Target's (TGT) decision to stop selling Kindles was due to its unhappiness with being a mere...


Target's (TGT) decision to stop selling Kindles was due to its unhappiness with being a mere showroom for Amazon's (AMZN) site, suggests the NYT. The decision comes months after Amazon's Price Check app, which encourages the showroom phenomenon, triggered a strong backlash. Piper's Gene Munster thinks Wal-Mart (WMT) is a far more important partner to Amazon than Target, given its higher store count and stronger rural presence.

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  • xtralumpygravy
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    Also note that Wal-Mart is now an important seller of low-end Apple stuff: iPad 2, Touch, Nano, Shuffle among others. In fact, I bought my iPad 2 there a couple of days ago, and notice that in th case of the iPods there was a small discount over Apple. At $399 the basic iPad 2 that comes with the identical operating system to the iPad New is a steal.
    3 May 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • BigJ1260
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    Gotta think Walmart is next to drop them - why would a retailer support Amazons pricecheckapp program that attempts to steal business away from them ?
    3 May 2012, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • philly_d
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    A wise retailer might consider a price match strategy.
    25 Jun 2012, 11:44 PM Reply Like
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