When the new Kindle Fire and other models was launched last week, we noted that it could prove difficult for Woolworths, which was selling older model Kindles through Big W and Dick Smith. Big W has now started taking pre-orders for the new more compact Wi-Fi model Kindle, which at $139 is cheaper than its predecessor.
The $139 includes postage, and shipment will take place from November 7. Both older models are still listed on the Big W site, though the Wi-Fi only version is "out of stock". Dick Smith doesn't have a pre-order site yet, but still has stock of both original models. No sign of the Fire locally, but that's presumably going to require a fresh round of telco and content negotiation.