We are living in a global village. When it comes to travel, we book a flight and within a day we are able to get to almost every corner of our planet. The internet gives us every information we need with just a couple of mouse clicks. We have “friends” on facebook and a blog post goes around the digital world in seconds.
We sell, buy, exchange goods and ship them to other countries; no big deal is this.
eBooks eliminate the need to wait for the printed copy; it gives you also the good feeling to be part of the “Green Planet” initiative. How easy it is to order an ebook.
Ehm, wait … What about Amazon??
For about 1 year, I have 100$ on my amazon.com account. The money came from a gift card. And for about 1 year, I am not able to order anything from amazon.com and use the money for payment.
Today I started a new attempt. I thought that ordering an ebook would be ok. There is no shipping cost, no tax etc. So I tried to order
Oh, did I mention, that I am located in Germany? Amazon does know and instead of letting me order an eBook it just gives me a hint that I should order from amazon.de.
That would not be a problem, if I only could use my amazon.com giftcard on amazon.de.But the giftcard is not accessible from my amazon.de account. According to amazon, shifting the money from one account to another ( for the same user ) is not possible. I cannot even give away the money for charity or just move the money from my account to another account.
And if I see this correct, I am not even able to place an order for a friend in USA and use his address for delivery.
AMAZON, this is anoying!! In Germany I would take you to court for taking the money and not providing a benefit. …