Just received amazonkindle!

Today I came to office a bit late. Immediately after coming I was informed that a parcel has arrived on my name. I was expecting a dummy camera lens as it is supposed to come. However, seeing the packet I was a bit suspicious. The dummy lens’s package would not be so small. After I opened it, I could not believe my eyes. It is amazonkindle! Yes, I ordered it on 15th May from www.aliexpress.com! But still unbelievable. Do you know why? Keep following.

In aliexpress, when a order is placed and payment is done the order status was ‘Shipment Required‘. The seller was supposed to ship it and mark it as ‘Shipped’ and provide me the tracking ID. However, till now I did not receive any tracking and the order status was ‘Shipment Required’ last night. Seeing the seller is delaying unnecessarily, I canceled the order and aliexpress.com refunded me the whole money within few minutes. I also gave negative feedback to the buyer for wasting my time.

So, I guess you now can understand why I am so surprised seeing it. The seller must be stupid! Why s/he did not update the status of the order?

Anyway, as still in office, I could not get much time to explore it. I will explore it at home. I wish the seller will contact me and I will arrange a way to pay him.

The benefit of aliexpress is that it does keeps the money in escrow until you confirm that the product is reached to you and it is upto your expectation. I first heard about aliexpress.com from a member of Projanmo Forum.

My version is Kindle 3 WiFi + 3G. Costs (including shipping) was US$191. Also I had to pay 1050 tk here as excise duty and other fees.

  • Sarim Khan

    how can US$191 == 1050 tk ?

  • Abhi

    হা হা হা, মজার ঘটনা দেখি, তা এখন আপনি যদি পে না করেন তো কি হবে? মাগনা কিন্ডেল ইউজ করবেন 😛

  • Bolod! Eita Extra 1050 Tk holo extra!
    Original Price US$191

  • Keep Exploring Kindle! Best Of Luck Coder Vay! 😀

  • Bhaiya, why did you spend extra money for 3G? 13752 tk. Please give me the product link please? I’ve brought with 11500 tk, when I will have it, I will make review too. Awesome share.

  • I bought a Kindle for ~ 9,000/= (non-3G version = 130$)

  • The HungryCoder

    great! from where?

  • The HungryCoder

    the reason was that this seller was selling only 3G version. and I was not getting alternatives on aliexpress.com.

  • আমি যদিও আনাইছিলাম অন্য একজনকে দিয়ে। কিন্তু কিনেছিলাম নিজে, অ্যামাজন ডট কম থেকে। কিছুদিন পরে অ্যামাজন ডট কম আমাকে একটা মেইল পাঠায়। লিখা ছিল, আমাদের ক্যালকুলেশনে কিছু প্রবলেম ছিল, তাই আপনাকে $79 রিফান্ড করা হবে।
    আমি কিনতে মোট খরচ হয়েছিল $155। পরে আবার $79 ব্যাক 😀

  • The HungryCoder

    great! but how do you convert? I am facing problem with screen size! I can’t read PDF or converted book (by Calibre) as comfortably as their User Guide. Their User Guide is good! I can resize to many sizes, text-to-speech works fine, no horizontal scrolling is required. But none of these work with PDF or my own converted books!

    Any idea?

  • কোডার ভাই
    বাংলা বই পড়া যায়?

  • The HungryCoder

    Good question! I yet to test it. But I believe, it will be able to show bangla.

  • I figure out the solution with a lot pain. Calibre has setup features, but in the recent version set “ignore margin” (check mark it), locate your pdf and select mobi books format. It will fix the zoom problem – enable audio, dictionary and so on features (include images). Other formats, like AZW/TXT has multi problems.

    Still, I’m looking for more reliable solution — jailbreak in PDF books, thus user has options to set zoom 100% or 110%.

  • I tried and it’s broken. I guess need jailbreak font installation.

  • The HungryCoder

    I’ve made a PDF of Projanmo Forum’s homepage and I could read it fine on Kindle 🙂

  • The HungryCoder

    Well, here is an update about payment. I tried to communicate with the seller several times. I sent him email, send PM on aliexpress to communicate with me so that I can arrange a payment for him. But s/he is not contacting.

    On the other hand, I am loving Kindle. So, it is not comfortable using something good and not paying for that. What should I do now? Feeling bad :(.

  • Shahid

    Hi bro!
    Just read it. Awesome share! Could you make the payment finally?

    Anyway, I have a query. As a excise duty you had to pay Tk 1050. Is it always 1050 or it varies with the price of the product you buy accordingly?

  • অর্ণব

    বাংলা ফন্ট কি সাপোর্ট করে ?
    যদি করে তাহলে কোনটা ?
    আলাদা ভাবে ফন্ট ইন্সটল দেয়ার ব্যবস্থা আছে ?