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Just checked amazon.co.uk and it says "Usually dispatched within 13 to 14 days.", for the wifi only model. Huh? Does that mean they are selling them as hot cupcakes or what?

And I don't understand how the old model is only 10 quid cheaper? Surely everyone will go for the newer one at that price?

I have found that Amazon tend to be a little over the top with the "usually dispatched within N days" line. It is clever as it makes it look like they are selling loads and so if you don't order NOW you might have to wait even longer than 13 to 14 days if you order it next week (OH NO!!!!). However when I have ordered all my previous Kindles they came in a few days (not next day but always within 5) even with the two week notice. They are not actually flat out lying as they use the word "usually" but it is a little misleading. Then again it is all part of the marketing.

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