Wow that is just awesome news for early morning on Wednesday October 7th. Amazon just put up news that the Kindle is now available to pre-order to UK addresses. That is the slight catch, you have to order it from their US website (www.amazon.com) and they ship it over here, soon after the October 19th release date. All for just $279, a pretty decent price considering the exchange rate at the moment.
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