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[Amazon.ca] Kindle = $65 & Kindle Paperwhite = $120

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[Amazon.ca] Kindle = $65 & Kindle Paperwhite = $120

Limited time.

Regular Kindle on-sale for $65. (Reg. $80): http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00KDRU028/ref= ... _i=desktop

Paperwhite on-sale for $120. (Reg. $140)http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00QJDU3KY/ref=fs_clw

They also have the Paperwhite 3G on-sale for $190. (Reg. $210):http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00QJDOC60/ref=ods_dps_ca

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Reviewers said Amazon Kindle of not good for Canadians.
Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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If I buy a Kindle from Amazon.ca would I be able to use my Amazon.com account on it?

The Canadian Kindle store is pretty pathetic compared to the American one so I never bothered to migrate my old account and I don’t want to be forced to do that if I get one of these.

EDIT: Nevermind, got my answer: Yeah you can use it with an Amazon.com account. Might want to mark it as a gift so so there's no account registered with the device so you can use another account immediately.
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Marphyin wrote: Reviewers said Amazon Kindle of not good for Canadians.
Really? What were the issues? I've had a couple kindle's for the last three or four years and haven't had many issues. They're pretty simple devices. I'm not questioning you, just curious what I'm missing out on.
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Yes you can still use your Amazon.com account with the Kindle. You will only be able to purchase Kindle titles in the U.S not Canada..
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arth33 wrote: Really? What were the issues? I've had a couple kindle's for the last three or four years and haven't had many issues. They're pretty simple devices. I'm not questioning you, just curious what I'm missing out on.
The main issue with kindles is the file formats they read. The major non-kindle format is epub, which kindles can't read at all. It is also the format the canadian libraries use.

Because of this you can't read canadian library e-books without downloading the ebook in epub, stripping it of its DRM, and converting it to .mobi, and then sending it your kindle.

In comparison Kobo devices read epub natively and can read borrowed library ebooks without converting them.

That's the only real problem with canadians and kindles, aside from the selection on amazon itself.
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spiralspirit wrote: The main issue with kindles is the file formats they read. The major non-kindle format is epub, which kindles can't read at all. It is also the format the canadian libraries use.

Because of this you can't read canadian library e-books without downloading the ebook in epub, stripping it of its DRM, and converting it to .mobi, and then sending it your kindle.

In comparison Kobo devices read epub natively and can read borrowed library ebooks without converting them.

That's the only real problem with canadians and kindles, aside from the selection on amazon itself.
Yeah, it's a minor annoyance, but converting is very easy and usually quite well done. Considering how long it take me to read a book, I really don't mind the extra minute of prep work upfront.
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Pretty small discounts ranging from $15-20. extremely unimpressed
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wildzero wrote: Yeah, it's a minor annoyance, but converting is very easy and usually quite well done. Considering how long it take me to read a book, I really don't mind the extra minute of prep work upfront.
It's just annoying, and a move to try to restrict where people can get their books from. If you got your grandparents a kindle, they'd have problems converting the books and end up just buying stuff off amazon. That's the point.
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For what's it worth to anyone...I have found the dependability of the Kindle miles above that of the Kobo readers...went through a Kobo a year...been about 3 years with my Kindle....maybe I got 3 bad ones???....but I will say the Kobo has a great warranty...if you can get a person to answer the phone.

For those with issues on formats I use the free Calibre software to convert my books....works great...

Hope that helps
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a few months ago paperwhite was $99 for students. Hopefully there is further discount on Friday.
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I bought a kindle paperwhite from amazon.ca two month ago, then I tried to buy ebooks from amazon.com. I have an amazon.com account with a US address. They checked my IP during the transaction and said I'm in the wrong country.
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ecc29 wrote: I bought a kindle paperwhite from amazon.ca two month ago, then I tried to buy ebooks from amazon.com. I have an amazon.com account with a US address. They checked my IP during the transaction and said I'm in the wrong country.
Adjusting your IP using your VPN will resolve that issue.
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ecc29 wrote: I bought a kindle paperwhite from amazon.ca two month ago, then I tried to buy ebooks from amazon.com. I have an amazon.com account with a US address. They checked my IP during the transaction and said I'm in the wrong country.
That doesn't make sense. If you're on a trip and decide to buy a travel book, it should be an option to be able to do so. The last time I bought a Kindle book on amazon.com was back in late September.
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ecc29 wrote: I bought a kindle paperwhite from amazon.ca two month ago, then I tried to buy ebooks from amazon.com. I have an amazon.com account with a US address. They checked my IP during the transaction and said I'm in the wrong country.
They don't check your IP.

It's more likely that when you bought your Paperwhite from Amazon.ca it came pre-registered to your Amazon.ca account, which is Canadian.
So to use it on the US Kindle store (amazon.com) you first need to de-register it from your Amazon.ca account and register it with your Amazon.com one.

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