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Old 03-21-2018, 12:27 AM   #1
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Thank you! I had the original trilogy, but I've bought the other 20 (although my credit card company blocked my card half way through my buying spree because of my obviously suspicious behaviour . I had to phone them up and get it unblocked.).

If Amazon would remove their head from their hemorrhoidal tissues and make it possible to add ebooks to the cart so they could be bought with one transaction things like this would not happen. Why can you put anything except ebooks in your cart? Seems totally stupid to me.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:25 AM   #2
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What I observe is the order email being postponed for up to six hours in order to combine paid items but not freebies into one transaction.
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If Amazon would remove their head from their hemorrhoidal tissues and make it possible to add ebooks to the cart so they could be bought with one transaction things like this would not happen. Why can you put anything except ebooks in your cart? Seems totally stupid to me.
I've heard people say they buy themselves an egift card then refill it to avoid seperate small charges. Would be nice to have the option of a cart though. I think my cc company has just accepted that this is not suspicious behavior for me!
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Why can you put anything except ebooks in your cart? Seems totally stupid to me.
Catering to instant gratification is what Amazon does.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:57 PM   #5
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I just put them (ebooks) in a wish list.
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:37 PM   #6
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I just put them (ebooks) in a wish list.
Yep, that's what I do, too.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:21 PM   #7
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I just put them (ebooks) in a wish list.
Does that help with purchasing a pile of them at once? (I.E. maybe there's a "buy all" button I've missed seeing.) The problem mentioned here is that 23 books went on sale, were purchased, and the credit card company thought all those individual small ($/Ł 2.99) purchases were suspicious.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:27 PM   #8
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I just put them (ebooks) in a wish list.
But that still won't help with the problem of having to buy them one by one causing a credit card company to think the transactions are suspicious, as mentioned in post 1524.

One option would have been to click on the series links and buy the entire series that way. For example, here's the Amazon UK link to buy the Paladins of Shannara series with one click.

You're still buying a trilogy or so at a time, but it would be less than twenty individual purchases.
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I tend to bulk buy a lot of ebooks for my mum in one sitting, one after the other.

Iíve found that if I buy the ebooks but donít download or send them to her kindle straight away, but just keep buying the books, that amazon then tends to put them together in one order with one payment and not charge for each individual ebook.

It only works if the ebooks havenít physically been downloaded. So I just click on the link as normal to send the ebooks to her kindle but Iíve turned off WiFi so that theyíre not delivered.

So I go through the buying process as normal. Donít download the ebooks. It seems to be lots of small orders. I donít download the ebooks until Iíve finished all the orders. Then when I go to my orders page the orders have been put into batches of about 10 books by amazon and charged for each batch.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:23 AM   #10
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I tend to bulk buy a lot of ebooks for my mum in one sitting, one after the other.

Iíve found that if I buy the ebooks but donít download or send them to her kindle straight away, but just keep buying the books, that amazon then tends to put them together in one order with one payment and not charge for each individual ebook.
That's never happened with me. My default delivery device is K4PC. I wonder if that makes a difference?
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That's never happened with me. My default delivery device is K4PC. I wonder if that makes a difference?
Likewise, and no it doesn't in my experience. All of Amazon's digital merchandise is 1-Click even when you have 1-Click disabled on your account.
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I just put them (ebooks) in a wish list.
That's what I do when they're set for pre-order. I want to read the sample before I buy.
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Does that help with purchasing a pile of them at once? (I.E. maybe there's a "buy all" button I've missed seeing.) The problem mentioned here is that 23 books went on sale, were purchased, and the credit card company thought all those individual small ($/Ł 2.99) purchases were suspicious.
Probably from how most people use credit cards it IS suspicious. I recall when mobipocket was an independent French company, buying an eBook from them, and 5 minutes later getting a call from my Credit Card company asking if this was a valid purchase.

On the whole, I'd rather they be safe than me be sorry.
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That's never happened with me. My default delivery device is K4PC. I wonder if that makes a difference?
I select delivery to my mumís kindle which always has WiFi turned off until I need to download her ebooks and then itís turned off again. Maybe because they canít physically deliver the ebooks the order goes into some kind of holding pattern and then lumps them together.

Iíve just been checking my orders and Iíve got lots of orders with more than three ebooks in, the biggest order has 12 ebooks in. They were all ordered individually, usually every few minutes. Sometimes the order doesnít finalise until a couple of hours later, presumably waiting to see if I order any more.

Maybe itís an amazon UK thing but itís happened too many times for it to be a fluke.
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Okay, Iíve tried copy and paste from my orders page with some success. I canít figure out how to do anything better without it having all of my personal information on. The details are below, Iíve just deleted the last few digits of the order number. This is an order for three ebooks for my mum that I placed as separate orders but that ended up being charged as one order.


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ORDER # D01-1056172-3141XXX
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The Little Angel: A heart-warming saga from the Sunday Times bestseller
Rosie Goodwin
Kindle Edition
Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl

A Wedding at Mulberry Lane: A heart-warming, war time family saga (The Mulberry Lane Series)
Rosie Clarke
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Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl

A Shilling for a Wife
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Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
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