$150 is the new magic number for eReaders and Amazon has a new weapon in this particular eReader price war–Woot.
Yesterday Amazon acquired Woot, an online vendor that only sells one item per day–usually carrying a nice discount on the price. The first deal is a $149 Kindle–a dramatic drop from the already dramatically dropped price $189.
Here’s more from the Woot post: “Yeah, yeah, that’s the real price for a real Kindle. It’s not a typo or a knockoff or some Russian credit-card scam — just a Woot exclusive deal. But, y’know, hurry it up, willya? … So yeah, a bonafide Amazon Kindle at a Woot-exclusive price, the iconic device that wrote the next chapter in the publishing story — listen, you want cheap puns or a cheap Kindle? We ain’t got all day here and we don’t like the look of that guy over there. How long has he been standing there? Is he watching us? OK, time to decide, pal.”
(Kate Rados spotted this first)