I ended my last blog post on my kindle saga with the question: "What else could go wrong?".
It was meant to be a rhetorical, haven't I been through enough, type question.
It was meant to be funny.
But it turns out that I obviously hadn't learnt my lesson about speaking too soon (apparently I still haven't as I am typing this before the problem has been resolved).
The actual answer to the question of "what could go wrong?", is that I could go down to Australia Post and find that they can no longer ship Kindles back to the USA because all lithium batteries are now considered Dangerous Goods and although they can be mailed into Australia, we can't send them back out again.
Why didn't I see that coming?
In Amazon's defence, after another ten minutes on the phone explaining this to them, they actually believed me and have again opted to just deactivate my device, so I am now the proud owner (I hope, don't jinx myself because it hasn't arrived yet) of three paperwhite kindles and two kobo readers, one of which (I am hoping) will actually work.
I have to say, good old fashioned books are looking more and more attractive every day ...