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US customer needs to buy mp3 album from UK Amazon but geographical restrictions block me. Help!

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In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2014 18:06:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 May 2014 00:05:16 BDT
Dear Lady Lizzie,

I was wondering if you would be ever so kind as to help me out with a purchase on, as I'm here in the U.S.A., unable to buy it myself. I don't want to be a bother, but it's unavailable in amazon or iTunes here. I was hoping maybe you could send it to me, if it wasn't too much trouble. I would pay you back of course. I was hoping to complete my collection soon of Bananarama. Here is the link: Run To You Thank you so much for taking it into consideration. Have a great day. Cheers then!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2013 17:36:34 BDT
S. Webber says:
I have access to thousand of mp3 albums. Just e mail me with your requirements to:

Posted on 1 Oct 2013 20:37:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Oct 2013 21:06:58 BDT
I'm willing to help someone out if I have something they want that they can't find or some how send them an amazon gift card for two mp3s.
I don't know how tech smart some people are. you download a file. copy the file as many times as you like and send it on it's way to whoever. it seems people don't know that or something. but I'm not asking anyone to steal anything. I just want a copy of something you bought and I'm willing to pay you for the purchase or even offer a trade of something that maybe you couldn't get. I'm in the US trying to buy 2 Mp3s only available in the UK

Posted on 25 Aug 2013 15:02:22 BDT
kenpat says:
No wonder there's so much piracy. Not helped by Amazons much cheaper US pricing policy.

Posted on 24 Aug 2013 20:45:06 BDT
K. B. Abrams says:
Having the same issue trying to buy 2 mp3 songs from itunes Germany carries the same album and they have the same restrictions.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2013 15:21:13 GMT
T. Neeve says:
Yep, there are lots of UK citizens who spend time working abroad, and it would be nice to be able to download and listen to music instead of waiting tilll you get home and stuffing it on a portable player for next time. Amazon should check customers home address, not current IP address in order to get his relevant country. And.. get linux stuff working properly.. what is with using old outdated Flash player, have they not heard of HTML5?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2013 21:34:17 GMT
kenpat says:
Sounds good but how do you pay for them when your card is already registered in the UK!!!

Posted on 30 Dec 2012 19:45:50 GMT
The easiest way to do this, because i have a friend who has done this is to change you ip settings using a product called hide my ip. they don't know which country you are in. my friend regularly downloads USA only releases.Alternatively use a laptop dongle they change there ip each time they log on.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 17:13:46 GMT
BJ try my suggestion above. Buy the cd from the cheapest A. market seller. Rip the tracks that you want and then resell the cd. Another advantage of this is that you can photocopy the notes as dear old rapacious A. don't provide them on their mp3s. Good luck, Tom.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 14:27:39 GMT
Same position here, living abroad but with UK credit card registered to an NL address. Can't purchase because I'm not in UK nad also because my registered address is NL. I queried this and was advized to try as there are less restrictions, but they don't have the same music. Same story with i-Tunes. Pathetic!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2012 10:48:53 GMT
oldgrumps says:
Go to amazon and sign on with your US account, it works for me the other way around!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 22 Dec 2012 11:48:04 GMT
I could be talking rubbish here, but could you not buy the cd from a Market Seller (undercutting greedy Amazon themelves) and rip whatever MP3 s you want wherever you want. DVDs can be Region coded, although this is dying out. The way round that one was to buy an NTSC DVD player (NOT recorder) for about 20-30. It works beautifully. CDs have never been region coded as far as I know otherwise I would be in an asylum chucking buns at the wall. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2012 19:08:30 GMT
h3 says:
The reason I have a problem with region restrictions is big business is all for it when it benefits them. (i.e Not paying corporation tax).

But they are completely unwilling to let the consumer have the same benefits.

(As a member of the EU the consumer should be able to buy unrestricted from the cheapest place to buy anything. (i.e Mail Order - Alcohol / Cigerettes / Perfume from wherever is cheapest.)

