I was looking at some books today on play.google.com. In fact, it’s the first time I have ever looked for any books on there as I always use the Kindle app. There were some great deals on a few books that I haven’t read yet.
First, I was doing this on my computer and I got a message saying I couldn’t purchase any books in my country. I live in the US Virgin Islands but I have seen some weird things before such as Spotify not working.
Second, I had to download the Books app. Not a problem. Everything went smoothly. In fact, this was my second time installing it. I had it on my tablet before but I uninstalled it because I wasn’t using it.
Third, this is where it all falls apart. I can’t even see any book samples! No matter if I choose a free book or a sample I get the same 404 error.
I’ve had Play issues in the past when it came to my credit card information and my address. That was over 1.5 years ago. I have no reason to believe why I am having these issues. Even if purchasing some books were not allowed for some odd reason it shouldn’t matter for free books. Plus, it should tell me this instead of throwing up a 404 error.
To make matters worse I tried it on my computer and I get the very same 404 error. I guess I won’t be taking advantage of any of their sales.