Another thread sparked the suggestion that we begin a thread specifically for Australian kindlers, given how many things are different for us (books available, prices, freebies/discounts, etc), and the first phase turned out very active and informative. We're now into the second edition of the thread, and the key points of the information contained in the first thread have been summarised in the FAQ in the posts immediately following this one. If you're Australian, come join us, follow the thread, and feel free to post any specifically Australian info here. Kiwis may find the similar time zones make this thread easier to be involved in, so they too are welcome, and any lurkers are always welcome to speak up as well.
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Previous thread here:
If you'd like to order a kindle direct from Amazon instead of buying locally, you may have had trouble finding the links for the various models. Links to the international kindles are as follows:
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment (went from in stock to out of stock as I looked at it)
Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally - for international shipment
Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment (may be out of stock)
Locally, check Big W and Dick Smith, both of whom are currently (as at 22/11) advertising the Basic and the Touch.