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Wed May 2, 2012, 06:03 PM

Target to stop selling Amazon's Kindle devices

Snip< Target Corp said on Wednesday it will stop selling Amazon.com Inc's Kindle devices, the latest in a series of brawls between the companies fueled by Amazon's increasing competition with brick and mortar retailers.




The retail wars are heating up.







http://news.yahoo.com/target-stop-selling-amazons-kindle-devices-180710573.html

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:07 PM

1. Kindles can be jail broke.... breaked, breaken.... freed with

 

the use of some clever software tools... but then Amazon will push another update, wireless if necessary to reclaim its territory.... then the Kindle can once again have its bond paid with yet another clever software tool... and so on and so forth.

Honestly, I think the Kindles would be happier free than under the thumb of the Amazon overlords. Someone should ask them what they'd prefer.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:46 PM

2. Amazon and Ebay are killing the brick and mortar stores. Best Buy should be the next to fall.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:55 PM

3. Walmart is fighting back...

They have a new program where you can order on their website items that may not be in the local store and can be paid with cash. It's their way of competing with Amazon.

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #3)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:05 PM

17. I ordered something from Walmart online..

.. and had it shipped free to a nearby store.. and it only took one or two days to arrive. That was pretty cool.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #2)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:03 PM

4. Bricks and mortar stores need to adapt or die.

Being places to try stuff out for free which people then order much cheaper online is not the greatest business model.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:13 PM

5. They get beat up with price match as well...

 

I knock Best Buy around with the amazon price (and their alternate sellers) every chance I get...

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:14 PM

6. How do you adapt if you're brick and mortar?

You either have a physical store or you don't. And if you have a physical store, you have certain costs that online stores don't have.

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Response to mainer (Reply #6)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:18 PM

8. They need to be creative.

How about charging to demo products? With the charge credited back if you buy from them? Adding restaurants or bars? White-glove installation and support? Anything that you can do that online retailers cannot.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:18 PM

7. Right on. My lap top cord is 150 at Best Buy, 20 bucks on Ebay.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

9. Not to mention the fact that driving around from store to store sucks.

I'd way rather shop online when feasible. Maybe manufacturers should pool their resources and have showcases for the sort of merchandise that's best viewed in person.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:48 PM

10. rooted is what we call it in the android world..

i haven't found a need to root mine yet, though i have rooted my phone. i've found that i can just side load a ton of apps on the fire without root.

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Response to frylock (Reply #10)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:53 PM

11. Which would make you the root user or superuser.... which

 

would allow you to download updates, change system settings and so on. If I'm not mistaken, Android is based on the Unix kernel.... which is a cousin to Linux?

Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin, lovin' it so far.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #11)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:02 PM

14. correct on all counts..

taking root on my phone allows me to install apps that can scale the CPU, backup and export apps, as well as creating complete backups of my OS. i'm also able to export apps from my phone to .apk and install most of them on to my fire.

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Response to frylock (Reply #14)

Thu May 3, 2012, 05:53 PM

15. Any way to permanently root a Kindle Fire so that push

 

updates from Amazon won't take?

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #15)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:03 PM

16. doesn't look like you can, but evidently you can prevent future updates..

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:58 PM

12. Meanwhile, paper books can simply be opened.

 

Simplicity, another reason I'll stick with books.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:17 PM

13. Well said.

Also, books don't have batteries that die when you're in the middle of reading something good.

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