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Old 09-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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WH Smith - 60% Off Top 100 eBooks

WH Smith currently have 60% off their top 100 e-books. So I'm just putting a couple of items in my basket. . . . . .
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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Can we get those books here in the States?
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Can we get those books here in the States?
Try it and let us know
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:42 AM   #4
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Well it just happens that I retrieved an e-mail from them in my spam box this morning. Among other things (they are changing some things on their ebooks site), it said the following:

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If your credit card billing address(es) is outside the UK we're afraid we will not be able to sell you eBooks from WHSmith.co.uk/eBooks. This is due to taxation and contractual issues. We hope to serve you again in the future.
I'm pretty sure this is a new policy, I must have bought books from them before, otherwise why would I have an account...
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
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It's possible WHSmith shed it's partnership with Overdrive. I see no mention of it on their website so it's just a guess. If I'm correct then that's the new contractual issues they mentioned.
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It's possible WHSmith shed it's partnership with Overdrive. I see no mention of it on their website so it's just a guess. If I'm correct then that's the new contractual issues they mentioned.
Yes, it could be. They mentioned migrating my account to the new web site, and also that after 22nd September any mobi books on my old bookshelf would no longer be available.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
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I am in New Zealand and rang them last night as I could not get it to accept my order. They told me that they can no longer sell e-books to those outside the UK (unless you are lucky enough to have a UK credit card). Very disappointing as they have a great selection at good prices.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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It makes you wonder how Amazon and WHSmith can sell ebooks so much less than rest of the world. Who is taking the cut?
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:52 PM   #9
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Does anyone know what would happen if you use a either a travel card or a Visa Debit card? Neither has a billing address as both a debit cards, one pre-paid the other effectively an eft-pos card (that is a Visa).

I presume you could put any billing address you liked with these, and they could not be checked. Do you need to have a physical UK address as well with WH Smith?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #10
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Very disappointing. Besides great selection and good prices they also have outstanding customer service.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:25 AM   #11
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Does anyone know what would happen if you use a either a travel card or a Visa Debit card? Neither has a billing address as both a debit cards, one pre-paid the other effectively an eft-pos card (that is a Visa).

I presume you could put any billing address you liked with these, and they could not be checked. Do you need to have a physical UK address as well with WH Smith?
At the moment using a UK address as account address and credit card billing address is enough to circumvent the geo-restrictions.
I have just bought some books with my Dutch credit card so I can confirm that this still works.
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