If the Kindle Paperwhite is Backordered Then How Did I Manage to Buy One at Staples?
Here’s something that should please the early Christmas shoppers. Remember the stories last week which claimed that the Kindle Paperwhite was out of stock everywhere and not even the retail partners had any left?
It turns out that could not be further from the truth.
I’ve just gotten back from my local Staples. This office supply chain is one of the few retail partners Amazon still has left, and it turns out that is a very good thing. Now that Target and Walmart have both removed the Kindle from their shelves, Staples doesn’t have to compete for the limited supply of a very popular ereader.
My local store (Woodbridge VA) had quite a few KPW in stock, so much so that they didn’t even have to check when I called earlier. What’s more, all the stores in my area have this ereader in stock (though one did show the supply as being low).
But that’s not all. I spot checked other stores on the Staples website by looking up my old addresses, and all of the locations I checked showed that a number of stores within a reasonable driving distance (of my old addresses) had the Paperwhite in stock.
And Staples was not the only chain which had this ereader. A few Best Buy stores still have stock left. Check their website to see if a store near you has one (you can also order it online).
So if you want a Kindle Paperwhite, you can buy one. It might be a little difficult to acquire but it can be done.