There’s an Australian company by the name of Woolwoorths who own a number of different retail chains down under, and they don’t do things by halves. Starting later this month 4 different retail chains (Woolworths, Dick Smith, Big W and Countdown ) in New Zealand and Australia will be carrying the Kindle.
Depending on which figures you use, that is anywhere between 1300 and 1600 retail locations (including an electronics stores, 2 supermarket chains, and a big box retailer). That’s a sizable presence. The Kindles are priced a little more expensively than in the US ($219 & $159 AUD ), and all stores will be carrying both models along with a selection of accessories. The models are up for pre-order now and they’re due to ship on 29 August 2011.