Force Is With Amazon Winners
Americans will be seeing a lot of Madonna, Darth Vader and
Dockers khakis in their stockings this holiday season, if
On Friday, the leading Web store put out its list of top-selling products from Nov. 1 through this past Tuesday. Among them were not only Madonna's latest album, Confessions on a Dance Floor and the DVD of the latest installment of Darth Vader's story, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, but also khaki pants, an atomic clock and a DVD player priced at $39.99.
Although the day after Thanksgiving is the traditional start of
the holiday shopping season, online shoppers typically start days or
weeks earlier to allow time for products to be delivered. And while
Amazon's revenue is a small fraction of retail giants such as Wal-
Amazon's results could be good news for Apple Computer (AAPL). The No. 2 and No. 3 bestselling electronics products were the 2GB black iPod nano and the 512MB iPod shuffle, both Apple digital music players.Whether buoyed by the Amazon news or not, Apple investors were bullish on the stock on Friday, sending it to another all-time high. In recent trading, the company's shares were up $1.78, or 2.7%, to $68.89. The $40 DVD player made by CyberHome was the top-selling consumer electronics product on Amazon's site. Star Wars appears to be a popular theme this holiday season. Not only was Star Wars III the top-selling DVD, but Star Wars: Battlefront II for Sony's
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