For two weeks, I have waited for my BookDepository order to arrive. It should have brought me hours of reading pleasure. Unfortunately, I was told to wait a month before expecting the order to arrive. I am still waiting.
Due to restlessness, I resolved to ordering an Amazon Kindle. What could go wrong? I am already an Amazon Prime Member, a huge Amazon shopper, and have my Kindle versions on my mobile devices. I needed to read ASAP.
I have mentioned it on my social networks and received a few questions about the gadget. So here’s a quick writeup on ordering Kindle 3 from the Philippines. Might be useful for others who want to order too.
Please note though that there have been news of a newer version coming out soon so I suggest holding on to your budget a little longer. If you can’t wait though, press on.
What’s the model?
Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wifi version
Why did you order a Kindle?
I needed an e-reader. Not another screen. Have had enough with bright LED screens and don’t want any more of that. That is also the reason why I didn’t get the Amazon Fire.
Where did you order it?
I ordered it directly from Amazon.com. You will need to choose your country (Philippines in my case) because they need to configure it properly to work in your location.
How much does it cost?
The Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wifi version costs $189. The EcoVue cover costs $19.99. Shipping and handling to the Philippines costs $26.97. I paid a total of $269.90.
Who delivered it and how long did it take?
Upon ordering online, I got a notification that it is estimated to arrive within 4 business days. It did! It was delivered via DHL.
Is it better than the iPad?
I don’t think the two gadgets are comparable but if you mean for reading, the Kindle is definitely much better. The e-Ink will save your eyes from the glare of yet another screen and is very much perfect for reading. It’s lighter than the iPad too.