The Kindle Fire line of tablets is the latest set of electronics to grace GameStop store shelves in the US, the Texas company announced recently. From the baby 7-inch all the way to the larger 8.9-inch, the entire Fire line will be carried in all of GameStop's 4,400 US-based locations after a successful test run earlier this year with various Android-based tablets -- presumably it won't be too long before discounted, used versions of the tablets become widely available, as GameStop's offering a $100 in-store credit trade incentive toward the original Kindle Fire. Sadly, you'll only snag the free $25 Amazon.com gift card (offered through the end of January) if you purchase a brand new Fire, but then there's always that $50 off sale going on today, right?
Kindle Fire Tablets Now Available at U.S. GameStop Stores
GameStop offering free $25 Amazon.com gift card with Kindle Fire purchase until Jan. 31, 2013
GRAPEVINE, Texas, (Dec. 7, 2012) – Just in time for holiday shopping, GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world's largest multichannel retailer of video games, has added the popular Kindle Fire family of tablets to its growing selection of the hottest mobile electronics. Kindle Fire HD 7" ($199.99) is now available for purchase in all 4,400 U.S. GameStop stores. Kindle Fire HD 8.9" ($299.99) and Kindle Fire 7" ($159.99) are also available in select stores. Visit www.GameStop.com/TabletStores for participating locations.
"Gaming is one of the most popular activities on Kindle Fire, so we're excited that GameStop is offering the new Kindle Fire family to its customers," said Mike McKenna, vice president, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle Fire HD, with its stunning custom HD display, gyroscope and accelerometer with full tilt and turn controls is great for gaming, and the perfect choice for GameStop's enthusiastic customer base."
"Android tablets are topping many holiday lists, so it's the perfect time to add Kindle Fire to GameStop's mobile electronics selection," said Joe Gorman, vice president of mobile at GameStop. "And with customers able to trade old video games, devices and more toward the purchase of new products, including Kindle Fire, we're making it easier than ever for customers to get the holiday gifts they want."
Exclusively at GameStop, customers will get a $25 Amazon.com gift card with the purchase of a new Kindle Fire now through Jan. 31, 2013. GameStop customers can also get up to $100 in-store credit when they trade in an original Kindle Fire. For complete details contact your local GameStop store or visit www.GameStop.com/DeviceTrader.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,650 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at http://www.GameStop.com/PC.
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