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Bought Kindle in Australia for my sister in law in Indonesia... will she be able to get the book I downloaded using my amazon account from Australia in Indonesia?

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Initial post: Jan 25, 2012 5:44:04 AM PST
Billy says:
I bought a Kindle in Australia for my sister in law in Indonesia and registered it using my amazon account from Australia. Still wondering whether if she will be able to get the book in her Kindle in Indonesia if I purchase it from Australia. Anyone can help?

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 5:48:37 AM PST
Frank says:
Only if the Kindle remains registered to your account.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 5:57:36 AM PST
Billy says:
It will be still registered under my account... my sister in law will let me know what book she wants then I'll get it and send it to Kindle but wondering whether if she will get the book in Indonesia or not.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 6:02:17 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
maybe and maybe not - Indonesia is one of those countries where kindle content is not available, but maybe her being on your account will allow it to work

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 6:26:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2012 6:28:37 AM PST
As long as it remains registered then Amazon will consider it to be you travelling internationally and allow downloads from the archive and purchases through the Kindle. Though they will only allow that for so long. Amazon will consider it to have actually moved to Indonesia after 5 downloads or 3 months (I may have the numbers inmcorrect, that is what I remember other customers finding out in their discussions on this issue) and may contact you to either change the region on the account or deregister the one that is in the different region.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 6:31:31 AM PST
Billy says:
@Thomas Palmer
What about the option of download to a pc and then she can just connect he Kindle to a pc.... I will let her know my amazon account so she will have access into it? Would that be possible or still it will only work after 5 downloads?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 6:45:27 AM PST
If the PC is set up to use an Australian based proxy server so that Amazon thinks the download is still happening in Australia then that should work. As long as they don't see downloads happening in another country, by way if the IP address, then they shouldn't know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 6:49:23 AM PST
Billy says:
Well my IP address would be different from hers wouldn't it. Why it's so complicated... hopefully she will be able to use and get the book I download into her Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 7:01:05 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2012 7:13:57 AM PST
It doesn't have to be the same, just an Australian one. It's complicated because of digitial distribution rights. Digitial goods (like an eBook) use the location of the end user it is downloaded to as the region it is distributed to. Amazon can allow a person who lives in one region to travel internationally and still be considered thier original region as far as our Kindle accounts go. But only travel, moving constitutes changing regions. It's silly, I agree. But that's where digital goods are at the moment. They are controlled by digitial distribution rights rather than customs import/export rules that physical goods are under.

What you don't want to have happen is for Amazon to change your region from Australia to Indonesia, or to lock out her Kindle from your account. They might not care if your Kindle remains the one that buys all the books and the majority of books are downloaded to. But I don't know. I've only seen people talk about what happens when they travel for extended periods of time, or if they live in one region but try to fake out the system to think they are in another (seemed to come up often in the UK Kindle board). I haven't seen anyone who has Kindles in 2 different regions on the same account talk about what Amazon does to them.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 7:04:26 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
when you set your region, you're setting it for your account, not by kindle and as long as the account holder is still buying books in their region, it might float

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 7:09:59 AM PST
Billy says:
Thanks Thomas for your answer.... I'll see it next month when I go back to Indonesia whether if it's gonna work or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 5:55:55 AM PST
A. Chandra says:
Just wondering if you have any problems downloading books in indonesia. I've got a kindle for a couple of years and just bought one for my mom in indonesia. Hers is not yet opened. I wonder if I should register it first before returning to indonesia or if it wouldn't matter as long as the account is set as Australian. and if I can still donwload books once I move back.
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