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Initial post: Sep 6, 2012 2:27:54 PM PDT
C. Martin says:
Hi

I am wondering why can't I pre order Kindle Paperwhite in Canada ?

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 10:11:35 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 9, 2012 5:43:16 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 9, 2012 5:43:45 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 10, 2012 6:03:17 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 10, 2012 3:39:50 PM PDT
Jonas says:
>> Jazzy_Jeff says:
>>Because you are all being left out again okay!!! You know you guys usually do not get the same release date that we have in the US. You will get it a few months later if Amazon decides to sell it to you. Live with it.

Patently wrong.

First gen Kindle Fires are still not available in Canada, so insisting that the Paperwhite will be available to Canada after January, or any other made-up date, is wrong. Amazon has never allowed the Kindle Fires to be sold in Canada, and now they're starting the same practice with the new Kindle e-book readers too.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 3:48:58 PM PDT
Hopefully the Kindle Paperwhite will be released in the near future in Canada.

At least Canadians can duck across the border and pick one up but it is a bit longer haul for us Down Under. :-)

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 5:22:52 PM PDT
Addison says:
If one were to purchase a Paperwhite in the U.S. and then use it in Canada, would there be any issues with wi-fi? Would it work ok?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012 5:56:47 PM PDT
Presumably it would. Wi-fi is wi-fi. I have two Kindles (keyboard model) with wi-fi (one with 3G) and all they need is a signal. The real problem is that Amazon won't take a pre-order or ship one outside the US. Get it sent to a friend in the US and get it shipped up to you, I guess. I seem to recall this was the situation with earlier Kindle products. The devices that depend on streamed digital or audio-visual content definitely won't work unless you have a US Kindle account, although I'm not sure whether they'll work in Canada if you do have such an account. Such is life in the Banana Republic we call home. Given that $C1=$US1.03 today, you'd think they might like to do some business here.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 6:01:02 PM PDT
That's right. As I recall, until the Kindle was made available to non-US residents only US credit/debit cards could be used for purchases, both for the device and contents for it. I presume the same will apply for the Fire and the Paperwhite until they become available for sale to other countries.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012 6:02:53 PM PDT
No problem with the internet and maybe even the 3G would work if you bought that model.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012 6:07:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 10, 2012 6:08:20 PM PDT
Cannot see why the Paperwhite could not be registered to your countries account. Unlike the Fire all the Paperwhites features will still work.

Such as downloading books from Your Account and an internet connection.

Wait until the end of October and I will verify it with mine. LOL

Others will be able to do that before this day comes to an end. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2012 7:47:56 PM PDT
Addison says:
Thanks for all the replies! I have a $119 model on order to ship to my cousin who will mail it to me here in Canada.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 5:27:13 PM PDT
Susan Toye says:
I'm getting really confused. My friend in Florida will be receiving the PAPER WHITE 3G for me, and bringing it to me in Montreal. I am unclear about what is being said about downloading books, being that the machine will default to the US amazon site.. Can I still buy my books?? PLEASE HELP!!

"Non techno girl",
sue

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 6:31:10 PM PDT
Okay, just register it to your account you use now.

Or if registered in another name de-register it and re-register it to Your Account. If you do not have one then start a new one.

Then using an internet connection start buying and downloading to it.

Enjoy!

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 9:40:58 PM PDT
ElleGee says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 11:28:38 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
you can only buy ebooks from the US site anyway, so that's not a problem

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 3:29:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2012 3:32:03 PM PDT
Jonas says:
Exactly, there is no store difference for Canadians. You're shopping on the same Amazon.com for ebooks as Americans.

The early posts indicating that you could use the new Paperwhite but the Amazon store wouldn't work are patently wrong. I own a Kindle 3G, and this was bandied about back then too, and proven wrong. Trust your fellow Canadians who've dealt with this previously. :) Your Paperwhite will function, in all ways, perfectly normally.

Now, as to why the Paperwhite isn't available in Canada day #1 is beyond me. The Kindle 3G was. None of the Fires (first Gen or current Gen) are, but then, none of the Fires are available in Canada even now (years after) either. They just stopped letting us purchase them. Which is ironic, because they still work. (And why wouldn't they? We're in North America, and using the same 3G towers and/or satellites.)

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 3:33:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2012 3:35:34 PM PDT
Pushka says:
The kindle PW can be purchased by anyone who has a USA address to deliver it to. You do not need a USA credit card. Just use your thinking skills and work out how you can get it sent to you if you do not live in the USA. It isn't rocket science.

3G will work, fine anywhere in the world that Amazon has a contract with, that is why it says on the promo, download books in many countries.....they actually mean it!

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 3:37:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 11, 2012 9:02:09 PM PDT
ElleGee says:
You can't access all the same content from Canada.

Also, the shipping and duty is much higher. I had a Nook glowlight shipped to an American address and then paid to have it shipped to me. UPS then wanted $50. COD at the door for customs fees.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 3:44:10 PM PDT
Elle, in this case we are talking about the new Kindle Paperwhite (PW) and not the Kindle Fire so most of the features will work.

Not sure about special offers though.

They will probably show but not be valid for Canada.

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 3:46:32 PM PDT
ElleGee says:
Oh right. Thanks for your polite response (I am not a rocket scientist). :-)

About the special offers, I was told that the ads didn't apply to products available in canada so the advertising was a waste.
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