Wal-Mart Kicks Kindle To The Curb, Will No Longer Stock The Popular eReader
Following a path blazed by Target, Wal-Mart has just announced that its store will no longer carry Kindles. Current stock will be sold off like normal, but all those pretty new Kindle devices announced earlier this month won't make it to the shelves.
In a memo sent to store managers, and excerpted by Galleycat, the company didn't give a reason for dropping the massively-popular device. But the writing on the wall is pretty clear--Amazon sells a lot more than eBooks, and they're a strong competitor to big box retailers. Selling the Kindle is tantamount to supporting the enemy.
If you absolutely need to buy a Kindle from a physical retailer, you can still go to Staples or Best Buy. Though... for how long?
What do you think? Is it petty, or a smart business decision? Do you need to hold a Kindle in your hands and play around with it before committing to buy?
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