Big W Taking Pre-Orders Online For Kindle

You’ve been able to get the Kindle shipped to Australia direct from Amazon since late 2009, but the ebook reader is set to hit local retailers as well. Big W is now taking online pre-orders for the Kindle, at prices which are roughly comparable to Amazon’s.

Big W is charging $159 for the Wi-Fi model and $219 for the 3G version, and both currently come with free postage. That’s close to what Amazon charges ($157 and $206 respectively in Australian dollars with delivery), though in the case of Big W you’ll still have to wait until August 29 for it to actually ship, and the 3G option is cheaper going directed.

Anyone tempted by Big W (or Dick Smith which, as commenters point out, will also offer the device)? Or do you figure that the Amazon deal is still a better option?

Big W [via OzBargain]

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