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Amazon.com Announces Editors’ Picks for Holiday Gifts

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SEATTLE --(Business Wire)-- Nov 28, 2008 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

Under $25 – Savvy Shoppers

Under $50 – Great Buys

Under $100 – Practically Perfect

Under $500 – Worth Every Cent

Under $1,000 – Wish List

Over $1,000 – Dreams Come True

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.


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About Amazon.com
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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.