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Initial post: Jun 20, 2011 2:11:34 PM PDT
Alaska Fan says:
How can I purchase a Kindle book using an Amazon gift certificate?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 2:16:39 PM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
Alaska Fan, in the upper right corner of this screen select "Your Account."

In the second section choose "Apply Gift Card to Your Account."

Your purchases will be deducted from your gift card as long as there is a balance available.

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 2:36:02 PM PDT
D. Maughan says:
Piece of cake, very easy! Gift Certs are the very best gift!

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 3:11:39 PM PDT
Alaska Fan says:
Thanks to all for the prompt replies to my question.
Special thanks to Beth Sexton for the precise solution to my problem.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 7:57:58 AM PDT
Karen C says:
If you have $$ in your gift card balance, Amazon will automatically use the gift card to purchase kindle books. You will still be using the one-click feature for purchases, the payment method will just be the gift card.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 6:57:39 PM PST
Is there a way to buy a kindle book without using "1-click", or un-apply my gift card? I really don't want to use it on a text book..

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 9:52:27 PM PST
Rob Myers says:
I seem to recall a time when I could put a Kindle book into my cart. I buy books for personal use, and my business, on the same Amazon account, by selecting a different cc at check-out. This doesn't work for one-click, which I understand, but forcing me to one-click Kindle books is downright weird. From a user-experience (UX) stand-point, it's extremely irritating! I can create a separate business account, and even share my old business wish-list with this new account... All sorts of pretty work-arounds for something that Amazon should simply fix: Please, let me put Kindle editions into my cart.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2012 10:46:48 PM PST
@Rob: You can use the Fire's built in feedback option to tell Amazon. Go to the top where the settings are, click on More and the first item in the list is Help & Feedback. Then the feedback form is the 3rd tab.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2012 10:53:41 PM PST
TuxGirl says:
You are recalling wrong. Kindle books have never been able to go in a cart. All digital items on amazon are only available with 1 click.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 11:48:48 AM PST
Rob Myers says:
@John, thanks! I don't have the Fire, but your post reminded me that my Kindle occasionally displays a feedback e-mail address. I'll send to them.
@TuxGirl yeah, it was probably my wishful thinking. Maybe some day.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 11:35:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 18, 2012 11:53:28 AM PDT
Very useful discussion!
Yes, I also want to buy a Kindle book without the 1-click option so I can select a non-default payment method whenever I want to.
Just submitted feedback about it.

By the way, there is no way to change the 1-click payment method easily.
The option is provided only when you add a payment method.
In order to change it, I had to remove the payment method, add it again with the checkbox checked to make it the 1-click payment method.
And then I bought the Kindle book, which was bought with the newly added payment method. So, yes, there is a way to do it but it requires a lot of (!) clicks! (and typing)

By the way, I didn't trust buying with the prior default method and then changing its payment method. Now that I bought the Kindle book, I see also no option to change the payment method (for the Kindle book I just bought)! Thanks to my insight. (This is a nuisance even if it is temporarily not available, order seems "processing".) Maybe, you could change the payment method for the non-digital orders as the orders are separated into 3 tabs and the last one is digital orders.

So, yes, I think the best way to buy a Kindle book currently (with a non-default payment method) is to remove and add the payment method you want to buy the Kindle book with (and make it the 1-click's payment method).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:42:08 AM PDT
Buy a gift card in the amount of the textbook's price. Apply it to the account. Purchase textbook.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 11:51:17 AM PDT
Hesitant to do this (in my case) because the non-default payment method will be used for reimbursement. While the book charge would successfully be reimbursed, the gift card charge may not.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 12:00:23 PM PDT
❤ Ann says:
"By the way, there is no way to change the 1-click payment method easily."

Sure there is. Go to Your Account -> Manage Your Kindle -> Kindle Payment Settings.

You can select an existing card there, or add a new one.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2012 9:01:28 PM PDT
A. Luna says:
THANK YOU ! Someone who actually helps :3

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 11:32:00 AM PDT
irishgrad99 says:

You are brilliant. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 12:10:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2013 12:14:07 AM PST
Yates Frank says:
The price is not systematically displayed on the kindle screen. Could i suggest that one click purchases should not be possible from a page on which the price is not written in plain view

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2013 12:56:25 AM PST
Dawn says:
You mean in plain view like in the box that says "buy for $x.Xx?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 8:16:15 AM PST
Ross Inantay says:
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Posted on Feb 17, 2013 1:16:37 PM PST
Here's a new question - I use my Discover Card and LOVE the option to use my cashback rewards balance as an option to buy items - SO, I want to purchase a digital download code for a Playstation Network Code and Amazon OF COURSE wants to use my one click settings. As is, if I use the Discover Card as my default (which it is), the money will automatically be deducted and I won't be able to use the cashback bonus as an option. I WANT THE OPTION! Anybody have any ideas? I do find it ridiculous that Amazon FORCES you to use one click settings for mp3 downloads and other digital content. I WANT OPTIONS! PLEASE HELP!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 1:40:30 PM PST
~nospin says:
Buy a gift card with the points.
Gift cards are always used first for purchases.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 1:42:44 PM PST
King Al says:
You might want to double check your gift card balance. If it is insufficient, the system will use up the gift card balance and then charge the remainder to your credit card.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 2:58:49 PM PST
GENIUS! Ok, so it still wouldn't let me buy an eGift Card through email delivery without one click settings, but I did purchase an actual card with which I will get one-day shipping for free. Then I'll apply the gift card and hopefully it will ALL CHARGE TO THE GIFT CARD. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE! It's still so stupid that I have to jump through all of these hoops though. We're living in the MODERN DAY OF CONVENIENCE HERE, AMAZON!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 3:46:09 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
And 1 click purchasing isn't set up for modern day convenience.........

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 4:53:59 PM PST
Right. Convenience wasn't the best way of putting it. We also want options. We want choices. We don't want to be "forced" to one click purchase ONLY. You know what I mean...
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