There is a newer post about Kindle Touch in UK here.
This post is a contribution from my good friend, Matthew. He bought a kindle touch from amazon.com. And yes, it works perfectly in U.K.
Buying a kindle touch in U.K. from amazon.com has a few more steps and cost some extra pounds. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to buy a kindle touch in the U.K.
How to buy kindle touch in U.K.
1. First you need a virtual U.S. Address and international mail service. Borderlinx will do these for you. Borderlinx lets non-U.S. customers shop from U.S. online store by using its address as shipping address. After you finish shopping, the company will ship items to your real address which can be anywhere worldwide.
So, get started by registering at Borderlinx.
2. Second, go to Amazon.com kindle page.
- For kindle touch wifi – click here
- For kindle touch 3g – click here
And add product to cart. Don’t forget to browse kindle touch accessories store. If you want a cover or charger, you should buy them from Amazon.com too because they’re not available in U.K. market. After finish shopping, Proceed to check out.
3. Next step is to create an amazon.com account if you don’t currently have one. Then you’ll be asked to enter some information. You can use your U.K. credit card and U.K. address as payment method and billing address respectively. But, remember to enter your Borderlinx address as a shipping address.
4. Now relax and wait for your kindle touch to arrive at Borderlinx (usually within 5-8 days). Then Borderlinx will send you a confirmation email and your kindle touch will be dispatched to U.K.
Does kindle touch work in U.K.?
Kindle touch and kindle touch 3g work perfectly in U.K. You can register your kindle touch to Amazon.co.uk account and purchase books form Amaozon.co.uk. However, please note that the menu item “Shop in kindle store” will not work because it’s linked to amazon.com. Alternatively, you can open web browser in your kindle touch, go to amazon.co.uk and purchase e-books without problem.
How much does it cost?
You can estimate extra cost on kindle touch using total cost calculator provide by Borderlinx. For kindle touch, enter following value.
Approximately, you have to pay extra £50-£70 for vat, duty and shipping. If you have any question about Borderlinx, a live customer support is here to help.
Can I buy kindle touch with special offers?
Kindle with special offers comes with ads, so it has cheaper price. It works fine in U.K. Ads will be displayed as screensaver and below home screen. It’s another option you can buy. And in case you don’t like the ads, you can pay to remove them later.