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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2009 11:54:58 PM PDT
Jeffrey Yen says:
Hi Khairon,

this is a bit off topic: do you live in sg? If so, how does one get a US credit card?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2009 11:57:11 PM PDT
Siti, I can assure you. You can own a kindle and purchase online ebooks, using it, reading it to raise an eye-brow among many Singaporeans. Just contact me, and I show you how.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2009 1:32:53 AM PDT
Use my niece's credit problem. If you really want to no problem. Just pay the amount you need to pay into her bank account. Then, everything will be done for you.

Posted on Sep 7, 2009 11:18:59 PM PDT
Andy Ang says:
Just started the Singapore Kindle Group in Facebook! Come join in!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2009 7:30:25 AM PDT
Hi Jen,
That is cool you have a Kindle in Singapore! I was interested to know...
Do you get your books via the Internet and then download them to your Kindle?
Are you close to many USA Families that live there? Would there be any interest in a teaching aid for kids there? This is a math teaching aid so it could apply to local families there as well. What do you think?
Study Flash Cards for Kids: Basic Addition Drills 0 to 12

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2009 7:39:35 AM PDT
Jen Marceaux says:
Hi Susan,

I do get my books online and download them to the Kindle with my USB cable. You are correct.

We actually know more local families here than expats/USA families. We homeschool, so my kids don't get to know any of the other American students at the international school. The kids they all know and hang out with are from our church.

I do think the teaching aid for the Kindle is a great idea, but there aren't a lot of people that I know of using the Kindle over here. If you could also make it available for iPhone or other e-readers, I would imagine there would be more of an interest. Hope that helps!


In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2009 7:49:07 AM PDT
Nicky Poggi says:
I have a Kindle overseas and do not have a U.S. credit card. You need to open a new account with a seperate email and make sure it is not linked to any overseas address., a fake U.S one if you must.Then just apply a gift certificate to the account, and make sure it is in credit before buying any kindle books.
It works i have bought many books!

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 4:53:57 PM PDT
I just received my Kindle-2 from few days ago and had begun reading my ebooks. But I was shocked yesterday afternoon when I tried to turn on the switch, the screen became distorted - vertical strips of white lines formed as a patch so that it covered a quarter of the screen-page. Moreover the screen is darkened so that I can only see faded and dim words or image. When I turned off the Kindle, the vertical strips of white lines patch remain. As far as I am aware, it has not dropped, and I have treated it so dearly. Do you think will replace it with a new one? If so, how do I go about doing it?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2009 5:39:36 PM PDT
That's too bad, but not unheard of. It usually comes from pressure being applied to the screen -- not necessarily resulting from being dropped. Give me the total details of where you bought it, how much you paid, dates of purchase, the name under which it was bought, etc., etc., and I'll try to get hold of the Kindle people and see what they say re return, etc.
Charles Wilkes, San Jose, Calif.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2009 1:41:39 AM PDT
Dear Charles F. Wilkes,

Thank you for your help. I am actually devastated after buying so many ebooks, and now not able to read them. I am now seeking your help so that something can be done that I will be able to have a replacement of my spoilt-kindle.
1. Name of Product: Kindle: Amazon's 6" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)
2. Where purchased: (Amazon Digital Services, Inc.)
3. Price: $299.00 plus $6.98 (shipping & handling) - Total: $305.98
4. Order Date: July 30, 2009
5. Order No: 102-3528753-9605859
6. Reciepient: Khairon C/o Siti Akmat - Carroll

Thank you very much, Charles.

Yours sincerely,
Khairon Bin Omar

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2009 8:38:30 PM PDT
Jeffrey Yen says:
Hopefully this gets resolved soon... looks like a no brainer to me. Given the good things I've read about Amazon's CS, they should be able to resolve it quickly? Hopefully they can ship the replacement directly to SG if possible...

Posted on Sep 24, 2009 2:30:26 AM PDT
Andy Ang says:
Khairon! So how's everything on your side now?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2009 3:13:23 AM PDT

i am from the philippines and recently bought a kindle thru my sis who lives in the can still purchase books from kindle even if you dont have a us credit card...just buy amazon gift card with your credit card (even if its not a us card) and use the gc's to buy books from kindle...and download it on ur computer and then upload it to your kindle device...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2009 1:31:31 AM PDT
Actually, I have 3 pieces of Kindle-2 under my account. My first kindle, for no reason, has its screen grossly damaged. My second kindle, I gave it to my niece in US. And now, I have my third kindle arrived about a week ago, and is doing well. The same ebooks are downloaded into all the three kindles. I think we can have up to 5 kindles storing same ebooks as long as they are under one account.

Meanwhile, can anybody advise me, how do I report to the about the damage of my 1st kindle-2. I need to return to them as soon as possible, as it is rather new (within 2 months from the time of receiving this from and has become "white elephant". I would like to have a replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2009 5:50:02 AM PDT
J. Gabriel says:
Hi, I am john and would like to see this before purchase. Any chances of this. cheers

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2009 7:01:58 AM PDT
Jeffrey Yen says:
Go to and click on the 'contact us' button...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2009 6:04:30 AM PDT
i was using the gift cards approach for a few months now. However, only today, i found that i can't buy any kindle books (after 20+ successful purchases). Do you know whether Amazon have changed something in the back ground? Let me know if you can still purchase kindle books on Amazon.. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2009 6:56:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2009 7:01:36 AM PDT
Jeffrey Yen says:
I just bought a free book and a non-free one... no problems apparently... maybe clear cookies and try rebooting?

Strangely enough, in the receipt email I got, the billing address was a US vPost address that is in my address book even though I'm using gift card money. (I'd used that address before but deleted it later.)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2009 10:18:32 PM PDT
I was surprised to find out that I couldn't buy ebooks using gift-card anymore when all the while, I've been doing likewise, and I stilll have $$$ in it. So, what I did was, I rebooted my lapop, and guess what, when I made an attempt to puchase via my giftcard, it works again. What a relief....

Posted on Oct 4, 2009 10:49:08 PM PDT
i need help...

ive been buying kindle books for about a year now using amazon gift cards (since i dont have a us credit card and i live in the philippines) and today i was trying to buy a book and it told me this

We could not process your order because of geographical restrictions on the product which you were attempting to purchase. Please refer to the terms of use for this product to determine the geographical restrictions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

this has never happened before...please help me...

Posted on Oct 4, 2009 11:01:19 PM PDT
@ khairon bin

i did try rebooting my comp but it's still not working ive tried buying like 20 times already and no success...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2009 11:35:46 PM PDT
janc says:
On the amazon website, go to My Account, under the Payments section, select Manage Payment Options.
Do you have any non US credit card that is associated with this account?
If you do, delete the credit card details and retry again.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2009 11:51:46 PM PDT

i did that already... i erased my credit card info.. but its still not working.

Posted on Oct 5, 2009 6:40:25 AM PDT
get hotspot shield , and enable it , it will work then !

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2009 6:58:19 PM PDT
@ simranjit

what's a hotspot shield?
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