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Initial post: Jun 4, 2014, 5:46:26 PM PDT
Is it possible for me to buy a kindle book and have it downloaded to my friend's device instead of mine? If so, how do I do that please? Karen

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 5:48:44 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2014, 5:48:55 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
On the product page for the book click on the Give as a Gift button instead of the Buy button and enter your friend's regular e-mail address. Your friend will get an e-mail from Amazon with instructions on how to retrieve the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 6:02:02 PM PDT
Thanks for your reply. Your instructions sound easy enough but I can't find a button that says 'buy as a gift' - maybe I'm just thick? There is a button that says 'buy with one click' another that provides an opportunity to get a free sample and another that allows me to download a kindle app. Precisely where is the 'buy as a gift' button please. Karen

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 6:11:10 PM PDT
It is right below the Deliver To menu. It is a yellow/orange button with a bow on it that says "Give as a Gift."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 6:13:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2014, 6:15:52 PM PDT
Under Buy with 1-click, it says, Deliver to ..., under that it says Give as Gift (it is a big yellow button).

ETA: If it is a free eBook, you can't give it as a gift. You would have to tell the person to get it for themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 6:14:15 PM PDT
You were quicker than I was. =)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 6:56:17 PM PDT
No, I'm sorry but it doesn't. Under 'deliver to' it lists my devices or the cloud. There is no yellow button with give as a gift. Karen

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 6:59:31 PM PDT
Dawn says:
is it a free book?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 7:04:31 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Are you outside of the US?

Posted on Jun 4, 2014, 7:07:17 PM PDT
Artist says:
What's the name of the book?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 7:14:50 PM PDT
Yes, Australia

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 7:16:28 PM PDT
Artist says:
Are you trying to purchase send a gift from the .com site or the .au site, and are you sending it to someone else in Au?

You really need to answer more than one question if you want help.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 7:31:36 PM PDT
Hi Artist. Thanks. I'm in Australia and I want to send it to my friend in England. Is at possible? Karen

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 7:32:15 PM PDT
No

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 7:55:29 PM PDT
PeepDittie says:
It's possible if that particular title, which we still don't know, is available in both regions, that of the sender and that of the recipient. The gift button would still be there anyway. You'd hit a dead end after that if it's not available.

What is the e-book? Are you entirely certain you're looking at the e-book product page and not a print version?

Also, you can't gift pre-orders.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 8:08:52 PM PDT
♥ Ann says:
I don't believe you can send books as gifts from the amazon.com.au site. If you're using https://amazon.com, you should see the gift button. However, you cannot gift free books, pre-orders, or subscriptions.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2014, 8:42:15 PM PDT
Thee book is Bali: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island (Periplus Adventure Guides) [Kindle Edition]
Periplus Editors (Author), Linda Hoffman (Editor)
I am confident this Ebook would be available in the Uk

Posted on Jun 4, 2014, 8:50:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2014, 8:52:04 PM PDT
PeepDittie says:
Bali: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Famous Tropical: To the World's Most Spectacular Tropical Island (Periplus Adventure Guides)

I'm seeing the gift button but I'm in the US. For that matter, you're posting on the .com forum. Regardless, if I were to gift this e-book to someone in the UK, for example, and it wasn't available there because of copyright restrictions, I'd still see the gift button. The purchase just wouldn't go through after I got to the step in the process where I'd enter the recipient information.

Have you tried a different browser?

Edit to clarify

Posted on Jun 4, 2014, 9:05:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2014, 9:08:24 PM PDT
Artist says:
I just checked on the amazon.com.au site and there is no option for gift giving. Find out which amazon her Kindle is registered to(.com or .uk), buy her an Amazon gift cert from that site, and suggest that she buy that book. That's the way we had to gift books before the Give as Gift option was available.

Edit: I checked the uk site and that book is available in Kindle format, so she'd be able to buy it using the gift cert.
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