janetdoolaege wrote:Warning to members outside the USA: the Amazon Instant Gift option is not available. Only Gift CARDS can be bought, and are not accepted on this site. I hope a solution will be found soon.
This is indeed true and problematic.
Does anyone know if a user who does not live in the USA can open a secondary account on the Amazon USA site and buy a Kindle book gift by logging into that separate, USA account? I understand that even if you browse the USA site while logged in with a non-USA (e.g. .co.uk) account that you will not see the option to give Kindle Instant Gift and upon checkout for any book will be redirected to the account-holders site (e.g. .co.uk). I have no way to test this as I live in the USA.
Also, does anyone know if the Barnes and Noble Instant Nook Book gift is also only available to purchase by USA residents or is worldwide?
For the time being, if someone outside of the USA/Canada cannot find a way to buy a Kindle Instant Gift and wishes to do so to utilize for our review system, you can contact me for a workaround that I can work with you to perform manually until I can find an automated solution for non-USA residents.