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SHAWNON
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how do i use a gift card?

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i have a nook but i want to buy my brother a gift card for B&n to buy books he can download onto his kindle, can he download onto kindle with a Barnes and Noble gift card or is that only for books on a nook?

 

thank you!

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gandalf1369
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Re: how do i use a gift card?

Books you purchase thru B&N will not be able to be read on a Kindle.  The Kindle doesn't support the B&N DRM just as the nook doesn't support the Kindle format.

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Doug_Pardee
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Re: how do i use a gift card?

No, he won't be able to use them. Amazon runs a "closed shop". Kindle e-books can only be used on Kindle and on Kindle apps. Kindle and Kindle apps can only use Kindle e-books (except for non-DRMed e-books in MOBI format).

 

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bklvr896
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Re: how do i use a gift card?

 


SHAWNON wrote:

i have a nook but i want to buy my brother a gift card for B&n to buy books he can download onto his kindle, can he download onto kindle with a Barnes and Noble gift card or is that only for books on a nook?

 

thank you!


 

Books from B&N won't work on a Kindle and books from Amazon won't work on a Nook.  Amazon uses it's on proprietary format.  Buy him a gift card from Amazon.

 


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