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Submission + - Amazon drops "wireles delivery" surcharge (simon-royle.com)

stasike writes: Amazon has been charging "wireles delivery" surcharge for it's Kindle books for regions outside USA. The surcharge was $2 and was charged even if you purchased the e-book on WiFi-only Kindle or even on Kindle app for your PC or PDA. So 0.99 book cost $2.99 in Eurpope and elsewhere.
It looks like they dropped the surcharge. Is this the beginning of price-war with Apple?

Submission + - Amazon loses the International wireless charge (simon-royle.com)

sgroyle writes: "For anyone living outside the USA or Canada, it used to cost about $2-00 to get the book delivered by wireless to your kindle or reading device. That meant a .99 cents book was 2.99. Even when you “gifted” your own book to someone living in the USA, using Amazon’s services, it still cost you that $2-00.

I always thought that was a bit harsh, reminded me of phone charges in hotels in the eighties and nineties.

The good news is that Amazon appear to have stopped charging and now, “Free International delivery”, now really does mean free.

Thanks, Jeff.

(Hat tip to Kacir for bringing this to my attention)."

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