Amazon Kindle goes 'temporarily out of stock'

Amazon Kindle goes 'temporarily out of stock'

Summary: The big shortage story this summer has been about smartphones, but now e-book readers can be added to the list as Amazon has tagged the Kindle product page with the note "Temporarily out of stock."

SHARE:
2

The big shortage story this summer has been about smartphones, but now e-book readers can be added to the list as Amazon has tagged the Kindle product page with the note "Temporarily out of stock."

Interested buyers can still order a Kindle now, but Amazon doesn't hint any possible ship date and we won't know at all until the company has "more information."

Amazon slashed the price on the Kindle to $189 from $259 a few weeks ago, which the mega-online retailer credits as the reason why Kindle and e-book sales are up. Now it looks like the Kindle is so popular that there isn't any inventory left.

But if consumers are so keen on e-book readers with cheaper price tags all of a sudden, do you think they'll turn elsewhere (like to the Nook, Kobo or others) while the Kindle is out of stock?

Topics: Amazon, Smartphones, Tablets

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

2 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • kindle lie

    amazon has been refusing to give any hard sales numbers for the kindle for about three years now and yet the media and pundits all fall for their "the kindle is a big success" pr bs.

    if it was an success why do they refuse to tell us their sales numbers?
    banned from zdnet
  • Amazon doesn't care

    Amazon makes its money selling books, both hard-copy and electronic. The Kindle is merely a vehicle for those sales.

    They refuse to tell you because they can.
    trickytom2