I've got a Kobo from Whitbcoulls as a gift from my lady and I love it. The only problem is whitbcoulls ebook store don't have a lot of books. I tried Barbes & Noble but it seems won't work for NZ customer. Will Amazon ebook store sell ebook to NZ?
tonyhughes: I was buying and reading Kindle books using Kindle for Android and Kindle for iPhone, long before I bought a Kindle.
shermanp: To the OP:
Buying from Barnes & Noble is relatively easy. First, you need a valid US address to put in their system (google should be your friend here..), and a US IP address.
B&N will happily accept international credit cards for buying ebooks.
You can use a proxy or VPN service to get a US IP address. You only need the US IP when purchasing. Once purchased, books can be downloaded from anywhere in the world.
The Kobo cannot (as far as I know) currently read books "protected" by B&N DRM -- but the DRM is easy to strip from the file, and the epub doesn't need to be converted to read on the Kobo.