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  Reply # 404117 13-Nov-2010 07:27
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ShellNZ: Nope, must be blind as a bat :( Still cant see it.

Can someone post the link to page on amazon?


Because the Kindle DX is not available for New Zealand, only the Kindle (Latest Generation). That's why I posted a link to that page, where it's listed, ready to click, going to the page to the correct models.







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  Reply # 404118 13-Nov-2010 07:33
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ahmad: Will respect, your post just confirmed to me how crippling the DRM system on the Kindle is for the end user.


You can always go for a cheap alternative, but without the hundreds of thousands of books available...




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  Reply # 404119 13-Nov-2010 07:35
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ShellNZ: Nope, must be blind as a bat :( Still cant see it.

Can someone post the link to page on amazon?

You aren't blind. DX doesn't ship to NZ. At least not directly from Amazon. End of story. 

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  Reply # 404120 13-Nov-2010 07:45
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Yep, got my first Kindle by sending it to friend in Aussie

Got replacement Kindle (when I thought mine was gone forever) sent to friend in US who then sent it on to me :)

Was $75 from Aussie to NZ and it was $75 from US to NZ, interesting eh :)

Im currently selling the brand new one on Trademe, but saying its a friends, as owning 2 I thought might look a bit dodgy, lol. I will be telling the new owner (granted its sold) the true horrifying story of my loss, lol.

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  Reply # 404123 13-Nov-2010 07:58
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freitasm:
ShellNZ: Nope, must be blind as a bat :( Still cant see it.

Can someone post the link to page on amazon?


Because the Kindle DX is not available for New Zealand, only the Kindle (Latest Generation). That's why I posted a link to that page, where it's listed, ready to click, going to the page to the correct models.


Shell's request for a link to a page on Amazon was in direct reference to the DX. 

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  Reply # 408600 23-Nov-2010 22:34
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Yikes, "Expected to ship in 7 to 9 weeks"

Bang goes that idea for Christmas.





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  Reply # 408671 24-Nov-2010 07:41
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dale77: Yikes, "Expected to ship in 7 to 9 weeks"

Bang goes that idea for Christmas.



That's the WiFi only model. The 3G + WiFi is available. Note you don't pay anything for 3G delivery - it's already in the price paid per book. It's more convenient - I have one and don't have to worry where I can use my Kindle.

I check prices online, I find a book at the book store and can immediately get it on my Kindle (paying a third of the price usually) and more...





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  Reply # 408677 24-Nov-2010 07:51
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freitasm:
dale77: Yikes, "Expected to ship in 7 to 9 weeks"

Bang goes that idea for Christmas.



That's the WiFi only model. The 3G + WiFi is available. Note you don't pay anything for 3G delivery - it's already in the price paid per book. It's more convenient - I have one and don't have to worry where I can use my Kindle.

I check prices online, I find a book at the book store and can immediately get it on my Kindle (paying a third of the price usually) and more...



I checked both links from your kindle page (wifi, and 3g+wifi versions)

Both resulting pages say "7 to 9 weeks" to ship. Yikes 79 weeks! ;-)

I think if you go to the non-nz pages you get in-stock, it is only the NZ specific pages which say delay.




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  Reply # 408680 24-Nov-2010 07:54
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Oh, I see now both have the delay. Perhaps I had a cached version before... I still stand for the 3G+WiFi option though ;)





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  Reply # 408895 24-Nov-2010 13:47
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So is Amazon the only way to get Kindle at present?
Im off overseas for 6 weeks in 20 days and I wanted to get a kindle for when i was away.
Not keen to wait 7 to 9 weeks. Im too impatient :P

Is there any truth that JB Hifi may be getting the kindle in soon?
Would love to see it in stores

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  Reply # 408917 24-Nov-2010 14:24
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I needed one quickly too - you can get one off a guy from trademe. only 240NZ which is roughly the same to what the cost landed in NZ. I think 139USD + SHIPPING (plus 4 weeks wait currently) PM if you want his details



 

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  Reply # 408926 24-Nov-2010 14:43
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Yeah that would be good mate.
Are these the WIFI for the WIFI and 3G ones?

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  Reply # 408930 24-Nov-2010 14:47
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PM'd you - but I just got a WIFI one. Works great. Actually making me read more now!

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  Reply # 408973 24-Nov-2010 15:59
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I'm quite interested in the kindle, but I don't usually buy books. I have always just loaned books from the library. I guess there's no kind of book 'rental' for the kindle?

Are there many free ebooks available online?

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  Reply # 409080 24-Nov-2010 19:03
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athor: I'm quite interested in the kindle, but I don't usually buy books. I have always just loaned books from the library. I guess there's no kind of book 'rental' for the kindle?

Are there many free ebooks available online?


There's lots of free books online. You can get legal ones from Project Gutenberg and there's a bunch of authors who offer their stuff free online.
http://crash.ihug.co.nz/~howellg/main.html is a good start :)

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