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Old Oct 31st 2011, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
How can you get them for free if they are new releases that are in demand?
As soon as they come out they are available on many of the download sites..
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Old Nov 1st 2011, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by megmet View Post
I am shortly going on a visit to England and wondered if I buy a Kindle from Tesco there how do I set it up for using here in Spain, is it possible to do that?
I've tried to buy one here in Spain from Amazon UK and also Amazon.es but they both direct me to the American site which I don't want to use, so buying one in the UK would be better if it's not too difficult.

I know Kindle have been discussed here before, but I don't have the time to go through all the posts to find if there is an answer there.

Any help would be much appreciated as my husband wants one.....yesterday.
we live in Euzkadi & I bought my wife a kindle last year thro' amazon.UK. We can download books from Amazon no problem.
There is an Amazon.es now, but the range is limited & they're expensive.
So if it's only English books you want, no problem.

The charger will be a 3pin UK plug, so you'll need an adapter here.
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Old Nov 1st 2011, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by retired in euzkadi View Post
we live in Euzkadi & I bought my wife a kindle last year thro' amazon.UK. We can download books from Amazon no problem.
There is an Amazon.es now, but the range is limited & they're expensive.
So if it's only English books you want, no problem.

The charger will be a 3pin UK plug, so you'll need an adapter here.
That's not a problem....we have some.
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Old Nov 1st 2011, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by retired in euzkadi View Post
we live in Euzkadi & I bought my wife a kindle last year thro' amazon.UK. We can download books from Amazon no problem.
There is an Amazon.es now, but the range is limited & they're expensive.
So if it's only English books you want, no problem.

The charger will be a 3pin UK plug, so you'll need an adapter here.
And the Kindle is not available through the Spanish site - it just redirects you to the US site.
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Old Nov 1st 2011, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Fred James View Post
And the Kindle is not available through the Spanish site - it just redirects you to the US site.
Yes that's right Fred it does!

I believe it's all to do with copyright laws, Kindle is an American product and they object to Spain not signing up to the same copyright restrictions as they and the UK do.

A bit daft really as it's as easy to get around as UK satellite TV is here.
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'manage my Kindle' and right at the bottom of the page will help you to switch over.
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'manage my Kindle' and right at the bottom of the page will help you to switch over.
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The latest news for anyone else wanting to order a Kindle is that Amazon.es will start selling them at the end of the year.
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Old Nov 3rd 2011, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by megmet View Post
The latest news for anyone else wanting to order a Kindle is that Amazon.es will start selling them at the end of the year.
Presumably if people buy their Kindle from Amazon.es they will have to order their books from Amazon. com and not the UK.

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Old Nov 4th 2011, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by The Oddities View Post
Presumably if people buy their Kindle from Amazon.es they will have to order their books from Amazon. com and not the UK.

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It could always be registered with a UK address later!
I suspect though that Amazon.es will be more expensive, it is on other things.
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I suspect though that Amazon.es will be more expensive, it is on other things.
Not the tvs.

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Originally Posted by megmet View Post
I suspect though that Amazon.es will be more expensive, it is on other things.
I can't find a better price for this although it's increased by €2 recently possibly due to exchange rates.

http://www.amazon.es/MIO-685-Europe-...f=pd_rhf_p_t_2
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Can anyone point me to or PM me a good free and easy download site for Kindle ebooks.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Dec 28th 2011, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by xxfrecklesxx View Post
Im sure a friend of mine who has one, said you have to order the Ebooks via the USA site if you are in Spain
I have one, live in Spain and buy from Amazon UK without problem
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Originally Posted by pwwm View Post
I have one, live in Spain and buy from Amazon UK without problem
Err,I did say free,
Yes I know some are free on Amazon kindle but they're mostly old hat or else not my cup off tea.
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