A 10 Step Guide on How to Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India
Ever since Amazon came out with the Kindle Touch 3G, I’ve been dying to get my hands on it but till now, it was not possible for us Indians to order it online either from Amazon or through a partner site. The only way to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India was to have it delivered to some relative’s place abroad and then wait for them to visit India.
However, all that has changed now and Amazon offers international shipping for the Kindle Touch 3G in India as well. Yes, there are some shipping charges involved but as you’ll see in the detailed post, the cost is not that much and it’s a great opportunity for us Indians to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India.
The other day I received a call from one of my friends who asked me details on how to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India. And since a lot of you readers requested this information as well, I thought of writing this post to help other poor, lost souls who’re looking to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India.
For all those who find this post useful, no need to say thanks. A simple Kindle Touch 3G will do!
What All Do I Need To Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India
Buying the Kindle Touch 3G in India is actually a very simple process provided you know all the exact steps. Also you will need the following things to Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India:
1. A Credit Card – Any Indian or International Credit Card will do. Most of us have a credit card these days, so this shouldn’t be a problem. However, just in case you don’t have a credit card but have an HDFC band debit card, then you can use it to generate a Netsafe card online which you can then use to Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India . Recently ICICI Bank has also started offering this facility and I’m sure other banks also offer it so get in touch with your bank to sort this out.
The Netsafe card is a one-time use virtual card which will draw funds from your bank account and is completely safe to use. I’ve used it myself before and can vouch for its safety.
2. An Account with Amazon.com – In order to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India, you will also need to open an account with Amazon. It’s completely free and all you need is an email id.
3. A Delivery Address in India – You will also need a delivery address so as to have them ship the Kindle Touch 3G to you. Make sure to enter your pin code in the address as well.
Well, these are the 3 mandatory things you need in order to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India. Read on below as I detail all the steps you need to follow to Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 1
Click This Link to land on the Kindle Touch 3G Page on Amazon. Choose your country as India and then Click on Add to Cart
Amazon also offers detailed country specific information when it comes to buying and shipping the Kindle Touch 3G from them.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 2
Once you click the Add to Cart button, you’ll see the below screen on Amazon which states that 1 item has been added to Cart. If you want you can also purchase other accessories such as Kindle Leather Cover etc. For instance I added the black leather cover to my cart. Now you can click the Proceed to Checkout button.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 3
Once you click the Proceed to Checkout button, you will be redirected to a new page wherein you will have to login to your Amazon account. For all those who already have an existing account with Amazon, you can login with your details here else you can create a new account like I’ve done below.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 4
On the next page, you’ll be asked to register with your e-mail id and password. Click the Sign in using our secure server button
Enter all your details such as name, email id, phone number (needed to track your order). Then Click on Create Account
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 5
Now you will be prompted to enter the details of your address where you want the Kindle Touch 3G to be delivered (your shipping address in India). This can be the same as the billing address of your Credit Card or different (in which case you’ll be asked to enter your billing address separately). In this case, I’ve kept both of them same.
After you’ve entered all the details, click on Continue
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 6
In step 6 of How to Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India; you can select the type of shipping you want. Amazon offers 2 types of shipping modes for delivering the Amazon Kindle Touch 3G to India. The 1st one is the normal international shipping which takes 8-16 days and the 2nd shipping option is the priority international courier which ships in 2-4 days and is slightly more expensive.
In this case I’ve chosen the normal shipping method just to get an idea of the minimum cost expected to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India via Amazon is. Once you’ve chosen your shipping type, click on the Continue Button
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 7
In this step, Amazon will ask you to enter your credit card details. Click on Add a new Card option and enter all the details that are required. Without adding your card, it will not allow you to proceed further and you won’t be able to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 8
As you can see below, I’ve added my credit card but for security reasons, I’ve hidden the appropriate fields. Now add your Credit card details and click on Add Your Card. Then Click on Continue
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 9
At this stage, your credit card is added and you’re one step closer in your quest to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India via Amazon. Click on the Continue button and you will be redirected to the final screen where you can review your order before making the purchase.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Step 10
Finally! We’ve reached the last step in this “definitive” guide in how to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India directly from Amazon itself. Now it’s time to review your order one final time before you hit the Place your Order button. The total order amount comes to $302.31 which is approximately INR 13590. As you can see below, this is with the normal shipping method and includes the additional leather cover I ordered. Actually if you want to only buy Kindle Touch 3G in India, the value will be around $260.
With the normal shipping, the estimated delivery date is mentioned as May 9th, 2012 – May 21st, 2012 (At the time of writing this post, the Kindle Touch 3G was in pre-order mode and hence the dates)
During this review process, you can even change the shipping speed and go for the faster one which delivers the Amazon Kindle Touch 3G to India in 2-4 business days. As you can see in the screen below, on choosing this option, the overall price increases to $317.18 which is roughly INR 14265. Again this includes the leather cover; else in this case the price for the Amazon Kindle Touch 3G will be around $272.
As you can see, the expected delivery date is now changed to May 1st, 2012 – May 3rd, 2012.
Choose the shipping modes based on how quickly you want your Kindle Touch 3G to be delivered at our place.
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – Tracking Your Order
Once you’ve placed your order, Amazon makes it extremely easy for you to track its progress. The minute you place an order, you’ll receive an email from them and then once the order is shipped, you’ll receive another notification. Also please note that Amazon does not charge your credit card till the time the order is shipped.
The e-mail will contain all shipping details including the AWB (airway bill number) and you can literally track your Kindle order as it moves from one country to another. I’ve also added a video on Kindle unboxing so you get a further idea what to do once your Kindle Touch 3G arrives at your place
Buy Kindle Touch 3G in India – What is the Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Price in India
As a summary, I’m listing down the final price for having the Kindle Touch 3G shipped to India
- Order from Amazon with Normal Shipping (Delivery in 8-16 days) – $260 or INR 11700
- Order from Amazon with Expedited Shipping (Delivery in 2-4 days) – $272 or INR 12240
I’m really tired after writing this detailed post on how to buy Kindle Touch 3G in India and my hand are hurting from all those screen captures. If you want more information, Click Here to visit the official Amazon Page on the Kindle Touch 3G and buy Kindle Touch 3G in India.