prefer the ebook because it's such a thick book.
twowheels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 03:57 AM   #3
Starko
Zealot
Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 123
Karma: 998177
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3
I live in EU and a week ago I wanted to buy a kindle edition that was only available in US. I googled for "Boulder Colorado" and went to the fist site on the list (city office) and got their street address and postal code. Then i added that address to my Amazon account as my delivery address in US. Then i chose that address as the default one. Then i could purchase that ebook! In my excitement i went on a US-only ebooks shopping spree. On book number 8 Amazon Artificial Intelligence caught up with my scheme. Still i was never told to return the other 7. What's done is done.
Starko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 09:24 AM   #4
JD78
Connoisseur
JD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notesJD78 can name that song in three notes
 
Posts: 55
Karma: 24160
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: None
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starko View Post
I live in EU and a week ago I wanted to buy a kindle edition that was only available in US. I googled for "Boulder Colorado" and went to the fist site on the list (city office) and got their street address and postal code. Then i added that address to my Amazon account as my delivery address in US. Then i chose that address as the default one. Then i could purchase that ebook! In my excitement i went on a US-only ebooks shopping spree. On book number 8 Amazon Artificial Intelligence caught up with my scheme. Still i was never told to return the other 7. What's done is done.
Thanks! this worked perfectly!
JD78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
mikeayers
Zealot
mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.mikeayers ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
mikeayers's Avatar
 
Posts: 113
Karma: 290343
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: kindle-3
I wonder if 221B BAKER STREET LONDON would work for me to by UK books?

A Brilliant solution!!!!!!!
mikeayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 09:59 AM   #6
abookreader
Wizard
abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
abookreader's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,516
Karma: 2567610
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindles - Keyboard, Fire, 2-US, iPhone, iPAD
Don't know. Rumor has it there are a couple thousand kindles registered to Micky Mouse's house down in Orlando.
abookreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
ProfCrash
Tea Enthusiast
ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ProfCrash's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,040
Karma: 72245445
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
President Obama has a lot of company camping out at the White House.

I would avoid the obvious addresses just to be safe.
ProfCrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #8
danan
Member
danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'danan understands when you whisper 'The dog barks at midnight.'
 
Posts: 18
Karma: 42258
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starko View Post
I live in EU and a week ago I wanted to buy a kindle edition that was only available in US. I googled for "Boulder Colorado" and went to the fist site on the list (city office) and got their street address and postal code. Then i added that address to my Amazon account as my delivery address in US. Then i chose that address as the default one. Then i could purchase that ebook! In my excitement i went on a US-only ebooks shopping spree. On book number 8 Amazon Artificial Intelligence caught up with my scheme. Still i was never told to return the other 7. What's done is done.
That's something I might have to try if I ever find myself in this situation...! I had a good laugh when I read this.
danan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #9
DMB
Old Git
DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DMB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DMB's Avatar
 
Posts: 934
Karma: 1113010
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Switzerland (mostly)
Device: Kindle 3 wifi, kindle touch wifi, iPad3 wifi
Suppose you have a Kindle and buy a whole lot of books legitimately in the UK. You then move to the USA. Will Amazon let you keep your UK books and buy different ones from the US site?
DMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 PM   #10
Elflaede
Member
Elflaede began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 14
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony PRS-505, Kindle 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMB View Post
Suppose you have a Kindle and buy a whole lot of books legitimately in the UK. You then move to the USA. Will Amazon let you keep your UK books and buy different ones from the US site?
I think if you're registered on the UK site, they'll want you to switch your kindle account over to US but you get to keep all your books.
Elflaede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 02:20 PM   #11
ProfCrash
Tea Enthusiast
ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ProfCrash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ProfCrash's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,040
Karma: 72245445
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Device: Kindle1, Kindle DX Graphite, K3 3G, IPad 3, PW2
You can keep the account as well. You might not be able to buy books from that account while in the US but the account will still exist.
ProfCrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #12
abookreader
Wizard
abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.abookreader ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
abookreader's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,516
Karma: 2567610
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: Kindles - Keyboard, Fire, 2-US, iPhone, iPAD
Yes. You always keep the books you buy. Period.

Well at least so far.
abookreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 04:20 PM   #13
Starko
Zealot
Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Starko ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 123
Karma: 998177
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle 3
When sales of some item on Amazon is limited to some country, it's your right to buy that item when you are in that country. Regardless of your permanent residency. For example it's your right to buy a Kindle and let them deliver it to your hotel when you are in US for even 1 day. The same goes for kindle editions. When you are in US you are allowed to buy US-only kindle editions. That means you would provide your hotels address and then you'd get access to kindle editions. If you go overboard like i did, Amazon's Digital Guard will detect this and will let you know that it's confused. You will be presented with a link to a page where you can try and prove that what you are doing is completely OK.
You can send them copies of documents confirming that you are in fact in the country you claim to be in. Like visa page of your passport, whatever...
When i was "caught" i just ignored that invitation. Later i got an email from Amazon with the same invitation. I ignored that one as well...
But i bet my record is permanently stained... I hope they won't arrest me when i one day arrive to US!
Starko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 05:00 PM   #14
Pushka
Wizard
Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pushka ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Pushka's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,119
Karma: 1019140
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Device: kindle, Ipad, Iphone, Nexus and PPW
I have been doing this for well over a year now and no email from Amazon. I have actually been in the USA, but mostly in Australia. My USA address is a real shipping account though, and I use that whenever I buy physical goods from Amazon, like kindles etc. I have been on a spending spree with Amazon; parity of the Australian dollar plus the WAY better prices in the USA are just too good to ignore.
Pushka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #15
lenuam
Member
lenuam began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 13
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle 3
Hello everyone,

there's a book I'd really like to get, but I live in Germany and the book's only available in the US Store.

What would you suggest to do? Is it in any sense illegal to add an address located in the US? What kind of consequences may I have to cope with?

Thanks!
lenuam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buy US Kindle book outside US? djgreedo Amazon Kindle 9 08-08-2010 05:18 AM
How can an international user buy and use Amazon Kindle? Over Amazon Kindle 16 10-29-2009 06:17 PM
Can I buy a book for someone else's Kindle? da_jane Amazon Kindle 1 08-06-2008 04:05 PM
Buy Kindle book overseas adamtang Amazon Kindle 2 05-01-2008 10:25 AM
Where can international people buy this? davidw89 Sony Reader 10 03-18-2008 08:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.