Should I Kindle outside the U.S., or will I get burned?
August 9, 2008 11:15 PM Subscribe
Any Non-U.S. users of Amazon's Kindle (or other E-reader) out there? Can you tell me how it's working out for you? I'm trying to decide whether to splurge for my birthday, and really don't want to invest that much money in a mistake.
posted by taz to technology (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in Greece, where books in English are very expensive and the selection is minimal. My suboptimal option is to order books from Amazon UK, pay the extra shipping, and walk about a mile to the P.O. to stand in line and pick them up when they arrive. So, books are really "treats" for me, which is unfortunate since I'm an avid reader.
Kindle sounds like a pretty good solution, though paying a high price for technology/software that I won't be able to use (wireless connectivity, etc.) bugs me a lot, and I'm wondering if there is anything else about it that would make me rue the decision? Should I wait and hope they make some version that isn't U.S. only? Is there a more intelligent choice than Kindle in my circumstances?
If you live (or have travelled extensively with it, downloaded books, etc.) outside the U.S. and have experience, can you help guide me?