Consulting|Technology|International business kindle almost impossible to procure/use efficiently outside USA

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I have tried every which way to procure this but finally gave up on my search on this. I was even prepared to splurge a royal $495 for an kindle DX but realized it’s just not worth the e-ink it will be written on!

For starters, I tried ordering the kindle last week from and while credit card etc. gets taken in easily, the kindle dx will not be shipped even to a US address with a billing address that is outside of USA. This means has a stated policy of validating both shipping and billing to be a US address.

Furthermore, the whispernet and kindle books download features that are a key to any kindle device are not available. This makes the $495 pretty Royal indeed for a PDF reader alone and even that has mixed reviews. I read up almost every major review of the kindle dx and found it to be a mixed bag.

I finally canceled my order!


Written by Naveen Athresh

August 3, 2009 at 8:45 pm

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