Amazon tablet could be trouble for Best Buy

The highly anticipated tablet will initially be sold directly through Amazon, bypassing retailers. One analyst tells Forbes that could cut into sales at Best Buy stores that carry rival tablets.
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The highly anticipated tablet will initially be sold directly through Amazon, bypassing retailers. One analyst tells Forbes that could cut into sales at Best Buy stores that carry rival tablets.

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