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Friday, September 21, 2012

Walmart to stop selling Kindles

I love my Kindle, but it may be harder to buy a second one, or a replacement

Not only did I read on TradeMe last night that Amazon has pulled Kindle Fire, but Walmart is pulling the plug on the lot.

Matthew Druett with my Kindle

Wal-Mart will no longer carry Amazon’s Kindle devices beyond commitments it has already made to do so, according to a report by Reuters.

The company said that the move was part of its overall merchandising strategy but it might have also been motivated by Wal-Mart’s desire to compete more aggressively in the online retail space that Amazon dominates. Every new Kindle Fire owner is potentially another shopper.

Target stores also recently pulled Amazon devices from its shelves.

Wal-Mart will continue to sell other tablet and e-reading devices, like those produced by Apple and Barnes & Noble.

Read much more at Reuters.

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