This is a correspondence, I had with a Kindle 2 owner who lives outside to US.
He expressed that he could not download books to his Kindle 2 from his Amazon account.
So, I did some research and send him the information below:
I am happy to say that it worked for him and he is really happy.
I am sharing it here so that if you have the same problem you will know what to do…and don’t forget to “pay it forward.”
If you’re outside the Whispernet service area (either within the United States or when traveling internationally), you can still buy content from the Kindle Store and access your Kindle items Archived on Amazon.com through your computer and transfer them via USB to your Kindle.
Please note that, Whispernet (Wireless connectivity) service is currently available only in United States.
So, I request you to purchase the Kindle content from your computer and download it to your Kindle with the help of the following steps:
To connect Kindle to your computer, plug the larger end of the USB cable into an available USB port or a powered USB hub connected to your computer.
Then connect the other end of the USB cable to the micro-USB port on your Kindle.
To download items from Amazon.com:
1. visit the Manage Your Kindle page at http://amazon.com/manageyourkindle
2. locate your content in the “Your orders and individual charges” section.
3. Then click on the “Download/Send to . . .” pull-down menu
4. select “Computer.”
After you’ve selected a Kindle book and downloaded the file to your computer, connect your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable and drag the file to the “documents” folder on your Kindle using your computer’s file browser.
For more information, please consult the User’s Guide for your Kindle.
You can download a copy and find additional instructions on the Amazon.com Help pages here: kindle support
If you need further assistance, please contact customer support at 1-866-321-8851.