If the companies incorporate (Which is the main design principle of the EU) where the tax is lowest I don't see why the consumer shouldn't be able to enjoy the same benefits.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 14:35:07 GMT
FairShare Music works well; I have bought a few albums off them and their price is comparable to Amazon's. Thanks for the recommendation!

Haven't tried but to be honest I am reluctant to go through any of Amazon's MP3 services at all after this. Even if it's not their fault, it's just the principle: they are one of the market's major players and I have great difficulty in believing that they have no influence whatsoever in this regard.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 00:08:52 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 05:08:07 GMT
Chris Wice says:
Hey growler20! I feel the exact same way. I've been trying to get "Silence Summons You (alternative version)" by Animal Kingdom for a long time and can't find it anywhere except on Amazon UK. I'd greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2012 01:29:21 GMT
Sill E Man says:
When the law is unjust, civil disobedience is a duty (paraphrasing Martin Luther King). Now music may not be a human civil right, but it's pretty important when dealing with all the other underhanded undermining of our genuine human rights every day in this world...

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2012 01:27:22 GMT
Sill E Man says:
torrent it, then find the private / personal management email address of the artist you like, and drop a subtle hint that you want to pay them some money and do they have a paypal or other method that you can use. Otherwise would they name a charity of their choice to donate to? I've thought about this often, even when I don't want to buy a physical CD nor pay full-whack for the album as a download.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2012 01:25:32 GMT
Sill E Man says:
Amazon are stupid, then. They need to tell record labels - stop p1ssing-off our punters, or we'll deny you our market place (one after Apple's one that is the only other famous one I can think of, so Amazon are actually in a position of power). The problem is there are so few record companies these days that they can cut off say 1/5th of Amazon's content with a single decision, and so Amazon feel they have to play ball. Amazon ought to be helping to challenge the backwards, exploitative old industry business models, tough titty if the selfish sods at the record companies don't like it - let people pirate their stuff some more if they didn't get the message yet!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2012 01:22:14 GMT
Sill E Man says:
Forget the legality (if you have the luxury of doing so), when it's so easy to download for free, who cares even if your friend in the UK takes a copy for himself without your permission? The point of the internet is to break-down international boundaries when it comes to services, but the record company geographic-based/control-based model is still hanging on grimly to even the like of Amazon and ituuuunes. Which is why I give them only a tiny proportion of my music spending and go direct to the bands as much as possible (at live shows) instead.

Posted on 26 Nov 2012 23:33:00 GMT
growler20 says:
I do hope the record companies read this. It makes me mad that so many people want to buy music, are prepared to pay for it but because of stupid geographical restrictions they are forcing people into piracy - they deserve all they get, I'm in the UK and if anybody wants anything geographically limited let me know - find me on hotmail(com)as growler20

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2012 23:28:15 GMT
BroInPho says:
Try fair share music dot com. You can purchase music not available in the States through your paypal account, and it looks legit.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2012 22:41:15 GMT
Have you tried I've downloaded from Germany before, it is on the site.

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 19:43:33 GMT
This is really irritating. I have lived in France since 2008 and was able to purchase MP3s from Amazon UK for ages without I have tried today and got slammed by geographical restrictions. Tried to purchase from Amazon FR. Still no go. Changed my default address to a UK one and tried through the UK site again. Didn't work. Changed it back to the French address and tried through Amazon FR using husband's computer (I have a UK proxy already and thought this might be confusing things). Still didn't work!! Totally frustrating and I'm just about to take my business elsewhere. This is absolutely nutty seeing as I have a Kindle that was purchased in the UK by my parents, which I now use in France, and which I download Kindle books to all the time from Amazon UK. Crazy...

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2012 21:20:34 GMT
Mr T J Clark says:
it's all a bit stupid. I'm a UK citizen, living in the UK, trying to order an mp3 file from uk... so no geographical limitations, right?

But I just keep getting the message that the file is only available to UK citizens!
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