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Old 03-30-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Australian Kindle Buyers..

Australian buyers need to think about the following before purchasing

1. The Kindle is USD$259 + around USD$20 for shipping (via Priority International Courier) which works out to be around $305 AUD
2. As of January 30 there are 326,000 book titles available to Australia. Amazon is working with local publishers and authors to try and add more content all the time
3. Delivery is estimated at 3-5 days to Australian addresses. Ours arrived in 4 days
4. A power cable is not included – a micro USB cable is included so you will need to charge it from your computer or buy a mains power adapter
5. Books are priced in USD – most around USD$9.99 – make sure you convert this to AUD before purchasing – here is our favorite currency calculator
6. The Browser and blog reading functions of the Australian Kindle will not work in Australia
7. The Australian Kindle 3G coverage map is here -it uses an AT&T SIM card and a global roaming arrangement, which doesn’t cost you anything – there are no subscription fees or mobile data plans involved.
8. Australian customs may charge for import duty – but probably won’t. (They didn’t charge us for purchasing one)
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:01 AM   #2
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Australian Customs charges.

You are allowed to import up to $1,000 without incurring import charges,
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Australian buyers need to think about the following before purchasing

1. The Kindle is USD$259 + around USD$20 for shipping (via Priority International Courier) which works out to be around $305 AUD

8. Australian customs may charge for import duty – but probably won’t. (They didn’t charge us for purchasing one)
I would like to warn Kindle buyers to check pricing if buying on E-bay.. Check the currency exchange and postage... When I went to E-bay yesterday, I didn't find ONE kindle cheaper than you can buy from Amazon (including postage)... and Amazon has got fantastic customer service.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:37 AM   #4
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You are allowed to import up to $1,000 without incurring import charges,
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Just to cite a source for Kat's helpful info, here's the relevant Customs page for "when buying over the internet":

http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page5549.asp

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I cant believe the prices people pay for kindles from ebay. Amazon is not that scary is it?
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