Originally Posted by tubemonkey
With Amazon building warehouses like crazy all over the country, isn't it time they set up small showrooms for their Kindle line; and possibly other products?
And what better chain to snatch up than ailing RadioShack and its 4,400+ US locations. Of course Amazon won't need all of those stores, so they can keep the prime locations and sell off the rest.
RadioShack is on its way to oblivion and I like the idea of turning its stores into Amazon fronts.
And if not Amazon, what about Google?
Many Radio Shack stores are (Local area) Franchises and are not 'Company Stores'. Lots of brands operate this way. 'Ace Hardware', 'KFC', ...
The franchise owner must meet certain minimums to remain 'Branded' . Ace allows unbranded stores (they can sell Ace Product, but Not use the Ace Logo anyplace else.)
So RS selling Kindle would still be mostly up to the Local owner/dealer even if a deal was made.
Fry's sells Kindles