Automotive Deals HPCC Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Sun Care Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer angrybirds angrybirds angrybirds  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Segway miniPro
Customer Discussions > Kindle forum

Can I get a Kindle shipped to Afghanistan?

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-12 of 12 posts in this discussion
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 5:56:15 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
Patrick, that post you're responding to was posted in October 2011, doubt the OP's gonna respond and tell us which kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 5:53:06 AM PST
Oh, goody. Another game. Well, since it's only shipped in the U.S. we know it isn't a Kindle Keyboard or a Kindle basic, don't we?

But, seriously, you can get "a Kindle" shipped to you in Afghanistan. It might not be the particular model of Kindle that you want but are keeping a secret but you can definitely get "a Kindle" shipped to Afghanistan.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 5:06:54 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
or merely out of date information as the ban has been lifted

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 4:15:06 AM PST
@KnittingFits: That post was over 1 year old! I doubt that the person is still tracking this post. Reviving old threads can also revive incorrect information somewhere in the tread that will mislead people.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 3:54:53 AM PST
KnittingFits says:
Caroline, you can't do that either. You CANNOT ship a Kindle, cell phone, GPS, etc etc etc to Afghanistan. My son just went over there and we went thru this. SUPPOSEDLY, they will be lifting the ban on shipping items with lithium batteries in them, but it's not a done deal. On the last day before he deployed he was able to find a cheapy Kindle in a store near where he was. He was able to take it on the plane with him. Here's a link that gives some of the (old) info.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2012 1:49:12 AM PDT
I hope you know that on your Fire you won't be able to download any movies, songs or apps while outside of the US?

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 1:07:48 AM PDT
Set up an account with They charge by weight, but it's pretty inexpensive. I've used it several times and just got my Fire in 8 days.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 6:28:49 PM PST
Hi - were you able to do this? I've run into the same thing myself, and have concerns about the battery....

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 1:15:27 AM PDT
B. Morris says:
Amazon can't ship items to Afghanistan that have pre-installed batteries. That doesn't mean that you can't get one there. You simply need to have Amazon ship it to a US address and then ship it on from there.

If this is military connected you might contact someone at the unit's US base and ask them about mailing a Kindle. I know my sister mailed on a digital camera to my nephew when he was serving in Afghanistan a few years back but had to make sure the batteries were removed before shipping it. The problem is you can't remove the Kindle's battery.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 12:58:24 AM PDT
The usual methods are eBay, or US-reshipper. Or you can ship it to a buddy in the US who is willing to reship it to you. If it's ordered by you, the Kindle will be registered to you. If you order from eBay, you might want to double check that the Kindle is unregistered just to save potential headaches.

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 11:44:23 PM PDT
LaToya says:
If there's no other way maybe you can ship it to yourself and send it to Afghanistan that way?

Initial post: Oct 18, 2011 11:09:20 PM PDT
Tried last night, said it only shipped to the US.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the Kindle forum

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
Critical Software Update for Kindle E-Readers
0 Mar 23, 2016
Welcome to the Kindle Discussion Forum - A Congregation of Kindle Enthusiasts
0 Mar 20, 2015
86th RAoK - Let the Games Begin 2583 3 minutes ago
How much does the Amazon Fire Stick cost per month to use? 59 9 minutes ago
Freebie Books - Links Only - No Self Promotion IV 7983 12 minutes ago
We're Quirky And We Know It! Come Witness The Howling Dink, Hussy Turkey Hens, And A Veritable Plethora Of Other Beasts! So Geese! 4142 16 minutes ago
FREE Books and Chat - July 2016 658 18 minutes ago
Discounted / Price Dropped Kindle eBooks III 9766 20 minutes ago
Amazon account hacked - What to do? 94 23 minutes ago
Bing? Are you kidding? 41 28 minutes ago
will jordan-ghost flight 1 35 minutes ago
My Kindle Fire is "freezing" up 409 37 minutes ago

This discussion

Discussion in:  Kindle forum
Participants:  11
Total posts:  12
Initial post:  Oct 18, 2011
Latest post:  Nov 17, 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 1 customer

Search Customer Discussions