Flash! Kindles for sale in airports

Flash! Kindles for sale in airports 

HMSHost has a lot of restaurants in airports…and now, they have an exclusive contract to sell Kindles in airports as well.  They say in this 

press release 

that the Kindles will be “pre-charged and ready to read”. 

This is an exciting development to me.  I can absolutely see people doing that…buying a Kindle in an airport.  Maybe you are traveling unexpectedly and never had a Kindle.  Maybe you need a special gift when you get there.  Maybe you’ve been thinking about a Kindle for somebody in the family on the trip, and realize this is a great time. 

I didn’t see anything in the press release about price: it wouldn’t surprise me if they are more expensive than they are at Targets or through Amazon (airport retail space is expensive). 

They say they will be in the stores (called Simply Books or Authors Bookstore) today, June 28.  

They are expected in these airports: 

Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson
Simply Book
Charlotte Douglas International
Simply Books
Dallas Ft. Worth
Simply Books
George Bush Houston Intercontinental
Simply Books
Miami International
Simply Books
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Simply Books
Authors Bookstore
John Wayne (Orange County)
Authors Bookstore
Salt Lake City
Simply Books
San Diego International
Authors Bookstore
Mineta San Jose International
Authors Bookstore
Tampa International
Authors Bookstore

For some reason, the news stories are under-reporting the airports, but maybe it was updated after the initial release.

This also suggests that they aren’t having supply problems with the Kindles, which is also indicated by their availability in Target stores. 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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3 Responses to “Flash! Kindles for sale in airports”

  1. Smart Vacations | Smart Vacation Solutions Says:

    London’s 5 Airports…

    I found your entry interesting so I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, London’s!

      No UK airports yet, I believe, but maybe in the future….

  2. flights rhodes Says:

    keep it up, JusyKassy. http://www.flightsrhodes.org

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