The more I think about it, the odder it seems that Best Buy
Aren't the two companies fierce competitors? They're both trying to sell consumer electronics, media, and even digital media. If Best Buy succeeds in moving more Kindles, it will strengthen a rival.
I still like this move.
It made perfect sense when Amazon struck deals for shelf space at Staples
Best Buy? Helping Amazon? Well, the intentions do crystallize when one considers Best Buy's plan to expand its in-store e-reader displays. The superstore chain has been selling Sony
Yes, it's a strange move -- but it's the right move.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has been shopping online for about as long as Amazon.com has been in business. He owns a Kindle, but does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.