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December 10, 2014 11:07 pm  

Wondering if anyone else has had success getting the latest Kindle shipped here from Amazon. Every time I put in a shipping address, whether PO Box or physical address, it tells me it can't be shipped here and takes it out of my cart (leaving other items in). Half an hour on the phone with two support team members somewhere on the other side of the world, and they couldn't figure it out either.

Am I totally wasting my time trying, or has anyone succeeded in getting this item shipped to the VIs? Thanks.


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December 10, 2014 11:23 pm  

Lithium ion batteries are often restricted. They used to have Kindles at Office Max.


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December 10, 2014 11:26 pm  

Try shipping via v.i. Cargo in Medley Florida


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December 10, 2014 11:38 pm  

You can always have it shipped to a stateside address and have a friend or family member ship it here. Have them ship it Priority - it'll likely fit in one of the flat-rate priority boxes which are inexpensive and get here very fast.


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December 10, 2014 11:48 pm  

Yeah, USPS can't ship the batteries, but it wouldn't accept a physical address either, meaning UPS or FedEx won't do it -- which doesn't make any sense. Cell phones and laptops and other devices arrive here via those carriers all the time.

I'm close to resorting to OT's suggestion, just hoping to hear from someone who'd managed to succeed in getting one.


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December 10, 2014 11:49 pm  

Jumbie, thanks, but I'm on STJ, not STX.


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December 11, 2014 10:24 am  

i got a kindle shipped about 4 years ago. i dont remember it being a problem , that was when a nook would not ship here


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December 11, 2014 10:31 am  

USPS has changed its laws on what batteries it will and won't ship in the last couple of years. Not sure about other carriers. I'm looking to hear from someone who's had success this holiday season. Thanks, though!


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December 11, 2014 10:33 am  

sorry i couldnt be of more help-but have you checked with radio shack or office max or best buy or walmart?


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December 11, 2014 11:22 am  

Three months ago I shipped two phones via UPS... They do have a limit, but two new phones in the original packaging was not an issue...


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December 11, 2014 8:47 pm  

Thanks Rowdy. I don't have a day to spend on STT and check, but OfficeMax and Radio Shack staff say they don't have 'em. No surprise since at this point Amazon is out of stock until after Christmas....


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December 11, 2014 8:53 pm  

I too had a phone shipped last month. Don't all new products use li-po or li-ion batteries now. I'd understand if they were ni-cads or ni-mh.


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December 11, 2014 9:29 pm  

The phone batteries are not as powerful.


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December 11, 2014 9:52 pm  

IATA ( air shipment) regulations regarding lithium ion batteries have changed. It can be done but it's a pain in the ass. IMDG (ocean freight) is less complicated. Your easiest route may be going thru a freight forwarder like VI Cargo.


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December 11, 2014 10:50 pm  

Thanks for the clarification, janeinstx. It sounds like I will have to figure something else out for my sweetie's holiday gift. Back to square one!! Thanks all.


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December 12, 2014 10:23 am  

Thanks for the clarification, janeinstx. It sounds like I will have to figure something else out for my sweetie's holiday gift. Back to square one!! Thanks all.

I am in Ohio right now. If you need a hand, just send me a PM. I wish I would have noticed the thread before Amazon had the stock run out.

The phone batteries are not as powerful.

As per UPS, it doesn't matter, it is a potential fire hazzard and it applies to any battery, including regular electronics batteries. They are extremely concerned mostly with laptops and cellphones which have had a history of self ignition. They give you very specific guidelines and, in my case, they even checked the OEM packaging of the phones.


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December 12, 2014 11:05 am  

Just ship to Paradise Freight or VI Cargo...why torture yourself.


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December 12, 2014 12:13 pm  

Just ship to Paradise Freight or VI Cargo...why torture yourself.

Because, as I stated earlier, I do not live on STX, and therefore those options are not available to me. The cheapest freight forwarding option I know of for an item of any size to STJ is $89.


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December 13, 2014 9:30 am  

Paradise Freight also handles shipments to STT under St. Thomas cargo.


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December 13, 2014 8:36 pm  

The phone batteries are not as powerful.

They're all 7.2 volts. The mah varies depending on the device. That's why they all use mini usb chargers.


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December 13, 2014 9:08 pm  

My phone battery says 3.8 volts. I can't see the battery for my Kindle Fire HD, and don't remember specs. Don't need to know.


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December 15, 2014 8:59 am  

I'm in the states at the moment, returning to St. John on Thursday, I would be happy to bring it to you if you can get it to where I'm at by Wednesday. Send me a PM if you are interested.


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