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#92937 9-Nov-2011 14:17
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Some time back someone advised buying from Amazon in US$ rather than NZ$, whereby the conversion would be done on the credit card and would be cheaper than having Amazon do the conversion.

I made the mistake when I bought my kindle and bought in NZ$. 

But now that I am buying ebooks, I want to change back to buying in US$ but can't find out how to do this.  The only available option is to use the 1-click option and there is no opportunity to choose to buy in NZ or US$.

Is this able to be changed

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  #543138 9-Nov-2011 14:21
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I'm not certain that you get a significantly better deal buying in US$. Once you take into account the CC margin/fees you may have to pay it's probably pretty borderline.

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  #543188 9-Nov-2011 15:54
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Just checked from a book I purchased a few days ago. It bills in USD by default. @bazzer it does make quite a large difference. When I first looked and used the NZD option there was no real difference between purchasing from Amazon and getting from DSE. Once i used USD it brought the overall price down by $30.







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  #543197 9-Nov-2011 16:01
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But do you have the option to buy an ebook in US$?  My point is that you can only use the 1-click option to buy and you don't know whether you are being charged in US or NZ$.

I suspect that it defaults to how you bought your original kindle, and I chose (in ignorance) to buy in NZ$.

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  #543432 10-Nov-2011 06:47
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Test it. For me it is in USD and I would be surprised if they would bother to use what you purchased the kindle using especially with no option to change it but the easiest way to be sure is buy a book. There are some very good books for 99US cents.







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