I already have an iPad and I love it to bits, but something about Kindle Fire caught my eye and I needed to take it for a spin. The only problem was that I don’t live in the US and Amazon only sells the Kindle Fire for the US market. So I set out to find a way to get my hands on the Kindle Fire after all.
Does the Kindle Fire Work Outside the US?
First of all this is a pretty important point that I need to address. The answer is yes and no. Newsstand, Books, Music, Docs and Web works just fine – however you need to do a little workaround in order to get Apps and Video working: How to use the Kindle Fire From Outside the US. The good thing is that it is very easy to get the Kindle to work from anywhere in the world. So now that we have that settled lets move on and see what our options are for buying the Kindle Fire from outside the US.
How to Buy the Kindle Fire From Amazon
When you take a look at the sales page for the Kindle Fire it says U.S. only and there is no way that Amazon will make an exception and ship the Kindle to Outside the US. So what you need is a middleman in the US.
Some of you might have a relative in the States who can buy the Kindle Fire for you and have it shipped over. For all of you who don’t have relatives in the US you can use a US fulfillment company instead. A long range of companies has specialized in relaying packages for customers outside the US. Simply have your order shipped to one of these companies and they will ship it on to you.
Use a US Order Fulfillment Service to Buy the Kindle Fire From Outside the US
What you need to do is create an account with a fulfillment company. There are several on the market and here I have listed a few of them:
Once signed up you will get a unique address with one of the companies, and you can use this address when buying the Kindle Fire from Amazon. Simply put in the address you get from one of the above shipping companies when checking out from your Amazon purchase, and the package will be forwarded to you. It is really that simple.
So if you want to purchase a Kindle Fire and you live outside the US, then this is the way to go. Unless of course you have relatives or friends in the states who can make the purchase for you.
Once you have received your Kindle Fire make sure to read the article: How to Use the Kindle Fire Outside the US and learn how you can install on it without a US credit card and avoid the regional block.