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Old 12-27-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Amazon Says Kindle 3 Is Its Best Selling Product "Of All Time...."

...still no hard numbers, of course.

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http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....745&highlight=


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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...eo-2010-12.DTL
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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Now we just have to find out how good the last Harry Potter sold on Amazon, and at least we finally would have a clue about the numbers.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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I was thinking in terms of a smash CD.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #4
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I make it a policy to disbelieve all press releases.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:47 AM   #5
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Sounds like a sensible policy to me.

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
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I think Amazon either needs to put out the sales numbers or shut up about sales.

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:42 AM   #8
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I think Amazon either needs to put out the sales numbers or shut up about sales.
Why? As PR, it's been working really well for them. It's like messages from the oracle. They issue some nebulous, unsupported statement, and instantly hundreds of people run around interpreting the signs and omens, generating press along the way.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:46 AM   #9
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The best selling product of all time? I can believe it. My mother, who I am certain is the least technical person in the entire universe, offered to buy me one for Christmas.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:18 PM   #10
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The best selling product of all time? I can believe it. My mother, who I am certain is the least technical person in the entire universe, offered to buy me one for Christmas.
This is the complete quote.

"Third-Generation Kindle Now the Bestselling Product of All Time on Amazon Worldwide"

As you can see Kali left off the key word to let everyone know what Amazon was specifying.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:20 PM   #11
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:29 PM   #12
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As you can see Kali left off the key word to let everyone know what Amazon was specifying.
"Amazon Says Kindle 3 Is ITS Best Selling Product"

I'm using pretty much the same language as media reports & the press release. It really isn't that hard to parse.
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Why? As PR, it's been working really well for them. It's like messages from the oracle. They issue some nebulous, unsupported statement, and instantly hundreds of people run around interpreting the signs and omens, generating press along the way.
it's how you feed the sheep, sheep consumerism at it's finest.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #14
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"Amazon Says Kindle 3 Is ITS Best Selling Product"

I'm using pretty much the same language as media reports & the press release. It really isn't that hard to parse.
But what you said is NOT what Amazon said, yet you put it in quotes. It took me all of 2 seconds to actually copy & paste the actual quote.

I always thought that if something is put into quotes it is because it is verbatim what was quoted.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:52 PM   #15
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it's how you feed the sheep, sheep consumerism at it's finest.
It has nothing to do with being a sheep. Amazon succeeds the same way Bose succeeds. People want quick, easy to operate, understand gizmo's that do what they say they can do. Both of these companies succeed by giving people exactly what they want.

Not everyone is interested in all the geeky details that some of you thrive on.
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