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Amazon.com Announces "Best of 2008" Lists

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 29, 2008--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today released its "Best of 2008" lists, which include the bestselling, most positively reviewed, most-wished-for and favorite gift products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2008.

Bestselling Products

The following is a list of the bestselling products on Amazon.com in 2008 by total units sold:

  • Books: "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
  • DVD: "Wall-E" (widescreen single-disc edition)
  • Music: "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
  • Video Games: Nintendo Wii
  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Electronics: Amazon Kindle
  • Home & Garden: Oster 4207 electric wine opener
  • Grocery: Senseo Douwe Egberts dark roast coffee pods
  • Gourmet: Taste of Italy gift basket
  • Health & Personal Care: Groom Mate Platinum XL nose and ear hair trimmer
  • Beauty: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation
  • Toys: Wild Planet Hyper Dash
  • Baby: Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
  • Apparel & Accessories: Levi's men's 501 pre-shrunk jeans
  • Shoes and Handbags (Amazon.com and Endless.com): crocs Cayman sandal
  • Jewelry: sterling silver open Double Flower pendant, 16" - 18"
  • Watches: Casio men's Pathfinder multi-band solar atomic silver watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: Razor A Kick scooter
  • Home Improvement: First Alert CO600 plug-in carbon monoxide alarm
  • Automotive: Accutire MS-4751WC digital programmable tire gauge with light

Most-Loved Products

The following is a list of products that were reviewed most positively by Amazon.com customers in 2008:

  • Books: "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul (hardcover)
  • Kindle Books: "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
  • DVD: "Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity"
  • Music: "Noel" by Josh Groban
  • Video Games: Wii Fit
  • Software: VMware Fusion
  • Electronics: Samsung 46-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color
  • Home & Garden: KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart stand mixers
  • Grocery: Pamela's ultimate baking and pancake mix, 64-ounce bags
  • Gourmet: Premium Bourbon-Madagascar vanilla beans
  • Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ-112 digital premium pedometer
  • Beauty: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation
  • Toys: LeapFrog Learn & Groove musical table
  • Baby: Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
  • Apparel & Accessories: shoe pouch for Nike + iPod and Nike + SportBand
  • Shoes and handbags (Amazon.com and Endless.com): crocs Athens Thong Sandal
  • Jewelry: sparkling diamond-cut sterling silver 1 MM Italian snake chain necklace
  • Watches: Invicta men's Pro Diver collection automatic watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: Perfect Pushup
  • Home Improvement: Toro Ultra 12-amp variable-speed electric blower/vacuum
  • Automotive: ScanGauge II 3-in-1 compact multifunction vehicle computer

Most-Wished-For Products

The following is a list of products that appeared most often on the Wish Lists of Amazon.com customers in 2008:

  • Books: "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling (standard edition)
  • Kindle Books: "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle
  • DVD: "Wall-E" (widescreen single-disc edition)
  • Video on Demand: "The Bourne Supremacy"
  • Music: "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
  • Amazon MP3: "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry
  • Video Games: Wii Fit
  • Computers: Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Netbook, sapphire blue
  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Electronics: Amazon Kindle
  • Home & Garden: Silpat 11 5/8- by-16 1/2-inch nonstick silicone baking mat
  • Grocery: Numi's Bouquet Bamboo gift set
  • Gourmet: Godiva truffles
  • Health & Personal Care: Klean Kanteen stainless-steel water bottles
  • Beauty: Dior Diorshow mascara in azure blue 258
  • Toys: Wild Planet Hyper Dash
  • Baby: Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
  • Apparel & Accessories: Pepsi-Cola 1970's vintage beach towel, white
  • Shoes & Handbags: World Food Programme Feed Bag, natural
  • Jewelry: sterling silver marcasite and garnet glass heart pendant, 18"
  • Watches: Casio men's Ana-Digi Electro-Luminescent sport watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: Perfect Pushup
  • Home Improvement: Leatherman 830850 Skeletool CX multitool
  • Automotive: ScanGauge II 3-in-1 compact multifunction vehicle computer

Most Popular Gift Products

The following is a list of products most frequently purchased as gifts by Amazon.com customers in 2008:

  • Books: "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
  • DVD: "Best of Elmo's World" DVD Collection
  • Music: "At Folsom Prison" by Johnny Cash
  • Video Games: Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel
  • Computers: Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Netbook, sapphire blue
  • Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Electronics: Amazon Kindle
  • Home & Garden: Oster 4207 electric wine opener
  • Grocery: Numi's Bouquet Bamboo gift set
  • Gourmet: Holiday Cheer Gift Basket
  • Health & Personal Care: Groom Mate Platinum XL nose and ear hair trimmer
  • Beauty: Fizzy Baker Birthday bath cupcake
  • Toys: Wild Planet Hyper Dash
  • Baby: Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
  • Apparel & Accessories: Pepsi-Cola 1970's vintage beach towel, white
  • Jewelry: sterling silver open double flower pendant, 16"-18"
  • Watches: Movado women's Amorosa watch
  • Sports & Outdoors: Razor A Kick scooter, pink
  • Home Improvement: Dremel 761-03 cordless pet nail grooming rotary tool
  • Automotive: Accutire MS-4350B programmable digital tire gauge

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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