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<< Back Announces Hot Holiday Products;

Plus: Video Footage Available of Mall-versus-Online Shopping

SEATTLE--Nov. 28,, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) today released the hottest holiday products across key consumer categories.

Great values, broad selection, the convenience of shopping at, and Free Super Saver Shipping are expected to make this's busiest holiday season ever.

The following lists include the three top-selling items sold at between Nov. 1 and Nov. 23, 2003 in select categories (prices quoted here are as of Nov. 26):

1. "Afterglow," Sarah McLachlan ($12.98)
2. "Let It Be...Naked," The Beatles ($12.98)
3. "Closer," Josh Groban ($12.98)

1. "The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers"
(Platinum Series Special Extended Edition) ($25.99)
2. "Finding Nemo" ($17.99)
3. "Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl" ($17.99)

1. "The Da Vinci Code," Dan Brown ($14.97)
2. "The South Beach Diet," Dr. Arthur Agatston ($14.97)
3. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," Mitch Albom ($11.97)

Sporting Goods
1. Sportline 360 Fitness Pedometer ($22.36)
2. Cavaliers Reebok Big Kids NBA Player Replica Road Jersey ($34.99)
3. Nike Triax Speed Super watch ($39.99)

Electronics & Office
1. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect 2003
Upgrade ($390)
2. Sony Ericsson T610 Phone ($199.99)
3. Canon Powershot S230 3.2 MP Digital ELPH Camera with 2x Optical Zoom ($269.88)

Home & Garden
1. Strait-Line 64030 Laser Tape ($36.33)
2. Norelco 8894XL Spectra "James Bond's Shaver of Choice" with Polymer Display ($169.99)
3. George Foreman GR36CB Jumbo Size Plus Grill with Cookbook ($89.88)

Gourmet Food
1. See's Candies 1 lb. Nuts & Chews ($12.80)
2. iGourmet's 1 lb. Parmigiano Reggiano ($13.99)
3. Omaha Steaks Private Reserve Top Sirloins (4) 8 Ounce ($39.00)

To see real-time top sellers (and prices) in all of's stores, and to learn more about's Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 and other holiday offers, visit (

Customers can now take advantage of an extended holiday deadline for Free Super Saver Shipping: Dec. 15 (orders made by Dec. 15 will be received by Dec. 24). Procrastinators can take advantage of Amazon's Holiday Guaranteed Shipping Dec. 18-20. (Certain restrictions apply to shipping offers; see for details.) Truly last-minute shoppers can send magazine subscriptions and e-mail gift certificates, even on Dec. 25.

INTERVIEW AVAILABILITIES: spokespeople are available for phone and on-camera interviews about the holiday season, hot holiday products and the mall-versus-online shopping video package. Contact at 206-266-7180 to schedule an interview.

PLUS: Mall-versus-online shopping video footage. Follow two moms in their search for holiday gifts: one challenged to do her shopping at the local mall and one online at The resulting video footage of their experiences provides telling anecdotes of the difference between low-stress online shopping and the hassles of shopping at the mall.

This video package is available via the CNN newsfeed now, or by contacting (206-266-7180).

About, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. 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. and other sellers list millions of unique new and used items in categories such as apparel and accessories, electronics, sporting goods, gourmet food, computers, kitchenware and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, cameras and photo items, toys, baby items and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones and service, tools and hardware, magazine subscriptions and outdoor living items. operates six Web sites:,,,, and

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 potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, commercial agreements and strategic alliances, seasonality, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, foreign exchange rates, management of potential growth, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, inventory, fulfillment center optimization, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002, and all subsequent filings.


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