There is nothing like reading a good book. But sometimes carrying books around makes your bag heavy and can be inconvenient. A Kindle is small, but you can have hundreds of books available on your device at all times. It is no wonder why so many people love their Kindle readers. Would you like to buy a Kindle? How can you purchase a Kindle and have it delivered to Hungary?
When you live in Hungary, it is obvious that the best solution is to order products from Amazon.de. Why is that? Since Germany is in the European Union, you do not pay any VAT on products ordered and delivered from Amazon Germany. It is also the closest store to Hungary, meaning that products in stock are normally delivered within less than a week. There are additional delivery fees as you order a product to Hungary, but it isn’t a lot more expensive than what you would pay to have a product delivered to your house from a Hungarian webshop.
This article, however, isn’t about ordering general products from Amazon.de, it is about order the popular Kindle e-Book reader. What is the problem? As you visit the Amazon website to order a Kindle, you will normally see a message like this.
What can you do if the Kindle you want to buy is only available for delivery to Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, or Switzerland? Is there any good solution to the problem?
How to order a Kindle and other limited products and have them delivered to Hungary?
There are several other products besides the Kindle that Amazon doesn’t ship to Hungary. The same is true for Fire TV products, the Echo loudspeaker, and many other products. What can you do to solve the problem?
Solution 1: Order a Kindle that Amazon delivers to Hungary.
The first solution, the easiest, is to find a Kindle that Amazon delivers to Hungary. There are a few versions of the popular e-Book reader that Amazon ships to Hungary. The cheapest versions are normally not on this list, but click the link below to see a list of all the Kindle versions available for shipping to Hungary.
Above, you can see which versions of the Kindle are available for shipping to Hungary at the time I am writing this article. You can also see the estimated delivery cost, which means you will pay about 125 euros for the cheapest Kindle with shipping included.
You can buy Kindle e-Book readers from a couple of webshops in Hungary. The cheapest variant of the same Kindle I found in a Hungarian webshop at the time of writing is 140 euros. In other words, ordering the product from Amazon.de is cheaper than buying it in a Hungarian webshop.
Solution 2: Order it to an address in Germany and have the package forwarded to your address in Hungary.
Have you found a Kindle on Amazon that cannot be delivered to Hungary, but you would like to buy it anyway? The easiest way to solve this is by using the service Mailboxde. We have used this many times, and it is very straightforward and easy to use.
- Register a free account at Mailboxde.
- Write down your postal address in Germany.
- Use the address the next time you order from Amazon.de.
- You will receive an email immediately as your package arrives at the address in Germany.
- Choose a freight company that Mailboxde should use to forward the package to your address in Hungary. It is also possible to have Mailboxde create one package from several packages (thus making delivery cheaper), but this comes at an additional cost.
- Wait a couple of days, and the package will be delivered to your home address in Hungary.
Is it expensive to use Mailboxde? Our experience is that you will not pay much more than you would to have Amazon deliver the product to Hungary. Why is that? Since your address is in Germany, you pay less shipping costs in the first place. It is also worth noting that Amazon often increases the price of products in your shopping basket when they realize it is going abroad. Small packages delivered from Mailboxde to Hungary normally cost around 10-12 euros. All in all, you will not pay much more using this service compared to having the product delivered directly to Hungary.
Can I purchase Hungarian books and read them on my Kindle?
If you want to read Hungarian books (in Hungarian) on your Kindle, you will not find such books on Amazon.de. Is it possible at all to add Hungarian books to your Kindle? The answer is yes.
There are several online shops where you can buy books and have them directly delivered to your Kindle, and you can also download books in the .epub format and send them to your Kindle on your own.
As you purchase a Kindle and register it to your Amazon account, you will find it on the Amazon website as you look at the page for your content and devices.
Here you can see the email address of your Kindle. If you visit a store for digital books like dibook.hu, you can have them deliver the e-Books you order directly to this address. If you download books to your computer or phone, you can also send them to this email address to read them on your Kindle.
A great place to find free books for Kindle in Hungary is the Hungarian Electronic Library. There you can find lots of free books, download them in the epub format, and later forward them to your Kindle.
Above, you can see that I have found a Sherlock Holmes collection that can be downloaded for free from the Hungarian Electronic Library in the .epub format, which is required for Kindle readers.
Do not forget to register the email addresses allowed to send content to your Kindle.
To prevent spamming of your Kindle, you need to tell Amazon which email addresses are allowed to send files to your Kindle. Go to the Preferences section and scroll to the bottom until you find the “Approved Personal Document E-mail List.” You must add the email address allowed to send content to your Kindle. If you plan on ordering books from DiBook or other online stores, you need to add their email addresses for the books to be delivered to your Kindle. The other option is to download the books manually and then send them to the Kindle from your own email address.
That’s it. You are now ready to download content and send books to your Kindle, besides the books you buy directly from Amazon.de.
You can now order a Kindle and other products from Amazon.de to Hungary. If you have further comments or questions, use the comment field below.