Aussie ( potential ) e-readers rejoice. No longer will you have to muck around with exchange rates and overseas freight ( albeit very fast 3-4 day turnaround from the US ) to obtain your Amazon Kindle.
Both Dick Smith Electronics and Big W are showing the Kindle and accessories available on their websites. Both sites show it available for pre-order at the moment with shipping on the 29th of August. Looks like they’ll be available instore as well and with DSE if there’s a problem you can return it to your local store.
Even with the Aussie Dollar high at the moment , looks like you’ll pay a small premium but many will be willing to wear it for the peace of mind of local purchase and support.
Wifi only $159AU 3G $219AU (with free shipping if ordered online)
( Looks like there’ll be another brother or sister for my existing 2 Kindles very soon )