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Initial post: Feb 17, 2014 8:14:52 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
I am constantly being offered books on special deals which after wasting time reading up on, I find have no price (although one is often shown with the original offer) and are not available..
What is the point??
Bar

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 8:19:35 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 17, 2014 8:21:18 AM PST
Examples, please?

Edit: Oh! You're in Canada. That would be why.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 8:20:45 AM PST
Emails will have the US pricing. If you're not in the US, that is the issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 8:21:21 AM PST
Sounds like your location is not the United States. Those offers are from Amazon.com and for the United States. Amazon must sell to you based on your location which can change the price and availability. You won't see that info until you are ready to buy.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 8:21:35 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 17, 2014 8:21:47 AM PST
flipoid says:
The issue probably is that you are not in the U.S. If your account is on the .com site, then you will get emails geared toward the U.S. market. If I remember correctly, didn't Amazon open a Kindle Store for Canada? You may want to look there (or switch your account there? I don't know if that's possible since I'm not in Canada) to make sure deals are available for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 8:21:47 AM PST
[jinx.]

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 8:48:13 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Just ignore the offers unless you live in the US.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:01:46 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Kindle Daily Deal
(Changes at midnight~)
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of...
›Marc Morris
Kindle Edition
(30 customer reviews)
$1.99
Is the most recent one.
And I order constantly from the list I am sent with no problem.
This is not a problem when I order, but before I order.
The blurb says No Price Available or something like that.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:03:08 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Hasn't been thus far. I have been ordering books from the listings
for over a year.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:06:15 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Not so. I order often with no problem. Note the problem exists before I
order, so no one knows who and where I am to this point.
Their comment is Not Available. If country was or is the issue, they should say..I say.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:10:33 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Good thoughts Flip but not so I believe. I spend half time in Canada, and the rest in N.Y. I always deal with Amazon U.S. (where I ordered my Kindles) and have never had a real problem. I know that CDs for example won't be sent to Canada and I don't mind that, but in this case
I haven't even ordered yet, just looking at the offers and read "Not Available".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:11:17 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
No Doubt!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:12:14 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Nonsense! I constantly order from Amazon U.S. and am well treated and well supplied.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:14:33 AM PST
This one - The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

I'm seeing a price of $1.99 for Kindle edition

By the way, they won't say if the country is the problem. They will say not available or show a higher price. Go to Manage Your Kindle page and on the right check what country your account is set for. My country has changed before for no reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:17:33 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
this is what I see for that book

This title is not currently available for purchase

I'm in France, so a lot of books I get emails about are either not available or at a much higher than advertised price - I've learned to just ignore the emails

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:20:51 AM PST
Since I checked and my account's country is US, I'm assuming that the OP's country has changed for some reason. Amazon has done that to me before and like the OP, I can be on either side of that magic line.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:21:46 AM PST
Have you checked your country settings?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:32:36 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Merci bien ...
I am in Quebec and rarely have a problem. Most books on offer present
no problem... just the odd one. But I tend to check them out before
deciding to buy, and I hate the waste of time involved when after deciding I find them Not Available.
Bonne journee ..
bar

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:39:49 AM PST
Barrie Lax says:
To Vjvl51 Vickie.
Thanks much. Have checked and all seems in order.
My country is listed as Canada, and my account is shown as with Amazon U.S., exactly as It should and as I want it to be.
They have in the past asked me to change that, but as I operate from
both countries, I prefer to leave it as is.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 11:53:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 17, 2014 11:55:12 AM PST
If your country is US, then the book is available. If your country is Canada, then you run into issues with some books not being available. I've run into that in the past.

For this book, if I change my country to Canada, then pricing is not available. If I change my country back to the US, then the cost is $1.99. In fact, it sounds interesting so I purchased it.

This is one of the books that the publisher that Amazon buys from does not have distribution rights in Canada - hence "pricing not available"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 12:08:55 PM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Thanks for the exp. Vickie... makes sense.
I had a U.S account before this and everything went swimmingly until
an employee noticed the book ordered was being sent to Canada and
the roof fell in. I used to get along so well with Amazon before they
availed themselves of the services of these avid employees .. Ah well...
Thanks again for your time and effort, as an old man, I appreciate it.
bar.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 12:18:10 PM PST
Not a problem. As I have addresses on both sides of the border, I decided to choose the US as my country because of issues, like this. I normally don't change my country as IMO, this may draw unwanted attention to my account. Others have said that they change their country so they can get the books they want.

That book is lending enabled. I would gladly loan it to you but I don't think that is allowed for non-US people. If someone knows for sure and you still want to read it, let me know. I'm in a long book right now and have others, so I won't get to it for a month or so.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 12:55:41 PM PST
CBRetriever says:
actually, bonne nuit - it's my bedtime right now

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2014 2:36:14 PM PST
Barrie Lax says:
Oh ..Excuse moi ... et Bonne nuit.
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