Ordering A Kindle in IT and Computers Posted October 17, 2011 I ordered a Kindle with a leather cover with integrated book light online -- for delivery to my sister in the US. She put it in a padded envelope and sent it to me by USPS Priority Mail. "CONTENTS: One Book." Using this method, it came right to my house, no taxes or duty. I would strongly urge you to buy the 3G model. I did with a view to the future, as I live in a place with no 3G. I was pleasantly surprised when I ordered books from Amazon and they started automatically downloading – via 2G (EDGE), which covers most of Thailand. The EDGE downloads were slow, but absolutely free. I have no idea how it works as it had nothing to do with my phone or phone plan. The lighted book cover is wonderful as you can read books when riding the bus or train at night or in bed without annoying your wife or girlfriend. I am a person who said NEVER to electronic books. Then for the same reasons cited by the OP, I gave in and bought one. I love the thing. There are 10's of thousands of free books you can download, many from Amazon. I have been reading out of print classics like Jules Verne, all free. Not a 100 % sure - but you might soon get a mail from Amazon telling you that need to pay additional roaming charges for your 3G. The 3G is free in the US but not internationally and since Amazon can detect that you order/download your books from outside the US they will soon get in touch with you for additional (monthly) payments.