Customers who order the #1 most wished for gift on Amazon.com will have it delivered for FREE in time to place it under the treeSEATTLE, Dec 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a FREE Two-Day expedited shipping
offer for Kindle, Amazon's hottest gift this season, just in time for
delivery by Christmas Eve. Amazon also announced today that December is
already the best month ever for Kindle sales. Kindle is the #1
bestselling, most wished for, and most gifted product across all of
Amazon. As the holiday approaches, customers still looking for the
perfect gift can order Kindle for shipment in the continental United
States between now and Dec. 22 and receive FREE Two-Day Shipping for
delivery on or before Dec. 24, compliments of Amazon. Kindle is
available for free expedited shipment today for $259 at www.amazon.com/kindle.
"We've made it even easier and faster for gift-givers to order Kindle.
Kindle is available today with FREE Two-day Shipping in time for
Christmas," said Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle is
the gift for readers. Now you don't have to guess which books to give
someone -- with Kindle, you can give them the gift of choosing over
390,000 books and more than 100 top newspapers and magazines from around
the world and begin reading them in less than 60 seconds."
To take advantage of this offer, customers simply add Kindle to their
Shopping Cart and select FREE Two-Day Shipping.
Kindle is available for immediate FREE Two-Day Shipment today for $259
Kindle is the revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads
books, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution 6-inch
electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle
utilizes the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so
users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the most wished
for, the most gifted, and the #1 bestselling product across the millions
of items sold on Amazon.
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 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.
Books for the Kindle are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com,
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
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.
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