Monday, January 4, 2010

Amazon Holiday Season 2009 facts

    * Most remote shipments contained the EMU Australia Toddler Boot and was delivered to Atqasuk, Alaska.
    * Amazon customers purchased enough fruit cake to equal the weight of a 1967 Volkswagen Bug.
    * Amazon customers bought enough gingerbread house kits that if stacked on top of each other would be as tall as the Sears Tower.
    * If all the computers customers purchased this holiday were stacked one on top of the other, they would be more than twice as high as Mt. Everest.
    * Amazon customers bought over 50 times more Light Therapy devices this holiday season than there are sunny days in Seattle the entire year.
    * For the holiday time period alone, Amazon customers purchased enough shoot-and-share camcorders to supply 50 years' worth of non-stop YouTube watching.
    * Amazon customers bought enough Levi's jeans to clothe everyone at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
    * Amazon customers purchased so many Blu-ray disc players that if you lined them up side to side, they would stretch for more than 27 miles.
    * During the 2009 holiday season, Amazon customers bought enough 8 GB iPod touches to play 442 years of continuous music.
    * In 2009, Amazon customers purchased enough heart rate monitor watches to put one on the wrist of everyone who finished the New York City marathons in 2008 and 2009.
    * Amazon customers purchased enough Frustration-Free Package items to eliminate over 32,000 pounds of frustrating plastic materials, such as plastic clamshells.
    * The last One-Day Prime order that was delivered in time for Christmas, was placed on Dec. 23 at 9:17 p.m. Pacific and shipped to Boca Raton, Florida for delivery on Dec. 24. The item was a pair of Yellow Gold 8-8.5mm Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings.
    * The last Local Express Delivery order that was delivered in time for Christmas, was placed by a Prime member and went to Seattle. It was a Kindle that was ordered at 1:43 p.m. on Christmas Eve and delivered at 4:57 p.m. that evening.

Amazon.com's Hot Holiday Bestsellers (Nov. 15 through Dec. 19, based on units ordered):
    * Electronics: Kindle Wireless Reading Device Apple iPod touch 8 GB and Garmin nuvi 260W 4.3-inch GPS
    * Toys: Scrabble Slam Cards The Settlers of Catan and Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition
    * Video Games and Hardware: Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board New Super Mario Bros and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    * Sports & Outdoors: Razor A Kick Scooter Victorinox Swiss Army Champion Plus Pocket Knife and P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Program
    * DVD: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" "Star Trek" and "Up"
    * Books: "Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin; "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown; and "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
    * Music: "I Dreamed A Dream" by Susan Boyle; "My Christmas" by Andrea Bocelli; and "Crazy Love" by Michael Bublé
    * Jewelry: Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant 10k White Gold Diamond 3-Stone Heart Pendant and 18k White Gold Round Diamond 4-Prong Stud Earrings
    * Watches: Casio Men's Waveceptor Atomic Dual-Time Watch Invicta Men's II Collection Chronograph Stainless Steel Blue Dial Watch and Timex Kids' Camouflage Stretch Band Watch
    * Beauty: Sephora Brand Color Play Palette II Santa's Lump of Coal Christmas Soap and Sephora Brand Ultimate Blockbuster
    * Home & Garden: Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator and Oster Electric Wine-Bottle Opener
    * Clothing & Accessories: The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee Levi's Men's 550 Relaxed Fit Jean and Levi's Men's 501 Jean
    * Shoes and Handbags: Steve Madden Women's Bonanza Tall Shafted Flat Boot Hunter Original Tall Welly Boot and EMU Australia Women's Hip Boot
    * Health & Personal Care: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer Philips Sonicare Essence 5300 Power Toothbrush and Farouk CHI 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Hairstyling Iron
    * Gourmet Food: Bon Appetit Gift Basket Grand Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket and 50's Decade Box Gift Basket
    * Home Improvement: Black & Decker MSW100 Ready Wrench Bosch Laser Distance Measuring Device and Joby Gorillatorch Adjustable and Flexible Tripod Flashlight
    * Automotive Parts & Accessories: Wagan 12V Heated Seat Cushion 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System and Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN OBD-II Scan Tool
    * Baby: Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether and Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
    * Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home & Student Edition
    * Grocery: Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups for Keurig Brewers Coffee People K-Cup Santa's Buzz and Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water
    * Wireless: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Unlocked Phone Plantronics 510 Bluetooth Headset and BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone (AT & T)

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