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Amazon Extends Holiday Order Cut-off for Orders to Military Destinations

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2009-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the extension of its holiday order cut-off deadline for orders to military (APO/FPO) destinations by three days -- to Dec. 13 from Dec. 10. This offers military customers and their family members an extended three-day period during which they can place orders for in-stock items for Christmas delivery. Customers should note this extension applies to all zips except for 093 and 964, which will still adhere to the Dec. 10 cut-off.

“We’re pleased to offer customers an extra three days to place their orders to APO/FPO addresses for the holidays,” said Girish Lakshman, vice president of Transportation at Amazon. “We’re continuously working to offer additional delivery options, and this extension will give customers an extra weekend to send gifts to their family members and friends abroad.”

Here’s a list of top products from Amazon being shipped to our troops abroad:

  • Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation), $259
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, $59.99
  • “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Two-Disc Special Edition), $19.99
  • “Star Trek” (Three-Disc + Digital Copy) Blu-ray Edition, $19.99
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, $49.96
  • New Super Mario Bros, $46.99
  • “Up” (Four-Disc Combo Pack with Digital Copy and DVD) Blu-ray Edition, $19.99
  • “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (Two-Disc Edition + Digital Copy) Blu-ray Edition, $19.99
  • “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown, $12
  • “Bones: Season Four”, $31.99

Details and additional holiday order cut-offs are available at www.amazon.com/help/shipping.

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), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

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 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, 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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