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Old 01-11-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Hi everybody. I just joined up. I am from Canada and I just bought a Kindle. We are having a problem up here with amazon's support for the Kindle. First of all we cannot use Wispernet. That to me is not much of a problem. What I would like to do is download the books to my computer and then transfer them to the kindle via the USB. Amazon though wants a credit card with an American address. Anyone have any solutions?
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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Hi everybody. I just joined up. I am from Canada and I just bought a Kindle. We are having a problem up here with amazon's support for the Kindle. First of all we cannot use Wispernet. That to me is not much of a problem. What I would like to do is download the books to my computer and then transfer them to the kindle via the USB. Amazon though wants a credit card with an American address. Anyone have any solutions?

Welcome, Manny.

The Kindle wasn't designed to be used in Canada, thats why you are having a problem. Whispernet won't work, and copyright laws are different.

Amazon states you must have a U.S. based credit card and billing address linked to your address in order to download books.

If you haven't had it more than a month, you can get a refund. There are other e-book readers out there that will work for you.

Sorry, thats the best advice I can think of. Perhaps someone else on this board can do better.

On the other side, there are many free books you can download to your computer and read from here. Good luck!
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Hi everybody. I just joined up. I am from Canada and I just bought a Kindle. We are having a problem up here with amazon's support for the Kindle. First of all we cannot use Wispernet. That to me is not much of a problem. What I would like to do is download the books to my computer and then transfer them to the kindle via the USB. Amazon though wants a credit card with an American address. Anyone have any solutions?
I've heard that you can create a second Amazon account and don't register your credit card to it. Register your Kindle to it. then, with your first account purchase a gift card. Apply the gift card to your second account and you should be able to buy Kindle books with it. I have heard several people have been successful with this method.

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This should be interesting. If this works for you, Manny, let us know.

Personally I think that if it were this easy, there wouldn't be such an international uproar over the lack of availability world wide.
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Hi Manny and welcome to the Forum. Sounds like good advice from PilotBob. be sure and let us know how it works.
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This should be interesting. If this works for you, Manny, let us know.

Personally I think that if it were this easy, there wouldn't be such an international uproar over the lack of availability world wide.
Well, it's not "that" easy. It may be simple, but not easy. They till won't ship outside the US. So, you have to figure out how to get one... either on eBay or get a US person to buy it.

But, I have several reports from people that this does work. Not sure why you are in such denial over it.

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Thanks everyone. Bob I already have one. I don't know if it would be a wast of time trying to figure out if I could use it or just sell it and buy the Sony reader.

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Well, it's not "that" easy. It may be simple, but not easy. They till won't ship outside the US. So, you have to figure out how to get one... either on eBay or get a US person to buy it.

But, I have several reports from people that this does work. Not sure why you are in such denial over it.

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umm......because I believed Amazon had greater control? Apparently there isn't any "iron curtain" when it comes to the internet.
I concede defeat.
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