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Initial post: 21 Apr 2012, 16:01:23 BST
i am a Brit in china. i want a kindle, but Amazon won't ship one here...... If I buy the kindle on amazon.cn will it accept english books? can i download books on to it from amazon.co.uk? Is this all going to be a nightmare when I return to the UK? Please advise.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2012, 16:11:00 BST
Maria says:
I think Amazon Customer services would be the best place for you to ask. Unless there is a poster here who has experience of this.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 16:21:45 BST
CBRetriever says:
kindles are only sold on

amazon.com
amazon.es
amazon.co.uk
amazon.de
amazon.fr
amazon.it

so you won't be able to buy one on amazon.cn, so that's one worry gone
and they only support, as far as menus and dictionaries, the following languages:

english (american & british)
german
italian
french
spanish
portuguese (brazilian)

so there's your other worry gone. There's one more big hurdle, though:

Amazon canoot send kindles or kindle content to China (books could be a problem)

Posted on 21 Apr 2012, 17:41:27 BST
Jimbob says:
I travel in China frequently, and buy books / get them delivered via wispersync whilst there, with minimal problems.

Your first hurdle is getting your hands on the hardware.... Can someone pick one up in the airport and hand carry it over to you?
Second issue is the set up.... Do you have a UK account and UK creditcard / bank account you could use to pay for books?
3rd issue is the 3G does not work (well not where I have traveled) so you need access to wifi which allows you to hook up easily, i.e. not works network where they might use websence to block some sights etc.

However if you cannot get the wifi set up you can always download onto your computer and transfer by cable supplied.

I mainly bought the kindle because I travel and was bored having to buy books in airports at huge cost...... now I always have a list of books to choose from. Problem is I am not able to share used books with fellow travellers now. But its done for me what I wanted, even in china!

Posted on 30 May 2012, 15:40:16 BST
Hi, quick question: are there any restrictions on books for the Kindle in China? I'm moving there in the near future, and if I wanted to download and read 1984, for example, would that be allowed?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 15:43:45 BST
Damaskcat says:
Judging by the post above which said Amazon don't sell Kindles or e-books to China - so you could have some problems even though people who are staying there temporarily seem to manage ok.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012, 16:06:26 BST
Well it seems you can get Kindle's in China. I bought one (brand new) on the Chinese 'ebay' for half the UK price. Like everything else here it's probably a copy...... but it works and I'm happy. As for not sending Kindle content to China........ this only applies if you use the Chinese internet without a VPN. I've no problem getting content. As for the language..... being a 'Brit in China' means I like to read my books in english.

Posted on 8 Jan 2015, 13:02:49 GMT
Dan says:
Kindles can be bought on amazon.cn

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2015, 14:11:47 GMT
Denis Powell says:
A lot has changed in the nearly 3 years since the post before yours.

Posted on 21 Jun 2016, 22:00:48 BST
How long are deliveres typically taking is it the first date on the estimate on amazon I ordered makeup on the 15 June It says between the 23/06 it's now the 20th but also says it could be the first of July just confusing is stuff Usually earlierv
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