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
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
Charlotte Douglas International
Dallas Ft. Worth
George Bush Houston Intercontinental
John Wayne (Orange County)
Salt Lake City
San Diego International
Mineta San Jose International
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.