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Am I Allowed To Have More Than One Amazon "Buyer" Account?

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Initial post: Nov 29, 2013 8:25:21 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
I have been poking around the site and am surprised that I can't seem to find an answer to being allowed to have more than one account. I see it addressed that a seller can't normally have more than a single account but don't find a buyer account being addressed. I am trying to avoid violating any rules.

Since I am sure the question will be asked; I have more than one Kindle and want to set the tablet up on a totally separate account for ease of organizing.

Thanks for pointing me in the correct direction.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2013 8:28:58 PM PST
King Al says:
Many people have multiple accounts (e.g. one for personal use and one for work), though I can't point you to a specific location that states it is allowed.

Do you realize that Kindle content is tied to the account it is purchased on, so your other Kindle won't be able to access it?

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 8:37:28 PM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
King Al Stated:
"Do you realize that Kindle content is tied to the account it is purchased on, so your other Kindle won't be able to access it?"

My Response:
Yes, I do realize that, as that is part of the appeal of keeping them separate. I realize there are some advantages and disadvantages to separate accounts.

However, thank you for mentioning that cause it certainly could bite someone in the butt if they were unaware.


Posted on Nov 29, 2013 8:39:34 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I have two accounts. One is for my own use and one is kind of a utility account that I fund with gift cards. I live in a rural area in Arkansas and some of my neighbors want nothing to do with the internet but I've helped them find Kindles one way or another. Some of their Kindles are registered to my utility account and I help them get books.

I've never had any kinds of problems or issues with this at all. All it takes is a different email address to set up the second account.


Posted on Nov 29, 2013 8:41:03 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I forgot to mention that I was given the idea for the second account by one of Amazon's Kindle customer service reps. So they obviously don't mind. I suspect they're pretty happy that people do this, actually. It gets them a little extra business.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2013 8:48:00 PM PST
T. Cannon says:
Many people do one account for themselves and one for their kids. I don't see any reason you couldn't have multiple accounts for any other reason.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 9:00:28 PM PST
I don't know what the 'rules' are, but I imagine that if you have different bank accounts, and use them each, you would have little trouble getting separate Amazon on each bank card. Trying to have several Amazon accounts on one bank account may be unallowed, or difficult if allowed. Ask CS.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2013 9:03:53 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Yes it is allowed. There are several people who have one family account where they have all of their Kindles and then a separate account for making purchases. Makes it easier especially for holiday shopping so that people on your account don't know what you are buying...

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 1:50:30 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
I have two accounts - one with and one with The easiest way is to use separate emails for each (this allows for using the same credit card for both). We've done that with and as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 3:13:07 AM PST
I have 2 accounts - one for paid eBooks & one for all the free eBooks I get. =)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 3:42:59 PM PST
Little Egret says:
Yes but you can use the same account and sign in on every Amazon except

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 5:31:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2013 3:48:34 AM PST
U.R.Nuts says:
That idea about having different accounts for the free books -vs- paid items is a good idea also. Wish I would have thought of that before, I have too big of a mess now to worry about it!

I guess since I couldn't find anywhere on Amazons' rules that stated I couldn't have more than one account, I should have figured it was okay. A friend that does taxes always says his rule is: if IRS doesn't say you can't do something that means you can. I should have adopted his rule for my Amazon accounts.

Thank you for all the responses and additional ideas for keeping things separate. Since I have been known to be called paranoid, I kinda wanted a separate account for the Kindle that I carry around (out of the house) as that one I want funded just by gift cards, not tied to a credit card. This way, upon a loss or theft of this Kindle I would only be putting the balance of the gift card in jeopardy; A lot less to worry about than if it were tied to a credit card.

And just in case it pops up here, as I have seen numerous messages stating that you must provide a credit card to open an account - well that is NOT true (at least for USA customers). It may have been at one time but certainly is no longer true.

Thanks for everyone's input, good points passed along.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 11:14:43 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
yes, I know, but my books don't follow me around - I use the registered kindle for subscriptions from as they're cheaper from there and for free books. And I do use that account for shopping at and for physical items

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2013 11:15:05 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
Credit card is necessary for apps

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013 2:11:10 AM PST
I have too big of a mess now to worry about it!
I recently did this - opened a 2nd account, because it was such a mess.

I deleted everything that I did not pay for - it was very time consuming.

On the other account, added what eBooks that were still free that I still wanted.

Now when I get on EreaderIQ, I make sure that I am signed into the other account to get whatever free eBooks.

While it was time consuming, it was definitely worth it for me - it was such a mess before.

But I also like doing monotonous things - not too many people do, so if you don't I can see why you wouldn't want to go through all that work. =)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013 8:27:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2013 8:28:41 AM PST
KaJoLa says:
No longer true in the USA:

"Customers in the U.S. are no longer required to have a credit card or gift card on file for purchasing free apps. Customers can now order free apps without a payment method, as long as they have a valid U.S. billing address in their default 1-click settings. To set up your 1-click payment method, go to About 1-Click Ordering ("

ETA link

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2013 10:21:40 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
excellent, did not know that has been changed

Posted on May 5, 2015 5:07:42 AM PDT
Just a quick post regarding book reviews
I downloaded a free kindle kids book yesterday 4th may my children loved it and i had a problem getting it off them when they finally got to sleep i decided to write a review on it only to find out amazon won't let you review free downloads what is your opinion on this.
this is message i got:
To submit a customer review: you need to use an Amazon account that has successfully been charged for a purchase. Free digital downloads don't qualify (including free Kindle books, apps, videos, or MP3s) as well as any free promotional items received. You don't need to have purchased the product you're reviewing. Learn more about writing customer reviews.

If your purchase was completed more than 48 hours ago, let us know here.

If you have another account and you have already used it to make a purchase, you can sign into that account to write a review.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2015 5:16:36 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
What does this have to do with the topic of this thread?

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2015 5:28:29 AM PDT
flipoid says:
If people only use the second account they've created for free stuff, they couldn't leave a product review using that account.

I am assuming that is the connecting factor of robert's post to the thread topic.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2015 5:40:57 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
unfortunately most of the 2013 posts are no longer correct since the advent of Family Library and my 3rd to last post in this thread is no longer true as I've migrated my French account to, changed the Country Settings and linked my two accounts
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