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Kindle sets sales record, gets free two-day shipping

updated 02:45 pm EST, Fri December 18, 2009

Amazon Kindle has best ever month

Amazon today touted that the Kindle has already had its best-ever month for sales in December. Although the month isn't yet finished, the retailer claims that holiday sales have already pushed sales to an unspecified but all-time high. Unlike previous years, the Kindle remains in stock and should meet demand.

To fuel sales, the company has also begun offering free two-day shipping for the regular 6-inch Kindle and promises that the deal will last until the 22nd for at least US buyers. The larger Kindle DX isn't affected.

Amazon's success contrasts sharply against the Nook, which will miss 2009 at retail and in many cases won't reach online pre-orders until January. Barnes & Noble has said it's happy with its as yet unknown numbers but is believed to be suffering chiefly from supply shortages more than high demand.

By Electronista Staff


  1. iphonerulez

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    Joined: Nov 2008


    Is it possible that the Kindle is outselling

    the iPhone and that's why the stock continues to climb? I swear that I've hardly seen anyone using a Kindle and yet so many are being sold. Well, I sure hope the Apple tablet can outsell the Kindle since many people say that the Kindle isn't really all that great. I think it is a useful device for strictly reading, but it does lack much of the stuff I would want in a tablet device. Amazon was very smart to get into the eReader before mostly everyone else and is walking away with easy money.

  1. joecab

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    No way.

    if it were outselling the iPhone they'd announce actual numbers. As it is we STILL have no idea how many were sold, so all this "highest sales" business rings hollow.

  1. slapppy

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    All I read is virtual lip talk.

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  1. Montebello

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    Onyx Boox 60 Vs. Kindle

    Besides of the famouse Kindle and Nook I found another very nice ereader brand, that is called the Onyx Boox 60. This product not only looks nice but it comes with an excellent software. I can really recommend those who wants to buy an ereader for this Christmas. The best price and fastest shipping conditions I found on:

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001


    outsell iPhone?

    Who the h*** would care if it outsold the iPhone. The iPhone is a phone and computing device. The Kindle is an ebook reader. They're two completely different markets.

    As to comparing it to some mythical apple tablet, also bear in mind the Kindle is first and foremost an ebook reader. It isn't trying to be the jack of all trades like an iPod, iPhone, or iTablet. Those who read a lot and have a Kindle really like the Kindle. Is it perfect? No, but no device is.

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