I'll always be here until reality sets in on this scam... Pretty soon, sales prior to tax collection in CA can be compared (ex-kindle/Prime launch) to the results for the rest of Sept. If anything, the rest of Sept should have Benny Boy's QE pump and should help... Yet, I bet (again, ex-Kindle and bundled Prime) sales per day will slow in the latter half of the month.
Regardless, I'll be here to test my hypothesis and see if I am right.
Looking forward to the Apple iPad announcements. I'll be surprised if Siri isn't running on the new iPads, which will differentiate them from other 7" tablets. A nice $249-$299 entry price and Apple will create pain for AMZN. It will be interesting to see if people are flocking to the Kindle (as pumpers would have you believe) or if they are waiting to see what Apple is going to do. I suspect more are doing the latter right now... There just really isn't a compelling reason to buy a tablet until the playing field is set for this year.