What can be better than amazon kindle daily deals? Any kindle fan would agree that being in a position to pay up to 80-85% less than even the discounted price of any of the amazon kindle ebooks at any point in time can bring in so much joy and spare cash.
That is why I am sharing this fantastic hack below which involves no piracy, ensuring that the authors and publishers get their due share and all that you get are genuine but cheap kindle books.
How do I get cheap kindle books? How does it work?
So basically this opportunity arises because there is a variation in prices of same products, when bought in different countries. Now this is logical and practical for physical products since labor/fuel/transportation costs significantly vary for each country. But, for digital products, this is not the case as they are delivered via the internet and the production cost remains the same regardless of the country it is selling in. Also, when Amazon is expanding in developing countries, they are offering very low prices to consumers as they want to penetrate those markets and match the local prices.
I have done detailed research and validated this across amazon stores from the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia; across many books and genres. I am sharing an example for 1 book below. See the screenshots for the same kindle book between the UK amazon store and the India amazon store and you’ll see that you can get up to 80% savings. The saving rate varies from 65%-95%.
So what do I need to do to buy cheap books from India Amazon Kindle store?
1. Go to your current kindle settings page and change the country to ‘India’. When asked for a local address, enter any random address in India which you can find by searching for any local business (say a gym or an office or a grocery store, doesn’t matter) in the city of your choice in India.
2. Go to Amazon.in and choose/select the book you want at a highly discounted INR price.
3. MOST IMPORTANT: Before completing the purchase, you need to change your IP location to India.
After my personal experience in getting cheap kindle books through the India amazon account, I’ve figured a solution which, WORKS. It basically confuses the Amazon store into believing that you are logging in from India, not your current home country. It’s called a VPN service (I use IP Vanish), however not all VPNs are the same and you need a veteran suggestion to choose the right one suitable for the objective at hand.
3.1 You’ll need to get one of the below for accessing the site (recommended to be the fastest and easiest, after trying myself) and enjoying your reading time 🙂
Please note: Some of the above may not work in certain countries, but at least one would work for sure.
3.2. Open the software and connect to the location ‘India’ – (Mumbai or Delhi)
Now you are ready to complete the purchase without Amazon detecting your location and declining your purchase. You can even buy a year 1 unlimited subscription to access ANY book on amazon for one only for $20!
A quick summary table comparing these services for your ease:
Wish you good luck and hope you enjoy reading your favourites, only paying 1/5th the price. Please share your experience and comments below.