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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

Apart from the amazon account , do I need it for anything else? cos ive looked and you pay every month for vpn
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Apart from the amazon account , do I need it for anything else? cos ive looked and you pay every month for vpn
I got the impression that you only needed a UK IP address to 'register', not for ongoing downloads. But I don't speak from experience, merely my reading of the other posts here.
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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

There are quite a few sites that offer a free vpn link.
You can also use a vpn link for the bbc iplayer, and sites like Lovefilm and Filmon which need a UK address.
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Apart from the amazon account , do I need it for anything else? cos ive looked and you pay every month for vpn
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to fake your IP address, which basically "tricks" amazon.co.uk into thinking you are in the UK. You only need VPN for these cases -- when you want to do something that requires a website (or computer) to believe that you are using a computer in the UK. So if you wanted to watch videos from the BBC website or open an account on a website that requires you to be physically present in the UK.

However, you made me curious so I went over to co.uk just to see how it would error out when I tried to create an account. I seem to have successfully created one (but didn't actually order anything so I cant verify 100%). Point is, maybe you should try opening an account first without a VPN connection. If it works, then you don't have to deal with the VPN stuff at all.
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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

Your kindle can only have one home site mine is registered at .co.uk
You need to have a .co.uk account to register on a .co.uk account.
Where your kindle is is irrelevant - I have downloaded books from .com and .co.uk by registering the kindle to that account. This does not delete stuff already on the kindle and you can re-register simply and quickly to your preferred kindle site once you have made the purchase.
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Thank you Rainbostar. I hadn't tried that but it makes perfect sense.
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Your kindle can only have one home site mine is registered at .co.uk
You need to have a .co.uk account to register on a .co.uk account.
Where your kindle is is irrelevant - I have downloaded books from .com and .co.uk by registering the kindle to that account. This does not delete stuff already on the kindle and you can re-register simply and quickly to your preferred kindle site once you have made the purchase.
But did you do it from here or the uk?
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Still waiting for an answer??
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Me amd Busby would really like an answer
Or a course in using the kindle
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Me amd Busby would really like an answer
Or a course in using the kindle
Thanks tesso,

As yet I don't have one - the whole thread here has rather upset my idea of having one - but - and I'm not sure about this - maybe I'll have one tomorrow (it's my birthday and I think my sons tend in this direction). Should this be the case, and my main interest lies in the wide choice of classical literature available I'll be crying for real help too!!!
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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

Hope you have a lovely birthday and if your pressie is a kindle then we really need someone that gives us a few lessons ( do you know you dont even get instructions with the bloody thing) or maybe your son knows how it works and you can explain to me if not my cousins coming in August and shes got one
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Hope you have a lovely birthday and if your pressie is a kindle then we really need someone that gives us a few lessons ( do you know you dont even get instructions with the bloody thing) or maybe your son knows how it works and you can explain to me if not my cousins coming in August and shes got one
If you Google 'Kindle user's guide' several sites will come up including a pdf from Amazon telling you how to use the Kindle, in language simple enough for anyone to be able to understand.
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If you Google 'Kindle user's guide' several sites will come up including a pdf from Amazon telling you how to use the Kindle, in language simple enough for anyone to be able to understand.
Would it not be easier if they just put instuctions in the box?
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Thanks tesso,

As yet I don't have one - the whole thread here has rather upset my idea of having one - but - and I'm not sure about this - maybe I'll have one tomorrow (it's my birthday and I think my sons tend in this direction). Should this be the case, and my main interest lies in the wide choice of classical literature available I'll be crying for real help too!!!
Tonnes of stuff is available without cost in various places on t'internet, especially loads of classics long since out of copyright. It's really, really easy to simply download it onto a PC and copy files to the kindle for reading.

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Lessons? Instructions? Good god man, surely not? Seriously, the kindle is an absolute doddle to use - a child could figure it out, although it may take some adults a little longer.
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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

I set up the kindle originally in England - but I have switched between .com, .de and .co.uk everywhere (I travel a lot!)
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You just have no idea how me and electronic mix
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Tonnes of stuff is available without cost in various places on t'internet, especially loads of classics long since out of copyright. It's really, really easy to simply download it onto a PC and copy files to the kindle for reading.
For example, you can find a lot of classics listed here:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?node=2245146011

Tesso -- Have you successfully created an amazon.co.uk account yet?

Busby -- Happy Birthday!
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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

No I can see the Kindle going the same way as the digital camera (that everyone told me was so easy)Its in a drawer (somewhere never to be seen again)
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No I can see the Kindle going the same way as the digital camera (that everyone told me was so easy)Its in a drawer (somewhere never to be seen again)
I remember the time when the only way to contact people was to write to them. I would have had one over you here with the digital camera, but, and for some new reason, I can't load the photo's I have taken with the camera onto my PC. Once again I have to ask my sons to come along and put everything right. Why does everything have to be so complicated.
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Re: kindle, amazon uk?possible

I think Amazon is tightening their policy vis a vis .co.uk accounts.

I recently received this emailwhen buying a book for my wife.

I see that you attempted to purchase "Unsuitable Men" while in a different country than United Kingdom listed on your Amazon account. Certain Kindle titles are not available everywhere. We're concerned about the activity on your account and are reaching out to you for information to ensure the best possible service for your account.

If you have moved to a different country, you can easily update your country for your Amazon account at www.amazon.co.uk/manageyourkindle.

If this is not the case, and you would like to share information that you live in United Kingdom, we can be reached by fax at +44 (0) 20 8636 9326 from outside the UK, or 020 8636 9326 from within the UK. Helpful information includes:

– Passport
– Military ID
– Driving Licence

We want to assure you that we handle this information in a secure manner: these are dedicated fax lines, staffed in an area with limited employee access. The fax is never printed, just converted to an electronic image that is used to check the country, then the image is deleted.

If we do not receive a fax with the information requested above, we may need to limit your country setting at www.amazon.co.uk/manageyourkindle to Switzerland.

Thank you for your assistance.

Best regards,


I used their chat support at some point as it would not let me purchase a certain book. The lady (I assume it was a lady) kindly lifted international block on my account. It may be at some point they will block it, as all my books are bought from here. At that point I guess I will just have to move to the international .com store. No big deal I think.
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