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Old 08-05-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Smile Amazon UK Kindle Book Store Open !!!!

You can shop for Kindle books on the UK site. My K3 is now showing and I can deliver books to it. At the moment I can still shop on the US Site, but I guess if
I make a purchase on the UK store I will be asked to migrate my account.

Just checked some prices of books in my wish list, some are cheaper on US site so will be making some purchases this evening before changing to UK site.

One book I wanted to buy, '**** my dad says', I wasn't able to buy in US Store a while back due to geographical restrictions, I can now buy. I actually went to a real book store and read a 'sample' and decided against buying!

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Old 08-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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wow, Im pretty impressed with the pricing.....

however, it clearly states on the page that prices inclue VAT (expected) and Amazon Whispernet charges !! I thought Whispernet was free delivery???? Looks to me like they are charging in the book price for the wireless delivery of the books, surely that isn't right!?

Even free out of copyright books have this charge 74p, sounds odd to me and not what they advertise on the Kindle page, free ebook downloads, yet they are charging now for it.
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Even free out of copyright books have this charge 74p, sounds odd to me and not what they advertise on the Kindle page, free ebook downloads, yet they are charging now for it.
Not all books have this fee, it's worth checking out the free books.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
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Some books which are available to UK buyers on the .com site are substantially cheaper there than on the .co.uk site.

After America by John Birmingham is $16.80 on .com and $24.44 on .co.uk

Needless to say I bought it on .com
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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yeah I have a US account as present as I was using the Kindle app on my phone.....I wont transfer though till I get my kindle in my hands. Untill then I'll get what freebies and bargains I can then switch
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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It also shows delivery estimate as 29september!!! i ordered within 4 hours of it coming online

EDIT: its now dissapeared. :s

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Old 08-05-2010, 04:16 PM   #7
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I thought the prices were very reasonable and am happy to pay the prices . I migrated my account over to Uk and managed to download onto I Pad without a problem. I must not buy another reading device .
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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I just bought Twilight for £3.34, I thought it was a reasonable price. I don't plan on buying many books as I have 100's already to read but want to see how it all works. I am going on holiday at the end of September so starting my book browsing early.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:56 PM   #9
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yep, Im hoping they stay this good, very nice to see ebooks same as or cheaper than PB, great stuff
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:35 PM   #10
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its back again, says it ships 29th september, i ordered this at about 12 oclock in the afternoon on the 29th
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:12 AM   #11
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if it helps, these are my dates....

I order the wi-fi on 31st and it now shows delivery 30th Sept
the 3G I ordered 3rd Aug it shows delivery 5th Oct.....

yet the UK Kindle page shows order today for Sept 8th delivery !!!!

How can they show early delivery on order page then allocate you a later date !?? I ordered the wifi before they sold out, now its shows delivery of 30th Sept ! Yet if I order today I am told Sept 8th?????????????????
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:53 AM   #12
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Hi

Ordered 29th July 7 am - Wireless/3G version now showing 30/09 as delivery date!

Not happy, with a lot of other people.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:42 AM   #13
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same here, ordered on the 29th but delivery date 28th sep.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:48 AM   #14
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I just called them and they have no idea why the order summary pages show these late dates. They assured me that the dates shown when I ordered are the accurate ones. They are putting this information to the web teams to find out what is going on.

They had an update dated 6th Aug that states orders placed by noon on 1st Aug will be shipped by 27th Aug and from then till last night they ship 1st some first served, but by Sept 4th.........from today they will ship by Sept 8th. Their own update to CS reps today..........
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:17 AM   #15
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Thanks for the Amazon shipping update - I enquired and got a standard response - before 4th Sept was my original estimate as I came late to the party.

Back to the UK store opening - I see there are 2 free games - but they are on the US site and don't seem to be available on the UK site - anybody help with this?
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