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By S M., 29-Jun-2014 14:56 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

I want to purchase a book for my grand-daughter who owns her own Kindle. Being 13 she does not have a credit card. How can I purchase a book from my Amazon account and have it download onto her Kindle devise?

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By Denis Powell, 29-Jun-2014 15:00 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 14:56 Europe/London

I want to purchase a book for my grand-daughter who owns her own Kindle. Being 13 she does not have a credit card. How can I purchase a book from my Amazon account and have it download onto her Kindle devise?

You can only do that if it's registered to your Amazon Account. If she has her own Amazon Account you can have a Gift Card emailed to her with details of the book to buy.

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By Bob, 29-Jun-2014 15:12 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 15:00 Europe/London

You can only do that if it's registered to your Amazon Account. If she has her own Amazon Account you can have a Gift Card emailed to her with details of the book to buy.

Yes it is a shame that we can't gift books like the USA can. It is nothing to do with any agreements of copyright as we can get books gifted from the USA even though we can't buy them from their site.

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By Denis Powell, 29-Jun-2014 15:23 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 15:12 Europe/London

Yes it is a shame that we can't gift books like the USA can. It is nothing to do with any agreements of copyright as we can get books gifted from the USA even though we can't buy them from their site.

I think it's because of the number of people who fail to follow the correct procedure or want the "money" instead of the book. There are posts in the .com forum almost every day. It's probably costing Customer Services significant sums to sort out. That's only a guess on my part.

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By Damaskcat, 29-Jun-2014 15:25 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 15:12 Europe/London

Yes it is a shame that we can't gift books like the USA can. It is nothing to do with any agreements of copyright as we can get books gifted from the USA even though we can't buy them from their site.

You can't actually - one of the American forum pros tried to gift me a book from the US site - it wouldn't work. Mind you that was last year some time so things may have changed.

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By Bob, 29-Jun-2014 15:39 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 15:25 Europe/London

You can't actually - one of the American forum pros tried to gift me a book from the US site - it wouldn't work. Mind you that was last year some time so things may have changed.

I often get them from authors and publishers the most recent one was Thursday last. However as Denis says it is open to abuse and you don't have to spend it on the book it is intended for. Thinking about it, it is only a glorified gift card and there is nothing to stop anyone in this country buying an email gift card for the correct amount. making up a fancy email and putting a link in to the book they want the recipient to buy with it, subject to the usual gift card rules.
There is a mention of copyright restrictions and you may have been unlucky and it was one of these, but from the help files there is no reason they should not be sent USA to UK

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200555070&qid=1404053185&sr=1-1

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By CBRetriever, 29-Jun-2014 16:04 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 15:39 Europe/London

I often get them from authors and publishers the most recent one was Thursday last. However as Denis says it is open to abuse and you don't have to spend it on the book it is intended for. Thinking about it, it is only a glorified gift card and there is nothing to stop anyone in this country buying an email gift card for the correct amount. making up a fancy email and putting a link in to the book they want the recipient to buy with it, subject to the usual gift card rules.
There is a mention of copyright restrictions and you may have been unlucky and it was one of these, but from the help files there is no reason they should not be sent USA to UK

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200555070&qid=1404053185&sr=1-1

gift cards aren't transferrable from store to store either

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By Bob, 29-Jun-2014 16:11 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 16:04 Europe/London

gift cards aren't transferrable from store to store either

No certainly not between sites but I can go on the .com site and buy one for use in the USA or someone in the USA can come to the .co.uk one and buy one for use in the UK.

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By CBRetriever, 29-Jun-2014 16:26 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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No certainly not between sites but I can go on the .com site and buy one for use in the USA or someone in the USA can come to the .co.uk one and buy one for use in the UK.

and gifting books only works if both parties are registered to amazon.com but the problem you run into with that is that the same book often has different publishers in the UK and in the US - I often see both versions (I am registered to amazon.com) and if I choose to gift the one that has a UK publisher that only has rights to sell ebooks in the UK and Europe, then my firend in the US can't receive it

in other words, I don't see the same books and the same prices as US residents or even UK residents registered to amazon.com. I bought a book for a friend in Croatia that was .99 cents for me, but 9.99 USD to him, but I first had him add it to a wish list and bought it from there, so I was sure I was getting a version he could download (we're both registered to amazon.com)

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By Bob, 29-Jun-2014 16:40 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 16:26 Europe/London

and gifting books only works if both parties are registered to amazon.com but the problem you run into with that is that the same book often has different publishers in the UK and in the US - I often see both versions (I am registered to amazon.com) and if I choose to gift the one that has a UK publisher that only has rights to sell ebooks in the UK and Europe, then my firend in the US can't receive it

in other words, I don't see the same books and the same prices as US residents or even UK residents registered to amazon.com. I bought a book for a friend in Croatia that was .99 cents for me, but 9.99 USD to him, but I first had him add it to a wish list and bought it from there, so I was sure I was getting a version he could download (we're both registered to amazon.com)

Although anyone can log in to any site with their existing log in details. I receive gifted books in my UK email address I click on accept the book it takes me to the .com site I log in using my UK details and get the book, it allows me to select my Kindle or other device and download it.
I can't post the complete email I receive as there are lots of graphics but some of the words below. Should you wish to see the complete email if you want to email me (my email address is on my profile) I will forward it to you, as the gift has been used it will do no harm and you can click the link to see it has been accepted.

"From: David VanDyke
Review Copy
Get your gift now
Click on the "Get your gift now" button above to accept your gift or exchange for Amazon.com gift credit."

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By CBRetriever, 29-Jun-2014 16:59 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 16:40 Europe/London

Although anyone can log in to any site with their existing log in details. I receive gifted books in my UK email address I click on accept the book it takes me to the .com site I log in using my UK details and get the book, it allows me to select my Kindle or other device and download it.
I can't post the complete email I receive as there are lots of graphics but some of the words below. Should you wish to see the complete email if you want to email me (my email address is on my profile) I will forward it to you, as the gift has been used it will do no harm and you can click the link to see it has been accepted.

"From: David VanDyke
Review Copy
Get your gift now
Click on the "Get your gift now" button above to accept your gift or exchange for Amazon.com gift credit."

that's because you have two accounts and if Amazon ever implements the removal of ebooks on kindles when you deregister from one site and register to another, you could potentially have a problem

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By Bob, 29-Jun-2014 17:05 Europe/London Permalink Report abuse

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29-Jun-2014 16:59 Europe/London

that's because you have two accounts and if Amazon ever implements the removal of ebooks on kindles when you deregister from one site and register to another, you could potentially have a problem

I don't have two accounts only the UK one the ones I have been gifted appear in my UK "manage your Kindle" list. If I try to access it via the .com site (It is called manage "Your Contents and Devices" )there, although I can see books I get this message and I can do nothing other than view.

Your digital account is currently registered at Amazon.co.uk.

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