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Initial post: May 20, 2012 5:54:08 PM PDT
sudaca says:
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Posted on May 20, 2012 5:56:12 PM PDT
Yeah. Especially a company named "Amazon".

Posted on May 20, 2012 5:56:42 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
I guess you ignored the Using this Outside the US link that is on the Fire product page under the price.

The Fire is a US device and is very limited outside the US.

Amazon does not have the rights to sell apps, stream movies/music, etc outside the US.

Posted on May 20, 2012 6:03:03 PM PDT
Dawn says:
Where are these people getting fires that are not sold to non-US residents??? Confused....

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 6:03:47 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Do not understand how someone willing and able to spend the equivalent of US $200 in their currency could miss the fact that it is only sold by Amazon in the US and is meant to be used in the US.

"If you're traveling with Kindle Fire, you can access any content you've downloaded to your device or shop for new books and magazines anytime you like.
With a U.S. credit card, you'll also be able to purchase new apps and music for Kindle Fire while you are abroad.

**To purchase, download or stream movies and TV shows, you must be physically present in the U.S. and have a U.S. billing address."**

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 6:06:05 PM PDT
sudaca says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 6:14:52 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
What do you not comprehend about "Amazon DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHTS to sell apps, stream movies/music, etc outside the US."

Posted on May 20, 2012 6:18:48 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Android and Apple has negotiated the rights to sell outside the US and Amazon has not. Until they do so the Fire is listed as a US only device.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 6:20:33 PM PDT
So click on the setting that allows you to install apps from 3rd parties and buy your apps from the Android Market or where ever. Amazon is up front about not selling apps, etc to non US residents. It's not Amazon's fault you have trouble comprehending that.

Posted on May 20, 2012 6:25:00 PM PDT
Apple is the largest company in the world and has the resources to obtain international rights. Amazon just isn't there yet. Maybe some day.

Right now they are investing their capital resources in expanding their US retail distribution system. As it is they are only turning a 1% profit margin partly due to their large investments into distribution centers. Maybe some day they'll have a greater international reach.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 6:38:23 PM PDT
sudaca says:
Ok...thanks..

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 6:52:01 PM PDT
MamaSylvia says:
A lot of people seem to buy them from retail stores during visits to the U.S. Others almost certainly buy them from ebay resellers who will ship internationally (and generally not bother to tell the foreign purchaser that they won't have access to anything but ebooks in their own country). And some have gotten them as gifts from family members who live in the U.S.

Posted on May 20, 2012 7:12:30 PM PDT
FYI the Fire page no longer states US only and instead has a disclaimer for non-US customers.
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In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012 9:18:05 PM PDT
Russ says:
And it says:

If you're traveling with Kindle Fire, you can access any content you've downloaded to your device or shop for new books and magazines anytime you like.
With a U.S. credit card, you'll also be able to purchase new apps and music for Kindle Fire while you are abroad.

To purchase, download or stream movies and TV shows, you must be physically present in the U.S. and have a U.S. billing address.

But people are in a rush to purchase things without ever doing any research and then they become disgruntled at Amazon for their own failure.
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