Woolworths, Dick Smith and Big W are to stock the popular e-readers in Oz for the first time ever.
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The 6″ Kindle Wi-Fi and 3G+Wi-Fi e-readers are to go competitively for $159 and $219 respectively.
Amazon sells the same models for US$139 and $189, on top of delivery charges to Australia.
So, whats in a Kindle? 3,500 books, access to newspapers and magazines as well as internet browsing.
It also gives extras like ability to add notes and transfer data to and from Kindle via USB.
E-reader fans can put in a pre-order the devices on Dick Smith website and will be available from August 29th and from the31st in Woolies and Big W shops.
DS is also offering free shipping, to help seal the deal.
The advantages of buying Kindle Down Under, as opposed to Amazon, is “customer service team are based here in Australia” and “in the unlikely event that there is a problem with your Kindle, you can return it to any Dick Smith store.”
Kindle is Amazon’s best selling product, ever.
New Zealand’s Countdown supermarkets will also carry the Kindle.
Dick Smith are also flogging additional accessories such as wall chargers and cases.