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Old 09-02-2011, 09:53 AM   #346
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Hi mates,
I've just got my Nook Touch in Argentina (my father brought it to me from a B&N store in USA) and I could register it and buy books (from my PC) using a US shipping & billing address (I took one from a hotel by googling), my local argentinian credit card and using HotspotShield.
Just wanted to say that it is posible to have the Nook outside the US, you can buy books anywhere with a valid US address (from your computer, don't know if you can do it from the Nook itself), your own valid credit card and some VPN service that "fakes" your location.
If you can't do it, you must be doing something wrong. Please be patient and keep trying. Pay attention to every step and you'll be fine
If you try and try and still can't get it to work, fell free to PM me.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:42 AM   #347
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I also bought a Nook recently in the US. And in the US I could buy books with an invalid address. But maybe they do not check it directly.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #348
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Question Newspapers and Magazines

I think I understand about how to buy Nook content outside of the USA; US credit card and VPN.

But how about newspapers? I live on a Philippine island. Foreign newspapers are completely unavailable. I'd like to buy a Nook subscription to the Financial Times.

Since newspapers have to be downloaded every day, does that mean that I have to use VPN every day to download my paper? When I travel away from my home and my VPN connection I can't get my paper? Or, once the subscription is purchased no problem with the daily downloads?

Has anyone tried a Nook subscription outside the US?

BTW, no problem with Kindle for international subscriptions as long as you have a US credit card.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:50 PM   #349
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I think I understand about how to buy Nook content outside of the USA; US credit card and VPN.

But how about newspapers? I live on a Philippine island. Foreign newspapers are completely unavailable. I'd like to buy a Nook subscription to the Financial Times.

Since newspapers have to be downloaded every day, does that mean that I have to use VPN every day to download my paper? When I travel away from my home and my VPN connection I can't get my paper? Or, once the subscription is purchased no problem with the daily downloads?

Has anyone tried a Nook subscription outside the US?

BTW, no problem with Kindle for international subscriptions as long as you have a US credit card.
There is only an IP-address check when buying things, not when downloading them. If you buy a subscription you can download every new copy anywhere in the world. I have used a magazine subscription here in the Netherlands without a problem.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #350
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There is only an IP-address check when buying things, not when downloading them. If you buy a subscription you can download every new copy anywhere in the world. I have used a magazine subscription here in the Netherlands without a problem.
Whew! That's good news! Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #351
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Hate to tell you, but you cannot purchase anything from B&N for the Nook from overseas. I have a US address, a US credit card, and have tons of store credit loaded onto my account, and I can't purchase ANYTHING from B&N because I am in New Zealand. Apparently they must be able to tell from my IP address that I am currently overseas. I have tried to purchase books and apps, and everything has been cancelled. B&N have not replied to my email saying I live both in USA and New Zealand. I'm really ticked off about this as I purchased the Nook Colour in-store at B&N in Orange, California, as it was highly rated in Consumer Reports. No one said that it wouldn't do me any good overseas!
I also live in NZ & have The Touch working fine. Hope yours is also now.
Unless you configure your router you will not be able to use the Nook directly to purchase books,. I use both B & N & also Kobo to get books onto the PC & then load to the reader.
1) I use Hide MY IP and select a US IP address
2) Register with B & N with any US address
3)Install Calibre
4)get DRM removal tools from Alfs Blog
5) Load the plugins into Calibre per instructions
6) Purchase & download the book to the PC
7)Load to Calibre
8)Download the Metadata into calibre (summary & Cover)
9) convert epub to Epub, Under structure detection tick the box for insert metadata. (This will then show the front cover & summary in the ereader)
10) load to Ereader
11) BACK UP THE BOOKS TO ANOTHER HARD DRIVE
12) Delete the Book from B & N (Will stop the book showing twice if you connect wirelessly (I don't)
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #352
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I also live in NZ & have The Touch working fine. Hope yours is also now.
Unless you configure your router you will not be able to use the Nook directly to purchase books,. I use both B & N & also Kobo to get books onto the PC & then load to the reader.
1) I use Hide MY IP and select a US IP address
2) Register with B & N with any US address
3)Install Calibre
4)get DRM removal tools from Alfs Blog
5) Load the plugins into Calibre per instructions
6) Purchase & download the book to the PC
7)Load to Calibre
8)Download the Metadata into calibre (summary & Cover)
9) convert epub to Epub, Under structure detection tick the box for insert metadata. (This will then show the front cover & summary in the ereader)
10) load to Ereader
11) BACK UP THE BOOKS TO ANOTHER HARD DRIVE
12) Delete the Book from B & N (Will stop the book showing twice if you connect wirelessly (I don't)
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If you buy your books from B&N there is no need for steps 3 until 12.
Just buy your books from the B&N website using your PC (register with an US address and use a VPN), than sync the library on your Nook to download the books using Wifi.

