Slash and Burn: New Kindle Selling Like Wildfire
Looks like the $139/$189 prices Amazon gave its new Kindle e-book readers may have been the tipping point for mass adoption. Though they’ve been available for pre-order for just five days since the unveiling, both the 3G and Wi-Fi Kindles are sold out for their first August 27 ship date.
Amazon (AMZN) says that orders placed today will ship on or before September 4. Evidently, the company’s latest shot in the e-reader price war has found its mark.