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Initial post: 25 Jan 2012 17:45:52 GMT
I live in the UK but travel a lot abroad for work. I am currently in Germany for a month and just logged into Amazon.co.uk to buy some kindle books in English but I get a message saying: "The Kindle Store at Amazon.co.uk is for UK customers only" and I am not able to buy any Kindle books. Why is this?

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 17:49:17 GMT
Lucy Lou says:
Because you're in Germany!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 17:50:03 GMT
walrus says:
check your country settings in "manage your kindle"

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 17:51:23 GMT
Denis Powell says:
You'd have to contact Amazon for rhe definitive answer, but do you by any chance have a non UK credit card registered to your account?

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 18:25:11 GMT
Bookie says:
I'm confused too............I have a 3G and thought I could use 3G when not in UK if I wanted to download (buy) books. I have .uk Amazon account and a UK card registered. So I won't be able to? Not a big deal, I have plenty but would like to understand this please.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 18:28:59 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Ant, if you're a UK citizen with a UK address and a UK credit card you shouldn't have a problem.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 18:31:57 GMT
Maria says:
I believe you are correct, & would contact C.S. if I were you.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 18:32:57 GMT
Maria says:
Crossed posts . Sorry Denis.

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 19:31:24 GMT
Martine says:
I have bought and downloaded books while in France. My account is UK.

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 19:42:46 GMT
Bookie says:
Thanks Dennis, Maria and Martine. That's me sorted.

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 12:15:44 GMT
My permanent address is in the UK and my credit card is registered in the UK. I really don't understand.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 12:17:41 GMT
J. H says:
You should be able to, you need to contact CS to sort it for you.

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 12:21:02 GMT
Dee Watcher says:
Have you tried logging on to your account? It may be that the system is working of the URL you are using. If you log on to your account, then the system will know that you are a UK user.

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 16:45:08 GMT
La Maja says:
I have no problems downloading books in a remote mountain area in southern Spain with UK Account.

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 18:58:15 GMT
Rumpole says:
I have bought books in Africa, in Asia, in Spain, Italy and in the USA with my 3G Kindle without any problems.
On one prolonged trip to the States I re-registered the Kindle in the US and bought books from Amazon.com. When I returned home, I changed the country in the setting back to the UK.
Since then it has remained registered to the UK and, despite buying lots of books on holiday and having my daily paper delivered to my Kindle, I haven't had any problem with connecting to the UK website.
However, the last time I downloaded books out of the UK was last September. Maybe things have been tightened up with the opening of various European Amazon sites?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 20:04:06 GMT
bluecat says:
Have you already registered and used your kindle whilst in the UK? If so, then I'm not sure what the problem is and you will need to get in touch with CS.

If this is the first time you have used it then you will probably have to wait until you are back in the UK to register it to your uk account.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 02:43:44 BDT
terryt says:
can't be the reason, I have bought books for my uk kindle in Canada :)

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 08:18:06 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Probably because you aren't actually living there - just visiting?
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