Amazon: No Kindles for You This Year

If you were planning to buy that special someone on your holiday shopping list an Amazon (AMZN) Kindle e-book reader, you better come up with something else.

Amazon notes on its Web site that “due to heavy customer demand, Kindle is sold out.” Amazon advises ordering now, though, “to reserve a place in line,” noting that orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The site says that the Kindle usually ships “in 11-13 weeks.” Silicon Alley Insider notes that the long wait suggests that those who order now could actually end up with Kindle 2.0, which is expected to launch in Q1.

Maybe Oprah bought them all.

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