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Amazon.com Announces Editors' Picks for Holiday Gifts

Amazon.com Offers Customers Low Prices on Great Products and Hundreds of Deals at the Black Friday Deals Page

SEATTLE, Nov 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDQ: AMZN) today announced its editors have scoured the site to find some of the best gifts that offer a winning combination of high quality, low price and eligibility for FREE Super Saver Shipping and Amazon Prime. Holiday shoppers looking for deals on the hottest products of the season can find them on Amazon.com and at the Amazon.com Black Friday Deals page (www.amazon.com/blackfriday).

Customers visiting the Black Friday Deals page today will find the Apple iPod touch - 16 GB on sale for only $199.99 as the Deal of the Day. The page will offer hourly Lightning Deals until 11 p.m. and huge discounts on thousands of items. The page will continue to offer hundreds of deals through "Cyber Monday," Dec. 1, but customers have until only Sunday Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. PST to enter for a chance to win a $10,000 Amazon.com Shopping Spree in the Black Friday Sweepstakes (1).

The following are a selection of gift ideas from Amazon.com editors:

Under $10 - Stocking Stuffers

-- Care Bears rainbow watch $4.99

-- "Fearless" by Taylor Swift - audio CD $6.99

-- "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling $7.14

-- Lamaze Jacques the Peacock plush toy $9.75

-- "NCAA March Madness 08" for Xbox 360 $9.96

-- Skullcandy Smokin' Buds stereo earbuds $9.99

-- Misto gourmet brushed-aluminum olive oil sprayer $9.99

-- "Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game" for Windows XP or Mac OS X $9.99

Under $25 - Savvy Shoppers

-- Coby 1.5-inch digital photo key chain $12.94

-- Red Moon women's 100 percent cashmere cable gloves $14.99

-- Oster electric wine opener $19.98

-- "Brain Age" for Nintendo DS $19.99

-- Wild Planet Hyper Dash $19.99

-- Baggu three-pack (Endless.com) $22

-- Western Chief kid's hat and glove set (Endless.com) $24.95

-- Nautica men's multi tool set $24.99

Under $50 - Great Buys

-- Family Tree Maker 2009 Essentials for Windows XP or Vista $26.99

-- "A Voice in Time: 1939-1952" by Frank Sinatra - audio CD box-set $29.97

-- Philips Norelco 7310 men's shaver $29.99

-- "Chronicles of Narnia" Blu-ray gift set - (Available for pre-order, releases on Dec. 2, 2008) $39.95

-- "Fallout 3" for Playstation 3 $39.95

-- "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" for Nintendo Wii $39.99

-- 10k yellow gold diamond double circle pendant (1/7 cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity), 18.25" $44.99

-- "The Twilight Saga" by Stephenie Meyer - box set $45.65

-- Invicta Men's Pro Diver stainless steel watch $49.99

-- Plantronics Discovery 925 bluetooth earpiece $49.99

-- Axion 2 7-inch widescreen digital picture frame with clock, calendar and alarm $49.99

Under $100 - Practically Perfect

-- Mio Shape Select heart rate monitor watch $59.99

-- 14k white gold, round, diamond stud earrings (1/3 cttw, K-L Color, I3 Clarity) $59.99

-- Invicta men's Pro Diver Chronograph watch $69.99

-- AK Anne Klein women's double breasted pea coat with hood $69.99

-- Fisher-Price Smart Cycle $70.84

-- Breadman TR875 2-pound stainless steel bread maker $94.37

-- Empower em40 weight bench $99.99

Under $500 - Worth Every Cent

-- "James Bond" Blu-ray collection six-pack $106.99

-- Keurig B60 Special Edition gourmet single-cup home-brewing system $126.48

-- Marc New York men's wool stand collar open bottom jacket $129.99

-- DEWALT heavy-duty 18-volt 1/2-inch cordless drill/driver kit $152.42

-- Cannon PowerShot SD770IS 10MP digital camera (3x optical image stabilized zoom) $159.94

-- Playskool Kota the Triceratops dinosaur $199.99

-- Swiss Legend men's Limousine Collection automatic watch and winder $295.02

-- Samsung 19-inch LCD HDTV $299

-- Cole Haan women's wool cashmere coat with large envelope collar and tie on leather belt $397.50

-- 14k white gold round diamond solitaire pendant (1/2 ct, H-I Color, SI2-I1 Clarity) $449.99

-- TechnoMarine women's Butterfly semi pave watch $489.99

Under $1,000 - Wish List

-- Cole Haan men's vintage lamb Moto jacket $515.99

-- Ironman Adventure elliptical trainer $599

-- Pentax K2000 10.2MP digital SLR camera $599.94

-- DeLonghi ESAM3300 Esclusivo Magnifica super-automatic espresso/coffee machine $694.80

-- TAG Heuer men's 2000 Aquaracer Quartz watch $749.99

-- BE & D Kan Kan tote (Endless.com) $895

Over $1,000 - Dreams Come True

-- HP TouchSmart all-in-one desktop PC (2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB hard drive, Blu-ray drive, Vista Premium) $1,922.99

-- Samsung 52-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color $2,057.13

-- Cartier men's Must 21 Swiss Chronograph watch $2,799.99

-- Carlos Falchi Grande Boat hobo (Endless.com) $2,910

-- Platinum, princess-cut, diamond 4-prong stud earrings (1 ct, G-H Color, VS2 clarity) $4,499.99

Holiday Shipping

All of the products above are eligible for Amazon Prime or FREE Super Saver Shipping!

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program that costs $79 a year and offers members FREE Two-Day shipping or One-Day shipping for only $3.99 an item for millions of eligible items on the site. Visit www.amazon.com/prime for additional details.

Amazon customers can also save money and be assured that their packages will arrive on time for the holidays by using Amazon.com's convenient FREE Super Saver Shipping available on orders over $25. Some restrictions apply. Visit www.amazon.com/supersavershipping for additional details.

For delivery by Dec. 24, the following ordering deadlines apply (2):

Dec. 17: FREE Super Saver Shipping
Dec. 18: Standard Shipping
Dec. 21  Two-Day Shipping (last full day to order; free with Amazon Prime)
Dec. 22: Two-Day Shipping (order as late as 3 p.m. PST; varies by Item; free
         with Amazon Prime)
Dec. 23: One-Day Shipping (order as late as 3 p.m. PST; varies by Item; just
         $3.99 per item with Amazon Prime)

(1) Some restrictions apply. Visit https://sweepstakes.amazon.com/blackfriday2008 for full details.

(2) Some restrictions apply. Visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html for full details.

Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this release was sent; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon.com.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.

Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.

As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and subsequent filings.

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