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Is Amazon Kindle 3 available in Singapore

Post by econtse » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:27 am

Kindle 3 sounds good and cheap when comparing to ipad.
Also, I don't think I need a Tablet as my ebook reader to read my pdf document.

I checked gumtree and craiglist. Most of them charging for S$40-50 on top of the total importing cost.

Any one know any place selling Kindle at better price?

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Re: Is Amazon Kindle 3 available in Singapore

Post by ecureilx » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:34 pm

econtse wrote:Kindle 3 sounds good and cheap when comparing to ipad.
Also, I don't think I need a Tablet as my ebook reader to read my pdf document.

I checked gumtree and craiglist. Most of them charging for S$40-50 on top of the total importing cost.

Any one know any place selling Kindle at better price?
A friend of mine is selling, but .. he is essentially importing and selling it ..

So .. better get direct .. online is the best bet ..

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Post by econtse » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:38 pm

yea, I am thinking of direct deal but Amazon will not ship kindle to singapore.

Actually I notice a shop in Funan selling Kindle 2 and 3.
Once the sales lady told me Kindle 2 is selling @S$330, I walk way....

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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:40 pm

econtse wrote:yea, I am thinking of direct deal but Amazon will not ship kindle to singapore.

Actually I notice a shop in Funan selling Kindle 2 and 3.
Once the sales lady told me Kindle 2 is selling @S$330, I walk way....
The did ship a few to my colleagues at work, who got them direct from Amazon .. I was there when they ripped the packing ...

Let me find out for you on Monday how they did it .

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Post by econtse » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:43 pm

Oh really! Thanks Ecureilx

that would be greatly as we can skip all the middleman and transaction cost.
look forward to your update..

cheers

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 3:27 pm

ecureilx wrote:
econtse wrote:yea, I am thinking of direct deal but Amazon will not ship kindle to singapore.

Actually I notice a shop in Funan selling Kindle 2 and 3.
Once the sales lady told me Kindle 2 is selling @S$330, I walk way....
The did ship a few to my colleagues at work, who got them direct from Amazon .. I was there when they ripped the packing ...

Let me find out for you on Monday how they did it .
While you're at it, could you tell me too? I'm sorting something out right now as well.
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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 4:17 pm

nakatago wrote:While you're at it, could you tell me too? I'm sorting something out right now as well.
Sure sir .. on Monday :D :D

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Post by happigal » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 5:25 pm

Order from Amazon and use vpost or borderlinx to ship it to Singapore.

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 5:29 pm

happigal wrote:Order from Amazon and use vpost or borderlinx to ship it to Singapore.
Those two have spotty track records. Moreover, ecureilx's pals claim they were directly shipped. At the very least, I want to hear how they did it/what they did before using either of them.
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Post by mrdodge » Sat, 10 Sep 2011 8:45 pm

I don't think gettig a kindle is so much of a problem, but the thing that has put me off is the fact that singapore is not in amazons list of supported countries and the various workarounds - gift cards, vans etc - all seem to be variously unreliable or just too much trouble. I would be more than interested to hear of people's experiences.

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Post by econtse » Sun, 11 Sep 2011 1:36 pm

Hi All
I searched around last night, finally I found some one selling kindle 3 @S$160 in hardwarezone marketplace. I called the guy and got my kindle in Holland village this morning.

can believe it's even lower than direct order from amazon.
USD$114 (wifi + special offer) + USD$21 (shipping) * 1.22 (FX Rate) = S$165.

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Post by Modery » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:03 pm

I got mine with the help of Borderlinx too, as well as some accessories later (reading light, e.g.)

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Post by adione » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 3:00 pm

Bought a Nook eReader and got it deliver using vPost, straight to my home door.
For first time customer fo vPost there're promos and other discounts based on the credit card you are using to pay.
The shipping from their US address to SG took about 4 working days, instructions and tracking on the website are Ok

The whole thing can be done easily online and didn't take much time.

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