HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Barnes & Noble eReader - NOOK

Like Tree6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2011, 01:32 PM   #1186
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
Hi guys,

I hope someone can help me on this.
I read through the thread, but i'm still confused.
Are we able to use a SG credit card to purchase nook? If so, do i put SG address as the BILLING address?
I know that since B&N don't ship nook overseas, we need to have a US SHIPPING address. But what about BILLING address?

Thanks!
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh...669508&page=32

Use the US shipping address as your billing address.
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 04:26 PM   #1187
Senior Member
 
ckboon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 837
Hi,

I bought a NookColour & a gift card from B&N store while travelling in the US. Back in S'pore, I can't buy ebooks using the gift card! I can download sample & free books using the NC.

Billing & shipping addresses are vPost USA.

What gives?
Thanks.
__________________
Save the sharks!
http://www.sharksavers.org
ckboon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #1188
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Oh, then do i have to call the bank to include the vpost address as my billing address?
f0uRLeafcLoVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 07:58 PM   #1189
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
Oh, then do i have to call the bank to include the vpost address as my billing address?
No. As far as I know, the Billing Address was not checked/verified during the online purchase.
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 08:05 PM   #1190
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
Hi,

I bought a NookColour & a gift card from B&N store while travelling in the US. Back in S'pore, I can't buy ebooks using the gift card! I can download sample & free books using the NC.

Billing & shipping addresses are vPost USA.

What gives?
Thanks.
Most of their ebooks are "geographically restricted" (US only) and B&N checks your IP address everytime you make an online purchase of their ebooks. You will have to use VPN proxy service such as AlwaysVPN http://www.alwaysvpn.com/ to make online purchase.


http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh...669508&page=23

Last edited by rty; 08-02-2011 at 08:08 PM..
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 10:21 AM   #1191
Senior Member
 
ckboon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 837
Most of their ebooks are "geographically restricted" (US only) and B&N checks your IP address everytime you make an online purchase of their ebooks. You will have to use VPN proxy service such as AlwaysVPN http://www.alwaysvpn.com/ to make online purchase.


http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh...669508&page=23
If I VPN to my office in the US, I should be able to buy books using my gift card & PC. Correct? Then download the ebooks to my NC?
__________________
Save the sharks!
http://www.sharksavers.org
ckboon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 01:15 PM   #1192
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
If I VPN to my office in the US, I should be able to buy books using my gift card & PC. Correct? Then download the ebooks to my NC?
That should work. As long as B&N sees the incoming IP is from the US, it will accept the purchase. There are websites that provide you info about your IP, e.g. http://whatismyipaddress.com . After you tunnel through via VPN, go to this website and check your IP. If it shows your country as the US, you are good to go and you can proceed to B&N.

Yes, download the ebooks into your PC first and then sideload it later to your Nook.

Last edited by rty; 09-02-2011 at 01:45 PM..
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #1193
Senior Member
 
ckboon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 837
That should work. As long as B&N sees the incoming IP is from the US, it will accept the purchase. There are websites that provide you info about your IP, e.g. http://whatismyipaddress.com . After you tunnel through via VPN, go to this website and check your IP. If it shows your country as the US, you are good to go and you can proceed to B&N.

Yes, download the ebooks into your PC first and then sideload it later to your Nook.
Bought my 1st ebook from B&N. Awesome!

Using my PC, VPN to US office, buy the ebook using the gift card. Downloaded to PC and at the same time, NC refreshed and pulled the ebook.

Need to ask friends to get me more gift cards!
__________________
Save the sharks!
http://www.sharksavers.org
ckboon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 12:36 PM   #1194
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,649
sian.. see few ppl bought nook color but nv ask if wanna follow order.. anyone selling nook color??
ahboyboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 02:42 PM   #1195
Senior Member
 
ckboon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 837
sian.. see few ppl bought nook color but nv ask if wanna follow order.. anyone selling nook color??
I bought my NC when I was holidaying in US recently. Ask around & see if anybody is traveling to the States. Best to buy from B&N stores as you can get accessories on the spot. Bought mine with a screen cover.

Waiting for them to publish 2.2 then consider rooting the NC. US$249 android tablet!
__________________
Save the sharks!
http://www.sharksavers.org
ckboon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 04:58 PM   #1196
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
sian.. see few ppl bought nook color but nv ask if wanna follow order.. anyone selling nook color??
There's no point to combine orders because of the GST. Anything above S$400 will incur 7% GST so if you order more than one unit, you surely will have to pay GST.
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #1197
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
Need to ask friends to get me more gift cards!
You can also use your Singapore credit cards to buy ebooks.
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #1198
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,649
I bought my NC when I was holidaying in US recently. Ask around & see if anybody is traveling to the States. Best to buy from B&N stores as you can get accessories on the spot. Bought mine with a screen cover.

Waiting for them to publish 2.2 then consider rooting the NC. US$249 android tablet!
i thought got some 2.2 roms out there already?? quite good enuff for daily usage le mah?

There's no point to combine orders because of the GST. Anything above S$400 will incur 7% GST so if you order more than one unit, you surely will have to pay GST.
true... but anyway... its out of stock online.. gotta wait 2 weeks. so meaning mid march will get it if i order now.
ahboyboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 01:29 PM   #1199
rty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,709
i thought got some 2.2 roms out there already?? quite good enuff for daily usage le mah?
No, for now it comes with 2.1 but not a full blown 2.1.

Google for "Nookcolor Honeycomb" or "Nookcolor Froyo". Both Froyo and Honeycomb can now run on Nookcolor.
rty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #1200
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,649
No, for now it comes with 2.1 but not a full blown 2.1.

Google for "Nookcolor Honeycomb" or "Nookcolor Froyo". Both Froyo and Honeycomb can now run on Nookcolor.
yeah.. thats what i meant .
pretty cool that honeycomb is developing fast for nook color.
ahboyboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On