Good luck trying to lay your hands on the Kindle at Walmart

Good luck trying to lay your hands on the Kindle at Walmart e-Reading Hardware Walmart started carrying the Kindle this week and they did exactly what I expected. The Kindle is locked up in a display case with the other ereaders.

The picture at right shows the same ereader display case that my local Walmart store has always had. Up until last year the case contained Sony Reader. They were replaced by the Nook, Kobo Wifi, and later the NookColor, but the case has always been in the same place and it's always been locked down. Now it has the Kindle 3G and Kindeal (Kindle special offers).

You can't touch any of the ereaders; the case is locked. In fact, I'm not sure that any of the ereaders on display were ever charged.

And in case you're wondering, the Kindles are the brown boxes on the bottom shelf. You know, they're the ones you can't see because they're in the shadows. Yeah, that's gonna sell great. (at least the others are in white boxes.)

My point here is that Amazon boasted that the Kindle would be on display in most stores. I seriously doubt that will happen; Walmart haven't overhauled the ereader display. Everything is still locked down.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

7 Comments on Good luck trying to lay your hands on the Kindle at Walmart

  1. Dude, you are so brave to snap a photo. DC metro, the Walmart up in Fredneck does have a nicer display (for Nook + Kobo), where you can handle the device–and seems to actually sell electronics.

    /For some reason I think you’re in VA. The Germantown Walmart is so notorious, most of us just bite the bullet and head further up 270…

  2. Wow, Nate, you must be very close to me. Go to the Walmart in Reston Town Center. They have a Nook on display and have price tags for e readers out but all of the e readers are locked behind the counter.

    Fredneck Maryland has been used for ever. Of course it is pronounced Merlin not Maryland!

  3. Agree with the above comments. Even the Wally World in Manassas has them out for touching and playing with. That’s the first time I’ve seen one where they’re locked behind glass.

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