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Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby 2Enigma » 01 Jun 2013, 01:04

I just don't think Kindle is worth it anymore. I can get the same book on my droid, adjust the text and read just like I did on my now mothballed Kindle. Also, I prefer Audible.com but, admittedly, there are a number of titles that don't show up. I am currently listening to Steven Hawkin's books. WOW!
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby Taiwan_Student » 02 Jun 2013, 00:35

2Enigma wrote:I just don't think Kindle is worth it anymore. I can get the same book on my droid, adjust the text and read just like I did on my now mothballed Kindle. Also, I prefer Audible.com but, admittedly, there are a number of titles that don't show up. I am currently listening to Steven Hawkin's books. WOW!


Here Here... except for Audible Book player on my Droid keeps crashing every ten minutes and the fact that I can't see my droid phone's screen outside or even in a vehicle these bright sunny days.

But you are right. I hardly touch my kindle if I'm in the house and am not listening to an audio book. If they fix the crashing problem, I really won't touch my kindle except while out in the field. I don't know why it crashes. I also have Overdrive, an audio book app from my public library that never crashes.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby Icon » 25 Jul 2013, 15:24

OK, my new smartphone/pad (Padfone Infinity with the added 10 inch shell pad) has this Amazon Kindle feature. I was browsing it last night, you can purchase books and magazines. Now, I am particularly interested in magazines. Has anyone compared the magazine prices/quality/features between Amazon Kindle and Zinio? I will be using a local credit card to purchase the stuff, no US no VPN no runaround, just simple DL the purchased stuff -at least I think it is simple.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby eggds » 28 Feb 2015, 17:48

I'm writing this on the behalf of my gf: Does anyone know where I can get hold of kindle books in traditional Chinese? I'm aware that you can get it on amazon.cn, but it's all in simplified Chinese.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby MPenguin » 05 Mar 2015, 13:04

2Enigma wrote:I just don't think Kindle is worth it anymore. I can get the same book on my droid, adjust the text and read just like I did on my now mothballed Kindle. Also, I prefer Audible.com but, admittedly, there are a number of titles that don't show up. I am currently listening to Steven Hawkin's books. WOW!


A tablet is definitely nice (I don't have one but would like one for other reasons), but that kind of defeats the point of the Kindle.

I don't want to stare at a tablet or computer monitor for hours. It hurts my eyes. I'm not as young as I used to be, my eyes dry out, and they get sore.
Kindles use e-ink/e-paper. It's the same as starting at a paper book. It doesn't hurt my eyes. Even the backlit Paperwhite is the same. You can read it from any angle, still get audiobooks, and you can look at it for hours because it's "natural", unlike an LED screen.

For a reader like me, it's perfect. Still rockin' a Kindle Keyboard keyboard. May upgrade to a Paperwhite/Voyager in the future, but I'm in no rush.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby Poagao » 06 Mar 2015, 00:32

Anyone know of a shop in Taiwan that sells Kindle Voyages? I'd like to at least get a look at one, and amazon won't ship them here.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby Abacus » 06 Mar 2015, 07:32

Reasons to buy a Kindle:

It's not a backlit screen and is much better for you than a smartphone/tablet.
Significantly longer battery life although that's not important if you only use it at home.

But for an occasional reader a smartphone/tablet will do fine.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby kelake » 14 Jun 2016, 10:47

I guess this is old news but since Amazon no longer ships Kindles to Taiwan (I had 2 shipped here previously) what other similar options exist in Taiwan? We have a couple of Kobos but they don't list Taiwan as having retailers. I don't want my kids reading from a smartphone or iPad like I see so many people doing here.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby cfimages » 14 Jun 2016, 11:03

kelake wrote:I guess this is old news but since Amazon no longer ships Kindles to Taiwan (I had 2 shipped here previously) what other similar options exist in Taiwan? We have a couple of Kobos but they don't list Taiwan as having retailers. I don't want my kids reading from a smartphone or iPad like I see so many people doing here.


Apparently they do, but you've got to go to a different section. You've specifically got to go to the International Shipping section and buy it from there, not the regular section.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... rds=kindle

I haven't tried it however. A friend gave me the link when I mentioned the same shipping issue but I ended up buying one in a store when I was in Japan a few weeks ago so didn't need to test it.
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Re: Amazon Kindle in Taiwan

Postby lostinasia » 14 Jun 2016, 11:16

kelake wrote:I guess this is old news but since Amazon no longer ships Kindles to Taiwan (I had 2 shipped here previously) what other similar options exist in Taiwan? We have a couple of Kobos but they don't list Taiwan as having retailers. I don't want my kids reading from a smartphone or iPad like I see so many people doing here.

I'm not sure when that changed, but it's (worrying!) news to me - I had my first Kindle shipped here without any issues, but that was a number of years ago; I bought my second one when I was in Canada last summer, but I think that was just to save a few bucks on shipping.

I know when I bought a Paperwhite last summer, not all of the Kindles could be shipped internationally, so maybe other Kindle versions can be shipped to Taiwan - but I just had a look through amazon.com and I'm getting "does not ship to New Taipei City, Taiwan; Republic of China" for all of them.

My next step would be messing around with amazon.cn and see if it's more useful.

Oh, ninja'd by cfimages. OK, here's the link for the Paperwhite as listed on the page cfimages links to: that seems to work OK. No idea how we're suppose to find that unless someone gives us a link; it certainly wasn't easy to find from the normal Amazon Kindle pages.
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