Look, I'll be honest. At this point, trying to predict a launch date for Amazon is going to require some divination. There's been no word from the '800-pound gorilla' and no comment on the speculation. All that potential bargain hunters can do is keep refreshing that home page.

But over the weekend Amazon Australia's HTML changed, giving some indication of its first round of product offerings and providing a glimmer of hope that that launch is fast approaching.