Other good VPN's to use are Hotspot Shield (free) and AlwaysVPN ($8.50).
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:23 PM   #353
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If you buy your books from B&N there is no need for steps 3 until 12.
Just buy your books from the B&N website using your PC (register with an US address and use a VPN), than sync the library on your Nook to download the books using Wifi.

Other good VPN's to use are Hotspot Shield (free) and AlwaysVPN ($8.50).

I have read reports all over the internet that the FREE version of Hotspot Shield is very dangerous due to being adware-based.

Here's one site for more information:

http://www.thesecurityblog.com/2010/...80%99s-adware/


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Old 11-02-2011, 02:36 PM   #354
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Just to say, I bought a Nook when I was in the US. I registered over there (well, I already had an account, so used that). Haven't used a credit card to buy anything, yet.

The Nook uses ePub, so it works with most international stores. In the UK you can use Waterstones, WHSmiths, etc. You're not limited to a single store like you are with Amazon.

I purchased the device (in store) with a UK credit card. I may try registering the card but, to be honest, with credit card exchange rate fees it would probably be cheaper to buy a UK ePub.

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:40 AM   #355
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tutorial on how to download from B&N from outside the US

Downloading B&N books from anywhere in the world is a piece of cake. I have used below tutorial and download the books straight onto my Nook:

How to order a Nook and download books from Barnes and Noble
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #356
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Unable to process order?

I registrered with borderlinx. Used Hotspot Shield when placing my order (doublechecked that my ip was indeed coming from US). Used my borderlinx US address for shipping and billing. Then I entered my (swedish) credit card. The order went through, BUT, when I check my order on B&N it just says:

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Unable to process order. Please call 1-877-379-0036, or 212-414-6024, if outside U.S.

Is it the fact that I used a swedish credit card? I haven´t seen anyone else having this problem in the thread? I did everything right.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:47 PM   #357
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I registrered with borderlinx. Used Hotspot Shield when placing my order (doublechecked that my ip was indeed coming from US). Used my borderlinx US address for shipping and billing. Then I entered my (swedish) credit card. The order went through, BUT, when I check my order on B&N it just says:

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Unable to process order. Please call 1-877-379-0036, or 212-414-6024, if outside U.S.

Is it the fact that I used a swedish credit card? I haven´t seen anyone else having this problem in the thread? I did everything right.
There is a note underneath item 3:

"NOTE: Recently, the B&N credit card audit department sends out an email after the order has been placed, saying: 'your attention is required...'. This is email is automatically sent by the B&N system as it recognizes that there were already so many Nooks shipped to this address. If this happens to you, just get in touch with B&N. They have no issue with 'freight forwarders', all you need to do is verify the order. ".
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:41 AM   #358
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I live in Nepal and want a ereader,,i think i will get my brother to nuy one for me in the US in his name and on his credit card and i will use it in nepal. I can access loads of books ( i think illegally ) in the net so wont be spending or borrowing books from amazon/ B&N stores. I havent have any ebook till now so thats what i plan to do,,download on my computer use usb to transfer and start reading?
I'd like u guys to find the flaw in my simple plan and mention any disadvantages that might occur to me if i follow the above plan.. and i've not been able to make up my mind on Nook touch/ Kindle touch,,so i'd like a bit help on that one too
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There is a note underneath item 3:

"NOTE: Recently, the B&N credit card audit department sends out an email after the order has been placed, saying: 'your attention is required...'. This is email is automatically sent by the B&N system as it recognizes that there were already so many Nooks shipped to this address. If this happens to you, just get in touch with B&N. They have no issue with 'freight forwarders', all you need to do is verify the order. ".
A little update: Three days later or so I checked my order at B&N again, and it was suddenly shipped. The items are on it´s way. So if anyone has the same problem, give it a couple of days. (Clarification: I never called them)

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Well, if it's illegal, that's just a bit of a big flaw.
Also, we don't tolerate piracy in any way on MobileRead, I'd be careful if I were you.
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