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European Kindles Transferrable to US?

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Initial post: Dec 15, 2012 1:41:13 PM PST
A. Berry says:
I am currently located in Germany but am an American and will be moving back to the states in a year or so. I want to purchase the new kindle to replace my broken kindle but knowing that the US kindles don't ship here, I'm looking at my other options. If I were to purchase a European kindle would it still work in the states and how hard would it be to change over the accounts and language to accurately represent what I need?

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 1:43:43 PM PST
Yes, a Kindle purchased overseas will work in the U.S. I'd not recommend buying a Fire, though, as you'll have to switch accounts to when you come back stateside, and you'll lose whatever content you bought on the local Amazon storefront.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 1:58:40 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
actually, the account could be migrated which would transfer all your books to the US

the people on the kindle forum who transferred from to reported no loss of content (except subscriptions which were automatically terminated).

Apps - I don't know - it's one of the reasons I decided to go with sideloading apps since I'm only going ro be in France for a while and don't know where I'm going next

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 1:36:35 AM PST
A. Berry says:
I'm hoping to automatically transfer it to because I do not know German and some American books aren't available through All of my current information is saved through Can I transfer it before moving to the states? How does it work?

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 2:24:34 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
you really have two option:

1. Register to, then when you leave change your country settings and if you change to a US address, you will be prompted to migrate your account

2. Register it to (you can do this by checking the this is a gift box) and sideload apps. This could be difficult if you're using the same email address on both accounts as it will default to the closest site so you might want to see if you can change your email on one of your accounts.
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