|Amazon.com Offers Black Friday Deals Now Through Cyber Monday|
Extra Days - Extra Deals - Extra Savings!
SEATTLE, Nov 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With three days left before traditional Black Friday sales begin, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the Amazon.com Black Friday Deals page is live now and offering customers huge savings on thousands of products, as well as the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $10,000 Amazon.com Shopping Spree in the Black Friday Sweepstakes (1). The Black Friday page (www.amazon.com/blackfriday) is the central point where customers can find Amazon.com's Black Friday deals offered now through December 1 - or "Cyber Monday." On Black Friday itself, customers will find hourly Lightning Deals from 12:01 a.m. to 11 p.m. PST along with fantastic offers available all day long.
Below is a sneak peek of some of the Black Friday deals in progress now and coming soon to the Amazon.com Black Friday Deals page:
Deals in Progress Today:
-- Diamond stud earrings - $59.99 (list price $199.99)
-- Leatherman Micra Multitool - $12.99 (list price $29)
-- Tommy Hilfiger men's green bezel watch - $49.99 (list price $105)
-- "19" by Adele - audio CD - $8.99 (list price $15.98)
-- Black & Decker 8-Inch auto wrench - $25.49 (list price $51.19)
-- Columbia fleece throw - $9.99 (list price $20)
Deals Coming Soon:
-- Sony VAIO laptop (4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium) - $799.99 (list price $1,199)
-- Boston Acoustic theater speaker package - $199 (list price $499)
-- Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Remote - $79.99 (list price $150)
-- 42-inch Panasonic 720p Plasma HDTV - $699 (list price $999)
-- 42-inch Samsung 720p Plasma HDTV - $699 (list price $999)
-- TomTom ONE 125 3.5-inch portable GPS - $99.99 (list price $179.95)
-- KitchenAid heavy-duty 5-quart 10-speed stand mixer - $169.99 (list price $349.99)
-- Amazon MP3s - 50 albums on sale - $5 each (list prices vary)
To celebrate Black Friday online, Amazon Video On Demand will offer $0.99 rentals on "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull," "The Incredible Hulk," and "Get Smart," normally priced at $3.99. This special offer is available for three days (11/28 - 11/30) and allows customers to shop and watch online instantly on their PC or Mac, or download the video and watch it later (2).
This holiday, customers shopping offline can text "COMPARE" to AMAZON (262966) with the product name and Amazon will reply with a text message listing the Amazon price. Customers can then reply-to-buy with the text command "BUY" or follow the link in the text message to the Amazon mobile Web site to view the product detail page and shop for other products and deals directly from their mobile phone (3).
Also launching on Black Friday is the Holi-DAILY Idea page (www.amazon.com/holidaily) offering a new, fun idea every day until Christmas to help customers find everything they need to get through the holidays - from great gifts to survival strategies.
-- The Black Friday Sweepstakes closes at 11:59 p.m. PST, Nov. 30, 2008. Some restrictions apply. Visit https://sweepstakes.amazon.com/blackfriday2008 for full details.
-- Some restrictions apply. Visit www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200238930 for full details.
-- Some restrictions apply. Visit www.amazon.com/gp/anywhere/sms for full details.
Please note that product prices and availability of products and deals 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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SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.