Amazon shorting its TomTom stock?

A one-day, sale the retailer is holding for the TomTom One-S GPS device is likely completely unrelated to Microsoft's patent suit, but the timing is interesting.

I woke up this morning to a special deal from Amazon.com on a TomTom GPS device. While its one-day, 33 percent discount almost certainly has nothing to do with Microsoft's announcement that it is suing TomTom for eight counts of patent infringement, the appearance of Amazon trying to clear its inventory of the TomTom One-S couldn't have better comic timing:

I don't want to prey upon TomTom's misfortunes, however. I'm going to be waiting for the "75 percent off" sale next week. :-)


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