I planned to buy a Kindle 3 (3g+wifi) in Europe (Belgium) long long ago, since it is quite easy to pay using credit card and ship it via Amazon.com. Last Sunday, I tried to order one on the site, unfortunately, the price I have to pay (254.08 USD) is much higher than the stated one (189.00 USD) on the site when I was ready to pay the bill. Here is the bill information.
|Shipping & Handling:||USD 20.98|
|Total Before Tax:||USD 209.98|
|Estimated Tax To Be Collected:||USD 0.00|
|Import Fees Deposit||USD 44.10|
|Order Total:||USD 254.08|
Order Summary in EURO
|Shipping & Handling:||EUR 15,11|
|Total Before Tax:||EUR 151,26|
|Estimated Tax To Be Collected:||EUR 0,00|
|Import Fees Deposit||EUR 31,77|
|Order Total:||EUR 183,03|
If I choose euro as payment, it is even a bit more expensive, because the exchange rate (EURO/USD) Amazon.com applied is lower than the current.
So I think it is too expensive to buy a Kindle in Europe.Applicable Exchange Rate (Amazon applied): 1 USD = 0.720 EUR, But 1 U.S. dollar = 0.693 Euro (Source from Google today).