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Posted on 11 Jan 2012 20:09:37 GMT
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Posted on 11 Jan 2012 20:14:36 GMT
J. Tack says:
Re Norm, your reply is typical of my complaint about unnecessary rudeness. Whether or not I am resourceful is unimportant, I sort advice about US credit cards, not how to disguise IP addresses or get US .com accounts. This forum is headed KF UK release, so it seemed a natural start point. As it happens it was straight forward to download a file manager followed by the relevant .apk files for the free programs I want, but this doesn't let me buy from the Amazon App Store, so it's only a partial solution.

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 06:50:43 GMT
S. J. Ely says:
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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 07:27:23 GMT
Clagg says:
No!!!!! It isn't released in the UK yet, hence no apps.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 09:47:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2012 09:48:16 GMT
Oofy Prosser says:
If you'd taken the time to read previous posts on this thread (and other threads re the fire) you would realise what a silly question you've just posted.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 10:07:20 GMT
DC says:
Google is likely to be your best friend.

Alternatively, you might want to wait a week or so. It is possible that Amazon might be getting ready to make an announcement affecting the UK. (No hard facts, just rumours).

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 10:17:42 GMT
J. Tack says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 11:06:00 GMT
Oofy Prosser says:
His question has been asked and answered before so many times I've lost count. Why can't people RTFB before posting?

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 11:32:11 GMT
J. Tack says:
There are currently 233 posts and someone new seeking help may not be aware of the etiquette. I was "shouted" at for asking a question that had not been asked before because people jumped to the conclusion that I was asking about buying apps in the UK, so they didn't bother to read the post in full. I participate in and contribute to a number of IT forums and have never come across such a judgmental group as can be found here

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 11:48:38 GMT
Damaskcat says:
Are you being a tad judgemental yourself perhaps? I see no logic in asking anything about the workings of a device which is not available in the UK on a UK forum. Perhaps you could enlighten me about why anyone would ask for information about a US device on a UK forum - surely the best place for answers would be Amazon.com?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 12:17:31 GMT
J. Tack says:
Quite simply because whether or not Amazon have released the product in the UK there are lots of us who have already got them, mostly I suspect as Xmas presents from people who have visited the States. My own was sent to me by a US IT supplier as a gift and a friend got hers from her husband who works in the States and neither of us gave a moments thought to the availability of Apps in the UK when we received them. As for being judgmental my daughter put it quite succinctly - you don't need anger management you just need people to stop pissing you off

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 12:21:37 GMT
Damaskcat says:
I can't understand why anyone in the US would buy a device for someone in the UK when Amazon have told their US customers that it will not work properly outside the US. Still I suppose it takes all sorts.

By the way it takes a great deal more than any post on a foum to make me angry so your remark is wasted on me:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 12:31:38 GMT
J. Tack says:
perhaps they didn't read the small print or just thought they were being generous. I'm not angry, just disappointed that when someone seeks help they are belittled for asking silly questions. I suspect my supplier knows more about IT than most contributors on this forum and thought I would appreciate being given a KF (which I do) without realizing that there would be restrictions on its use over here. It is still perfectly useable and since I added some card games for my wife she is using it in favour of her iPhone as it has a larger screen. When the time comes I shall buy more from the Amazon store but for the time being I shall have to use my workaround to get free apps

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 12:39:21 GMT
Damaskcat says:
But few people are going to be in a position to help the person asking the question on this forum.

If you're pleased with your Kindle Fire then that's good for you. Personally I would not want one until they are available in the UK - and perhaps not even then as I prefer a Kindle e-reader for reading rather than a backlit device and I rarely watch films.

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 23:13:59 GMT
Garscadden says:
The fact remains that the questions being asked have already been answered in the main - I really dont' think it is more rude to tell the asker to RTFT than to ask a question that has already been answered, thus indicating you are too lazy to actually look for an answer.

In the case of the IT supplier - if they really are IT literate they ere probably expecting the recipient to also be IT literate, in which case the recipient wouldn't be asking questions here, but would have, you know, used Google to find instructions as to how to load apps, or just have gone straight to the XDA forums.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 23:28:38 GMT
J. Tack says:
Why don't you guys read the post instead of responding to a question that was not asked. 1. The IT supplier sent me the KF as a gift and being IT literate I did not ask how to load programs 2. Mistakenly I assumed that other UK KF users would have explored all the options for buying software and I wanted to know whether anyone knew of a prepaid US credit card that I could use. Simple answer should have been no we don't, not a bloody lecture, some of which has not even come from KF users, but people who seem to think they know all the answers when it is apparent they don't. If someone stops you in the street to ask for directions do you tell them to read the road signs, buy an A-Z, or do you try to help. No-one forces you to answer questions in this forum, so stop being so bloody minded and be a bit more helpful. You never know, you might be grateful for some help yourself one day

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 23:39:41 GMT
N. Williams says:
Apps can be downloaded in the Uk from getjar.com.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 10:14:52 GMT
J. H says:
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Posted on 24 Jan 2012 14:45:20 GMT
I had a Kindle Fire shipped over to me in the Uk last month and its working perfectly.

I synched it with my American girlfriends US credit card and Billing address and have full access to all apps and features. It works fine but you need a US card to download from the app store, even for free apps.

Cheers

Liam

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 14:46:43 GMT
Amazon will have to release the app store in the UK before the device, the rumours I have heard are around March time.

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 15:42:35 GMT
ChrisJ says:
The rumours I heard are around January 2012: as published in the British Press (well... in the Daily Mail!).

ANYTHING that is not on the front page of Amazon is pure guess work and not worth calling a rumour!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 15:50:32 GMT
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Posted on 24 Jan 2012 19:22:15 GMT
J. H says:
"It has now also been rolled out in Australia"

Amazon don't even have an aussie site........

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 16:50:36 GMT
this forum is starting to border on the ridiclilous...ie i love my kindle,i wrap it up nice and warm,i am waiting patiently to hear of someone sha@@ing their kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 16:53:45 GMT
Damaskcat says:
Unless of course they're selling it from the US site - but it certainly doesn't look like it as it still says US customers only.
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