As you may recall, I have a shedload of Amazon.com store credit that is no use to me at all. I can’t buy MP3s with it, I can’t give it to friends in the form of gift certificates (I’ve not blogged about that, it was too painful), and of course I can’t transfer it to my Amazon.co.uk account.
I just can’t, that’s all. That’s how the monumentally stupid music industry wants it to be. It’s also apparently how Amazon wants it to be — I can only assume they want a cut of all the Monumentally Stupid that’s going on out there.
I don’t know much — anything, really — about e-books. So my question is: are these things region-locked or something equally stupid? If I buy a Kindle from Amazon.com and have them ship it to me here in England, and I going to find that it won’t run here?
And does anyone know whether the power supply will be robust to our manly 240V mains supply? (I know I can charge it by USB from a handy computer, so that’s not a deal breaker, but it would be nice to know.)
Thanks in advance for any advice.