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Old 07-03-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Need help obtaining a amazon kindle, international version

My relatives(not in the US or UK) want a kindle.
I live in the US.
They do not want to pay import taxes if they had bought it from amazon internationally.
I will be seeing my relatives later this month.
Is it possible to buy a international version of the kindle in the US, so I can bring it back to my relatives w/out taxes?
What is boils down to is: does your shipping address determine what version of the kindle you get(US, UK, International)?

thanks ahead of time
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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There is no "international version" of the Kindle. The only difference between a Kindle sold in the US and elsewhere is the SIM card of the 3G version (AT&T in the US, Vodafone elsewhere) but that makes no difference to the end user.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:53 AM   #3
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I have an international WiFi Kindle, but I am in Australia. I purchased mine a few months ago and didn't have to pay any import tax. It may depend on which country you are in as to which device you get though...
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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There is no "international version" of the Kindle. The only difference between a Kindle sold in the US and elsewhere is the SIM card of the 3G version (AT&T in the US, Vodafone elsewhere) but that makes no difference to the end user.
Well, minor detail that isn't applicable if you're buying new, but if you decide to purchase a used Kindle, the Kindle 1 was US-only and the Kindle 2 early on was US-only as well since it used Sprint's CMDA network, although later versions switched to GSM and can be used overseas.
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