I admit, I am a bit surprised about this. But Amazon Kindle DX is sold out again (for the 2nd time in just a few weeks). Kindle DX is certainly a hot gadget these days, but what are we to read about it going out of stock for the 2nd time in a matter of weeks. Could it be that Amazon dropped the ball again with its demand estimations? If you remember, Amazon laid an egg with the first Kindle, and a lot of us had to wait months to get our hands on our gadgets. This time around, Amazon promises the wait time to be 4 to 6 weeks. But that’s still long enough to turn away a few folks.
Kindle DX was released to specifically target college students and business professionals who need larger screens to view their PDF documents. If you are a student, you can probably afford to wait 6 weeks, but it’s not ideal. This is the third time that Amazon has underestimated the demand for its gadget. The question at this point is whether Amazon is being too conservative with its estimates. The times are tough, and it’s reasonable for Amazon to expect less sales in these tough times. But it’s still frustrating for customers to have to wait 6 weeks to get their gadgets. Maybe Amazon could give its customers some sort of compensation to make the waiting process less painful (a couple of free e-books would do). Here is hoping that we don’t have to deal with these issues with Kindle 4.
Your take: will you wait 6 weeks for Kindle DX or is it a deal breaker?