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Old 05-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Help! Receiving Kindle as A Gift Canada/USA

I searched a bit but couldn't find any concrete answers...so i'm hoping some of you can help!

Parents bought me a kindle, they live in USA. I live in Canada. I'm going to register it on my credit card (Canadian credit card). Some of the books aren't available in Canada but I've read some posts and searched the web that said it MAY be possible to purchase gift cards with my credit card, and enter my parents US address to get the books. Is that possible when I'm in Canada, or are there coutry region restrictions with respect to downloads? Can I download it directly to the Kindle or do I have to download through a computer?

Any advice will help! Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Absolutely you can use a gift card on your Cdn credit card and your parents US address. Register it as a US Kindle. This way you also avoid the extra $2.00 fee on books.

I have a K2 original and can access US whispernet from my home very close to the US border. It does not access whispernet in Canada. It's registered as a US Kindle. I'm not sure if a K2 International would access whispernet in Canada.

Please post if yours does, as I am thinking of upgrading to the International, to get Canadian access as well as U.S.
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Good to have your company, Mr Wonderful and Sheebrook. Many Kindlers here will chip in, I'm sure. I don't have a Kindle myself (I use a Sony), but my understanding is that even if your Kindle is registered in the US, if you're downloading outside the States, you'll still get stuck with the $2-per-title loading for 'foreign' use. Good luck. Neil
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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Good to have your company, Mr Wonderful and Sheebrook. Many Kindlers here will chip in, I'm sure. I don't have a Kindle myself (I use a Sony), but my understanding is that even if your Kindle is registered in the US, if you're downloading outside the States, you'll still get stuck with the $2-per-title loading for 'foreign' use. Good luck. Neil
If your kindle is registered outside the US the price is higher directly when you look at the book, ie you won't see any extra fee specified. If your kindle is registered inside the US and you download outside you will get the US price but also an extra fee of USD2.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:05 AM   #5
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yes I am sure you are right. I only download over the US whispernet, living near the border as I do.
I don't have to pay the extra $2. But when my family account was accidently changed to Canada by one of my account sharers all the free books suddenly cost $2. My Canadian family has to download via computer then usb cable to read books on their original K2s.

We leave the account registered in the US for cheaper books and to give me whispernet access. They add gift cards to the account to pay for their books and I use a US based credit card.
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