Amazon started shipping the 7″ Kindle Fire HD in the middle of last week so it would get into the hands on the early adopters on Friday, a mere 8 days after it was unveiled to the world. But Amazon also started shipping the new Android tablets to some of their retail partners even earlier. Reports came in on Friday that both Staples and Best Buy were carrying the Kindle Fire HD in store.

The tablet isn’t available in all stores, with at least my local Staples not having it in stock. But if you want to see what Amazon has pulled off, it’s well worth a trip to find out.