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Mervifwdc 28 Oct 2012 14:22

How do I get a Kindle in Argentina?
 
Hi,

I'm on the road in Argentina (well, once my wheelbearing is fixed I will be....) and am looking to get a wifi+3G kindle. Amazon will not ship one here, I have an offer by a USA based buddy to buy one and ship it to me.

Before I had down that route, has anyone else got a better idea to get one?

Thanks!
Merv.

Mervifwdc 28 Oct 2012 15:14

Hi,

Or on the very slim chance...

Is anyone flying in from a place where Kindles can be got to go to the Hubb meeting in Argentina in December? and if so, would they be feeling kindly, and might perhaps enjoy an Irish whiskey for a favor done?....
bier
:innocent::innocent::innocent:

Merv.

lachy 28 Oct 2012 15:32

if you ship a kindle to Argentina and it gets picked up at customs by AFIP (the tax authorities) you will have to pay 120USD or more to collect it. I have done it and had to pay the import duties. But yours may get through undetected.

Manolito 28 Oct 2012 16:20

There is a shop in BA that sells it for $1450 (U$S307).
If you are in a hurry, you can arrange with them and ship it to my house, and when you are in Rio Gallegos, I give it to you.

brclarke 28 Oct 2012 18:06

If you buy a Kindle, will you be able to download Amazon books onto it in Argentina?

Mervifwdc 28 Oct 2012 20:54

We really appreciate this! If I dont find anyone flying in from the states or the uk in the next while, we may well take you up on it!

Merv.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manolito (Post 398291)
There is a shop in BA that sells it for $1450 (U$S307).
If you are in a hurry, you can arrange with them and ship it to my house, and when you are in Rio Gallegos, I give it to you.


Manolito 29 Oct 2012 03:02

No problem :thumbup1:

Delbert 29 Oct 2012 03:57

As an aside
I just had my Kindle stolen in Rio (walking along Ipanema beach in broad day light).

I looked for one in the shops in Rio - they don't sell them there so ended up with 3 English books that weigh a ton and take up lots of room!

The_gypsy 31 Oct 2012 00:13

There is a shopping mall on Florida, Called Jardins. Full of computer stuff. I saw Kinles i8n there yesterday. This is downtown Buenos Aires, the tourist area.
The other option is Santiago, Chile. Have seen them in a number of shops there.


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