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#92901 8-Nov-2011 23:07
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Hi There!

Anyone going up to the USA any time before xmas, that wouldn't mind me shipping a Kindle Fire to thier address? I am keen to have one for myself for xmas, I am happy to pay a small handling fee if required. 

Thanks.

 

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  #542886 8-Nov-2011 23:10
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Have you considered using a mail forwarding service like Shipitto?

We have a guide on it here: http://www.androidnz.net/2011/10/how-to-use-mail-forwarding-service-to.html




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  #542888 8-Nov-2011 23:24
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It's fairly expensive, and runs the chances of attracting import tax.

 
 
 
 


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  #542918 9-Nov-2011 07:19
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Just remember the Kindle Fire uses services (music, video) that are not available in New Zealand.




 

 

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  #543021 9-Nov-2011 11:04
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Yeah you'd probably need to use a vpn to make the most of it




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  #543045 9-Nov-2011 11:53
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lokhor: Yeah you'd probably need to use a vpn to make the most of it


A US credit card/billing address is what is required for the amazon appstore on other android devices. I assume its the same for the Kindle Fire.

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  #543046 9-Nov-2011 11:58
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That's not the case for movies and music, as those service check your current location based on IP address.

It's also the same for Kindle books. If you have a US credit card but most of your purchases are made from a non-US IP address they will flag your account and suspend it.




 

 

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  #543049 9-Nov-2011 12:00
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Hmm yah ok I wasn't aware of all of those limitations (I knew of some like Music/Video's which I don't care about). I'll hold off for now I think (Though at that price it's hardly the end of the world).

 
 
 
 


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  #548698 23-Nov-2011 00:40
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Heya,

I just got my Kindle Fire in the post today. Tuesday 22nd Nov.

Pre-ordered on the7th of November using my NZ credit card.

I had to set up a forwarding agent first for a US address. Bongo's was my considered choice.

Bongos sent it as soon as it got there. Win.

Cost:

Kindle Fire $262 NZD ( I let bank convert as Amazon takes $$$ cut, would have been $272 ish)

Signing up to Bongo: $6 NZD

Shipping to Wellington, New Zealand: $ 78 NZD

Pricey? Yes. Worth it - Defiantly.

I have side loaded apps on as its impossible to download any via Amazons website - Haters.

All up its a bit of a mission but a fun one and nice to have somthing few kiwis will for some time!

Happy hunting.

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