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?