|07-30-2010, 01:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Group Kindle 3 purchase (Melbourne, Aust)
Was looking forward to preordering the Kindle 3 but found the shipping ridiculous at USD26 for 1 kindle. Would anyone in Melbourne, Australia like to combine purchase with me? The purchase order can only be around 5 kindles, as anything over AUD$1000 will attract customs tax.
Currently looking at the $139 Wifi version as I don't think free 3G works in Australia. Can talk about the details once I get some people interested.
|07-30-2010, 02:57 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
I'm pretty sure that Whispernet does work in Australia. Perhaps someone else can confirm this.
Why do you consider $26 shipping to be "ridiculous"? Considering the distance involved, it seems extremely reasonable to me.
|07-30-2010, 07:10 PM||#4|
small is good
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 3, Samsung Galaxy S
The free 3g does work in Australia, but only for buying amazon books downloading documents you sent them for a 99cents per mb and wookipedia. For a period of time when I had my kindle two, I was also able to surf the web, but I think that has stopped now.
and yes $23 is very reasonable. My thoughts at least, I had received couriers from the US in much smaller size for up to $60 extra on postage!!.. Also must say their delivery service was really good last time I ordered my kindle. It arrived in 3 days(even though I was extremely impatient and wanted it to arrive the next day after the order)
|07-30-2010, 07:28 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Device: kindle, Ipad, Iphone, Nexus and PPW
Whispernet works brilliantly in Australia. Downloads within 30 seconds. And I have received two upgrades through whispernet also. I am ordering one with wireless only and one with both. We already have three k2's in the family so we are well and truly addicted.
Shipping works out to be around $34 AUD which is expensive. We can send the same item back to the US for around $20 AUD and it will arrive in five days.
Last edited by Pushka; 07-30-2010 at 07:31 PM.
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