This is a pretty interesting ‘price-hack’ that you can use to get your Kindle books really *really* cheap. Amazon has just launched the kindle store in India. However, as books in India are often cheaper than books in other countries, the prices on the Kindle store too reflect local expectations.
The result is an interesting situation. You can buy your Kindle books from Amazon India and get them much cheaper! How cheap are we talking about here ? 50% or more!
If you compare the prices for Kindle books on Amazon.com and Amazon.in – you will find that the prices sometimes differ by over 50% (India being cheaper). Now, for a digital book it doesn’t really matter which ‘edition’ you buy. You don’t get a glossy paperback or any other extras, it’s the text that matters most and this remains the same across versions.
I made some simple comparisons:
Most kindle books on the Amazon India store beat their US counterparts by around 70%. That is a HUGE difference in price! What’s more, you DO NOT need an Indian address to buy these books!
How to buy
Here’s how you go about buying your books at amazing discounted prices! All you have to do is go to your account settings on Amazon.com. Click on “Manage Your Kindle”, then go to “Country Settings” and under Actions change your country to India.
Now, you can go to Amazon.in and browse for your kindle books. When you click purchase, you will be sent to amazon.com with the updated price and you can purchase your books from there with the new Indian prices!
This does not affect your existing Kindle purchases and you can always switch your country back if you find that some title is unavailable in the Amazon India Kindle Store.
So what are you waiting for ?