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Old 11th June 2012, 11:18   #241
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For someone based in India, apart from shipping, how does custom work out on non-electronic items? I mean what kind of products on Amazon are value for money deals for someone ordering from India?
I buy all my pants from Amazon since many years now. Used to be cheaper than buying in India when the dollar was before 45 rupees.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post2435135 (Amazon.com - Anyone ordered anything?)
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Was very interested in the lighted cover of Kindle but looks like that would fall under electronics and hence maybe levied a higher rate of customs/duty.
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Friends, just bought my first Kindle (Touch, with offers) today. Ever since it was released, I have been waiting to lay my hands on this neat little device. For some time, my preference had shifted to the iPad (desirable, has color screen, is a swiss army knife but expensive for just reading!) . Hope to have a great experience reading on Kindle!
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How did you manage to buy the one with Offers? It's not available outside US. If you want to get a Kindle to be used in India, please get one without offers as in case of issues, they will NOT be able to ship the one with offers back to India. I was lucky and they managed to upgrade mine for free but as per their policy they can not ship out the offers version outside US.
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How did you manage to buy the one with Offers? It's not available outside US. If you want to get a Kindle to be used in India, please get one without offers as in case of issues, they will NOT be able to ship the one with offers back to India. I was lucky and they managed to upgrade mine for free but as per their policy they can not ship out the offers version outside US.
I am having it sent to India through someone. You are right. They only allow the non-offers version to be shipped to India directly.
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If possible it'd be better for you to return that and upgrade it to the non-offers one. Their software is still shaky and you may experience screen freeze issues. In such cases, you may have to return the device for them to ship a new one to you and the non-offers model would just make things that much more simpler.
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If possible it'd be better for you to return that and upgrade it to the non-offers one. Their software is still shaky and you may experience screen freeze issues. In such cases, you may have to return the device for them to ship a new one to you and the non-offers model would just make things that much more simpler.
I read about your experience in your earlier post. Thanks for the tip! But I've read that the screen freeze issues are also present in the non-offers Touch. Let me check with a friend of mine who has a Touch without offers.
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The freeze issue persists across models - but I meant that it'd be much easier to get a replacement for a non-offers Touch versus an offers Touch.
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The freeze issue persists across models - but I meant that it'd be much easier to get a replacement for a non-offers Touch versus an offers Touch.
Makes sense. Will talk to customer support! Thanks!
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Or stick to non-touch, not a single problem since 2010 despite everyday use.
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Or stick to non-touch, not a single problem since 2010 despite everyday use.
Well, the keyboard version is only available on 3G and it costs almost double!
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Need some advice on buying a Kindle. I am planning to buy one for reading in my office cab (mainly PDF docs), and so want to buy e-ink version only. Shortlisted on the Kindle touch wifi, sponsored version (with ads, comes to $99). My options seem to be:

1. Amazon will not ship the "sponsored" version to India, and so I have to buy the Kindle touch ($139). After adding shipping & other costs, it comes to $190 ~= Rs 11K. Really over-priced :(

2. I can get the Kindle wifi sponsored from indian sites (ebay/homeshop18/sulekha), and the price range is Rs 7-8K.

3. Is it sold in any retail stores here (staples/ezone etc ?). That way i can get it immediately too.

Since there is a significant price delta, want to go for second option. However, am not sure if there is a catch - does the "sponsored" version work in India (or will some functionality like downloading books or reading get blocked) ? Can someone help
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Do freakout guys... free books from Amazon for us.

Hundred Zeros | Free Kindle Books
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Do freakout guys... free books from Amazon for us.

Hundred Zeros | Free Kindle Books
FYI this is just the best sellers list from amazon itself Amazon Best Sellers: best Kindle Store
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Kindle in India !

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