and as to ASDA...
on Friday, all they have in stores is good-looking POS for the e-reader. When do they get the stock, you might ask a well-informed ASDA employee? A shrug.
So, let's look at ASDA website:
(in red letters):
This item is available to order however it will not be despatched until 12 Dec 2011
And you might want to use their oh-so-f-advertised features (you can collect from your local Asda store) and you see a message in black:
In store collection not available!
So, you ask yourself, how about finding out from the horse's mouth? You dial their (free, great) contact line:
They have no f... clue, what their (supposed best-seller) is, and then, it's hardly surprising to expect them to know when it arrives, or if it's going to be available in stores, or is it going to be an "exclusive" in their online shop. But hey, in case you want to take a risk and order for home delivery, this will be only £2.50 and will take between 2 - 5 working days. Or more, if they use postal services. So I would NOT bank on this box landing under the X-mas tree before X-mas :)
And as nobody at the Britain's favorite supermarket seems able to tell me if and when they're going to have it available in store, I guess a walk to the nearest WH Smiths is the best solution :)
I'd head for the