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wish i could bulk buy my kindle books

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Initial post: Sep 10, 2010 8:22:20 PM PDT
just buying a bunch of books, but because of the one click purchase, each transaction went t hrough individually. my visa is a debit card, and all the small individual transactions going through tripped a 'potential fraud flag' on my card, my visa is now frozen until i can talk to my bank on monday.

Wish i could put kindle purchases in a group and buy them in lots of at least three to five at a time instead of one at a time. this could have been avoided for me this time, and i'm sure i'm not the only person this has happened to.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 8:27:29 PM PDT
The same thing happened to me today with Itunes apps but I called and was able to fix it with the phone recording menus by verifying my account and then pressing 1 that the charges were mine. You could buy yourself Amazon gift cards. Karn

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2010 8:41:14 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
You can buy a Amazon gift card in the amount you plan to spend and add that to your account to use. There is 1 charge to your credit card this way.

I do this myself, I buy a $50 gift card each month for my book fund.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 8:42:23 PM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Like Karn suggested, if you buy an Amazon gift card and add it to your account, purchases are subtracted from the gift card balance. As long as there is still a balance on the gift card they do not charge your credit card.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 5:15:41 AM PDT
Pagan Parker says:
What a great idea. Not only will it give your bankcard a rest, but also a nifty way of sticking to a book budget. :)

Also, when I do my checkbook reconciliation that would be a lot easier than checking all of the Amazon purchases against my statement. Now I just need to find someplace that sells Amazon giftcards. I thought Target might, since they are now carrying the Kindle, but no.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 5:21:55 AM PDT
chocochibi says:
You can get Amazon giftcards from Coinstar machines in many grocery stores. They don't all offer that, but most of them do. It's a good way to get rid of loose change too.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 5:34:08 AM PDT
Pagan Parker says:
Thanks chocochibi. That's a good one. Also, did I hear someone saying before that they had bought Amazon cards in Walgreens?

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 5:34:23 AM PDT
As was mentioned, you can get an Amazon gift card from Coinstar machines but not all have them. I would suggest going to the Coinstar web site and checking locations there. You can also buy Amazon gift cards at Dollar General and many other stores, as well as from Using the debit card once on to buy the gift card might not make sense at first, but it eliminates the problem of umpteen bank debits and the potential for security issues.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 5:36:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2010 5:37:35 AM PDT
I don't know about Walgreens but I'm pretty sure they have them. Walmart definitely does. I live in a very rural area and most of the big chains are far away. Dollar General is the only one close to home so I shop there often. I know they have Amazon cards in the $25 denomination but I'm not certain about any other amounts. Oh, Staples has them too.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 5:49:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2010 5:51:42 AM PDT
Pagan Parker says:
Thanks ".". That's handy. Now if I can only find a Walmart. They are so scarce. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 5:57:40 AM PDT
You're welcome. Good luck finding a Walmart. lol -- I only get to Target on extremely rare occasions, but since they've been carrying the Kindle, I would guess they also have Amazon gift cards.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 6:39:43 AM PDT
Terriermom says:
Can't you get the gift cards directly from Amazon?

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 6:55:38 AM PDT
Why not just buy an Amazon gift certificate at No need to leave the house.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 7:51:18 AM PDT
Yes. I had said that in my first comment. Some people don't have debit or credit cards though and only buy gift cards at physical stores. Others do have them but refuse to enter that information online even just to buy a gift card and then delete the credit card number. One of the downsides to the Nook is that you have to have a credit card to register the device to the user account.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 8:17:47 AM PDT
ShirleyKat says:
But, aren't they already buying books with credit cards? What's the difference between buying a book or a gift card with a credit/debit card?

Posted on Sep 11, 2010 8:26:29 AM PDT
The point of the OP is that after having purchased umpteen e-books in a short time, his bank flagged the account for potential fraud. Using a gift card would eliminate that problem.

I've had my account flagged like that due to a glitch. My nearest branch is over 40 miles away from home, over 60 miles from where I was at the time. I couldn't possibly get to a branch before closing time and the only other resolution was time, which meant that I was away from home without money or plastic until the bank could take care of it three days later. Not fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 8:32:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2010 8:33:44 AM PDT
Gayla says:
Our Walgreens sells Amazon giftcards in $25 increments. But Our Walmart doesn't carry amazon giftcards. The evils of small town USA :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2010 8:45:20 AM PDT
I live in a village, not even a small town. Of course there is no Walmart in the village but there are two that are relatively close and I sometimes shop in the suburbs too. I thought all Walmart stores carried the same cards, I guess because the ones where I shop even have them displayed in the same order.

Like anything else from a physical store, it's best to call first. Even if you know they carry what you're looking for, it may be out of stock. Checking inventory online is easy enough but it isn't always effective. I prefer to have a live person with the item in-hand before I make the trip.

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 10:21:08 AM PDT
Comynara says:
I'd like to buy a couple of series that I already own in hardcover and/or paperback so I can reread them before the newest in the series comes out (it's been years since they had a new one and I've forgotten some of the plot twists.)
But am unwiling to pay $8-10 each for them, especially since I've already bought the books once and sometimes twice.
Does anyone give a discount on Kindle books if you buy the entire series? Maybe if you pre-order the new one that's not out yet? We're talking 13 books in one series, that's a lot of money.
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