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Will Kindle Ship its E-Books Internationally?


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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 10:52:40 PM PST
I live in Thailand. Do they ship here and, if so, in how many days?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:03:45 PM PST
Frank Mundo says:
Leonard, if you have a kindle or a kindle app and order e-books they download instantly. Do you mean paperback versions of ebooks?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:08:18 PM PST
Kribu says:
Do you mean ebooks or ereaders?

As far as I can tell from the country drop-down list on this page: Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally - for international shipment (it's the international page for Kindle purchases), Thailand is on the list so Amazon do ship Kindles there.

The only Kindles currently available outside a very select handful of countries are the eInk Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Basic (not sure about Kindle Touch any more). Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire are not available outside a very few countries.

I have no idea about delivery time to Thailand, but when I bought my Kindle 3 from Amazon a couple of years ago, I think I received it two days after it was shipped, so very fast.

As for ebooks, the majority are available internationally (and the delivery takes, hm, five seconds?), but many are geographically restricted. This depends on the contracts between the publishers and the authors - if the publisher doesn't or cannot allow Amazon to sell a book to customers in a certain country, Amazon cannot sell it to customers in that country.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:24:20 PM PST
No, I'm talking about a friend here in Thailand who wants to buy an E-book on-line and have it shipped internationally. I know Kindle ships internationally, but WHAT they ship isn't clear, or how long it will take and the cost...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:33:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 11:35:24 PM PST
Artist says:
E-books are digital downloads. They are not shipped. You have to check the Kindle store to see which books are available for download in Thailand. There's no way for us to know.

If you mean the Kindle e-book device, the only ones currently available for international shipment are the basic Kindle and the Kindle Keyboard.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:39:56 PM PST
Kribu says:
I'm still confused about whether you mean ebooks (digital versions of books, books as computer files) or ereaders (the devices that ebooks are read on).

Either way, I think my post above yours answers all your questions. Amazon (not Kindle - Kindle is the name of the device, not the company) ships Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Basic (the devides) internationally and most ebooks are also available internationally (delivery time is instant, as these are computer files), but that depends on publisher restrictions which are book-specific.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:40:37 PM PST
I apologize - I meant E-readers! I have one myself, so I need to have my head examined!

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:45:46 PM PST
Kribu says:
Also, regarding delivery costs: for the Kindle devices (eInk e-readers), the delivery time and cost will be stated somewhere during the purchase/check-out process. This will depend on the destination - for some countries, Amazon now pre-charges the customs costs in addition to the price of the device and delivery costs, so that the customer will not have to go through the customs process and pay these costs themselves on receipt; for other countries, the customs costs will be in addition to the price Amazon charges the customer.

This will all be shown clearly during the check-out. I'm afraid that I don't know the specifics for Thailand, but in either way, it should be made obvious before actually clicking the buy button.

For ebooks, there is no additional delivery cost - the book will cost whatever is displayed on the book page when the customer is signed in and has their country of residence chosen under their country settings (this may differ from the price of the book as shown in search lists, recommendation etc, as those are often the US prices). Once you're on the page of the actual book itself, the price displayed there is the final price of the book.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:59:22 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
here are the international ones:

Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally - for international shipment
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 5th) - for international shipment
Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment - shows that Sign up to be e-mailed when available - This item is not yet available for purchase.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 7:22:42 AM PST
I'd like to know if Amazon intends to propose an international shipment for Kindle HD Fire 8.9 (yes 8.9 !) and when. If I'm not wrong it was done for DX.
Thank you for answering.
Francis

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 9:58:59 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
no one here knows and if they do, they're amazon employees and won't say anything until amazon announces it

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 10:13:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2012 10:14:52 AM PST
Leonard L. Levine says: "I live in Thailand. Do they ship here and, if so, in how many days?"

Yes, two models are shipping to Thailand. See CBRetriever's post above.
Shipping costs and times to Thailand are:
Standard 17-26 business days for $4.99 plus $2.99 per pound per item
Expedited 12-17 business days for $8.99 plus $2.99 per Kindle or Kindle Accessory
Priority 3-5 business days for for $14.99 plus $5.99 per Kindle or Kindle Accessory

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_navbox_596184_tips?nodeId=596188

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 10:21:34 AM PST
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