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Re: [Flewelling] amazon, kindle, and me, a sad tale

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  • Paula Lieberman
    Publishers don t want someone buying the $1.00 edition from low-wages country instead of the $15.00 edition from the high wages country... the publisher gets a
    Message 1 of 16 , Apr 4, 2012
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      Publishers don't want someone buying the $1.00 edition from low-wages
      country instead of the $15.00 edition from the high wages country... the
      publisher gets a LOT less money.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Alexandra
      Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 5:53 AM
      To: Flewelling@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Flewelling] amazon, kindle, and me, a sad tale

      No way to test for me. When I bought that kindle book in .com they weren´t
      selling kindles in europe. And the account is now migrated to .es and it
      always redirects me there because all my amazon accounts use the same email.

      About taxes for books, in Spain are considered culture, so they get a 4%
      VAT. But ebooks were apparently not books, and they were taxed 16% (now
      that would be 18%).

      But I just read that the EU decided to set VAT for ebooks to same as normal
      books. So it should be 4% (not sure it is).
      UK is not in the union under the same regime as most other contries. So, no
      idea. But it would be crazy if you still were paying normal taxes and that
      was what is preventing you from getting the books from USA AND EU.

      About exchange rate, that has no effect. Amazon charges your card in the
      coin you buy it. And it's up to you, your bank and the credit card company
      to calculate what they'll charge you.

      On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:47 AM, <HBrown9628@...> wrote:

      > **
      > Ok now Im getting increasingly cross, the discussion on amazon uk's forums
      > seems to suggest its because digital books are classified as software
      > rather than books, hence of course us being taxed on ebooks when books are
      > vat
      > free etc. And that we are region locked as ITunes is, now what I need to
      > know is can people from countries outside the US who dont have publisher
      > deals
      > for Lynn's books, Germany does so have to exclude them from this, anyway
      > can people who this applies to purchase ebooks from countries other than
      > their own or not?
      > Helen
      > In a message dated 04/04/2012 08:09:30 GMT Daylight Time,
      > HBrown9628@... writes:
      > Well it used to be possible to switch back and forth but only if you
      > already had a .com account previously, if you try now you have to enter a
      > new US
      > address instead of your UK one and I don't want to do that as I'm ordering
      > from Amazon UK all the time for little things.
      > And don't worry I'm not tempted to go the dark and dodgy route, to honest
      > for my own good, but it is ironic that that's the only way apparently to
      > get
      > the ebooks here.
      > Oh well, I just have to hope that amazon get casket of souls with enough
      > stock to send me a copy near release date this year.
      > Oh well I shall continue my whining with amazon on their website, and
      > maybe
      > someone will get off their backside and sort this out for us :-).
      > Helen
      > In a message dated 04/04/2012 04:54:52 GMT Daylight Time,
      > _x0x0x.mana.matin.mignon@..._
      > (mailto:x0x0x.mana.matin.mignon@...) writes:
      > Yup, that's pretty much it.
      > Is it that much of an issue if you move your account to amazon.com (does
      > that option even exists) and leave it there? Because at this point it's
      > the only paying option I see (never pay anyone for unofficial stuff,
      > chances are your money will go to fund other much worse illegal
      > activities).
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