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[ November 26th 2001 ]
to Amazon.com's Holiday Delight-O-Meter, customers
worldwide have ordered more than 8.9 million items
since November 9, 2001.
much speculation over how recent events might
affect consumers' holiday gift selections and
shopping habits this year, Amazon.com customers
are sending a clear message: it's back to shopping
as usual this holiday season. New releases and
blockbuster hits are dominating the Amazon.com
sales charts and customer Wish Lists.
Potter Dominates: Of the 25 top-selling items
at Amazon.com, five are Harry Potter-related products,
including the Harry Potter boxed set (books 1-4);
the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone computer
game, video game and book; and the Harry Potter
Levitating Challenge game, available in the Toysrus.com
teamed with Amazon.com toy store.
Players Remain a Holiday Favorite: DVD players
are once again one of the hottest holiday gifts.
Last year Amazon.com sold more than 40,000 DVD
players during the holiday season; from November
9 to November 19 this year, orders for DVD players
were up more than 75 percent over the same period
last year. Amazon.com features a wide range of
DVD players, with prices starting at $99.99.
for the Whole Family: In addition to DVD players,
customers are snatching up the hottest new DVD
releases to build their home entertainment collections.
Shrek, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace,
The Godfather DVD Collection, The Sopranos - The
Complete Second Season and Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
are all among Amazon.com's 25 top sellers since
Books Normalize Post-September 11: While interest
in books related to current events remains high,
fall book releases such as Jack Welch's Jack:
Straight from the Gut, Skipping Christmas by John
Grisham and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
now join the Harry Potter series atop the list
of Amazon.com's bestselling books so far this
Customers Wish For: With nearly 5 million customer
Wish Lists at Amazon.com including over 1.3 million
different items, there's no mistaking what customers
want most this holiday season. Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire, the Gladiator DVD, The Godfather
DVD Collection, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom
Menace and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
are the most common Wish List items so far this