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Old 12-25-2009, 02:41 PM   #31
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Over here the Kindle was increasingly seen as the ONLY ebook reader out there and the 'best' option. It might be because the Sonys and other readers are a bit more effort to obtain.

Now it looks like the choice is becoming problematic for users. Many of them jumped at the chance to grab a Kindle and then used the 'I live in the US' workaround to get access to new titles. Just today users started reporting that they got the same e-mails from Amazon.

Another said that they have a notice to contact customer service before being able to purchase more titles:
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My dad went nuts and bought like 10 books from his PC, at which point Amazon's website said that they see he is browsing internationally and have to contact customer services before he can continue purchasing. He didn't use a proxy. Does anybody know if the account is permanently locked, or will a proxy login 'fix' it? Any suggestions for a good proxy?
Guess there's gonna be a few more disgruntled Kindle owners soon...
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:47 PM   #32
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It is totally unreasonable to get angry at Amazon over this.
Of course it's reasonable to get angry at amazon. Do you think any individual customer has the clout (or even the possibility of telling the publishers something with them listening? Complaining vociferously to amazon and threatening them is the only way to make them afraid enough so they can start throwing their weight around. Our complaints alone count for exactly nothing. We're just (potential) pirates to them.
So by all means, threaten them, shout at them, etc. It's the only option we have that might work.

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Old 12-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #33
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Hmmm, as I can see Brazil is out.
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