PC World & Currys Selling Amazon Kindle EReaders In Ireland

The PC World and Curry‘s electronic  and computer stores are selling Amazon’s Kindle eReader devices.

The stores are selling the wi-fi edition for only €149 with the 3g edition carrying a higher price of €199.

The wi-fi edition is proving so popular that the Dublin stores have sold out of the product already and the closest available unit was a Cork branch of Curry’s.

The popularity of the wi-fi version of the product has caught the retailers by surprise and they are waiting for more stock from Amazon according to a customer service representative at the chain.

In comparison the 3G edition was available in several Dublin stores.

Amazon introduced the first Kindle in 2006 and this year announced that the most recent generation was the bestselling product in the company’s history, outselling even Harry Potter.

Barnes & Noble bookstores in the US introduced their Nook device in 2009 and in 2010 launched NookColour edition which that chain said was one of the key reasons why their Christmas trading was so strong.