Kindle Sold-Out - Sony eBook Readers Alternative Choice

kindel.jpgThe Kindle eBook reader is sold-out and won't be available until February of next year.

Hey didn't Kindles sell-out last year also? Mmmnn, it seems strange in such poor economic times that so many people shelled out  $359 bucks for Kindles.  Maybe Amazon wants to blow them out so that there is more demand for the new version due out next year.

The Amazon website says:

Price: $359.00

& this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.


Expected to ship in 11 to 13 weeks. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Due to heavy customer demand, Kindle is sold out. Please ORDER KINDLE
NOW to reserve your place in line. We prioritize orders on a first
come, first served basis. This item will arrive after December 24. Note
that Kindles cannot currently be sold or shipped to customers living
outside of the U.S.

There's probably no need for gift wrap this year. 
However, there are independent sellers on Amazon selling used Kindles for $500 or
sonyebook.jpgAt it's one year anniversary,  250,000 Kindles were sold. Kindle texts account for 10 percent of Amazon's book sales.

The Sony Style Store may have sold-out/recalled the Xperia X1 but they
do offer their  eBook readers that come with 100 free "classic"
books for $299 and $399. Books are downloaded through a USB Cable.

Random House and Ballantine are now offering free eBooks for iPhone and iPod Touch.